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Friday, June 24, 2011

F/T - Librarian - Grolier Club of New York

The Grolier Club of New York invites applications for the position of Librarian.   Founded in 1884 as a cooperative reference library for the Club's bibliophile membership, the Grolier Club Library today welcomes any qualified researcher needing to explore this focused research collection — dating from the sixteenth century and earlier through the present day — of more than 100,000 volumes on the art and history of the book: bibliographies, histories of printing and graphic processes, type specimens, and fine and historic examples of printing, binding, and illustration. The Library has particularly strong holdings in the literature of collecting and the book trade, including book catalogues of all types: printed and manuscript inventories of private libraries, catalogues of antiquarian booksellers, and book auction sales. The Grolier’s historical collections of book catalogues are among the most comprehensive in the US, and these, along with the papers of important bibliophiles, bibliographers, book designers, and antiquarian book dealers, have long been recognized as an important resource for collectors and scholars in book history. More information on the Grolier Club and its Library can be found at   The Librarian of the Grolier Club oversees the day-to-day activities and operations of the Library. These duties fall into three general categories:   1) Technical Services, including
  • ordering books and other library materials, and processing acquisitions
  • identifying and recommending acquisitions of rare materials to the Director and to the Library Committee
  • original cataloguing of rare materials
  • supervising the copy cataloguing of non-rare materials
  • overseeing maintenance of the online catalogue and other collection files
2) Public Services and Outreach, including
  • handling reference queries  
  • assisting researchers
  • conducting or assisting in tours and presentations
  • creating exhibitions of Library materials
  • maintaining the Library page of the Grolier Club website
3) Collection Management, including
  • working with the House Manager to ensure the physical well-being of the book and archival collections
  • developing and carrying out security procedures
  • supervising the conservation program
  • overseeing the shelving, shifting, and cleaning of collections
Additional responsibilities include
  • the preparation of monthly and annual Library reports
  • working with the Director on grant proposals for Library initiatives
  • acting as staff liaison to the Library Committee
  • working with the Director to organize Library-related public programs and events
  • researching and writing about Library collections
The Librarian reports to and is supervised by the Director. The position supervises a full-time cataloguer, a part-time library assistant, and member volunteers. 
Qualifications include a master’s degree in library science from an ALA-accredited program, or the equivalent, preferably with an emphasis on bibliography and/or the history of the book; at least 3 years’ experience in a research library setting; experience cataloguing rare materials; familiarity with online bibliographical systems; excellent oral and written communication skills; ability to work independently; strong interpersonal skills; excellent computer and web skills; supervisory experience; reading knowledge of one or more foreign languages; and the physical capacity to move book trucks, lift heavy volumes, and shift archival boxes. Also desirable are an additional advanced degree in European or American history or literature; acquaintance with conservation and preservation theory and practice; and knowledge of book collecting and the antiquarian book trade.
Salary from $55,000, depending on qualifications and experience. Benefits package includes three weeks paid vacation, comprehensive health and dental care, and participation in TIAA/CREF. Evaluation of applications will begin July 15, 2011. Applicants should email a letter of application, a resume, and contact information of three references to:

F/T - Business Intelligence Analyst - Kirkland and Ellis


We have an opening for a Business Intelligence Analyst in the Firm's Business Development Department.  Successful candidate will be responsible for producing reports that support client development and retention, client proposals, RFP responses and other business development efforts.

Ideal candidate will have a degree in Library & Information Studies/Science from an ALA-accredited institution and 1-3 years experience in the field of competitive and business intelligence.  Investment banking, law library or law firm, or other professional services experience strongly preferred. Candidate must have strong technical skills and organizational skills, excellent oral and written communication skills, ability to prioritize and manage multiple tasks, ability to interact with diverse groups of people and proven customer service skills.  

Essential Job Functions
  1. Conduct specialized research to prepare targeted prospect lists and profiles on companies, individuals and industries and synthesize the findings and implications in support of the Firm's business development initiatives.
  2. Proactively monitor a variety of sources to identify potential prospects, as well as trends in the industry verticals and customer segments of interest to the Firm.
  3. Develop a repeatable, scalable, sustainable process to locate, research and provide custom reports on prospects that highlight key findings.
  4. Determine and efficiently navigate the most relevant resources from a variety of free and fee-based sources to gather the requested information (e.g. Factiva, BoardEx, Lexis/Nexis, Capital IQ, ThomsonOne, Bloomberg, industry periodicals, etc.)
  5. Build and maintain relationships with Firm partners and functional areas, and others to represent the Firm's strategic, business, and end-user objectives.
  6. Help maintain Firm's proprietary databases that directly relate to targeted research initiatives (Microsoft SharePoint collaboration sites and CRM application).
Job Description
The Business Intelligence Analyst supports the relationship building efforts of the Firm's partners and the Business Development Department by providing actionable information and research on targeted prospects that align with the Firm's strategic priorities. This individual is charged with understanding the business development needs of the Firm's various practice groups and the Business Development team and insuring that resources and deliverables meet those needs. The Business Intelligence Analyst has experience in the areas of information sources and research in a corporate setting. S/he works on a multidisciplinary team across the enterprise (including Marketing Systems, Technology, Library and other business information providers) to deliver research and information to client-facing professionals. The Business Intelligence Analyst has a primary reporting line to the New York Business Development Director and a secondary reporting line to the Marketing Systems Associate Director in Chicago. The individual will:
  • Conduct in-depth research and analysis of individuals, companies, industries, technologies, marketplaces, and competitors to uncover key, actionable information and insights; summarize into crisp, compelling deliverables.
  • Produce and package industry, economic and other business intelligence work product to increase awareness of firm challenges and opportunities.
  • Provide succinct, meaningful recommendations to help inform the business development and marketing strategy.
  • Prepare competitive and "on demand" market research, including prospective client or industry analysis, and presentation of internal data and trends.
  • Monitor various news/intelligence sources for business development and market visibility opportunities; circulate information to appropriate staff/lawyers and track results of same.
  • Assist in the monitoring and tracking of referrals within various practice groups.
  • Coordinate with internal personnel as needed to stay abreast of trends and current technologies in research and information services; assist in the review of potential resources for business and intelligence reporting.
  • Provide regular status reports on research activities and accomplishments.
  • Other projects as assigned.
  • Proven ability to organize and manage a diverse range of assignments and projects and prioritize multiple tasks.
·         Strong analytical skills and experience with financial and business processes/concepts.
  • Proficiency in methods of information acquisition, including the use of online information databases, tools and resources as well as traditional research resources with a proven track record in developing competitive intelligence strategies and achieving results.
·         Understands dynamics and structure of capital markets, with specific reference to M&A, corporate finance and private equity.
  • MLIS or MLS degree with 1-3 years of relevant experience, preferably in the legal industry. Prior experience in prospect research is a plus.
  • Strong interpersonal skills and excellent communication skills necessary to maintain effective relationships with internal and external partners.
·         Excellent client service orientation and listening skills, be comfortable interacting with Firm leadership and key department personnel, and possess diplomacy, enthusiasm and a sense of humor.
·         Able to thrive in a fast-paced environment, with strong skills in written/verbal communication, organizational ability, project management, prioritization and dealing with ambiguity
  • Working knowledge of research tools including but not limited to BoardEx, Capital IQ, ThomsonOne, Hoover's, Pitchbook, CRM, Factiva, Lexis-Nexis, WestLaw, etc.
  • Ability to thrive in an electronic environment and utilize technology to deliver information.
  • Strong skills in MS Office software with expertise in Microsoft SharePoint, Excel and Access a plus.

Core Competencies

Research Skills
Utilize internal and external research tools to obtain information for various projects.
Organizational Skills
Prioritize and manage a diverse range of simultaneous assignments.
Information Seeking
Ascertain appropriate avenues, both internally and externally, for obtaining information to respond to a request or solve a problem.
Accuracy, Quality and Order
Ensure work product meets or exceeds Kirkland quality standards for accuracy and presentation.
Client Service
Interact effectively with Firm leadership and key department personnel with ability to respond in a timely fashion.
Planning and Goal Setting
Set ambitious and realistic goals with careful planning of resources. Meet critical deadlines.
Technical Expertise
Proficient use of MS Office software, including SharePoint and Access and working knowledge of research tools including but not limited to BoardEx, Capital IQ, ThomsonOne, Hoover’s, Pitchbook, CRM, Factiva, Lexis-Nexis, WestLaw, etc. Facility for learning new software.
Written Communication
Selects appropriate approach, style, media and timing and content for written communications.
Oral Communication
Speaks clearly and concisely with people of different levels, internally and externally, from senior partners and Business Development Staff to other administrative personnel and vendors. Listens effectively.  
Relationship Building
Works to build channels of communication and shared goals with Firm attorneys, colleagues and external contacts.
Build positive and supportive relationships with a wide range of customers - attorneys, clients, admin staff and Business Development colleagues.
Problem Solving
Think quickly in deadline situations, find appropriate avenues for resolution, and be able to weigh options to achieve the best outcome.
Conceptual Thinking
Devise innovative ideas for presentations and training programs.
Practice Expertise
Understand dynamics and structure of Firm’s core practice groups, with specific reference to capital markets, M&A, corporate finance and private equity.
Uses data and information to influence Firm leadership, attorneys and colleagues.

Equal Employment Opportunity
All employment decisions, including the recruiting, hiring, placement, training availability, promotion, compensation, evaluation, disciplinary actions, and termination of employment (if necessary) are made without regard to the employee’s race, color, creed, religion, sex, pregnancy or childbirth, personal appearance, family responsibilities, sexual orientation or preference, gender identity, political affiliation, source of income, place of residence, national or ethnic origin, ancestry, age, marital status, military veteran status, unfavorable discharge from military service, physical or mental disability, or on any other basis prohibited by applicable law.

Closing Statement
The job postings and recruiting mailbox are for candidates only. If you are a recruiter, search firm or employment agency, and do not have a signed contract with Kirkland & Ellis LLP ("K&E") and have not been asked specifically to submit candidates, you will not be compensated in anyway for your referral of a candidate even if K&E hires the candidate. Direct contact with K&E employees in an attempt to present candidates is inappropriate and will be a factor in determining any future professional relationship with the Firm.

F/T - Director of Digital Learning - NY Hall of Science, Qns NY

Director of Digital Learning

The New York Hall of Science (NYSCI) is internationally recognized as a leading science and technology center with a reputation for excellence in visitor experience and innovative hands-on exhibitions and programs.  Annually, NYSCI serves an audience of 500,000 visitors that reflect the immense diversity of the greater New York metropolitan region.  NYSCI is an innovation laboratory that is committed to promoting new approaches to science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) education.

NYSCI is seeking an individual to lead NYSCI’s expanding strategy for leveraging digital technologies for a wide range of audiences. In this role, the candidate will need to be well versed in current and emerging digital technologies; will be able to weave uses of these technologies in teaching and learning experiences; and have the skills to manage current programs and grow digital learning initiatives at NYSCI. Working closely with senior leadership at NYSCI, the position will be encouraged to develop new funding sources in conjunction with potential funders.

  1. Leading NYSCI’s strategic growth in the integration of digital learning technologies across programs
  2. Working collaboratively with NYSCI staff and outside partners to create and implement large and small-scale projects for schools and families
  3. Managing project team to accomplish goals
  4. Managing staff to maintain and upgrade educational technologies
  5. Collaborating with IT staff in the implementation of major infrastructure upgrade
  6. Other tasks as requested by Senior Vice President for Education and Public Programs

  1. Minimum – Masters degree in a science, technology, engineering, math, or education field.
  2. An experienced practitioner in education-related digital technologies
  3. At least 5 years experience managing complex projects
  4. Experience in leading grant-funded projects and strategizing new funding sources
  5. Familiarity with constructivist learning theories and evidence of applying ideas to projects
  6. An effective collaborator, coordinator, team builder, and mentor and who is skilled at leveraging the talents of others and solving problems.
  7. Excellent communication and writing skills

The New York Hall of Science offers a competitive salary and benefits package and is an equal opportunity employer.

Please send a cover letter and resume to:
Preeti Gupta, SVP, Education & Family Programs,
SUBJECT LINE MUST SAY: Director of Digital Learning Application

Monday, June 20, 2011

F/T - Competitive Intelligence Director - ETS/ Princeton NJ

Position: Director, Competitive Intelligence
Reports to: Executive Director of Marketing and Public Relations
Location: Princeton, NJ

Given ETS’ high priority on business innovation and monetizing their core assets, this position
with responsibility for the gathering and dissemination of global competitive intelligence is a
highly strategic role. With the increase in international competition facing ETS, this position
has the potential to impact revenue and future growth. Focused on proactively planning, organizing
and leading competitive intelligence activities, this Director will influence strategic decision-making with high quality, actionable analysis and recommendations.

The Director, Competitive Intelligence will work closely with the Chief Strategic Officer and
senior management to identify intelligence needs, ensuring that the output supports strategy
directions and ongoing strategic and business planning. Serving as an internal consultant, the
Director will provide counsel on global business intelligence issues and communicate insights
to senior management and key stakeholders.

Opportunity Overview, ETS2
The director will manage a staff of at least four.

Educational Testing Service (ETS) is a world leader in educational assessment, with more than
50 years of experience in promoting effective teaching and learning. With revenues
approaching $1B and a staff of 2,600 professionals---including educators, researchers,
psychometricians, statisticians, and policy specialists---the organization is dedicated to serving
individuals, educators, businesses, and government bodies around the world.

Founded in 1947, ETS develops, administers and scores more than 50 million tests annually —
including the TOEFL® and TOEIC® tests, the GRE® General and Subject Tests and The Praxis
Series™ assessments — in more than 180 countries, and at over 9,000 locations worldwide. In
2010, for the second year in a row, the TOEIC program had a record-breaking year, with more
score users and test takers than ever before.

In addition to assessments, the organization conducts educational research, analysis and policy
studies, and develops a variety of customized services and products for

Teacher certification
English-language learning
Elementary, secondary and post-secondary education.

In conjunction with the Executive Director of Market Research (division of Marketing and Public
Affairs) and in partnership with the Chief Strategic Officer and business unit staff, the Director,
Competitive Intelligence will oversee competitive intelligence staff and deliverables, as well
as drive professionalization of the function’s process and optimization of its networks. Because
this is a role responsible for competitive intelligence on a global basis, the focus is on collaboration
with key stakeholders and delivering intelligence output that supports strategic and business

Specifically, this individual will—
Hire, manage and develop competitive intelligence staff, ensuring skill sets address the
changing intelligence needs of the organization

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Direct the work of the competitive intelligence staff, ensuring that deliverables are comprehensive,
insightful, actionable, and timely and address internal client needs

Establish internal and external business intelligence networks on a global basis

Lead the development, implementation and consistent utilization of tools and processes to
capture, analyze and communicate business intelligence with actionable recommendations.
Includes early warning system, tracking of key trends, briefing documents and tracking system
to monitor progress against recommended actions

Serve as competitive intelligence champion – collaborating to determine intelligence needs,
advocating for action and promoting allocation of resources mindful of competitive landscape

Working with the Chief Strategic Officer, develop corporate intelligence analysis assessment
process to support long-range, strategic and operational planning

Identify and evaluate business opportunities in US and global markets

Solicit cost-effective proposals from external competitive intelligence consultants

Provide competitive intelligence training to staff attending conferences.

To an experienced global competitive intelligence professional, this opportunity offers several
attractive features:

The opportunity to participate in an exciting mission – delivering competitive intelligence
to develop ETS’ market strength in international markets

The opportunity to work for an industry leader in a strategically vital role

The opportunity to work at the attractive ETS campus in the culturally diverse city of Princeton,

The ideal candidate currently is in a competitive intelligence role for a global B2B company targeting the
corporate sector and possibly also the government and education sectors. (Most likely not an individual
who has spent most of their career in consumer packaged goods or pharmaceutical or other company
where detailed competitive information is readily available for purchase.) S/he has ten years of relevant
experience, including development and management of corporate-wide competitive/business intelligence
programs, system and processes, and global intelligence networks.

This executive has excellent working knowledge of primary and secondary research methodologies
and techniques used to acquire market and competitive intelligence. Ideal would be an
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Individual with: (1) high degree of proficiency in identifying intelligence sources, (2) experience
developing and implementing processes to acquire global market and competitor intelligence
in a fast moving environment and (3) ability to turn business intelligence into concise, executive-level briefings. S/he is able to forge good working relationships – with internal clients
at all levels, with industry experts/analysts and with service providers.

An MBA is required.

The role also calls for a range of personal attributes—forward-thinking competitive intelligence
leadership and excellent influencing and interpersonal skills. Other requirements include: excellent
oral, written and presentation skills; ability to manage multiple projects simultaneously;
ability to work well under pressure with heavy deadlines and strong problem-solving skills.
The successful candidate is able to plan, initiate actions and establish and meet deadlines, working
independently to complete projects. Finally, s/he is able to maintain a flexible work style,
accommodating uncertainty/partial information as well as changing directives and priorities.

Compensation will include salary and bonus in line with the individual’s experience.

Travel up to 15%.

Resume should be sent as a Word document to Ardith Myers, Principal, BSG Team Ventures/Boston Search Group,, and also posted on the BSG website,