Digital Project Manager

Priority application deadline June 30, 2022

This is a 50% FTE (20 hours/week) part-time, specified term position starting September 1, 2022 – December 2023.

This position is eligible for a combination of on-campus and remote work. Work arrangement options will be discussed during the hiring process.


The University of Iowa Libraries seeks to hire a Digital Project Manager (Research Associate classification PRK2/4A) to assist with the design, planning, and implementation of the “Salud, to your health: Resources for teaching health narratives in English and Spanish” project. The Digital Project Manager will report to the Director of the Digital Scholarship & Publishing Studio and work in close cooperation with Studio staff and primary investigators.



  • Serve as point of contact for faculty PIs, managing workflows, expectations, and timelines in accordance with the 16-month project development window
  • Support development of project website
  • Collect resource PDFs from project directors, solicit content from participants identified by project directors
  • Optimize PDFs for web delivery (OCR, accessibility, file size)
  • Add design elements to PDFs (branding, cover page, normalize layouts)
  • Build pages/posts for resource PDFs within overall site structure
  • Attend applicable system training sessions
  • Manage submissions and editorial workflow
  • Assign article reviewers
  • Schedule journal issue publication in consultation with project directors
  • Develop and maintain journal front end interface (in consultation with Studio staff: Graphic Designer, Digital Scholarship & Collections Librarian).



  • Bachelor’s degree or an equivalent combination of education and experience
  • Minimum of one year related experience
  • Demonstrated experience designing, building, and maintaining websites
  • Familiarity with Adobe Acrobat, PDF editing, and optimization
  • Demonstrated commitment to diversity in an academic environment, in a workplace setting, and/or in the community.
  • Knowledge of HTML and CSS



  • Experience with user research/usability methods, web analytics, accessibility standards such as WCAG 2.1+, content strategy and management
  • Experience with responsive design and website best practices
  • Experience with Omeka, Janeway, or similar digital publishing platforms
  • Extensive knowledge of JavaScript / JavaScript Libraries and other front-end technologies


Application Details:

To apply for the position:
Applications only accepted through the Jobs@UIOWA website.

This is a 50% FTE (20 hours per week) part-time, specified term, grant funded position with the salary set at $25,500.

In order to be considered for an interview, applicants must upload the following documents and mark them as a “Relevant File” to the submission:


Required Documents:

  1. Current resume or CV
  2. Cover letter that clearly addresses how you meet the listed required and desired qualifications of this position.


Job openings are posted for a minimum of 14 calendar days and may be removed from posting and filled any time after the original posting period has ended.  Successful candidates will be subject to a criminal background check and credential/education verification.  Up to 5 professional references will be requested at a later step in the recruitment process. {insert any additional hiring requirements}.

For additional questions, please contact Andrea Rost at

Equal opportunity/affirmative action employer

The University of Iowa is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer. All qualified applicants are encouraged to apply and will receive consideration for employment free from discrimination on the basis of race, creed, color, national origin, age, sex, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender identity, genetic information, religion, associational preference, status as a qualified individual with a disability, or status as a protected veteran.

Persons with disabilities who need assistance or accommodations with the application or interview process may contact University Human Resources/Faculty and Staff Disability Services, (319) 335-2660 or  For jobs in UI Health care, please contact UI Health care Leave & Disability Administration at 319-356-7543.