The Director provides leadership for all aspects of the Press, including the quality of its publications. The successful candidate will have an in-depth understanding or substantial professional experience in publishing and management. The successful candidate will demonstrate an understanding of academic scholarly publishing, as well as general interest publishing including new trends and technologies in publishing such as Open Access, audiobooks, consolidations, etc. Fundraising experience and the ability to develop internal and external partnerships are highly desirable. The Director reports to the UNL Vice Chancellor for Research and Economic Development and works closely with a faculty advisory board.
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Minimum Required Qualifications:
A bachelor's degree plus a minimum of eight years' experience working for a university press, a well-established literary press, or literary journal required. A combination of education, experience and training that would produce the required knowledge and abilities could be considered.
The successful candidate will possess the following characteristics:
Have an understanding of the strategic, financial and editorial aspects of running a scholarly nonprofit press;
Prior success in leading and managing a press or publishing unit; ability to lead a seasoned management team, to solve problems, and to cultivate creative thinking among staff in all functional areas;
Demonstrated experience using the most modern practices for publishing, marketing and people development;
A strong commitment to ad record of results in building a diverse and inclusive team;
Ability to motivate and engage staff in planning and accomplishing strategic goals;
Ability to establish rapport with university administrators, university academic departments, and leaders of other key university units such as the university libraries;
Evidence of fundraising and development success; experience writing grant proposals and supervising funded projects.
Job Type: Full-Time
Internal Number: 72203
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