Resource Exchange Repository Program Manager, National Center for Interprofessional Practice and Education, Minneapolis MN

We are seeking a creative and user-oriented individual to serve as the repository manager for the National Center for Interprofessional Practice and Education. This is a new position, created to support our strategic efforts to improve access to interprofessional practice and education resources. We invite applications from qualified individuals who value national engagement strategies and are interested in working within a diverse, innovative, and learning-centered environment. This position is a 12-month, 100%, annually renewable P &A position that will report to the associate to the associate vice president for education, Academic Health Center who also serves as the center administrator for the National Center for Interprofessional Practice and Education. Salary is commensurate with qualifications and experience. 


  • Lead the development, maintenance and adherence of policies and procedures to guide development and use of scholarly trust (repository), including: policies governing the submission of content for digital publication, metadata and preservation standards, technical workflow, quality control, open access, intellectual property and copyright
  • Collaborate with the scholarly trust expert panel to guide repository development and standards, including:
  • Convene the scholarly trust expert panel at regular intervals
  • Vet publication criteria, copyright issues, review processes and ongoing management practices.
  • Development of scholarly trust publication criteria.
  • Regularly review digital submissions for possible inclusion
  • Ensure compliance with the submission policy and license agreement and advise the National Center team and expert panel about emerging copyright management issues.


    • Provide ongoing qualitative and quantitative assessment through data gathering and analysis


  • Communicate with and provide support to contributors and users
  • Anticipate future trends in evolving digital environment and maintain current awareness of national and international developments affecting knowledge management, metadata and information retrieval


In collaboration with National Center and supporting technology staff:

  • Serve as a member of the team responsible for ongoing development and management of the resource exchange platform, including functionality requests and technical assistance.
  • Create value-added services such as community and collection pages within the resource exchange platform.
  • Assess and recommend new technical functionality and or/software products to support user needs.


  • Provide educational guidance and resources about the repository to interested organizations to cultivate their interests and support their needs
  • Track and monitor engagement efforts and responses and work with Communications Manager to refine key messages based upon feedback
  • In alignment with National Center strategic communications plan, develop a comprehensive marketing strategy to promoting awareness and use of the repository.
  • Increase the amount and quality of items deposited in the resource exchange and scholarly trust by:
  • Promoting the repository to key stakeholders, including presentations at key meetings, events and conferences
  • Actively seek out new user communities and content


  • Identifying suitable publications for deposit by checking scholarly journals, news and popular media sources and organizational websites.
  • Encouraging authors of suitable publications to deposit their work.

Minimum qualification:

Master's degree in Library/Information Science or an advanced degree with relevant experience. A minimum of 5 years of experience developing and/or managing digital collections. Excellent project management and program development skills, strong organizational skills with meticulous attention to detail. Enthusiasm for contributing to a face-paced work environment; and demonstrated ability to work well independently and in cooperation with colleagues in a service-oriented, collaborative setting. Outreach experience and knowledge of marketing techniques. Demonstrated familiarity with cataloging and metadata standards, communication standards, and classification systems including (but not limited to) Dublin Core, MARC, METS, MODS, OAI-PMH. Demonstrated knowledge of copyright law, intellectual property and permissions issues as they related to digital repositories and published works. Excellent communication, presentation, and interpersonal skills. Capacity to thrive in an exciting, ambiguous, future-oriented environment, and to respond effectively to changing needs and priorities.

Preferred qualification:

Knowledge of institutional repository management, including policy matters, intellectual property and copyright issues, and strategies for recruiting appropriate content Demonstrated interest in growing expertise in digital initiatives and technologies as they apply to open access digital repositories and scholarly communication Demonstrated creativity, initiative, self-direction, and innovative thinking. Previous work experience in health sciences education and/or practice Experience with the Drupal CMS a plus

To apply, visit Requisition Number: 187014


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