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American Library Association

Chicago, IL

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ALA is seeking an operations manager for its book publishing unit.

Reporting to the Publisher of ALA Editions / Neal-Schuman, you will facilitate the operations of the book publishing unit. Key responsibilities include:

• Manage and maintain title management database (in MS Access)

• Develop data analysis queries

• Produce/output periodic and ad hoc reports

• Develop and implement performance and financial tracking reports

• Process invoices

• Manage and ensure the accuracy of works in progress (WIP) and corresponding inventory adjustments

• Track/record final costs for projects received in inventory

• Process check requests

• Manage the royalty operation

• Analyze financial reports as necessary to provide backup for monthly commentaries

• P&L development for book projects

• Analyze operations, ratios, milestones

• Maintain co-publishing records

• Monitor and analyze vendor performance (e.g., order processing & fulfillment, online store, etc.) to maximize operational efficiencies

• Schedule proposal meetings. Prepare documents for project proposals and transmittals

Salary: Negotiable from the mid-60s; based on relevant experience. ALA has an excellent benefit package that includes medical, dental, generous paid vacation and retirement annuity.

Apply online at including cover letter and resume.

(Additional documents should be uploaded on the same screen as the resume)


Send a cover letter and resume to:

American Library Association

Human Resources

Ref: opermgrALAEditions

50 E. Huron St.

Chicago, IL 60611-6763

Fax : (312) 280-5270Email :

The American Library Association is an equal opportunity employer: Minority/Female/Disability/Veteran

Requirements: 4-year college degree. Advanced Access (database) skills. Advanced Excel skills. Intermediate Word skills. Financial Management knowledge and experience. Presentation skills (ability to present quantitative information effectively). General verbal and written proficiency.

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The American Library Association (ALA) is the oldest and largest library association in the world. Founded in 1876, our mission is to share our vision of the importance of libraries, literacy and free access to information. ALA offers professional services and publications to members and nonmembers, including online news stories from American Libraries and analysis of crucial issues from our Washington Office. Our main office is located in the heart of Chicago’s Gold Coast, right off of Michigan Ave, with satellite offices in Connecticut, Pennsylvania and Washington, DC.


Mary Pullen



50 East Huron Street

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