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Project Coordinator, Humanities Commons
The Modern Language Association of America seeks a project coordinator to work collaboratively with the MLA staff and other humanities organizations on the Humanities Commons initiative and other related projects intended to help foster greater collaboration and communication in the humanities. This full-time position is available immediately and is expected to run through December 2016.
The project coordinator will serve as the liaison between the MLA Commons team and three partner scholarly organizations, facilitating communication and supporting participating organizations as they get started with the Commons. The coordinator will also support the project principals in keeping the day-to-day activities of the project running on schedule. Furthermore, the coordinator will work with the managing editor of MLA Commons to facilitate member activity and uptake and create documentation and training materials and will participate in other Commons-related projects.
The successful candidate for this position will have
● An advanced degree in a humanities discipline
● Considerable project-management experience
● Excellent communication skills
● A strong record of using social media for scholarly and professional outreach
● Familiarity with recent trends in scholarly communication
Further desirable qualifications include
● Experience leading workshops and a proven track record of doing so with enthusiasm and lucidity
● Demonstrated facility with technology
● A willingness and ability to coordinate multiple moving parts with aplomb
Salary is commensurate with experience. The MLA provides generous vacation and sick time, flexible work hours, a 403(b) retirement plan, and individual health and dental plans with no shared premium cost.
Please submit a letter of application, vitae, and the names of three references to Kathleen Fitzpatrick through Interfolio at https://apply.interfolio.com/32466. The MLA is an equal opportunity employer.
The Modern Language Association is seeking a PHP developer to extend and maintain several open-source software products, including the WordPress-based MLA Commons and Commons In A Box. MLA Commons allows our members—over 25,000 scholars in the fields of language and literature—to create profiles, seek feedback from peers on their work, establish and join groups to discuss common interests, and collaborate through new kinds of open-access publications. This is an extraordinary opportunity to help shape a platform for the leading membership association in the humanities and contribute to an award-winning and active open-source project (see GitHub).
In addition, our long-term plans include exciting and eagerly anticipated projects that will expand the scope of the MLA’s outreach, including several joint ventures with other organizations.
Skills & Requirements
We’re looking for a colleague with strong interpersonal skills and intellectual curiosity who can work both independently as well as collaboratively with internal and external team members and who has experience working with the following:
PHP-based application frameworks in a production environment (for at least 2 years)
WordPress plug-in and theme development
The presentation layer of a Web application (HTML, CSS, JS) in a production environment
SQL (solid skills for extending existing database schemas and creating custom queries are required)
REST APIs for two-way data exchange
A system-level LAMP or LEMP server environment, for basic installation and maintenance tasks
The principles of good UX design
Additionally, your candidacy will be greatly enhanced by knowledge of any of the following:
Amazon Web Services, Rackspace, Azure, or other cloud platform in a production environment
BuddyPress plug-in development
Fedora digital object repository
Apache Solr or implementing faceted search results in a production UI
Generous vacation and sick time
Flexible work hours
403(b) retirement plan
Individual health and dental plans with no shared premium cost
Intellectually stimulating work environment
To apply, please submit a letter of application and a vitae to email@example.com.