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Tuesday, February 21, 2012

F/T - Development Research Associate - Environmental Defense Fund

Development Research Associate
Development Department
New York, NY
With world attention focused on both the environment and the economy, Environmental Defense Fund (EDF) is where policymakers and business leaders turn for win-win solutions. This leading green group, with programs from Boston to Beijing, has tripled in size over the past decade by focusing on strong science, uncommon partnerships and market-based approaches. You can be part of a vibrant workplace that welcomes diverse perspectives, talents and contributions, where innovation and a focus on results are a way of life.

Overall Function
The Research Associate researches, analyzes, and recommends strategy for new prospects and for new opportunities with existing donors and prospects, with a focus on both Foundation and Major Gift opportunities (both in the US and internationally).  The Research Associate reports to the Director of Research & Analysis in the Development Division of EDF.
Key Responsibilities
  • Conduct reactive research and prepare briefing materials for events and meetings, with emphasis on constituents’ wealth, interests (including philanthropic interests) and relationships and analysis thereof
  • Identify/map relationships of volunteers and deeply engaged donors for the purpose of identifying new prospects
  • Examine results of wealth and philanthropy screenings of Membership donors to identify those with potential to make major gifts
  • Identify potential foundation prospects from external sources including Foundation Directory Online and Chronicle of Philanthropy
  • Identify potential major gift prospects from external sources including the Eco-Rich List, lists of top players in key industries from which significant opportunities for support have been identified, annual reports from organizations with like programmatic focus areas, etc.           
  • Assess capacity, interests, philanthropy and relationships to qualify the viability of prospects suggested by staff and volunteers                        
  • Identify and assess viability of new opportunities for government grants
  • Manage Research & Analysis Department’s internal resource library
  • Candidates will have a BA and preferably 2 years of experience in Prospect Research or experience analyzing Securities & Exchange Commission filings and other financial data
  • Previous experience with LexisNexis, NOZA, Blackbaud ResearchPoint and Hoovers a plus
  • Demonstrated ability to use sound judgment to identify and solve problems a must
  • Ability to maintain confidentiality also crucial
Click here to apply.
Due to the volume of employment applications and queries received, EDF is unable to respond to each application individually. Applicants will be contacted directly if selected as a candidate.
Environmental Defense Fund is an Equal Opportunity Employer

F/T - Researcher - Brunswick Group

Researcher– Brunswick Group
Reports to:  Director, Analysis and Research Center-US  
Location: NY Office             
Classification: Exempt                        
Salary : Negotiable                
Brunswick is an EEO/AA Employer

The Firm
Brunswick is an international corporate communications partnership that helps businesses and other organizations address critical communications challenges. We started in London in 1987 and have grown organically as a private partnership in 19 cities around the world. Brunswick is an international and growing team of more than 570 people based in 19 offices in 11 countries. We offer clients senior counsel across all of our offices, so they gain a truly international perspective paired with local on-the-ground expertise and execution. We help clients deal with challenges that can affect their valuation, corporate reputation or ability to achieve business objectives through developing strategies to best communicate both externally (to investors, the media and other stakeholders) and internally (to current and prospective employees).

Brunswick is hiring for an exciting full-time Researcher opportunity in our New York office. 

  • Proactively monitor, analyze and distribute company and industry news
  • Lead, coordinate and drive research and analysis output
  • Handle cross-industry research and analysis as required
  • Contribute to the development of knowledgebase through brainstorms and research projects
  • Produce daily, weekly and monthly sector and client briefs / updates
  • Train / coach members of the team as appropriate
  • Conduct research tool evaluation and management (trials)
  • Create media lists, reporter briefings, company backgrounders, conference lists
  • Develop long-term research tools (databases, forward features, editorial calendars, etc.)
  • Strong research and analysis skills (able to produce high quality, thought provoking research & analysis on companies, sectors, players, trends and key events)
  • Able to apply rigorous analytical approaches and produce structured outputs (both written and verbal)
  • Able to carry out thorough secondary and primary research (using a wide range of tools including ThomsonOne, Bloomberg, Factiva, FactSet as well as primary research techniques)
  • Provides regular content to ensure the relevancy and accuracy of firm intranet
  • Strong work ethic and attention to detail
  • Multitasker with strong prioritization skills
  • Ability to take large volumes of information and boil down to most salient points
  • Strategic and creative thinker
  • Exhibit discretion with confidential client matters
  • Energetic team player
  • Strong internal / external networker
  • Expert-level knowledge of Microsoft Office products
  • Knowledge of U.S. media landscape, social media tools, financial terminology
  • 2-5 years’ experience in corporate librarian, researcher, finance or other relevant role
·         BA, BS or MS Degree in relevant field (Communications, PR, Public Affairs, Writing, Library Science, Finance)
To Apply
Please indicate “Full-Time Researcher” on cover letter and e-mail along with a resume to Kathleen Duke (

Friday, February 17, 2012

F/T - Sr Relationship Manager Sales - Leadership Directories

Relationship (Senior) Manager, Sales


Leadership Directories, the premier producer of contact and organizational information on governmental and commercial organizations in the US, is expanding our NYC-based sales team. If you are savvy a sales relationship manager (with a minimum of 5 years of sales experience) or in the publishing, knowledge management, and/or the information industry, we would like to hear from you. You will manage a segment of our existing law firms and recruiting portfolio, and will be looking after our existing accounts, customer relationships, and developing new accounts. 


You need to be both a “sales farmer” and a “sales hunter” as well as a self-starter to be truly successful in this role.  Your experience should include telephonic and direct sales. Leadership Directories team atmosphere helps by providing exceptional marketing and customer service support to aid you in reaching your and the team goals.


Our expectations are that you are a college graduate, (grad school MLS, MLIS, or MBA preferred), have several years of legal and recruiting sales under your belt, and have worked in publishing or are familiar with the library markets.  We offer a competitive salary, a benefits package which includes an open commission plan, great health benefits, and a team working environment in the heart of Manhattan.


Leadership Directories, Inc. is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer promoting diversity in the workplace.


This is a new position and we are accepting applications right now.  Contact us at:


Friday, February 10, 2012

F/T - Deputy Director, Library and Research Services - Council on Foreign Relations

Title: Deputy Director, Library and Research Services

Type: Full Time

Deputy Director, Library ServicesLocation: New York City
Full-time position

Founded in 1921, the Council on Foreign Relations (CFR) is a leading nonprofit membership organization, research center, and publisher, with headquarters in New York, an office in Washington, DC, and programs nationwide. It is dedicated to increasing America's understanding of the world and contributing ideas to U.S. foreign policy. CFR's 4,000+ members are leaders in international affairs and foreign policy. CFR also publishes Foreign Affairs, the preeminent journal on global issues, and provides up-to-date information about the world and U.S. foreign policy on its award-winning website,
CFR's Library and Research Services department seeks a versatile and creative information professional to join us as we begin to integrate the library's digital research collections with the institution's strategic enterprise content management (ECM) plan. The institution is moving to a SharePoint environment, conducting content audits, reviewing information architecture, and creating taxonomies that will underpin administrative and research processes. We are looking for a Deputy Director that can contribute traditional information management skills— content organization and classification, document management, metadata and taxonomy, digital asset and records management—to the plan for organizing and governing enterprise-wide content.The major responsibilities of this position will include (but are not limited to): 
  • Provide leadership in the application of information management and retrieval techniques to enterprise content and ensure that record management practices of CFR meet compliance standards for non-profit organizations. Participate in establishing and evolving taxonomy structures for CFR enterprise content management systems.
  • Develop the annual budget requests for both operating and capital budgets; monitor monthly reports of activity from the Finance department; prepare the midyear budget review; prepare special reports and projections as needed.
  • Prepare proposals for testing new research services, including content evaluation and comparative operating costs; review vendor contracts and participate in negotiations; monitor contracts with vendors and print subscriptions; implement approved systems.
  • Coordinate development and planning for library automation, bibliographic control, and access to research materials; work with IS staff to optimize use of internal databases and contracted research services system wide.
  • Coordinate collection development. Monitor changes in online and internet publishing and relate findings to CFR research and management needs; make resource allocation recommendations that maximize effectiveness of expenditures. Evaluate options for print vs. online, purchase-on-request vs. subscriptions, and expense sharing options.
  • Provide general and in-depth reference services and consultation on CFR research projects. Work with colleagues to develop library's research web sites and design information delivery programs that support CFR projects and administrative processes. Oversee reference service policies and research services training for Council staff.
  • Participate in departmental strategic planning and the evaluation of the library's research services.
  • Supervise staff and manage the work of the department in the absence of the Director.
Preferred Qualifications:
  • Master's degree in Library and Information Science, Information Management, or Knowledge Management.
  • 5-7 years of professional library management experience in a complex academic, non-profit, or business environment.
  • Experience with information/knowledge management projects that developed robust research and information environments in one or more organizations. Working knowledge of information management principles, techniques, and technology for classification, preservation, search and records retention in both print and digital formats. Demonstrated skill in building taxonomies, controlled vocabulary and creating keywords.
  • Experience in financial budgeting and reporting, including strong analytical skills to monitor and manage research databases and research services for the organization.
  • Ability to approach projects in a practical and entrepreneurial manner, with strong creative, critical thinking, and problem solving skills.
  • Ability to implement technological innovations to facilitate and improve library research analysis /delivery and to create reporting tools to assess research services.
  • A management and operating style suited to work in a small office setting, with limited staff support, where teamwork is highly valued. Ability to direct and evaluate the work of others and help them to grow as professionals.
  • Professional, network building, and interpersonal skills necessary to work effectively with a wide range of diverse individuals and groups. Exceptional communication skills and the ability to convey complex processes in clear and simple terms.
  • Proficient in the use of technology in all facets of work including standard office products (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook).
  • Experience with integrating library and research services into a SharePoint environment. Extensive experience with SharePoint as a content management tool. Applicants with AIIM, ARMA, or ECM certifications highly desirable.
  • Demonstrated considerable experience in several of the following areas related to information management:
    • drafting information management strategies and/or roadmaps
    • developing information and records management policies and procedures
    • creating records retention schedules
    • creating and applying taxonomies and/or classification schemes in an electronic environment
    • developing and rolling out ECM communications and training
    • Second Masters Degree in international affairs, economics, or political science highly desirable.
Qualified candidates should email, fax, or mail a resume and cover letter to the Human Resources department at the above address. PLEASE INCLUDE THE POSITION NAME IN THE SUBJECT OF YOUR EMAIL. The Council on Foreign Relations is an equal opportunity employer and actively seeks candidates from a diverse background.

Council on Foreign Relations
Human Resources Office
58 E. 68th St., NY, NY 10065
FAX +1 212.434.9893

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P/T - Conservation Tech - NY Botanical Garden, Bx

Conservation Technician

Library - Position Application Number: L-0117

Summary of Responsibilities:
This is a part-time position approximately 17 hours per week.

Under the supervision of the Conservation Librarian/Conservator and the Conservator, the Conservation Technician performs collection preservation tasks; performs conservation treatment on books and other library materials; assists in the preparation, installation, maintenance and dismounting of exhibitions; and performs other duties as required.

·         Book and paper repairs; pamphlet binding; tipping pages or errata; hinging pages, plates or foldouts; application of barcodes, labels, and bookplates; cleaning books and other library materials.
·         Construction of protective enclosures such as self-closing wrappers, clamshell boxes, encapsulation, hinging and matting.
·         Environmental monitoring and pest management (collecting data, printing graphs, keeping files).
·         Stabilization and preparation of books and archival materials for digitization.
·         Preparation of materials and maintenance of the lab and exhibition cases.
·         Compiling data and preparing statistical reports.
·         Assisting with special projects, surveys, and exhibition related tasks.


  • BA or equivalent degree.
  • Demonstrated manual skills.
  • High level of accuracy and attention to detail.
  • Training and/or experience in the care and handling of books and other library materials.
  • Must be able to lift various items in excess of 20 pounds and to work in an environment in which exposure to dust and mold is likely.
  • Basic computer and related technology skills are required.
  • Prior experience with exhibition and/or interest in preservation as a career preferred.
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P/T - Special Collections Librarian - NY Society

Special Collections Librarian (part-time)

The New York Society Library is looking for a librarian to provide original and complex copy cataloging for rare books and archival materials, assist special collections readers, work with the library's conservator in identifying items in need of treatment, and participate in the preparation of library exhibitions. This is a part-time position, up to twenty-five hours per week.
Requirements: ALA-accredited MLS degree. Experience in cataloging rare books and special collections materials; familiarity with OCLC, working knowledge of AACR2, Descriptive Cataloging of Rare Materials (Books), Describing Archives: A Content Standard, Library of Congress subject headings, AACR2, and MARC 21 formats. Reading knowledge of Latin or Greek and/or at least one western European language. Familiarity with current practices in the conservation and preservation of rare materials.
Desirable qualifications: a second subject master's degree; familiarity with Innovative Interfaces; basic conversancy with Resource Description and Access (RDA); strong oral and written communication skills, and the ability to work well with others in a team environment.
To apply: Send a cover letter, résumé, list of three professional references, and up to three examples of cataloging records you have created for rare books or other special collections materials to:
Laura O'Keefe
Head of Cataloging and Special Collections
The New York Society Library
53 East 79th Street
New York, NY 10075
Fax: 212-288-6870

About the New York Society Library: The NYSL, a subscription library, is the oldest library in New York City, having been founded in 1754 by the New York Society, a civic group that saw the need for a lending library in the growing city. Today, the library holds over 300,000 volumes, including about 10,000 rare books, as well as some manuscript items and our own institutional archives. 

The Library recently launched a web page devoted to its first charging ledger, which documents the borrowing activities of its membership for 1789-1792. The cataloging staff is actively involved with this ongoing project.
More general information on the New York Society Library is available on the website; see especially the section on the history of the library. To learn about some of our more notable holdings, visit the special collections.
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Wednesday, February 8, 2012

F/T - KM Professional - NYC law firm

Knowledge Management Professional needed for Top NYC law firm
Our client, a top NYC law firm is looking for a KM professional
- Help facilitate a KM sharing culture
- Bachelors degree required, law degree preferred
- Minimum of 3 years experience in a legal environment in a practice group, research or Knowledge Management.
- Strong understanding of knowledge management principles, technology and best practices
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