Job Opening in Kalamazoo, MI: Program Knowledge Analyst #jobs


Stan Garfield
 

From: Kathleen Schmidt kschmidt@...

 

The Fetzer Institute invites applications for a full-time Program Knowledge Analyst to assist in the capture, storage, and analysis, of materials and output produced by the Institute's programs. Qualified applicants will possess a master's degree in information or library science or a relevant discipline and a minimum of five years' experience. Please visit our website for a detailed description of qualifications, core responsibilities, and how to apply.

 

The Program Knowledge Analyst is part of the Research Design & Evaluation team and reports to the Director of Research Design & Evaluation.  See http://www.fetzer.org/images/stories/pdf/program_knowledge_analyst.pdf for details.

 

The Fetzer Institute is a private operating foundation in Kalamazoo, Michigan. Our mission is to foster awareness of the power of love and forgiveness in the emerging global community. Visit www.fetzer.org for more information on the Institute and its programs.


mtradem@...
 

Might be of interest to someone in the group!

Mary T. Morgan


From: "Judy Matthews"
To: "Michigan Chapter" Sent: Thursday, June 7, 2012 3:35:29 PM
Subject: RE: [sla-cmi] FW: Job Opportunity  (Program Knowledge Analyst - Kalamazoo, MI)



Hello Suzanne!



I mean no offense, truly, but if I were a job-seeker, I would be *mystified* by this job posting!   Behind the trendy, oh-so-popular tech-jargon, what exactly *is* the job?  Can you give one example of what you expect a candidate to do in this job?  Can you name a specific project that affects humans?  Give an example?   Sorry, but I'm lost here.

What sort of data?  Who is the client?  Huh?  I see a lot of meaningless words - "strategy" and "synthesis" and other stuff, but what IS the job?  The job description is vague beyond belief.    Just sayin'.



Judy Matthews

MSU Libraries



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From: Suzanne Richards [srichards@...]
Sent: Thursday, June 07, 2012 2:47 PM
To: Michigan Chapter
Subject: [sla-cmi] FW: Job Opportunity (Program Knowledge Analyst - Kalamazoo, MI)

Apologies for the cross posting . . . . .

Are you a passionate information professional with strong data modeling skills and seek truly meaning for work with an enlightened nonprofit organization?

LAC Group seeks experienced Program Knowledge Analyst on behalf of our client, a prestigious nonprofit foundation. The Program Knowledge Analyst will assist in the capture, storage, analysis and synthesis of data, materials and output produced by the Client’s programs. Ideal candidate will demonstrate expertise in identifying and connecting diverse domains of knowledge, generating new associations and creating designs that model new hypotheses and facts to enable leadership to direct future strategy of the Institute. Work location Kalamazoo, MI.


Responsibilities include:


  *   Working with the Research Design & Evaluation team as well as the Information Systems and Communications teams to develop information and knowledge-based systems to collect, analyze and present to appropriate audiences the research results, data, reports and other materials that are created or produced to further the mission and work of the Client.
  *   Facilitating the planning and implementation of data visualization systems and projects to create and produce information, materials, and presentations.
  *   Developing and creating new questions, hypotheses and insights to analyze and present research, results, reports, and other materials.
  *   Assisting the Research Design & Evaluation team in the collection, organization, coding, and filing of materials (paper and digital) generated as part of the Institute’s external work and internal processes. Assisting in basic research, analysis, and evaluation of the same.
  *   Working with the Information Systems & Services team to research, develop and implement appropriate technology for the creation of information management systems.
  *   Working with the Communications team to identify and present key themes, threads and other findings and research questions to relevant audiences via the Institute’s information channels.
  *   Supporting and assisting the Program team by addressing questions, hypotheses and insights arising from the information, knowledge, and visual design systems.

Qualifications:


  *   A master’s degree in information or library science or a relevant discipline and a minimum of five years’ experience working with information systems, technology, and relevant software programs or an equivalent combination of education and experience.
  *   Excellent conceptual, analytical, and critical thinking skills and the ability to process a great deal of information with attention to detail and accuracy while observing the broader meaning in context of the Institute’s work.
  *   Exceptional written and oral communication skills, including the ability to translate research and evaluation concepts and results into language that can be readily understood by a diverse audience.
  *   The ability to solicit ideas and interactions from others, and work in a consultative, collaborative mode.
  *   A team-oriented work style, respect for diversity, and the ability to relate to highly qualified individuals.
  *   The ability to support and assist others under pressure in a well-organized, calm manner.
  *   High ethical standards and a healthy sense of humor.
  *   A commitment to the mission and goals of the Institute.

To apply, please visit http://goo.gl/N5MY8

Follow us on Twitter https://twitter.com/#!/LAC_Jobs

LAC Group is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer and values diversity in the workforce.



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Matthew Loxton
 

I did apply for the job but also had that sense of "umm..ok...but what does this position actually DO?"
It looks like somebody who read an article in the LIS journal wrote the job description - is it Library Science or is it Knowledge Management, is it about archival or putting knowledge to work?

I await a response with baited breath - well not too baited because 99% of HR departments never get back to applicants and selection is a matter of planetary conjunctions, sunspot activity, and random number generation :)

One might think that having undergrad in Information Science and a postgrad degree in knowledge management and having occupied director level roles in knowledge management would make the response rate less random when applying for jobs that have something to do with knowledge management, but if you do, might I interest you in a bridge?
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"Putting knowledge assets to work"


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Hi Mr. Loxton,

You don't know me, but that's funny. If HR perfectly matched up job skills with job requirements, then somebody might think it easy, and they'd be out of a job. So a little crazy chaos is introduced, so that HR can ride to the rescue.

That's a bit harsh on HR, but its a difficult job situation.

Regards,

Kirk Broaddus




Quoting Matthew Loxton <mloxton@...>:

I did apply for the job but also had that sense of "umm..ok...but what does this position actually DO?"
It looks like somebody who read an article in the LIS journal wrote the job description - is it Library Science or is it Knowledge Management, is it about archival or putting knowledge to work?

I await a response with baited breath - well not too baited because 99% of HR departments never get back to applicants and selection is a matter of planetary conjunctions, sunspot activity, and random number generation :)

One might think that having undergrad in Information Science and a postgrad degree in knowledge management and having occupied director level roles in knowledge management would make the response rate less random when applying for jobs that have something to do with knowledge management, but if you do, might I interest you in a bridge?
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Matthew Loxton
mloxton@...
www.matthewloxton.com
www.google.com/profiles/mhloxton
/"Putting knowledge assets to work"/


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Matthew Loxton
 

Hey Kirk,
I have an even better example - what about a "Knowledge Management Ambassador"?

In that job you would:
Coodinate (sic) web initiatives, from planning through implementation and support.  Primary emphasis will be on Worksite/iManager and supporting the use of a search engine for our intranet,  Working with others in KM, IT, User Support, and Training, this position will support lawyers, paralegals and staff in their use of iManage/WorkSite and other tools
http://www.bullhornreach.com/sites/rethinkrecruitment/job/337382_knowledge-management-ambassador-boston-ma
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Kind regards
Matthew Loxton
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"Putting knowledge assets to work"