Job Posting: Research and Data Support Coordinator, University of North Carolina, Greensboro

Position No. 13080

Position Summary:

The University of North Carolina at Greensboro University Libraries is actively expanding its support for faculty research campus-wide. We seek a dynamic individual to serve as Research and Data Support Coordinator to organize, plan, and coordinate the Libraries’ interdepartmental initiatives to support faculty research in a collaborative environment. Working within the Libraries’ Electronic Resources and Information Technology Department (ERIT), the Research and Data Support Coordinator coordinates the Libraries’ provision of the following services in support of faculty research: research data management, digital humanities tools, web site design, user interface design, database development, digitization services, and content and application hosting and development.

The Research and Data Support Coordinator will meet with faculty researchers, assess their needs, recommend options and solutions, and as needed, direct faculty to appropriate support resources within the Libraries and campus-wide. The position works with faculty, academic units and research centers, assisting in managing, describing, preserving and making research and data available and accessible to appropriate audiences. The position will assist faculty with writing data management plans, will work closely with the Libraries’ subject liaisons, and will provide library-wide training, research, and assistance for our research and data support initiatives. The Research and Data Support Coordinator reports to the Head of ERIT, who is also an Assistant Dean of University Libraries.  This is a non-tenure-track professional position.

This position is best suited for a candidate with a broad understanding of IT, in order to effectively coordinate the interdepartmental efforts of library specialists in areas such as programming, web design, metadata, digitization, and data curation.


  • Provides library-wide, interdepartmental coordination of the Libraries’ team-oriented research and data management support programs, which will include significant participation from Reference and Instructional Services, Special Collections and University Archives, Music, Cataloging, and potentially other library departments;
  • Works closely with the UNCG Office of Research and Economic Development (including the Office of Sponsored Programs), UNCG Information and Technology Services, faculty research committees, and other campus stakeholders to ensure efficient and effective support for researchers;
  • Assists faculty with technological elements of grant applications, and with crafting effective data management plans;
  • Works closely with library subject liaisons to make sure they are kept informed and that they can assist in communicating research and data management support opportunities and options to faculty;
  • Conducts training, group instruction and/or workshops;
  • Contributes to and is active in state, regional and national meetings, conferences and workshops, reviews professional literature and networks with professional colleagues outside of the university to stay informed about developments and trends in research support.

Required Qualifications:

  • Advanced degree;
  • At least two years of experience in at least one of these three: academic libraries; grant specialization in sponsored programs; or grant coordination for externally funded programs;
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills;
  • Strong service orientation;
  • Demonstrated knowledge of significant trends and issues in research, research support, and data management plans;
  • Demonstrated ability to work in a collaborative environment that encourages personnel to work across departments to support the goals and initiatives and priorities of the Libraries;
  • Strong analytical and decision making skills;
  • Experience with project management;
  • Basic understanding of a broad range of information technologies, including programming, hardware, digital humanities tools, web site design, user interface design, database development, digitization services, and content and application hosting and development.


  • Demonstrated experience with two or more of the following-  programming, hardware, digital humanities tools, web site design, user interface design, database development, digitization services, and content and application hosting and development;
  • Experience with data management plans;
  • Grant writing experience and familiarity with federal funding requirements.

Salary will be commensurate with experience. Benefits include: 24 days’ vacation, 12 days sick leave; State of NC preferred provider medical insurance, and state, TIAA/CREF, or other retirement options. Additional optional dental, life and disability benefits are available.

UNCG, one of seventeen (17) campuses in The University of North Carolina system, is classified by the Carnegie Foundation as a research university with high research activity and as a community-engaged campus. Enrollment is approximately 18,000 students, including 3,000 graduate students, in the College and six professional schools. Greensboro is a city of about 240,000 in the Piedmont Triad Region of North Carolina, a location providing easy access to the Research Triangle and to recreational opportunities at the coast and the mountains. The local metropolitan area (which includes the cities of High Point and Winston-Salem) has a population of almost one million and offers an excellent quality of life.


Applicants should submit their vita with a letter explaining their interest in the position, which needs to include a description of their approach to the responsibilities of the position and include information regarding their background and qualifications for this position and the names and contact information for three professional references.

Applicants should use this link to apply:

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