Cita Press Project and Editorial Coordinator

Background

Cita Press: Getting Fit project, a two-year partnership between the Educopia Institute and Cita Press, and generously funded by The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, aims to build capacity to support the growth and sustainability of Cita, an award-winning, open access, independent press that specializes in carefully designed public-domain texts written by women in free, contemporary editions for print and web. 

Description of Project and Editorial Coordinator Role:

This part-time, 30hr/week, position will be responsible for project coordination and daily management of project activities for the Cita Press: Getting Fit project. In addition to overall project coordination, this position will be responsible for editing English language texts as well as writing press releases, newsletter text, answering emails, and drafting social media posts in Spanish. Candidates that do not have writing proficiency in Spanish will be considered, however, all candidates selected for an interview must demonstrate the ability to communicate clearly and succinctly to a broad audience in English.

Responsibilities will include:

  • Provide editorial assistance to the Cita’s Founder and Director
  • Manage and respond to project-related email with internal and external partners
  • Maintain communication with authors, especially scholars who can write introductions for upcoming titles or possible texts for Cita
  • Monitor project schedule and deadlines
  • Provide research assistance to advance project objectives
  • Document project findings and accomplishments in a timely and professional manner; prepare progress reports for the Principal Investigators and funding agency
  • Prepare, maintain, and update website materials
  • Attend and help to facilitate weekly project meetings
  • Handle confidential and sensitive data with integrity
  •  Coordinate the Advisory Board
  •  Assist with community outreach including the Cita newsletter and social media

The candidate should have the following experience and skills:

  • Some project management experience
  • Exceptional written and oral communication skills
  • Ability to learn new software and research techniques as needed
  • Basic familiarity with tracking and interpreting engagement and impact metrics
  • Ability to work under pressure, to adjust to change, and to handle multiple tasks
  • Experience coordinating the work of extended/diverse groups or project teams
  • Ability to develop, interpret, and apply policy & procedures to a variety of situations
  • High level of self-motivation, independent judgment, resourcefulness, creativity, and initiative
  • Conversational proficiency in Spanish language

Preferred but not required:

  • Experience managing complex, collaborative, multi-institutional projects 
  • Interest in open access publishing
  • Experience bridging disciplinary and professional communities
  • Experience with hosting and organizing virtual events
  • Interest in design and art
  • Interest in literature

Compensation and Application

Base salary for this part-time, 30hr/week, position is $41,250/year, commensurate with experience. Benefits include 18 vacation days per year (accruing monthly) and 11 paid holidays, as well as insurance options and retirement match options. 

Please submit a resume, cover letter, and three professional references to hr@educopia.org.

We will begin reviewing applications on April 19, 2021 and we will continue to welcome applications until the position is filled.

Work Environment

Educopia Institute is a fully distributed team, and this position will work remotely. Success in working in a geographically distributed, collaborative, and research-intensive environment requires a demonstrated ability to accomplish timely, high-quality work, handle a variety of duties, adapt to changing priorities, work successfully in a team, and communicate effectively with all segments of an extended community.

 
About Educopia
The Educopia Institute empowers collaborative communities to create, share, and preserve knowledge. We believe in the power of connection and collaboration. In all of our work, we encourage knowledge sharing and network building—across institutions, communities, and sectors. The Educopia Institute provides training, knowledge, and a neutral administrative backbone to cultivate and facilitate community networks. Educopia’s decentralized staff moderate, encourage, and elevate community member efforts, while distilling, disseminating, and aligning emerging practices and standards. For more information about our organization, please visit http://www.educopia.org.


Educopia Institute is an Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) employer and welcomes all qualified applicants. Applicants will receive fair and impartial consideration without regard to race, sex, color, sexual orientation, religion, national origin, age, disability, veteran status, genetic data, or other legally protected status.

*This is an exempt position. Employees in this position are paid a salary on a monthly basis and are not eligible to receive overtime pay.