DEVELOPMENT AND PRE-PRODUCTION COORDINATOR, DUKE PRESS
Duke University was created in 1924 through an indenture of trust by James Buchanan Duke. Today, Duke is regarded as one of America’s leading research universities. Located in Durham, North Carolina, Duke is positioned in the heart of the Research Triangle, which is ranked annually as one of the best places in the country to work and live. Duke has more than 15,000 students who study and conduct research in its 10 undergraduate, graduate and professional schools. With about 40,000 employees, Duke is the third largest private employer in North Carolina, and it now has international programs in more than 150 countries.
Duke University Press is seeking a Development and Pre-Production Coordinator (Project Coordinator) to work closely with the Duke Press Editorial Director in a variety of ways, with a primary focus on coordinating, developing, and implementing the Press’s fundraising initiatives. A major thrust of the Press’s fundraising efforts is securing foundation grants and University subventions for our books program, which help cover annual operating expenses. Within these fundraising efforts, this position oversees the Open Access subvention program. The Development and Pre-Production Coordinator also supports the Editorial Director with additional pre-production workflows as needed.
If interested, please complete the University-required electronic application for Project Coordinator, position #50006789 (including your résumé and cover letter), before close of the position at Noon on Monday, May 24, 2021.
Development Coordination (75%)
· Coordinating, researching, developing, and implementing the Press’s fundraising initiatives for our books publishing program
· Researching and writing funding proposals for books prior to transmittal, as well as required donor reports following publication
· Coordinating with Press staff (particularly the acquiring editors) on subvention needs for particular books, book series, open access programs, etc.
· Customizing in conjunction with the editors and their assistants a set of letters to all Duke Press book authors asking for their support in seeking subventions, and tracking which authors should and should not (and have or have not) received such letters
· Assisting authors in identifying appropriate grant and subvention programs, approaching such programs, and providing necessary application materials
· Invoicing, receiving, depositing, and tracking funds in conjunction with the Press’s Accounting Team and University-wide departments that track finances for gifts and grants
· Updating and maintaining database and server contract data, to ensure contractual obligations are known to Press staff, particularly for open access subventions
· Coordinating the Press’s development efforts and practices with the University Development Office, the Office of Research Support, and any outside collaborators or partners
· Creating (as needed) and maintaining a database that tracks the status of development efforts and provides that data to others at Duke Press, including the accounting, editorial, and production staff
· Handling a variety of ad hoc development projects in coordination with the Editorial Director
B. Pre-Production Coordination (25%)
· Assisting Editorial Director as needed with departmental budget maintenance, including internal book funds (e.g., translation fund, scholars-of-color fund, first-book fund, etc.)
· Supporting Editorial Director and Pre-Production Manager as needed in managing manuscript preparation workflow
· Hiring, training, and supervising student workers as needed to assist with departmental projects and program
Department-Preferred Skills: Excellent communication & organizational skills; Interpersonal & teamwork skills; Database experience; Intermediate Excel; Proficiency with MS Office (Word, PowerPoint); Project Management experience.
Work requires communication and analytical skills normally acquired through a 4 year college education.
Work requires a general knowledge of research methods, procedures and experience. activities normally acquired through 1 year of social science research OR AN EQUIVALENT COMBINATION OF RELEVANT EDUCATION AND/OR EXPERIENCE
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