- Policy and Planning
- Implements an inventory, appraisal, retention, and disposition program for active and inactive College records.
- Reviews, and implements existing records management procedures and guidelines.
- Participates in review of programmatic changes to the College’s Records Management Policy to ensure compliance with records management and retention laws and regulations.
- Develops and integrates practices to ensure active records are properly maintained and accessible to those with appropriate access, and that inactive records are handled in a manner compliant with appropriate local, state, and federal laws, as well as administrative needs.
- Participates in the planning of information systems and applications to ensure that both paper and electronic records are transferred to and maintained by the College Archives as appropriate.
- Collaborates with Digital Scholarship program through project planning, consultation, and/or instruction with regards to emerging metadata and data issues.
- Collaborates with Digital Scholarship on workflows and practices for preservation with regards to ongoing and new digital projects.
- Master’s degree in library science, information science, or information management, with coursework in archival studies or records management studies.
- Minimum 2 years professional experience in an archives or records management environment, preferably in an academic setting.
- Knowledge of ethical practices, privacy concerns, and copyright issues as related to archives and records management. Ability to appropriately handle confidential information.
- Demonstrated understanding of archival and records management theory, practice, protocols and procedures, current relevant best practices and professional standards.
- Understanding of laws, regulations, rules, and directives applicable to the record types created and maintained in an academic setting.
- Ability to work independently and collaboratively, and in teams that encompass a range of roles and knowledge
- Flexibility, intellectual curiosity, and willingness to take initiative.
- Archives certification
- Experience appraising, arranging, describing, and preserving archival collections.
- Experience with reference services and research practices in an archival setting.
- Experience with digitization projects and digital asset management technologies and standards.
Swarthmore College actively seeks and welcomes applications from candidates with exceptional qualifications, particularly those with demonstrable commitments to a more inclusive society and world. Swarthmore College is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Women and minorities are encouraged to apply.