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Monday, July 29, 2019

F/T - Research Specialist, Open Society (NY)

Research Specialist - Open Society Research Services
Competitive salary + excellent benefits
New York

The Strategy Unit helps Open Society staff create, implement, and assess “living strategies” that can be used to signal plans, share new ideas, align actions, delegate authority, budget resources, and hold themselves accountable. We add value by bridging various perspectives throughout the strategy and budget cycle, soliciting staff input and serving as their advocates while advancing the goals of Open Society leadership. In all our efforts, we try to embody values that Open Society strives for in its internal culture: transparency, collaboration, responsibility, inclusion, and informed risk-taking. These characteristics are enabling conditions for living strategy at Open Society.

Research Services, housed within the Strategy Unit, is an evolving knowledge management resource connecting staff to pertinent internal and externally generated information to strengthen the empirical basis of Open Society's strategic planning and assessment practices. By tracking, curating, facilitating access to, and preserving authoritative resources, Research Services assists staff in staying current in their fields and making informed decisions, which in turn better positions them to improve upon the development, implementation, and assessment of their programmatic strategies.

The Research Specialist is a full-time role, working with the Head of Research Services to provide innovative and responsive information services across the global Open Society network. The Research Specialist is a service-oriented role that promotes a rigorous and thoughtful approach to strategy across the network through proactive and thorough asset stewardship, analysis, and research support across Open Society projects, departments, staff, and Fellows. You will demonstrate a capacity for and commitment to dynamic knowledge management and professional engagement.

You will prepare reports on pricing, usage, resource inquiries, and other metrics to support collection development and assessment, budget processes, decision making, impact measurement, and reporting requirements for Research Services.

A minimum of 3 years’ research support experience is required for this role, ideally in an academic environment or research institution. You must be able to demonstrate knowledge of research methodologies and major information providers and resources along with the ability to work effectively in a dynamic team-based environment and independently, as required.

A full job description and candidate profile can be found on our website.

To Apply:

Closing date: 13 August 2019.

We are strengthened by the diversity of our colleagues across the Open Society Foundations. We welcome applications from people of all cultures, backgrounds, and experiences, and are committed to providing reasonable adjustments so that colleagues with disabilities are able to fulfil the essential functions of the job.

Friday, July 26, 2019

Systems Librarian, Center for Jewish History (NY)

The Center for Jewish History seeks a creative, pragmatic, and insightful individual to become our Systems Librarian. Primary responsibilities include the management of the shared integrated library system and discovery layer as well as coordinating metadata remediation projects, management of authorities database, generating and maintaining customized reports, training staff, creating and maintaining documentation, and troubleshooting. The successful candidate can see both the forest and the trees, and will be able to balance system-wide implications with a detail-oriented focus and perspective.
The Systems Librarian will report to the Senior Manager for Metadata and Discovery. The Metadata and Discovery Services department is tasked with coordinating the interoperability and integration between Center systems that control, describe, preserve, and provide access to the rich physical and digital holdings of the five Partner institutions. The Systems Librarian will work closely with department members, as well as the Center’s Information Technology department, vendors, and stakeholders in the Center and Partner community to ensure that the physical, digital, and electronic holdings available at the Center are discoverable and accurately described.
·         Oversees the maintenance of library systems, technologies, and software related to the description and discovery of the physical and digital holdings of the Partners and Center.
·         Develops and refines workflows to effectively describe physical and digital holdings within Center library systems and externally in OCLC products.
·         Troubleshoots hardware and software problems in collaboration with Center’s Information Technology department and colleagues in Metadata and Discovery Services.
·         Collects statistics for systems usage to assist with future resource allocation, identifying trends in use of systems, improving the description of resources, and gap analysis.
·         Utilizes and tests a variety of software tools to extract and manipulate data from various sources.
·         Cooperates in the development, creation, promotion, and assessment of system-based policies and best practices.
Required Qualifications:
  • Masters in Library and Information Science from an ALA-accredited library school.
  • 3-5 years experience working within Integrated Library Systems and other library systems software in a special library setting. 
  • Strong background in cataloging and knowledge of descriptive standards (like MARC, AACR2, DACS, RDA, Dublin Core, and/or EAD), authorities, and tools (like Cataloger’s Desktop, MarcEdit, and OCLC Connexion).
  • Commitment to programmatic and systems-based solutions for correcting and optimizing description across library systems.
  • Expertise in organizing and manipulating data using spreadsheet applications, like Microsoft Excel, Google Sheets, or OpenRefine.
  • Basic competency in UNIX, SQL, Python, and/or Perl.
  • Ability to work both independently and in a team environment.
  • Capable of fostering a collaborative environment and developing diplomatic, adaptable approaches to shared library systems.
  • General interest in library technology and the future of descriptive metadata and cataloging standards, particularly concerning discovery and access in a library, archive, and museum setting.
Preferred Qualifications:
         Familiarity with Ex Libris library systems products, such as Primo, Aleph, and Rosetta.
         Comprehension of and comfort with descriptive metadata across library systems, including ability to crosswalk data from different formats.
         Understanding of database construction and architecture.
         Previous experience working in a multilingual environment with bibliographic knowledge in at least one of the following languages (in addition to English): Hebrew, Yiddish, German, or Russian.
         15-21 Federal and religious holidays off each year in addition to generous vacation, sick and personal days.
         Full health benefits (medical, dental and vision) with minimal employee contributions.
         Free Life Insurance and Long-Term Disability coverage.
         Flexible Spending Account and Commuter Benefits.
         Tuition reimbursement.
         Generous 403b retirement benefits.
The Center for Jewish History is committed to diversity and inclusion. Qualified individuals who bring diverse perspectives to the workplace are especially encouraged to apply.
Review of applications will begin immediately.  For priority consideration, please submit cover letter, resume, and contact information for three references to Eric Fritzler, Senior Manager for Metadata and Discovery, at by August 9, 2019. Applications will be accepted until the position is filled. No phone calls please.

Tuesday, July 23, 2019

F/T - Prospect Dev't Coordinator, Planned Parenthood (NY)

Prospect Development Coordinator, Principal & Major Gifts


Planned Parenthood Federation of America (PPFA) is the nation’s leading women’s health care provider, educator, and advocate, serving women, men, teens and families. For over 100 years, PPFA has done more than any other organization in the United States to improve women’s health and safety, prevent unintended pregnancies, and advance the right and ability of individuals and families to make informed and responsible health care decisions.

The Principal and Major Gifts (PMG) team raises money for both Planned Parenthood Federation of America (PPFA) and Planned Parenthood Action Fund (PPAF) from individuals.  Major gifts are defined as gifts of $25,000 with principal gifts starting at the $250,000 level.

Planned Parenthood Federation of America (PPFA) seeks a dynamic and effective Prospect Development Coordinator, Principal & Major Gifts.  Reporting to the Associate Director, Prospect Research, this position provides support for Principal & Major Gifts work across National and Collaborative Fundraising Program (CFP) Affiliate partners.
·       Under the supervision of the Associate Director, Prospect Research, identifies new prospects with the capacity to make PMG level investments in Planned Parenthood, with particular focus on CFP markets.
·       Assists the Associate Director, Prospect Management to prepare monthly metrics reports for National and the CFP PMG Teams Portfolio Managers.
·       Assists Associate Director, Prospect Management & Director, Prospect Development to design and implement reports, dashboards and large scale analytics projects for National and CFP PMG teams.
·       Ensures the accuracy of donor intelligence within Salesforce database including relationships, wealth information and capacity and inclination ratings.
·       Ensures the accuracy of moves management data and PMG pipeline in Salesforce.
·       Assists Associate Director, Prospect Research, Senior Specialist, Prospect Development and Director, Prospect Development to design and implement reports and other tools to present donor intelligence to Prospect Managers and Development Leadership in National and CFP Markets.
·       Conducts in depth research and analysis on high capacity donors being cultivated and solicited for multi year investments in Planned Parenthood. 
·       Assists Director, Prospect Development & Senior Specialist, Prospect Development to onboard new CFP portfolios in SalesForce.
·       Assists in the maintenance and accuracy of donor records.
·       Maintains a directory of database reports for the principal and major gifts team.
·       Maintains a directory of electronic resources for the principal and major gifts team.
·       Administrative responsibilities such as filing, scanning and data entry.
·       Bachelor’s degree preferred.
·       1 or more years of directly related fundraising/development experience required.
·       Exceptional multitasker, with an attention to details.
·       Unflappable, with excellent people skills, able to develop partnerships with internal
·       Stakeholders.
·       0-25%

Planned Parenthood Federation of America is an equal employment opportunity employer and is committed to maintaining a non-discriminatory work environment, and does not discriminate against any employee or applicant for employment on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, veteran status, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity, or any other characteristic protected by applicable law.  Planned Parenthood is committed to creating a dynamic work environment that values diversity and inclusion, respect and integrity, customer focus, and innovation.

Planned Parenthood Federation of America participates in the E-Verify program.

Tuesday, July 16, 2019

Strategic Intelligence Analyst, Interpublic (NY)

Requisition Title-Strategic Intelligence Analyst (Job Number:011694)

Primary Location

-United States-New York-New York


For assigned subject areas:
  • Perform information search and analysis on companies, industries, brands, advertising topics, etc. in response to requests from Interpublic and its operating companies (using professional databases, the Internet, and print and industry resources)
  • Create and develop reports on companies and their category/competition for new business opportunities.
  • Develop CMI ViewPoints (topical reports on category subjects)  and Thoughts On pieces, as appropriate, and facility with social media tools to promote one’s own work
  • Contribute to CMIonline by adding Editor’s Picks (breaking news in categories, pertinent links, etc.), CMI ViewPoints, and Thoughts On and selecting content from vendors such as Mintel and Euromonitor) 
  • Keep self and collection up to date by seeking out/identifying/evaluating resources to be acquired, attending conferences and webinars, keeping up with trade sources, maintaining electronic  files
  • Participate in projects/products/services on the advertising/marketing industry for management (currently these include Daily Intelligence) Participate in deep competitive intelligence projects for IPG management
  • Participate in social media activities promoting CMI
  • Research topics outside of assigned area, as necessary
Education: Master of Library/Information Science (MLS) highly desirable

Experience: Minimum of 3 years professional research experience

Online databases (LexisNexis, Ebscohost), Internet search skills, Microsoft Outlook, Word, Excel, PowerPoint.  Excellent communication/ writing skills. Familiarity and fluency with social media tools, Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, Instagram

We, Interpublic Group (IPG), are an equal opportunity employer and value diversity at our company. We do not discriminate on any unlawful basis including race, religion, color, national origin, disability, gender, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status, or any other basis prohibited by law. 

Monday, July 8, 2019

Business Librarian, Temple Univ (PA)

Are you a librarian who does their best work out in the campus community, engaging faculty, students, and community stakeholders? Do you actively explore ways the library can meet the growing demand for services and resources that support business, innovation, entrepreneurship, and community economic development? If so, come join the Business, Social Sciences, and Education team at Temple Libraries. We seek an enthusiastic, service-oriented Business Librarian who will work closely with our current Business Librarian to pursue our outreach to campus and community partners. As a bonus you’ll work in our new state-of-the-art library building. Interested candidates from diverse backgrounds, including community college, corporate, and public librarians, are encouraged to apply. Temple University is a vibrant, urban research university with over 1,700 full-time faculty and a student body of 36,000 that is among the most diverse in the nation. For more information about Temple and Philadelphia, visit
Primary Duties and Responsibilities:
Under the direction of the Head of Business, Social Sciences, and Education, the Business Librarian provides general reference and specialized research consultations for business students at all levels (undergraduate, MBA, and doctoral), staff, and faculty, in person and virtually, by appointment and upon request. Develops print, web-based and multimedia instructional materials and counsels faculty in developing effective assignments and learning activities. Delivers library instruction to students in business-related disciplines and the general education curriculum. Collaborates closely with another Business Librarian, and serves as co-liaison to the Fox School of Business, School of Sports, Tourism & Hospitality Management (STHM), and to entrepreneurship offices across campus, such as Blackstone LaunchPad, the Innovation and Entrepreneurship Institute, and others. Shares responsibility for developing and managing electronic and print collections for business and hospitality-related subject areas. Engages the wider campus community through outreach and promotional activities related to innovation, entrepreneurship, and community economic development. Identifies centers of entrepreneurship and start-up activity in Temple colleges beyond Fox Business and STHM, and works with their library liaisons to support entrepreneurial initiatives across campus and local community partners. Participates in committee and collegial meetings, and events, which may occasionally occur in the evening or on weekends. The Business Librarian is expected to be professionally active and meet requirements for contract renewals, promotion, and regular appointment. Performs other duties as assigned.

Required Education and Experience:
ALA accredited MLS. Experience providing responsive library research and instruction services to an ethnically and economically diverse patron population. Experience serving as a liaison to a business, hospitality, marketing, or related school, or providing business information in an academic, corporate, or public library.

Required Skills and Abilities:
*Current awareness of issues and trends in library public services for one or more of the following: business, entrepreneurship, hospitality, tourism, sports management, and economic development.
*Demonstrated commitment to diversity, inclusion, and social justice.

*Excellent interpersonal and customer service skills.

*Excellent written and oral communication skills.

*Ability to work independently and as part of a team.

*Ability to manage projects.

Preferred Skills and Abilities:
*Degree in business, economics, management, hospitality or related field.
*Experience with urban small business development.

*Experience with business data analytics and quantitative tools, such as SPSS, MatLab, R, or others.

*Experience working with campus and community partners (e.g. student services offices, local small businesses or non-profit organizations) 

*Experience with Springshare systems.

Competitive salary and benefits package, including relocation allowance.  Rank and salary will be commensurate with qualifications and experience.

To apply:
To apply for this position, please visit, click on Careers At Temple at the bottom of the home page, and reference 19002791.  For full consideration, please submit your completed electronic application, along with a cover letter and resume. Review of applications will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled.
Temple University is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer with a strong commitment to cultural diversity.