Job Title: Executive Director/Publisher (Administrative
Executive Officer) - Feminist Press
Job ID: 22277
Location: Graduate Center
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Founded in 1970, the Feminist Press at the City University of
New York, is the longest-running non-profit educational feminist
literary publisher in the world. In these times of rapid change for
publishing, fund-raising, and feminism, the Feminist Press has
established itself as a singular voice in movements for gender
equality and social justice. It continues to be an activist press,
serving the women's studies movement by publishing excellent,
"lost" literature by women, in part for the collegiate curriculum,
and publishing original works by current feminist writers from
around the world for a diverse general readership. Please visit
www.feministpress.org for more information.
Reporting to the Board of Directors, the Executive
Director/Publisher is responsible for the publishing program,
budget, staff, and will build partnerships and engage with CUNY and
the wider public. The Executive Director will ensure that the
Press's operating budget is fully supported by a combination of
earned income, in part from the sale of books and rights, and in
part from individual donations, events, and grants. S/he will
manage e-book technology and sales, and leverage social media to
increase sales and to fundraise. The Executive Director will offer
strategies for increasing sales and fundraising.
Duties include but are not limited to:
Administers the finances of the Feminist Press in collaboration
with the Board of Directors;
Communicates effectively with varied constituencies of the
Feminist Press, important among them are other CUNY groups and
Enhances strategic and intellectual relationships with feminist
and women's/gender studies communities and other social justice
Leads and manages the development programs of the Feminist Press
to bring in half of the required budget;
Oversees the daily operations of the Feminist Press, including
the recruitment and supervision of staff members and interns;
Sustains, develops, and implements the Feminist Press's
publishing program, using electronic and other marketing strategies
to maintain earned income as half of the budget;
Partners with the Board of Directors on governance issues;
- Performs other duties as assigned.
Bachelor's Degree and eight years' relevant experience
A preferred candidate should have:
Excellent literary taste and editing, writing, and marketing
skills, and experience in book publishing or relevant industry.
Experience with e-book technology and sales, web-marketing and
all forms of social media.
Experience securing foundation and corporate support, funds from
individual donors and from organizing fundraising events.
Knowledge of feminism, women's studies, and Feminist Press books
used in classrooms and libraries, and books sold in bookstores.
Ability to work with the Board of Directors to develop annual
budgets, three-year plans and forecasts, as well as oversee the
annual audit, manage cash flow, legal compliance, investments, and
other balance sheet issues.
Ability to manage and budget for a small team.
Demonstrated success as a creative thinker and spokesperson.
- Ability to attract authors and donors to the organization's
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Higher Education Officer
COMPENSATION AND BENEFITS
Salary commensurate with education and experience.
CUNY's benefits contribute significantly to total compensation,
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professional development. We offer a range of health plans,
competitive retirement/pension benefits and savings plans, tuition
waivers for CUNY graduate study and generous paid time off. Our
staff also benefits from the extensive academic, arts, and athletic
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