Associate Director, American Prison Writing Archive

Location
Maryland, United States
Salary
Salary Not Specified
Posted
Jul 01, 2021
Employment Type
Full Time
The Political Science Department and the Program in Race, Immigration, and Citizenship welcomes applications from creative, collaborative applicants for a newly created, full-time position of anAssociate Director (Research Projects Specialist) for the American Prison Writing Archive (APWA).

Specific Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Working closely with the Sheridan Libraries, RIC, and Vesla Weaver, the Associate Director will serve as the lead team member in transitioning, developing, and expanding the Archive at its new institutional home, Johns Hopkins University.
  • This role will be responsible for:
    • Ethically maintaining the archive
    • Correspondence with authors
    • Continuously incorporating new essays
    • Ensuring the logistical operation of the APWA digitally and physically
    • Working with student researchers aiding the project and working to preserve the voices and witness testimony of those on the inside
  • After the APWA is successfully transitioned the Associate Director will work with Vesla Weaver to plan extensions and improvements to the Archive and acquisition process, including but not limited to:
    • Greater outreach to authors less well represented in the archive
    • Establish connections to other scholars/nonprofits/research endeavors to collaborate with
    • Build out new ways of making the Archive accessible for inmate communities’ scholarly communities, policy organizations, and the public
    • Continue developing the tagging and coding project

Minimum Qualifications (Mandatory):

    Bachelor's degree in related discipline. Five years related experience required.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Master's degree in library science, archival studies, or a related field preferred.
  • Minimum of two years professional experience working with an existing archive strongly preferred.
  • Experience in the acquisition of essays and letters from collection donors as well as correspondence with people making submissions.
  • Experience and/or willingness to help supervise others supporting the Archive’s operations.
  • Understanding of ethical research using ethnographic, oral history, archives, memoirs/diaries/letters.
  • Experience with grant administration and proposals.
  • Experience with library, scholarly, or community programming.
  • Supervisory experience, including hiring and training.
  • Experience incorporating and developing creative uses and ideas using an existing archive.
  • Demonstrated understanding of the principles and ethics of using oral history, first person essays from vulnerable communities, or other qualitative data collections.
  • Demonstrated cultural competency and experience engaging with Africana / African American / Latinx and LGBTQ communities, as well as justice system-involved individuals.

Special Knowledge, Skills & Abilities:

  • Knowledge of and willingness to learn software related to the Archive
  • Demonstrated adaptability and flexibility, as well as willingness to expand into new areas as the Archive develops and grows
  • Excellent attention to detail
  • Demonstrated discretion in handling confidential documents
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills.
  • Demonstrated excellent time management skills, organizational skills, and demonstrated ability to meet deadlines
  • Excellent interpersonal skills to collaborate and work effectively with a team
  • Experience with developing and maintaining clear workflow documentation for internal use as well as external instructional use
  • Experience entering and analyzing data using relational databases
  • Experience with object digitization (scanning hardware and software, image formats, file organization)
  • Experience with media software (e.g. Adobe Creative Suite)
  • Experience with office software (e.g. Microsoft Office Suite and Google Drive Suite)
  • Knowledge of existing collections, projects, and organizations related to the American Prison Writing Archive
  • Understanding of the complexities of corresponding with individuals within state and federal departments of corrections

Classified Title: Research Projects Specialist
Working Title: Associate Director, American Prison Writing Archive
Role/Level/Range: ATP/04/PC
Starting Salary Range: ​​​​​​​$50,700 - $69,780 annually (commensurate with experience)
Employee group: Full Time
Schedule: M-F / 8:30 am - 5:00 PM
Exempt Status: Exempt
Location: ​​​​​​​Homewood Campus
Department name: ​​​​​​​Political Science
Personnel area: School of Arts & Sciences

The successful candidate(s) for this position will be subject to a pre-employment background check.

If you are interested in applying for employment with The Johns Hopkins University and require special assistance or accommodation during any part of the pre-employment process, please contact the HR Business Services Office atjhurecruitment@jhu.edu. For TTY users, call via Maryland Relay or dial 711.

The following additional provisions may apply depending on which campus you will work. Your recruiter will advise accordingly.

During the Influenza ("the flu") season, as a condition of employment, The Johns Hopkins Institutions require all employees who provide ongoing services to patients or work in patient care or clinical care areas to have an annual influenza vaccination or possess an approved medical or religious exception. Failure to meet this requirement may result in termination of employment.

The pre-employment physical for positions in clinical areas, laboratories, working with research subjects, or involving community contact requires documentation of immune status against Rubella (German measles), Rubeola (Measles), Mumps, Varicella (chickenpox), Hepatitis B and documentation of having received the Tdap (Tetanus, diphtheria, pertussis) vaccination. This may include documentation of having two (2) MMR vaccines; two (2) Varicella vaccines; or antibody status to these diseases from laboratory testing. Blood tests for immunities to these diseases are ordinarily included in the pre-employment physical exam except for those employees who provide results of blood tests or immunization documentation from their own health care providers. Any vaccinations required for these diseases will be given at no cost in our Occupational Health office.

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The successful candidate(s) for this position will be subject to a pre-employment background check.

If you are interested in applying for employment with The Johns Hopkins University and require special assistance or accommodation during any part of the pre-employment process, please contact the HR Business Services Office at jhurecruitment@jhu.edu. For TTY users, call via Maryland Relay or dial 711.

The following additional provisions may apply depending on which campus you will work. Your recruiter will advise accordingly.

During the Influenza ("the flu") season, as a condition of employment, The Johns Hopkins Institutions require all employees who provide ongoing services to patients or work in patient care or clinical care areas to have an annual influenza vaccination or possess an approved medical or religious exception. Failure to meet this requirement may result in termination of employment.

The pre-employment physical for positions in clinical areas, laboratories, working with research subjects, or involving community contact requires documentation of immune status against Rubella (German measles), Rubeola (Measles), Mumps, Varicella (chickenpox), Hepatitis B and documentation of having received the Tdap (Tetanus, diphtheria, pertussis) vaccination. This may include documentation of having two (2) MMR vaccines; two (2) Varicella vaccines; or antibody status to these diseases from laboratory testing. Blood tests for immunities to these diseases are ordinarily included in the pre-employment physical exam except for those employees who provide results of blood tests or immunization documentation from their own health care providers. Any vaccinations required for these diseases will be given at no cost in our Occupational Health office.

Equal Opportunity Employer
Note: Job Postings are updated daily and remain online until filled.

EEO is the Law
Learn more:
https://www1.eeoc.gov/employers/upload/eeoc_self_print_poster.pdf
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