Director of Print & Mail Services

Alfred, Allegany County
May 19, 2014
Administrative Jobs
Technology, IT Support & Training

Company Description:

Nestled in a beautiful valley in the Southern Tier of New York, Alfred State has a long tradition of drawing the best faculty and staff from every field. This College of Technology offers outstanding opportunities in more than 70 majors, where project-based learning and civic engagement are cornerstones of the curricula. When students work on real-world problems, they learn what to think, not how to think, and they learn how to be involved in their community. That is why Alfred State graduates have a 99 percent employment and transfer rate.

Job Description:

Director of Print and Mail Services

General Purpose

The Director of Print and Mail Services is directly responsible for the day-to-day operations management for all production areas within the department including:  offset printing, digital printing, finishing, and mailing services.

Primary Relationships

This position reports to the Associate Vice President for Enrollment Management.

This position provides direct supervision for the Print and Mail Services center staff.

Within the College, the position has primary working relationships with Marketing/Communications, Technology Services, Admissions, Institutional Advancement, Business Affairs, and other department leaders.

Duties and Responsibilities

Provide direction for client relations, quality control, computerized production management, variable data technology, on-line ordering and document submission.

Develop and promote printing, copying, mailing and distribution operating policies and manage the marketing of departmental services for both on- and off-campus customers.

Serve as the Alfred State liaison for the SUNY initiative for Shared Services providing printing to SUNY campuses that do not have their own print operations.  The role is critical and initiative is key to the stability of the Alfred State printing and mail operation.  Periodic travel to SUNY campuses throughout the state will be required.

Keep current on new technology and industry trends and suggest technology implementation.

Manage the computerized print management information system, including estimating, job tracking, data collection, inventory, job costing and report writing.

Serve as the technology expert within the department by researching, implementing, and maintaining various systems including digital printing technology, variable data printing, and on-line ordering.

Advance the department’s technological capabilities to meet the College’s needs.

Manage operational budgets and formulate services pricing to assure institutional cost-savings, departmental full-cost recovery, and long-term financial solvency.

Provide a pro-active internal and external communication program with all customers and vendors.

Provide excellent customer service.

Foster an enjoyable work environment based on written College policies and guidelines and offer a learning and growth environment for all employees.


Minimum Qualifications

2- or 4-year degree in printing management, printing technology, communications, business administration or a closely-related field

A minimum of 5 years of experience managing a printing/mailing facility along with proven experience in customer service and management of a diverse, demanding, and deadline-oriented workload.

Extensive technology skills, with an in-depth knowledge of applications such as Microsoft Office, InDesign, Photoshop, and Acrobat Professional.

Knowledge of computerized print management systems and an understanding of working in a network printing environment.

Established record of collaboration and good communication skills in a team-based production environment.

Demonstrated strong work ethic, attention to detail, ability to handle multiple projects simultaneously, and work well with others.

Preferred Qualifications

4-year degree in a printing management, printing technology, communications, business administration or closely-related field.

Experience managing a printing/mailing facility in a university environment or commercial printing facility.

Knowledge of variable and desktop publishing programs.

Additional Information:

Pursuant to University policy, Alfred State College is committed to ensuring equal employment, education opportunity, and equal access to services, programs, and activities without regard to an individual's race, color, national origin, sex, religion, age, disability, gender characteristics, marital status, veteran status, military status, domestic violence victim status, or ex-offender status. Employees, students, applicants or other members of the University community (including but not limited to vendors, visitors, and guests) may not be subjected to harassment that is prohibited by law or treated adversely based upon a protected characteristic.

All applicants are subject to drug and criminal background checks.

Applicants interested in positions may access the Annual Security and Fire Safety Report for the College at Crime statistics are reported in accordance with the Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Campus Crime Statistics Act. Applicants may request a hard copy of the report by contacting the SUNY Alfred State College University Police Department at 607-587-3999.

Application Instructions:

Interested applicants must upload a resume and letter of interest when applying.