Position Description
Press:United States Institute of Peace
Category:Marketing and Sales
Title:Direct Mail Coordinator/Marketing Assistant
Description:The United States Institute of Peace is an independent, nonpartisan institution established and funded by Congress. Its goals are to help prevent and resolve violent conflict, promote post-conflict stability and development, and increase conflict management capacity worldwide. The Institute does this by empowering others with knowledge, skills, and resources, as well as by directly engaging in peacebuilding efforts around the globe.

This is an exciting time of increased impact and visibility for USIP. We recently restructured our organization, are currently expanding our education and training center, and have started construction on a new headquarters on the National Mall.

USIP is looking for a full-time contractor with exceptional administrative and organizational skills to support the Institute's direct mail activities and to assist on the administrative end of publication sales and marketing for USIP Press and for the Institute?s publications program. Duties will include assisting Institute programs with the development and execution of individualized mailings for annual Institute publications; working with program staff to determine final print quantities for these publications; liaising and coordinating with the outside mail house; obtaining outside mailing lists suited to the Institute's needs; tracking costs and maintaining budget databases and Excel files; handling the free publications inventory both on-site and at warehouse.

In addition, this person will assist the Sales and Marketing Manager and staff with administrative duties for marketing and sales of USIP Press books. Examples of these duties include: assisting with course adoption permission requests and monitoring subrights payments; helping to prepare and track author contracts; selling books to Institute visitors and at Institute events upon occasion; preparing for book exhibits at conferences; and assisting with book reviewer mailings.

This person must be detailed-oriented and must be able to multitask in a very fast-paced environment. Tracking information and juggling projects at various stages of development are primary functions of this position. The person must also be comfortable working in a scholarly publishing environment. Familiarity with international affairs and international conflict resolution is a plus.

? A bachelor?s degree is required.
? Strong oral and written communication skills are essential.
? Good math and analysis skills are critical.
? Excellent organizational skills are mandatory.
? Knowledge of database and spreadsheet programs (Excel) required.
? Knowledge of Filemaker is preferable.

Kay Hechler
Sales and Marketing Manager: Publications Office

E-mail:khechler@usip.org
Posted:10/10/08

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