Reporting to the IT Director, the eCommerce IT Project Manager will develop and manage the Association’s eStore implementation including:
Design enhancements of the customer and staff user interfaces.
Assist IT staff and the fulfillment vendor in data extraction projects from the eStore database and present data in a usable format that meets their requirements.
Consult with IT and Publishing staff regarding eStore database questions, creation of new reports, and procedures.
Recommendations to the IT Director as needed.
The ideal candidate will be an experienced IT project manager with a wide range of experience and knowledge of IT systems.
Communication and influence skills are critical to this position. His/her job consists mainly of managing and coordinating IT staff, users, unit managers, and outside consultants/vendors (all of whom operate with different priorities) so that eStore project deadlines are met, costs contained, and project quality assured, with relatively little hands-on work. This individual also often acts as the liaison or “translator” between technicians and non-technical managers and staff.
Salary: Negotiable from the mid-90s; based on relevant experience. ALA has an excellent benefit package that includes medical, dental, generous paid vacations and a retirement annuity.
The American Library Association is an equal opportunity employer: Disability/Veteran.
Bachelor’s degree. A minimum of 7 to 10 years of certified project management experience, specifically in installing IT System projects, preferably in a non-profit or association environment. Excellent written and oral communication skills. Experience developing and managing an eStore. Experience serving diverse audiences. Ability to work independently as well as coordinate and work as part of a team. Detail-oriented, deadline driven, flexible, and able to juggle multiple and competing priorities.
About American Library Association - Chicago, IL
The American Library Association (ALA) is the oldest and largest library association in the world.Founded in 1876, our mission is to share our vision of the importance of libraries, literacy and free access to information.ALA offers professional services and publications to members and nonmembers, including online news stories from American Libraries and analysis of crucial issues from our Washington Office. Our main office is located in the heart of Chicago's Gold Coast, right off of Michigan Ave, with satellite offices in Washington, DC, Connecticut, and Pennsylvania.