Research Manager - German Research or Scandinavian

  • Ancestry
  • Jan 11, 2022

Job Description

About Ancestry:When you join Ancestry, you join a human-centered company where every person’s story is important. We believe that by discovering the struggles and triumphs of our past, we can foster deeper bonds and more meaningful connections among families and communities. Our talented team of scientists, engineers, genealogists, historians, and storytellers is dedicated to empowering customers around the world from all backgrounds on their journeys of personal discovery. 
With more than 30+ billion digitized global historical records, 100+ million family trees, and 20+ million people in our growing AncestryDNA database, Ancestry helps customers discover their family story and gain a new level of understanding about their lives. Passionate about dedicating your work to enriching people’s lives? You belong at Ancestry.

What you'll do:

Manage 40-60 client cases at a time, including communicating with the client, assigning tasks to team members and contractors, ensuring cases are completed on time and within the retainer.  Manage effective and efficient genealogical research at various archives, libraries, or repositories (online and onsite) to solve client’s research challenges.Work with Client Relationship Manager to provide satisfactory client experiences. Work with the research team manager to assist with the coaching and development of team members.Ensure there is sufficient and appropriate work for pod members. Support AncestryProGenealogists by maintaining your own research value and other ProGen commitments.Maintain and/or develop leadership and management skills, as well as additional research skills and expertise.

Who you are:

Part project manager, part researcherYou have a minimum 5 years’ experience with professional genealogical research.You have a bachelor’s or master’s degree in History, German, Scandinavian Studies, English, or comparable experience. Research experience in German and/or Scandinavian records specifically church, civil, and emigration records.Familiarity with historical boundaries of areas that became the German Empire and Scandinavia. Expertise in reading Sütterlin, Kurrent, or other German script as well as printed Fraktur.Experience in general U.S. research with emphasis on immigrant origins.Research experience in tracing German families in Pennsylvania, Maryland, and Virginia is helpful.Experience managing several projects at the same time. Experience communicating with clients, particularly setting expectations and, resolving issues. Experience working in a collaborative team environment and providing feedback and coaching to team members. Genealogical Accreditation or Certification is preferred. 
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