Sales and Marketing Assistant

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Sales and Marketing Assistant

Stanford University

Job Number:
88291

Stanford University Press publishes 130 books a year across the humanities, social sciences, law, and business. Stanford University Press is located in Redwood City, CA.

Why Stanford is for You:

Imagine a world without search engines or social platforms. Consider lives saved through first-ever organ transplants and research to cure illnesses. Stanford University has revolutionized the way we live and enrich the world. Supporting this mission is our diverse and dedicated 17,000 staff. We seek talent driven to impact the future of our legacy. Our culture and unique perks empower you with:

  • Freedom to grow. We offer career development programs, tuition reimbursement, and course auditing. Join a TedTalk, watch a film screening, or listen to a renowned author or global leader speak.
  • A caring culture. We provide superb retirement plans, generous time-off, and family care resources.
  • A healthier you. Choose from hundreds of health or fitness classes at our world-class exercise facilities. We provide excellent health care benefits.
  • Discovery and fun. Stroll through historic sculptures, trails, and museums.
  • Enviable resources. Enjoy free commuter programs, ridesharing incentives, discounts and more.


JOB PURPOSE:

To provide routine administrative or operational support working from detailed instructions for the Sales and Marketing department of Stanford University Press.

This entry-level position is perfect for a book lover looking to get into publishing and will provide exposure to a wide variety of sales and marketing activities. This role will report to the Sales and Exhibits Manager and assist with creating sales materials, handling logistics for academic conference exhibits, and fielding general inquires. This position will initially be remote, then work from the SUP office in Redwood City when on-site work becomes possible. Please include a cover letter and resume expressing your interest in SUP and publishing.

CORE DUTIES*:

  • Greet visitors and route them to appropriate individuals, answer phones and serve as a resource on unit procedures and general inquiries from authors and vendors.
  • Assist in the creation of sales materials for new and forthcoming books.
  • Serve as a liaison with bookstores and private customers.
  • Occasional travel to academic conferences or book festivals.
  • Disseminate routine communications such as memos, notices, emails, and letters.
  • Perform office duties including, but not limited to, handling of incoming and outgoing mail, entering data into basic tables, reports, or spreadsheets, making copies, and monitoring and ordering of office supplies.
  • Track facility and/or office equipment, such as keys, card readers, and exhibits display items, via logs, and arrange repairs as needed.
  • Review invoices for accuracy, and initiate purchase requisitions.
  • Arrange meetings and assist with routine conferences including scheduling rooms, managing equipment, ordering meals and assembling materials.
  • May make travel arrangements as directed in compliance with unit, university, and sponsor policies.
  • Create and maintain files and filing systems.
  • Setup office spaces and/or support coordination of basic office moves.
  • May provide guidance to temporary and student employees on routine matters.

*- Other duties may also be assigned.

MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS:

Education & Experience:

  • High school diploma or equivalent.


Other Relevant Education May Include:

  • Bachelor's Degree preferred.


Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

  • Strong verbal and written communication skills.
  • Excellent customer service and interpersonal skills.
  • Basic computer skills and demonstrated experience with office and database software and email applications.
  • Ability to follow through and complete assigned tasks.
  • Strong organizational skills and attention to detail.


Other Relevant Knowledge, Skills and Abilities May Include:


  • A demonstrated interest in publishing and a passion for books.
  • Lift/Carry/Push/Pull objects that weigh up to 40 lbs.
  • Experience with design software, such as adobe in Design is a plus.


PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS*:

  • Constantly perform desk-based computer tasks.

  • Frequently sitting.

  • Occasionally stand/walk, reach/work above shoulders, grasp lightly/fine manipulation, grasp forcefully, use a telephone, sort/file paperwork or parts, lift/carry/push/pull objects that weigh up to 10 pounds.

  • Rarely twist/bend/stoop/squat, kneel/crawl.

    * - Consistent with its obligations under the law, the University will provide reasonable accommodation to any employee with a disability who requires accommodation to perform the essential functions of the job.

    WORK STANDARDS:

  • Interpersonal Skills: Demonstrates the ability to work well with Stanford colleagues and clients and with external organizations.

  • Promote Culture of Safety: Demonstrates commitment to personal responsibility and value for safety; communicates safety concerns; uses and promotes safe behaviors based on training and lessons learned.

  • Subject to and expected to comply with all applicable University policies and procedures, including but not limited to the personnel policies and other policies found in the University's Administrative Guide, http://adminguide.stanford.edu.

    The job duties listed are typical examples of work performed by positions in this job classification and are not designed to contain or be interpreted as a comprehensive inventory of all duties, tasks, and responsibilities. Specific duties and responsibilities may vary depending on department or program needs without changing the general nature and scope of the job or level of responsibility. Employees may also perform other duties as assigned.

    Stanford is an equal employment opportunity and affirmative action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law. Stanford welcomes applications from all who would bring additional dimensions to the University's research, teaching and clinical missions.

    Additional Information
    • Schedule: Full-time
    • Job Code: 4631
    • Employee Status: Regular
    • Grade: H
    • Requisition ID: 88291


    Job:

    Location: University Libraries, Redwood City, California, United States
    Schedule:
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    To be considered for this position please visit our web site and apply on line at the following link: stanfordcareers.stanford.edu

    Stanford is an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.







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    Posted: 1/28/2021
    Application Due: 1/28/2033
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