The North American Coordinating Council on Japanese Library Resources (NCC) works as an intermediary among faculty, librarians, funders, professional organizations, and other international collaborators to provide research and teaching resources relating to Japan, most of which are freely available online. NCC also serves as an advocate for the field of Japanese Studies and sponsors workshops in support of the field.
Responsibilities of the Executive Director include: fund raising, public and donor relations, events planning, and the management of day-to-day activities of NCC in telecommunication with the NCC Chair, Council Members, and, when necessary, a broad range of constituents including librarians, scholars in the field of Japanese studies, students, funders, and counterparts in Japan, Europe, and wherever Japanese studies in taught.
- A Bachelor of Arts in Japanese studies (discipline open) or equivalent experience
- Familiarity with academic libraries and the field of Japanese studies in North America
- Experience with fundraising
- Native fluency in English with demonstrated writing and editing skills
- Strong Japanese language ability (speaking and reading)
- Computer literacy (word processing, data, social media, & image management)
- US citizenship or a Green Card (visa sponsorship not available)
- Ability to travel domestically in the US, Japan and elsewhere
- Experience in educational/nonprofit administration; conference/ special event management
- Ability to organize and motivate a largely volunteer workforce
- Familiarity with QuickBooks bookkeeping systems, the LibGuides site management platform, and website development and management systems
- An MLIS or advanced degree/s in Japanese Studies helpful
NCC is a small nonprofit (501-C-3) headquartered with the Executive Director (currently in Massachusetts where it is also listed as a public charity). Salary will be based on experience and reviewed by the NCC Chair and the NCC Executive Committee.
The ED must be self-motivated and comfortable working independently outside of a structured office environment, maintaining regular communications via teleconferencing and social media with a global network of colleagues and collaborators, and working on flexible and on-call schedule. The position is defined as half time but may require periods of long-hours especially during the CEAL/AAS Annual Meetings week.
The position officially begins July 1, 2017, but may start earlier with a transitional period working with the outgoing Executive Director.
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