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We're Hiring! - Membership Manager at the DRI

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Applications are invited for the position of Membership Manager at the Digital Repository of Ireland (DRI) based at the Royal Irish Academy (RIA). The Membership Manager is a central role at the DRI, responsible for managing DRI’s membership programme and responding to member needs. This is a one-year special-purpose contract with the possibility of extension based on organisational requirements.

The key accountabilities are: 

  • Serve as the liaison for DRI’s current and potential members, guiding new members from application through invoicing to announcement
  • Build a membership database/customer relationship management system to monitor member engagement and deposits, and report on requirements and membership development
  • Work with members to assess their current needs, plan for future needs (technical, archival, educational, policy) and liaise with appropriate DRI staff to meet those needs
  • Liaise with the DRI Training and Engagement Manager to identify training needs and materials and assist with training
  • Chair DRI’s membership taskforce, setting meetings, monitoring action items, providing reports and/or discussion points to the Director or DRI staff meeting as appropriate
  • Organise member events (e.g. Members’ Forum, coffee mornings)
  • Contribute to DRI taskforces, reports, project proposals and other DRI duties as assigned

The essential qualifications are:

  • Degree in an area relevant to DRI’s remit, e.g. humanities, social sciences, information, librarianship/archival studies, data management or equivalent
  • Significant demonstrable experience working in the higher education or cultural sector, ideally in a research or research support role
  • Skills and expertise in one or more of the following areas: digital preservation, digital repositories, archives or libraries, digital humanities or digital social sciences, digital cultural heritage, research data management, metadata
  • Evidence of skills in landscape analysis and strategic planning
  • Excellent interpersonal skills, with evidence of experience in stakeholder engagement
  • Experience in organising events, from planning through design to delivery

Find out more and apply by the deadline of 8 Feb 2023 by visiting the vacancies section of the RIA website