Posting Salary: Salary commensurate with experience
Position Summary: The University of California seeks an innovative, inspiring, and forward-looking Executive Director to lead its 124 year-old University of California Press.
The University of California Press is one of the six largest U.S. university presses (measured by total annual revenues) and publishes approximately 185 books and 30 journals annually. The Press also currently publishes a growing line of digital products, including open access books and journals. The Press currently has 80 FTE and its books are distributed domestically to the book trade by Ingram Publisher Services. Overseas, the press maintains a strategic partnership with Columbia, Princeton, and MIT to distribute and sell UC Press books throughout the UK and Europe. The press also maintains key partnerships with several major service providers to host subscription and open access journals online, and to provide fulfillment and customer service for its portfolio of subscription journals.
Located in Oakland, California, the Press draws from the expertise of the faculty on ten UC campuses and plays a major role in the University's preeminence as a public research university.
The Executive Director of the UC Press sets the tone for a forward-looking publishing enterprise in a range of disciplines and platforms and is responsible for leading all UC Press functions and establishing strategic vision, overseeing daily management of operations, and ensuring fiscal stability. Central to success is the establishment and maintenance of a compelling brand that has the respect of academic publishing communities worldwide and continues Press success in digital publishing and open access products, and in its long tradition of prize-winning book and journal publication.
S/he will have broad oversight over editorial direction, business development, budget planning and control, fundraising, technology applications, business partnerships, production, distribution, sales, marketing, and liaison with all stakeholders. Stakeholders include UC faculty, librarians, academic administrators, University leadership, authors, and a world-wide community of academic researchers. The Executive Director will have unparalleled opportunity to draw from and partner with the faculty on ten UC campuses and to seek new partnerships with UC researchers and innovators. The Executive Director is advised by a Board of Directors, chaired by the UC Provost; editorial decisions are informed by the Academic Senate appointed Editorial Committee, which approves publication of all books. The Executive Director is Executive Director of the UC Press Foundation and will report to the Vice Provost for Academic Personnel and Programs at the UC Office of the President in Oakland.
Special Conditions of Employment: Travel outside of normal business hours
Other Special Conditions of Employment: Background Check Required
About us The University of California, one of the largest and most acclaimed institutions of higher learning in the world, is dedicated to excellence in teaching, research and public service. The University of California Office of the President is the corporate headquarters to the ten campuses, five medical centers and three Department of Energy National Labs and enrolls premier students from California, the nation and the world.
The University of California is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability, age or protected veteran status.
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