General Description: The Johns Hopkins University Press seeks an innovative individual with exceptional leadership, communications, and organizational skills to direct Project MUSE http://muse.jhu.edu). Project MUSE is a renowned online database of scholarly publications, more than 629 journals and 35,000 books in the humanities and social sciences from 240 not-for-profit publishers, sold to over 2,000 academic libraries worldwide through institutional site licenses. Project MUSE represents a dynamic collaboration of publishers and libraries that thrive in an ever changing environment.
The Director, Project MUSE reports to the Director of the Johns Hopkins University Press, and serves as one of the Press's executives. The Director, Project MUSE leads a staff of 25 responsible for all operations of Project MUSE, including sales and marketing, technology product development, publisher relations, user services, customer service, and financial management. The Director also works collaboratively with the broadly constituted MUSE Advisory Board and with publisher advisory groups who advise on policy, services, and financial matters.
Primary Duties & Responsibilities:
Qualifications: BA or BS. At least 10 years' experience managing complex products or services in a changing industry. At least five years' experience managing a revenue-generating business with a significant-sized staff and a budget above $5 million.
Special skills and knowledge:
Preferred Qualifications: MBA or Master's Degree in a related field. Experience managing technology product development functions.
NOTE: The successful candidate(s) for this position will be subject to a pre-employment background check.
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