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Thursday, September 20, 2012

F/T: Education Librarian (Lehman College)


Lehman College of the City University of New York is seeking an Education Librarian:

Job Vacancy Notice

Job Title:  Instructor or Assistant Professor - Library
Job ID:     6442
Full/Part Time:  Full-Time           
Regular/Temporary: Regular
Reporting to the Chief Librarian, the Education Librarian serves as liaison to Lehman's flagship School of Education, providing reference and instructional services.  The incumbent evaluates and selects print, electronic, and multimedia resources in collaboration with Education faculty to support teacher education degree programs and initiatives.

The candidate forges partnerships with discipline faculty, promotes a sophisticated understanding of pedagogical practices and methods, and develops tutorials and research guides to foster information literacy to undergraduate and graduate students.  The incumbent conducts workshops for Education faculty on emerging technologies and electronic resources.  Further, the Education Librarian supervises the Education Library and its staff.

Open until filled with the review of CVs to begin November 1, 2012.

CUNY Job Posting: Faculty

We are committed to enhancing our diverse academic community by actively encouraging people with disabilities, minorities, veterans, and women to apply. We take pride in our pluralistic community and continue to seek excellence through diversity and inclusion. EO/AA Employer.

Position Reports To
Chief Librarian
Bronx, New York
Starts On
Sept. 4, 2012, 6:48 a.m.

Job Requirements

Supports a college library through providing in-depth consultation with students and faculty and collaboration for the ongoing improvement of instructional programs and practices.
Pursues an active scholarly agenda, performs supervisory duties, and participates in college-and university-wide programs and committees as assigned.
Ability to work with others for the good of the institution.
Education Required
All titles require a Master's in Library Science (MLS), Master's in Library Information Studies (MLIS), or closely-related discipline from an ALA-accredited institution.
For appointment as Assistant, Associate, or Full Professor, a second graduate degree is required.

Company Information

Lehman College
Leonard Lief Library
Bronx New York 10468-1589

Contact Information

Kenneth Schlesinger
Phone: 718-960-8577
Fax: 718-960-8952
Contact Method
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Candidates should provide a CV, statement of scholarship interests, names of three references.

P/T: Stacks Coordinator (St. Francis College)

Position: Part-Time Stacks Coordinator   Department: Library   Reports to: Director of Library Services
Schedule:  Minimum of 15 hours per week. Scheduling can be flexible but hours must be worked between 9am-5pm, coordinated at the discretion of the Director of Library Services and Assistant Director of Library Services.
Job Summary
: Provide stacks maintenance support and services at the circulation desk.
  Duties and Responsibilities:  
        Gather, sort and shelve books and media
        Shelf-read the stacks and other collections for proper call number order
        Straighten the shelves of books, update aisle markers as needed
        Sort books for re-shelving
        Shift tight areas
        Search the stacks for books reported missing or billed for replacement
        Report maintenance or security problems (lights out, graffiti, broken furniture, stashed materials, food, etc. ) to supervisor
        Help patrons locate materials
        Train new student workers to assist with stacks maintenance
        Check out and check in books, reserve items, netbooks and other library materials
        Process holds, recalls, renewals and other patron requests
        Answer basic library holdings and library policy questions
        Provide basic copy machine assistance
        Assist with course reserve processing
        Answer phone calls, reply to e-mail directed to the circulation desk, and process the daily circulation notices when needed
        Accept payments for fines; issue receipts for same
        Register new patrons; update records as necessary
        Assist with special projects, as needed
        Perform additional duties as assigned
        College degree required; current enrollment in an accredited Master of Library/Information Science program preferred
        Ability to sort and file using Library of Congress classification
        Strong organizational skills
        Excellent supervisory, interpersonal and communication skills
        Ability to push a heavy wheeled cart, bend and reach to shelve books, and stand for long periods
        Ability to work effectively in a collegial environment
     $15 USD Per Hour
To apply, please forward a resume and cover letter to
For more information, please visit
St. Francis College is an equal opportunity employer

St. Francis College
180 Remsen Street
Brooklyn Heights, New York 11201

F/T: Health Sciences Reference Associate (NYU)

Job Work Location:
Position Title:
Reference Associate  
Posting Date:
Posting Number:
52 - Analyst/Associate  
Object Code:
Unit Specific Text:
Position Summary:
The Division of Libraries at New York University (NYU) seeks a Health Sciences Reference Associate to provide a variety of multidisciplinary reference and research services to library patrons in person and remotely. The Health Sciences Reference Associate will conduct library tours, information literacy classes, and term paper clinics for students; assist library patrons with complex research, reference, and collections inquiries and research strategies, primarily in the health sciences and sciences; coordinate activities related to the Bobst Library Research Commons; participate in Division of Libraries committees and working groups; supervise one or more student assistants; assist with content development for online research guides; participate in various special projects and initiatives. Evening and weekend work may be required.  
Qualifications/Required Education:
Bachelor's degree in health science, science, or related field.  
Preferred Education:
Advanced degree in a health science, science, or related discipline.  
Required Experience:
Experience in reference, bibliographic instruction or teaching, or equivalent combination.  
Preferred Experience:
2 year's experience in a library setting, especially an academic public services unit. Familiarity with health science or science research methods.  
Required Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities: (include unique competencies, certification, licenses, etc.):
Excellent interpersonal, research, and oral and written communication skills. Ability to interact with a diverse population of students, faculty, staff and patrons. Knowledge of online research resources and databases. Familiarity with standard office software.  
Preferred Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities: (include unique competencies, certification, licenses, etc.):
Knowledge of online learning and tutorial software.  
Special Instructions to Applicants:
Projected Position Start Date:
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F/T: Content Strategist (Huge)

Huge is currently seeking a collaborative, hands-on Content Strategist to join the New York team. As a growing part of our UX department, the Content Strategy team uses their creativity and knowledge to balance and solve user, business, and technical content needs. 

The ideal candidate will have familiarity with the User Experience process and come from a background in library sciences, editorial management, branding and/or content production & management.

•  Closely collaborate with interaction designers, product strategists, developers and visual designers to create innovative content solutions
•  Help clients interpret research findings and analytics to inform content decisions
•  Audit and analyze content in order to make informed strategic recommendations
•  Create workflows and oversee development of all content to be included in new product
•  Work to create lasting plans for legacy content, partner and new content
•  Develop site nomenclature and make recommendations for messaging and create style guides
•  Document content requirements for successful mapping to new site
•  Help to create taxonomies and metadata frameworks
•  Produce SEO solutions custom to needs of client, product and best practices

You have:
•  2+ years working with large-scale websites
•  Experience working as a Content Strategist or related role
•  Demonstrated ability to produce work in pain-staking detail
•  Experience with content management systems and best practices for organizing and tagging content for the web environment
•  Analytic skills for interpreting user research and site analytics data to inform content program
•  Excellent oral and written communication skills

We are open to relocating candidates outside of the New York area.

Huge is an equal opportunity employer (EOE). We strongly support diversity in the workforce.

F/T: College Laboratory Technician - Visual Resources (Queens College)

Job Title: College Laboratory Technician - Visual Resources
  Job ID: 6406
  Department: Art
  Location: Queens College

The primary responsibility of the College Laboratory Technician in
Visual Resources is the administration, development, and maintenance
of the Art Department's Visual Resources Collection, which includes
both digital images and an extensive slide collection.  The CLT is
also responsible for the installation and support of instructional
technology in classrooms.

Specific Duties
- Researches and catalogs digital images as related to metadata
protocols and taxonomy constructs.
- Ensures flatbed and slide scanning workstations are working
properly, including quality control with digital imagery software.
- Hires, trains and supervises student workers for scanning and filing.
- Assists with design and renovation coordination of classrooms to
enable emerging instructional technology including budget,
procurement, and installation.
- Assists with design and renovation coordination of slide library to
enable digitization, preservation and storage of digital assets.
- Provides technical support for classroom/lab equipment including
maintenance and troubleshooting of both digital and analog equipment.
- Provides training services for faculty and graduate students in
emerging instructional technology.
- Maintains and preserves digital conversion of analog holdings of
35mm and lantern slide collection. Assists with preparation of grant
applications for development of related emerging technologies.
- At the direction of the chair, provides classroom/lab support for
departmental initiatives.
- Liaisons with Art Library for subscription-based databases.
Performs highly-skilled laboratory functions and other technical
duties in support of coursework.

- Sets up, maintains, and organizes student laboratories

- Assists students with setting up experiments and other learning
exercises, and with the use of  equipment and materials

- Maintains appropriate safety and hygiene standards

- Maintains required documentation related to laboratory activities

- Manages equipment and materials inventories.
High School Diploma with a minimum of four years' related experience.
Additional education may be used to meet the experience requirement:
an Associate degree may be substituted for two years experience, and a
Bachelor's degree may be substituted for four years experience.
Preferred qualifications include:
- MA in Art History or related discipline; global knowledge of the
history of art and architecture; demonstrable research skills to
support a broad curriculum; excellent communication skills.
- Knowledge of the controlled vocabularies of Art and Architecture
metadata standards, e.g., ARTstor Core, VRA Core 4, Dublin Core, MARC
- Expertise with presentation software, e.g., Powerpoint, ARTstor, OIV.
- Expertise with flatbed and slide scanners including digital imaging
software, e.g. Photoshop.
- Expertise with I.T. hardware, e.g., analog/digital display
capability, video/data projector, VCR/DVD, computer, laptop
connection, wired and wireless network.
- Supervisory experience in a Visual Resources Collection.
Salary is commensurate with experience: $36,795 - $58,877.
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F/T: Web Services Librarian/Assistant Professor (The City University of New York)

Jobs Information

Web Services Librarian (Assistant Professor) - LibraryThe College of Staten Island – The City University of New York
The Department of the Library, at the College of Staten Island, currently seeks applicants for appointment to a tenure-track faculty position as Assistant Professor - Web Services Librarian. This position is anticipated to begin in February 2013. The successful candidate will be responsible for developing, designing, and maintaining a database-driven library website. In addition, this individual is expected to oversee the usability of the library website by preparing guidelines and assessment strategies of user interfaces. The Web Services Librarian will serve in a leadership role and work with other library faculty to develop web-based services and applications for delivering content to library users; work with the Coordinator of Electronic Resources to evaluate, acquire, manage, and promote electronic resources; coordinate library digitization projects; set standards for the creation of metadata for digital collections; and collaborate effectively with Information Technology staff members. The successful candidate is expected to pursue an active and productive academic agenda through scholarly publication, grant writing, and participation in professional conferences.  For more information on the Department of the Library, please visit our website at: 
The ideal candidate will have a Masters in Library Science (MLS), Masters in Library Information Studies (MLIS), or closely related discipline. A second graduate degree in addition to the MLS/MLIS from an ALA-accredited library school is required for a position as Assistant Professor.  Preference will be given to candidates with at least two years of experience in an academic environment and good working knowledge of web design technologies as well as open source content management systems (i.e. Druple, Joomla, etc.). 

Applicants should demonstrate: experience with the evaluation, acquisition, and management of electronic resources; familiarity with digital media technology and metadata standards for providing access to digitized audio, video, and image collections; knowledge of trends and services in academic libraries, especially in the area of emerging social networking technologies (such as mobile apps, wikis, blogs, rss, etc.) and their effective use in an academic research environment.  The successful candidate will be expected to convey an understanding of information-seeking behaviors in an academic research environment with respect to effective web interface design, including information architecture, navigation, usability, and accessibility.  Strong presentation, interpersonal skills (both verbal and written), negotiating skills, and the ability to work with and train staff with varying levels of technical ability are especially desired.

Compensation: $42,873 - $74,133; commensurate with qualifications. 

To apply, please go to ; select "Employment" - "Search Job Listings" - "More Options to Search for CUNY Jobs" - then enter the Job ID#  6461 in the "Job Opening ID" field.  In order to be considered for this position, applicants must submit a letter of application, current curriculum vitae, as well as the contact information for three professional references. Complete applications must be received by October 19, 2012.
We are committed to enhancing our diverse academic community by actively encouraging people with disabilities, minorities, veterans, and women to apply.  We take pride in our pluralistic community and continue to seek excellence through diversity and inclusion.
EO/AA Employer.
Staten Island, NY
Starts On
Sept. 14, 2012, 9:33 a.m.
$42,873 to $74,133

F/T Library Director (Marymount Manhattan College)

Marymount Manhattan College:  Library Director
Marymount Manhattan College, an urban, independent undergraduate liberal arts college located on Manhattan’s Upper East Side with a student body of approximately 2,000 students, seeks an innovative and collaborative leader to serve as Library Director, overseeing the Thomas J. Shanahan Library, Media Center, and Archives.  We seek an individual who has the vision, experience, and leadership skills to move our library into the future, integrating traditional and digital resources, with a deep understanding of the library’s key role in supporting and enhancing learning and teaching.  This is a 12-month position with non-faculty status.
The Library Director supervises library, media center and archives staff; participates in planning, staffing, budgeting and policy making; manages collection development of print and electronic resources; oversees the provision of library and media center services to students, faculty, and staff; serves on the Library Committee and the Academic Affairs Deans and Directors Committee, and other college-wide committees as needed; manages the allocation of library space; and promotes the library as a cultural and intellectual center for our interdisciplinary campus, including hosting and planning events and exhibits.
Required:  An MLS from an ALA-accredited program; a minimum five years of experience as an academic librarian; demonstrated experience in improving library services and resources; strong oral and written communication skills; knowledge of library-related technological developments; and a record of professional leadership. 
 To apply, send your curriculum vita, contact information for three references, and a cover letter addressing your experience in improving library services and resources, among other qualifications, to: Human Resources, Marymount Manhattan College,
New York, NY
Starts On
Sept. 14, 2012, 9:33 a.m.

Company Information

Marymount Manhattan College
221 East 71 Street
New York New York 10021

Contact Information

Phone: 212-517-0537

P/T: Evening and Saturday Reference Librarian (Bank Street College of Education Library)

Part Time Evening and Saturday Reference Librarian

Jobs Information

Bank Street College of Education Library
(New York, New York)

The P/T Reference Librarian provides reference service to patrons in person, on the phone, and via email. S/he participates in all reference, research, and teaching service and initiatives of the Library, including conducting ibrary orientations and classe and demonstrating online learning tools. The Reference Librarian collaborates wit Library colleagues and College instructors and staff in order to provide services that fully support research and information literacy among our graduate students.  S/he creates research guides and other tools to enhance access to Library services and resources. S/he may participate in electronic reserves support for faculty who wish to use the service for classes. S/he covers the circulation desk during circulation clerk’s breaks.

Hours: Monday through Thursday 4:30 pm to 7:30 pm, Saturday 10 am to 5 pm
Position Reports To: Director of Library Services
Location: New York City
Starts On: Oct. 1, 2012, 9 a.m.

Job Requirements

Basic Qualifications:
• MLS from an ALA-accredited institution
• 2 years of reference or research experience
• Strong public service orientation
• Experience in the effective use of research tools (APA style manual, scholarly resources, citation management tools, etc.)
• Ability to work independently and unsupervised
Additional Requirements:
• Ability to communicate well with faculty, staff, and users at all levels and from diverse backgrounds
• Knowledge of education resources
• Ability to work collaboratively and participate in a team environment
• Excellent critical thinking, interpersonal and communication skills (verbal and written)
• Knowledge of current research practices and experience in the effective applications of technology in research and education

Company Information

Bank Street College of Education

Contact Information

Kristin Freda, Director of Library Services
Contact Method
Please email your resume and the names of 3 references to:
Kristin Freda
Director of Library Services

F/T: Researcher - Asia Pacific (eMarketer)

eMarketer, a privately-held company in New York City, is seeking a Researcher with a background in secondary market research and interest in digital media and online marketing. The chosen candidate will aid in the collection, filtering and organization of secondary market research data for the purpose of disseminating relevant news within the organization, producing editorial content and addressing client information requests.
Key Responsibilities:
•             Track multiple industry sources to identify, filter and collect key industry market research data and trends.
•             Provide research support to eMarketer analysts and writers.
•             Work with chart editors to determine the best way to display market research data.
•             Work closely with the research and editorial teams to further develop eMarketer’s content strategy and focus.
•             A Bachelor’s Degree is required, MLS is a plus; 3+ years’ experience in secondary market research; market analysis experience is preferred.
•             Mandarin and/or Japanese language skills required
•             Organizational skills and the ability to multitask.
•             Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
•             Our ideal researcher is motivated and detail-oriented.
•             Must be a NY metro area resident.
eMarketer provides the "Digital Intelligence" that businesspeople, marketers and advertisers need to make more accurate, informed and timely digital marketing and media decisions. eMarketer aggregates and analyzes information from more than 4,000 sources worldwide and offers companies an information portal to analyst reports, charts, articles, interviews and the most comprehensive database of online marketing statistics in the world. The company also makes a selected number of articles available on an ad-supported Website and daily newsletter.
Contact Information:
Applicants must include a cover letter with their resume and submit via e-mail to
No Phone Calls Please

F/T: Taxonomy Manager (eMarketer)

eMarketer, a privately-held company in New York City, is seeking a Taxonomy Manager with a background in taxonomy design, development, and maintenance. The ideal candidate will have experience working with controlled vocabularies, assigning metadata to charts and organizing editorial information on the web.
Key Responsibilities:
•             Maintain and improve eMarketer’s controlled vocabulary and thesaurus.
•             Develop and document rules for metadata creation and assignment.
•             Provide collaborative input on taxonomy development.
•             Provide quality control of tagging used in website navigation.
•             Demonstrated expertise in metadata management and information organization.
•             Knowledge/background in digital marketing.
•             Bachelor’s degree required; Masters of Library and Information Science (MLIS) or related degree strongly preferred.
•             Excellent interpersonal and written communication skills.
•             Self-motivated and detail-oriented.
•             Must be a NY metro area resident.
eMarketer provides the "Digital Intelligence" that businesspeople, marketers and advertisers need to make more accurate, informed and timely digital marketing and media decisions. eMarketer aggregates and analyzes information from more than 4,000 sources worldwide and offers companies an information portal to analyst reports, charts, articles, interviews and the most comprehensive database of online marketing statistics in the world. The company also makes a selected number of articles available on an ad-supported Website and daily newsletter.
Contact Information:
Applicants must include a cover letter with their resume and submit via e-mail to
No Phone Calls Please

Monday, September 17, 2012

F/T Junior Research Associate (Institutional Investor)

Junior Research Associate

Publication or Company  Institutional Investor Email:
Industry  Magazine Publishing
Benefits 401K/403B, Bonuses, Dental, Health
Job Duration Full Time
Job Location New York, NY
Job Requirements Job Description:
Assist in the quality control and timely delivery of the Research Group’s research reports
• Work closely with the Director of Client Relations and Research Associate to proofread and analyze the contents of research reports, ensuring 100% accuracy
• Gather and organize digital and hard copy report components for timely client delivery
• Assist in keeping projects on schedule
• Assist in the department’s administrative duties

Candidate Profile:
• Highly detail oriented, excellent analytical and organizational skills
• Excellent communication skills, written and oral
• Ability to operate autonomously and in a small team environment
• Ability to liaise effectively with multiple departments and personality types
• Ability to work on detailed-oriented tasks while maintaining a grasp of daily operations and timelines
• Inquisitive nature
• Thrives in a busy, deadline-driven environment
• Highly motivated, proactive and able to juggle multiple projects

Job Requirements:
• B.A. or B.S. degree
• Proficiency in all Microsoft Office applications essential, proficiency in Adobe applications
• Knowledge of financial markets a plus
About Our Company For over 40 years, Institutional Investor has been executing and publishing qualitative research reflecting the opinions of asset managers around the world. We are a leading provider of qualitative analyst research and our rankings are regarded as industry benchmarks.   

F/T Director of Educational Programs (NYPL)

Director of Educational Programs

Job ID:  2012-7064 # of Openings Remaining:  1
Location:  US-NY-Manhattan Type:  Full-Time Regular
Department:  LSS, Library Sites and Services

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Position Description:
External Overview:
The New York Public Library comprises simultaneously a set of scholarly research collections and a network of community libraries, and its intellectual and
cultural range is both global and local, while singularly attuned to New York City. That combination lends to the Library an extraordinary richness. It is special also
in being historically a privately managed, nonprofit corporation with a public mission, operating with both private and public financing in a century-old,
still evolving private-public partnership.

Currently The New York Public Library seeks a Director of Educational Programs who  will provide leadership in creating educational standards, facilitating the development of a progressive education and programming curriculum. 

 Additional accountability will include developing metrics to measure success and to drive continuous improvement. 

The Director will also have ownership of the relationship between The New York Public Library and the New York City Department of Education (DOE) as the Library expands its program of partnering and providing resources to New York City schools.

External Responsibilities:
  • Craft an overall vision and execution strategy for branch programming and education initiatives
  • Create a new innovative program in the area of extended day, out of school time learning for the city’s youth
  • Lead a team that works closely with branch leadership to develop innovative educational programs for the diverse patron base of The New York Public Library, including students   K-12, as well as the various special needs communities throughout the three boroughs served by NYPL
  • Oversee all external educational and programmatic partnerships to ensure quality, relevance and creativity
  • Design metrics and establish goals to ensure high quality delivery and continuous improvement
  • Overall project management for outreach efforts for the DOE project
  • Overall accountability for successful delivery of ESOL programs
  • Overall accountability for successful delivery of public technology training delivered through the branch library network
  • Budget management
  • Represents The New York Public Library at local and national conferences and learning events

External Qualifications:
  • Bachelors degree in Education or related field required
  • 10 years experience in education/teaching with a minimum of 5 years experience in a management/leadership capacity
  • Experience working with all age ranges, as well as special needs populations
  • Familiarity with a wide range of teaching modalities for all age groups and populations
  • Extensive experience leading the creation of a broad range of programs for ages ranging from toddlers to teens
  • Experience using social media to engage and grow audiences
  • Outstanding communication skills, both oral and written
  • Strong user of technology, including Microsoft based products
  • Excellent demonstrated project management skills
  • Experience building and developing a team

F/T Computer Page ,Science, Industry and Business Library /Electronic Information Center (SIBL)

Computer Page ,Science, Industry and Business Library /Electronic Information Center

Job ID:  2012-7032 # of Openings Remaining:  1
Location:  US-NY-Manhattan Type:  Hourly
Department:  SBLEIC, SIBL Electronic Infor. Center

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Position Description:
External Overview:
Computer Page ,Science, Industry and Business Library /Electronic Information Center
External Responsibilities:
Under the supervision of the page supervisor, pages are responsible for:
• Assisting library users with academic and business information databases and the Internet
• Providing help with computer reservations using an automated system
• Assisting users with printing and saving materials in various formats, including CD-R, USB flash drives.   
• Assisting library instructors in classes
• Photocopying
• Computer troubleshooting 
• Scheduling pc maintenance through the Library’s technical Helpdesk.

This position offers the opportunity to work in a professional library setting with researchers and business people while you attend college. 
External Qualifications:
Eligibility Requirements:
• Current enrollment as a student in an approved degree program at an accredited educational institution
• Previous customer service experience
• Knowledge of MS-Word, Excel, Power Point
• Demonstrated ability to work as part of a team

F/T Assistant Manager for Research (NYPL)

Assistant Manager for Research

Job ID:  2012-6973 # of Openings Remaining:  1
Location:  US-NY-Manhattan Type:  Full-Time Regular
Department:  DEV, Development Office

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Position Description:
External Responsibilities:
Reporting to the Assistant Director for Major Gift Operations and working closely with the Manager for Research, the Assistant Manager for Research:
  • Prepares detailed reports on prospective donors for use by development office and senior staff
  • Identifies potential new prospects for the Library's fundraising efforts
  • Participates with staff in planning and executing fundraising strategies 
  • Manages existing donors and prospects in the development office database; maintains and updates donor files 
  • Analyzes general, business, and financial news relevant to the Library's fundraising efforts
  • Other related duties as needed
External Qualifications:
  • BA required 
  • 1-2 years of prospect research or related research experience 
  • Excellent writing, editing, analytical, and communication skills
  • Facility with online research; familiarity with news retrieval tools (Lexis-Nexis preferred), SEC and financial documentation, and donor management software
  • Proficiency with MS Office
  • Ability to work independently and as part of a team
  • Ability to work under pressure and meet deadlines
  • Interest in current events and news related to business, finance, philanthropy, the arts, education, etc.

F/T Assistant Director of Public Affairs, Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture

Assistant Director of Public Affairs, Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture

Job ID:  2012-6928 # of Openings Remaining:  1
Location:  US-NY-Manhattan Type:  Full-Time Regular
Department:  SCE, Sch - Public Affairs & Develop

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Position Description:
External Overview:
The Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture is one of the world's leading research facilities devoted to the preservation of materials on the global African and African diasporan experiences. A focal point of Harlem's cultural life, the Center also functions as the national research library in the field, providing free access to its wide-ranging noncirculating collections. It also sponsors programs and events that illuminate and illustrate the richness of black history and culture. 

The Public Affairs Unit is the Schomburg Center’s hub for all outreach and interpretive resources, programs and materials. Educational and cultural programs at the Schomburg complement its research services and help users to interpret its collections. Seminars, forums, workshops, staged readings, film screenings, performing arts programs, and special events are presented on a year-round basis in its renowned Langston Hughes Auditorium.

Serving as the main source of information on the Schomburg’s services for the public, the Public Affairs unit has four principal audiences or stakeholders: researchers, educators, funders and the individuals or institutions interested in African-American, African and African Diasporan history and culture. Current primary Center resources include: the research collections, spaces for exhibitions and public programs, and Center-produced materials and resources.

The Schomburg Center seeks an innovative experienced professional to lead the Public Affairs Department and assist the Executive Director in:
  • enhancing the Center's ability to serve as an educational resource for the community at large;
  • increasing the Center's attendance and visibility through more contemporary/relevant programming; and
  • reimagining the Schomburg brand, both locally and nationally. 

External Responsibilities:
Reporting to the Executive Director of the Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture, the qualified candidate will:
  • Supervise and provide leadership for the staff of Public Affairs.
  • Collect and analyze the appropriate data to inform the programmatic and operational decision making process.
  • Work with the Schomburg management team on the administration and implementation of Library policies and protocols.
  • Work with the Public Affairs team to help develop and support our virtual presence, digitization initiatives, and social media outreach.
  • Work with staff to build and enhance relationships with local communities, elected officials, trustees and donors.
  • Work in conjunction with the Executive Director of Schomburg to carry out the internal planning and reimagining of the Center.
  • Strategize for all levels of staffing, including identification and implementation of staff development & coaching opportunities. Coordinate the continued training and development of staff members. Evaluate the performance of subordinates. Provides assistance to supervisory staff in resolving daily problems, interpreting policies.
  • Manage the development of innovative communications and programmatic strategies and activities that highlight and raise the profile of the Center’s resources and exhibitions and increase/broaden the Center’s tour and visitor audiences.
  • In partnership with the Communications and Marketing departments, establish and supervise processes that ensure effective publicity and promotion of Schomburg activities.
  • Partner with the Director of Schomburg Public Education and Jr. Scholars Program to strengthen educational activities for middle and high school students and teachers.
  • Serve as a member of the Schomburg’s senior management team.
  • Report to the Executive Director on the management of the fiscal operations of the Center, including budget preparation and control. 

External Qualifications:
  • Masters degree in African-American studies, arts administration, library science, management or humanities;
  • Minimum of 7 years management experience, preferably in a large complex library operation or similar cultural institution;
  • Substantial knowledge of African-American, African and African Diasporan history and culture;
  • Proven ability to lead and engage in strategic planning processes; able to think critically, objectively, analytically, and strategically and to set priorities;
  • Successfully demonstrated experience in managing and developing staff, including mentoring them to meet their goals while growing skill sets to meet future Center needs;
  • Demonstrated excellence in writing for a wide range of audiences, including grant proposals and promotional materials;
  • Demonstrable ability to make good decisions consistently through a combination of analysis, experience, and judgment;
  • An ability to work independently, prioritizing workflow to meet critical deadlines while paying exceptionally close attention to detail;
  • Experience in developing and effectively managing budgets to meet the Center's objectives;
  • Excellent public speaking, verbal communication, and interpersonal skills;
  • Knowledge of social media and digital communications technology and ability to create and innovate outreach efforts through such technology;
  • Ability to work in collaboration with a range of institutions: cultural, nonprofit, private, etc;
  • Experience fundraising from individuals, corporations and/or foundations; knowledge of the relevant fundraising environment and donor base a plus.