Employment Opportunities

Accounting Assistant

Johns Hopkins Journals Division is seeking an Accounting Assistant  who will process all payments for the journals subscriptions department, both check and wire transfers.
 

Primary Duties and Responsibilities

 
  • Verify payments
  • Prepare bank deposits
  • Resolve payment problems
  • Data entry coding
  • Process and dunning of J invoices
  • Correspond with customers for problem payments
  • Process and submit refunds to JHUP system
  • Contacts are customers, banks, the Press accounting office, plus university accounting offices
  • Action is independent within well-defined procedures and policies

Qualifications


Minimum Qualifications (Mandatory):
  • High School Diploma or GED required
  • Six months related experience required
  • Additional education may substitute for required experience, to the extent permitted by the JHU equivalency formula
 
Special Knowledge, Skills & Abilities:
  • Excellent adding machine and math skills
  • Attention to detail a must
  • Good spelling, accurate typing
  • Excel or spreadsheet experience needed
 
Equipment Used:
  • Calculator, typewriter, PC with access to various databases
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Director of People, Culture & Equity at JHU Press

Johns Hopkins University Press is seeking a Director of People, Culture, and Equity who will join an executive team of nine professionals and report to the Director of the Press. The Press’s 130 exceptional staff members are committed to bringing the benefits of discovery to the world by providing global access, impact, and influence for the scholarship that we publish and distribute.  This person will be responsible for continuing the implementation of a culture that is based on the concept of dignity and on the results of a staff-driven culture assessment, gap analysis, and strategy to usher into the workplace environment a culture that is more heavily weighted on learning, caring, and job fulfillment. In collaboration with the leadership of the Press and colleagues across the University, they will lead staff in programs and activities that realize our vision for equity, justice, and inclusion (EJI). They will ensure that we make progress on our strategic objective of enabling our people and organization to flourish by overseeing and facilitating best practices in weaving EJI into talent development, diversity recruitment and retention, and performance management.
 
Johns Hopkins University Press is driven by its vision of a future where knowledge enriches the lives of every person.  Each day, we work to keep our core values in mind.  These values include honoring every person’s inherent dignity as human beings; welcoming bursts of creativity and new ideas that ignite ingenuity and propel us forward; publishing courageously and giving voice to groundbreaking ideas; and collaborating deeply with stakeholders to achieve common goals. These values set the expectations for every staff member.
 
This position is eligible for a hybrid working arrangement. 

Primary Duties and Responsibilities


In collaboration with the Press’s leadership, staff, and coordinator; central university human resources staff; and the university’s office on diversity, equity, and inclusion: 

  • Prioritize strategies, and initiatives related to EJI in the Press’s overall strategic plan and map out a three-year plan for meeting those priorities.
  • Promote across the Press the values related to diversity, EJI, dignity, and culture.
  • Identify systemic barriers to equal outcomes for marginalized people, suggest ways in which to effectively address those barriers, implement programs and activities agreed upon by colleagues, and measure their effectiveness.
  • Continue the implementation of identified next steps of the Press’s significant culture work, building equity, justice, and inclusion aspects of the culture into planned activities. 
  • Facilitate the adoption of inclusive and equitable hiring practices, weaving into the process ways in which to broaden the pool of candidates to include underrepresented persons.
  • Conduct a needs assessment for skills and knowledge development and implement agreed-upon activities, striving toward equitable outcomes for staff. 
  • Provide coaching and consulting to managers and employees on topics including career development and employee engagement with an emphasis on dignity, antiracism, equitable outcomes, and justice.
  • Collaborate with current coordinators on the internship program for first generation, low income students and contribute to developing an apprenticeship program for new and current staff members interested in broadening their knowledge and skills across the Press.
  • Working with the CFO and Director of the Press to create rational budgets and deliver expense outcomes that meet or exceed those budgets.
  • Weave equity, justice, and inclusion concepts into all aspects of the work. 

Qualifications


Minimum Qualifications (Mandatory):
  • Bachelor's Degree in Human Resources, Business Administration, Psychology, Organizational Development, Sociology, or a related field and six years of organizational development or human resources management responsibility and experience with programs and activities to build a more equitable, diverse, inclusive, and just workplace environment.
  • Or, Master’s Degree and four years of experience in the areas listed directly above. 
 
Preferred Qualifications:
  • Empathetic approach to communication, conflict resolution, and equitable solutions.
  • Approaches that reflect an acceptance of identity and emphasize inclusion, safety, fairness, understanding, accountability, and giving others the benefit of the doubt.
  • Excellent problem-solving skills including using evidence to inform decisions. 
  • Stellar at all aspects of communication.
  • Demonstrated ability to form collaborative teams at all levels and instill passion and drive to excel in those teams of professionals. 
  • Creative thinker; embracing new ideas; passionate about exploiting the potential of JHUP.
  • Inclusive in decision-making and problem-solving and achieving consensus for strategic direction and day-to-day operations.
  • Ability to operate at a high level of abstraction and to focus on the details necessary to implement on a daily basis.
  • Excel in effective use of resources. 
  • Keen self-awareness of strengths and weaknesses.
  • Unfailing discretion and integrity; excellent judgment; respect for the confidentiality of sensitive information.
 
Special Knowledge, Skills & Abilities:
  • Understanding of the dignity model preferred. 
  • Demonstrated ability to develop and oversee successful diversity, equity, and inclusion initiatives.
  • Experience using data to help assess talent needs, progress, and impact of programs.
  • Demonstrated organizational development and change management skills, highly capable of working with different working styles, diverse and/or complex organizational issues, and structures.
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Solution Architect

Project MUSE is a multi-million-dollar electronic database platform which hosts content from scholarly publications including journals, books and other content types. Project MUSE is a division within Johns Hopkins University Press, one of the largest of the US-based university presses.  In continuous operation since 1878, the Press has been and remains a leader in scholarly book, journals and digital publishing.  
 
We are currently looking for a Solution Architect  (Business Solution Analyst) to join the Technical Team at Project MUSE. The role reports to the Manager, Publishing Technologies.  This role involves interacting with internal and external parties to gather business requirements, and propose solutions incorporating existing and new functionality of our state-of-the-art publishing platform. This position will solve problems for internal workflows along with our serving platform. Integrating data to and from many different systems, such as the fulfillment systems, metadata system, discovery systems to name a few.
 

Primary Duties and Responsibilities

Specific Duties & Responsibilities:
  • Interact with various constituencies at MUSE and the Press to identify and analyze business requirements.
  • Highlight customer and industry trends in product development conversations.
  • Introduce the overall technical vision for a particular project.
  • Create robust project plans.
  • Design innovative forward-thinking solutions.
  • Create technical specifications for implementation.
  • Identify new features and functionality.
  • Evaluate and prototype APIs to create efficiencies.
  • Standardize document specification and project plans.
  • Understand and perform data migrations.
  • Ability to formulate and communicate strategy.
  • Support all teams with technical knowledge as required, including giving demonstrations, creating documentation and assisting where needed.
  • Capable of managing several initiatives simultaneously.
  • Work with the managers to capture, analyze, decompose system requirements, develop document, and test design solutions that meet those requirements.
  • Assist in troubleshooting, managing, and reporting problems.
  • Weave equity, justice, and inclusion principles into all aspects of the work. 

Qualifications

Minimum Qualifications (Mandatory):
  • Bachelor’s Degree and five years related experience required.
 
Special Knowledge, Skills & Abilities:
  • Experience in a directly related role (e.g., business analyst or solution architect) required.
  • Prior hands-on web software development experience required.
  • Hands-on web software development experience with knowledge of SQL, Perl, Java, Python, XML, HTML, CSS, JavaScript required.
  • Strong analytical skills.
  • Experience in project management techniques.
  • Experience with release management processes.
  • Experience in software development processes, source control and issue tracking systems.
  • Knowledge of 508 compliance and ADA accessibility standards.
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Metadata Strategist

Project MUSE is a division of The Johns Hopkins University Press. Founded in 1878, the Press is the oldest continuously operating university press in the United States as well as one of the largest. The Press is a leader in scholarly book, journal, and digital publishing. For over 25 years, the Project MUSE platform has been the trusted and reliable source of complete, full-text versions of scholarly journals from many of the world's leading universities and scholarly societies. Currently, Project MUSE hosts more than 700 journals from 125 publishers. In 2012, scholarly books were added to the platform, with more than 70,000 books from not-for-profit presses now available. Thousands of libraries worldwide acquire content from the MUSE platform to serve the research and instructional needs of their faculty, staff, and students. A variety of purchase and subscription options are offered to institutional customers, along with selected article purchasing for individual users, and a large body of content that is freely available to all under newly-emerging “open access” arrangements. We are currently seeking a Metadata Strategist  (Librarian III). 

Primary Duties and Responsibilities


Specific Duties & Responsibilities:
  • Is Project MUSE’s metadata expert and is responsible for assessing, developing, and documenting internal policies for metadata creation, application, and maintenance.
  • Participates in large-scale research and development projects related to metadata discovery, interoperability, and identity management, including the development of a linked data environment and of descriptive metadata standards throughout MUSE.
  • Modernizes designs of existing metadata distribution and ingestion systems
  • Ensures compliance with evolving national and international metadata standards.
  • Oversees relationships between Project MUSE and discovery services to ensure that metadata delivery is efficient and accurate.
  • Oversees relationships between Project MUSE and library clients to ensure that metadata delivery is efficient and accurate.
  • Acts as technical liaison between linking partners and Project MUSE.
  • Works closely with technical staff to develop an effective workflow for ingesting, tracking, and delivering metadata.
  • Serves as consultant to other divisions of the JHUP about metadata.
  • Fosters collaborative efforts related to metadata between Project MUSE and other JHUP divisions.
  • Telecommuting option available based on position need and Press Flexible Work Agreement

Qualifications


Minimum Qualifications (Mandatory):
  • MLS from an ALA-accredited library school or an advanced related degree.
  • Three years professional library experience.
 
Preferred Qualifications:
  • 3-5 years of progressive experience with metadata projects
  • Practical experience managing all aspects of metadata creation for digital content, including selecting, implementing, and documenting metadata standards, overseeing quality control, and mapping between datasets
  • Demonstrated experience with current cataloging procedures and principles as defined in RDA and AACR2, and the MARC bibliographic, holdings, and authorities formats
  • Demonstrable knowledge of and ability to apply metadata standards (including MODS, Dublin Core, EAD, METS, OAI, KBART, TEI, and relevant thesauri and/or ontologies, as required by special projects) as well as the ability to implement and analyze these standards
  • Familiarity with machine actionable languages, such as XML and RDF
  • Familiarity with linked data principles and standards
  • Must be committed to weaving equity, justice, and inclusion principles into all aspects of their work and interaction with colleagues and customers.
 
Special Knowledge, Skills & Abilities:
  • Excellent analytical and problem-solving skills combined with capacity for complex, detail-oriented work
  • High level computer competency kept up to date through continuous learning
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills
  • Ability to work independently, as a team member, and across organizational boundaries in a fast-paced environment
  • Flexibility to be organized, productive, and effective in a dynamic environment, while participating in variety of simultaneous projects
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Rights & Permissions Assistant

The Press General Administration Department seeks a Rights & Permissions Assistant  to assist with the overall activities of a busy rights & permissions department actively working with the rights manager. 
 
NOTE: This position is remote eligible during the pandemic. Once campus reopens, this position will be expected to report to the Homewood campus (Baltimore, MD) on a regular basis.
 

Primary Duties and Responsibilities

  • Involves independently researching and the processing of permissions requests, including assessing and negotiating fees with publishers and vendors for all books and journals published by the press with a budget of over $100,000 revenue. Excellent written and oral communication skills required to communicate time-sensitive matters globally with publishers, institutions and authors (60%).
  • Assist with pitching titles to global partners for subsidiary rights sales. Independently coordinate logistics for foreign book fairs including exhibits, travel, display, supplies, including payment of global vendors and processing wire and credit card payments (20%).
  • Responsibilities also include drafting and sending subsidiary rights contracts to global partners. Duties such as posting payments to Filemaker database and sending gratis books as well as filing, general business correspondence and returning phone calls (15%).
  • Assist Rights Manager in training permissions clerk, student workers as necessary (5%).

Qualifications

Minimum Qualifications:
  • High School Diploma/GED and 3 years of work experience required, preferably in a publishing environment.
 
Preferred Qualifications:
  • Bachelor’s degree and additional years of experience.
  • Additional education may substitute for experience according to the JHU equivalency.
 
Special Knowledge, Skills & Abilities:
  • Previous copyright experience preferred.     
  • Experience with Microsoft Word, Outlook, Excel.
  • Excellent Organization Skills.
  • Ability prioritize multiple demanding projects.
  • Candidate must be detail oriented, flexible, have exceptional organizational skills and be able to multitask in a fast-paced environment. 
 
JHU Equivalency Formula: 30 undergraduate degree credits (semester hours) or 18 graduate degree credits may substitute for one year of experience. For jobs where equivalency is permitted, up to two years of non-related college course work may be applied towards the total minimum education/experience required for the respective job.
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Programmer Analyst

The Johns Hopkins University Press and Information Systems Unit seeks a Database Programmer who will be responsible for maintenance of the Press’s FileMaker database system and its integration with enterprise systems. This position reports to the IT Software Engineer / Senior Analyst.
 
The position maintains and troubleshoots all regularly scheduled reporting and other automated database activity on a daily, weekly, monthly, and annual basis. Consults and communicates with on-site and remote database users to fix reported problems and provide user support. Under supervision of the IT Software Engineer / Senior Analyst, the Database Programmer designs, writes, documents, and tests new database features and updates. Monitors and optimizes performance of multiple FileMaker servers. Keeps job knowledge of FileMaker Pro and related systems up-to-date through self-study and professional contacts.
 

Primary Duties and Responsibilities

  • Identifies requirements by establishing personal rapport with potential and actual clients and with other persons in a position to understand service requirements.
  • Arranges project requirements in programming sequence by analyzing requirements; preparing a work flow chart and diagram using knowledge of database capabilities, subject matter, programming language, and logic.
  • Develops and maintains databases by encoding project requirements in computer language; entering coded information into the computer.
  • Confirms database operation by conducting tests; modifying program sequence and/or codes.
  • Provides reference for use of database applications and servers by writing and maintaining user documentation; maintaining a help desk.
  • Maintains database systems and programming guidelines by writing and updating policies and procedures.
  • Maintains professional and technical knowledge by attending educational workshops; reviewing professional publications; establishing personal networks; participating in professional societies.
  • Protects operations by keeping information confidential.
  • Develops and maintains applications and databases by evaluating client needs; analyzing requirements; developing software systems.
  • Other duties as assigned

Qualifications

Minimum Qualifications:
  • Bachelor’s degree required.
  • Additional experience may be substituted for education.
  • One year of related work experience with computer systems and applications.
  • Additional education may substitute for experience.
 
Preferred Qualifications:
  • At least two years’ experience in FileMaker Pro development.
  • Proficient in SQL, XML, HTML, Javascript, Microsoft Office.
  • Experience as an SQL database developer would be a plus.
  • Excellent critical thinking, analytic, and communication skills.
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