Academic Program Director
Job Title Academic Program Director
Internal Title USC Press Director
Requisition Number 011421
Minimum Salary Salary commensurate with qualifications.
Pay Basis Annually
Department University Press
Campus USC Columbia
Expected Fill Date
Job Posting Date 02-07-2017
Minimum Posting Period Ends 02-13-2017
Job Close Date
Type of Position
Job Type Full-Time
Job Category Professional/Administrative
If Research Grant/Time Limited, indicate the benefits provided
The Director of the USC Press reports to the University Provost; supervises staff of 12-15 publishing professionals; and is responsible for the editorial, fiscal, and marketing strategies of the USC Press.
Candidates for the position of Press Director must have documented executive experience in publishing in keeping with the following key duties and responsibilities: Define, plan, and oversee the Press's mission and publishing program; develop and maintain Press-wide strategic goals, systems, policies, and procedures; institute sound business practices and maintain budgetary integrity; pursue and initiate new publication projects in keeping with the Press's mission; cultivate strategic partnerships with regional agencies and other entities for co-publishing and publication-based fundraising efforts; serve as a public representative of the Press at regional and national academic conferences, tradeshows, and book fairs as well as with key contacts and events within the University community; hire and provide for the training of the Press's senior management team; develop new positions and staff training opportunities in keeping with the current trends in scholarly and regional publishing; conduct staff and management team meetings and serves as an ex officio member of the Press's editorial committee; promote high quality products and protect the favorable reputation of the Press.
This position requires demonstrated leadership in the fields of scholarly and regional book publishing with an emphasis on supervisory and program management; strategic planning; budgeting; evaluation of program effectiveness; extensive knowledge of scholarly book publishing and of the publishing industry at large; familiarity with trends in academic, regional, and electronic publishing; effective communication and interpersonal skills; ability to direct and motivate staff; and the ability to cultivate working relationships with diverse audiences and constituencies including University administration, editorial committee members, authors, scholars, reviewers, community members, and colleagues.
Master's degree and 6 years of appropriate experience, or a bachelor's degree and 8 years of appropriate experience.
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SOC Code 11-2022