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Associate Director of Kellogg Case Publishing 20358

Position Deleted on 1/20/2013. This position is no longer an active posting on HigherEdJobs.
Evanston, IL
Admin - Publications and Editing
Full Time

About Northwestern University:

Northwestern University is a private research university located on lakefront campuses in both Evanston and downtown Chicago, Illinois. Northwestern was founded in 1851. In fall 2008, Northwestern opened another campus in Doha, Qatar offering bachelor's degrees in journalism and communications in partnership with the Qatar Foundation.

The university employs approximately 7,100 full-time faculty and staff members among its 11 schools and colleges. NU offers over 130 undergraduate programs and 70 graduate and professional programs to the almost 16,000 undergraduate, graduate, and professional students enrolled full time.

Northwestern University is committed to excellent teaching, innovative research, and the personal and intellectual growth of its students in a diverse academic community.

Northwestern Opportunity:

Northwestern University seeks to employ a varied and diverse range of dynamic people who understand the importance of our mission and vision. When you consider a career at Northwestern University, you know that you are joining an institution with a deep history of academic, professional and personal excellence.

Currently, we have a career opportunity as an Associate Director of Kellogg Case Publishing.

The Associate Director of Kellogg Case Publishing oversees the funding, development, curation and distribution of Kellogg cases. This makes Kellogg faculty case research available globally and thereby enhances both the student experience and Kellogg's international reputation. This individual is responsible for the strategic direction of the case operations developed in concert with the Dean's Office. This position manages a team of three employees and also engages a number of freelance editors and case writers to extend capabilities for case production. This position is primarily focused on developing and maintaining good relations with Kellogg faculty, as well as all external groups that impact publishing. Activities include participation in the International Community of Case Publishers, benchmarking with other top business school publishing departments and managing the relationship with Kellogg case distributors (Harvard Business Publishing and European Case Clearing House), case aggregators (such as XanEdu) and managing copyright issues. This individual prepares annual unit plans in accordance with Kellogg's strategic plan, as well as establishes annual budgets. This individual is also responsible for performance reviews of all team members.

This critical role:

  • Supervise team of three (Manager, Case Writing, Editorial Coordinator and Program Assistant) including weekly staff meetings, individual project meetings and performance evaluations.
  • Member of the Kellogg Connect Leadership Team responsible for the leadership and management of employees assigned to Kellogg Case Publishing. Responsible for recruiting and selecting, developing and coaching, rewarding and retaining, and optimizing talent. Responsible for embedding Kellogg School of Management's mission/strategy, leadership philosophy/approach, and performance driven culture (intellectual curiosity and continuous improvement) into the Case Publishing organization.
  • Interface, set meetings, and follow up with faculty regarding case developments.
  • Work with other mid-level manager staff in the Dean's Office regarding initiative work.
  • Create and track budget plans for the Case Publishing unit.
  • Develop new projects and initiatives.
  • Manage external relations with publishing partners in regard to benchmarking, copyright infringement and contract administration.
Minimum Qualifications:
  • Master's degree or the equivalent combination of education and experience from which comparable knowledge and abilities can be acquired.
  • Five-to-seven years of experience in academic publishing with experience editing and analyzing instructional business content or case studies for both quantitative disciplines (such as finance, operations management, financial accounting) and qualitative disciplines (organizational behavior).
  • Solid general knowledge of all areas of business and management disciplines and topics
  • Highly-developed diplomatic skills for working with demanding faculty authors, corporate collaborators, and university administrators.
  • Experience working with intellectually challenging material in both quantitative and qualitative business fields.
  • Proven competency in managing individual and multiple relationships with faculty constituency.
  • Proven competency as an administrator and manager of complex projects.
  • A highly collaborative, flexible, entrepreneurial and creative spirit.
Preferred Qualifications:
  • PhD or doctoral work.
  • Seven-to-ten years of academic publishing work experience.
  • Ten years of management-level experience.
  • Demonstrated success as an administrator in an academic environment.
  • Demonstrated success in academic publishing.
  • High level of comfort working in an international, cross-border academic environment.
  • Solid understanding of the business/management education environment through work experience in academic publishing, business academia, or management consulting.
Working at Northwestern University:

Beyond being a place to learn and grow professionally, Northwestern is an exciting and fulfilling place to work! Northwestern offers many benefit options to full and part-time employees including: competitive compensation; excellent retirement plans; comprehensive medical, dental and vision coverage; dependent care match; vacation, sick and holiday pay; professional development opportunities and tuition reimbursement.

Northwestern greatly values work/life balance amongst its employees. Take advantage of recreational, cultural, and enrichment opportunities on campus. Employees also receive access to childcare solutions, retail discounts, and other work/life balance resources.

Northwestern University is an equal opportunity employer and strongly believes in creating an environment that welcomes students, faculty and staff of all races, nationalities and religions. In doing so, we offer our students the opportunity to learn and grow in diverse communities preparing them for successful careers in an increasingly global and diverse work force.

For consideration, please click on the link below. You will be directed to Northwestern University's electronic recruiting system, eRecruit, where you will search and apply for current openings. To apply for this position in eRecruit, enter the Job Opening ID number in the appropriate search field. Once you apply, you will receive an email confirming submission of your resume. For all resumes received, if there is interest in your candidacy, the human resources recruiter or the department hiring manager will contact you. Job Opening ID number for this position is 20358.

Northwestern University is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

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