Johns Hopkins Univerisity is seeking a Rights & Permissions Office Assistant who will be responsible for assisting with administrative and accounting duties for the busy Rights & Permissions department. The Rights & Permissions Office Assistant will join a team of exceptional professionals committed to bringing the benefits of discovery to the world by providing global access, impact, and influence for the scholarship that we publish and distribute.
This position will help to ensure that the Press is a leader in the selection and development of innovative ideas and scholarship; the creation of pioneering technologies to enhance discovery and learning; and the connection of people to the most trusted knowledge from global researchers, scholars, and educators. This position reports to the Rights Manager.
The Press is committed to honoring every person's inherent dignity as human beings and making that the foundation of our organizational culture. We proactively find ways to ensure opportunities that promote justice, equity, diversity and inclusion. We strive to publish courageously, - giving voice to groundbreaking ideas. We support each other and our stakeholders and envision a future where knowledge enriches the lives of every person. The successful candidate will join a welcoming community that is inclusive and values the contributions and perspectives of individuals from all backgrounds.
Specific Duties & Responsibilities:
Copyright all JHU Press books, print journals and selected electronic journals, mail 2 copies of each (print, if required) or upload digital files (electronic) to the Copyright Office once application is complete and filed.
Draft translation agreements and invoices and track until fully executed.
Maintain library by assigning reference numbers for books and filing books in library.
Vendor setup for payment of author royalties, subsidiary rights sales, and reader fees.
Process checks and check requests working through SAP and PaymentWorks for authors owed royalty and subsidiary rights payments.
Process credit card payments for permissions and subsidiary rights.
Assist in the process of travel expense requests for staff members through SAP
Administrate student pay in SAP system.
Maintain an Excel Spreadsheet of vendor's who have been paid, vendors who have not responded, vendors whose letters were undeliverable, and the amount for each rights payment.
Upload Copyright Clearance Center and other vendor payments to Filemaker (rights tracking software).
Send PDFs of JHUP book titles from Collection Point for disability requests.
General filing for department and routine office duties such as creating and labeling files for the department.
Create and send gratis letters for permissions requests.
Send translated books to authors.
Other Rights & Permissions administrative duties as assigned.
Minimum Qualifications (Mandatory):
High School Diploma/GED
Six months related experience
Additional education may substitute for required experience, to the extent permitted by the JHU equivalency formula.*
* JHU Equivalency Formula: 30 undergraduate degree credits (semester hours) or 18 graduate degree credits may substitute for one year of experience. For jobs where equivalency is permitted, up to two years of non-related college course work may be applied towards the total minimum education/experience required for the respective job.
Proficient in Microsoft 365.
Ability to multi-task in a fast-paced environment.
Excellent critical thinking and communication skills.
Superior problem-solving skills including using analytics to drive decisions.
Creative thinker; embracing new ideas; passionate about developing the potential of Hopkins Press.
Inclusive in decision-making and problem-solving.
Excel in effective use of resources; keen self-awareness of strengths and weaknesses.
Previous publishing experience in the area of copyright preferred but not required.
Classified Title: Office Assistant Working Title: Rights & Permissions Office Assistant Role/Level/Range: ATO 37.5/02/OC Starting Salary Range: $15.00 - $19.00 per hour Employee group: Full Time Schedule: M-F, 8:30 am - 5:00 pm Exempt Status: Non-Exempt Location: Hybrid/Homewood Campus Department name: 10000142-Press General Administration Personnel area: Academic and Business Centers
Please refer to the job description above to see which forms of equivalency are permitted for this position. If permitted, equivalencies will follow these guidelines: 30 undergraduate degree credits (semester hours) or 18 graduate degree credits may substitute for one year of experience. Additional related experience may substitute for required education on the same basis. For jobs where equivalency is permitted, up to two years of non-related college course work may be applied towards the total minimum education/experience required for the respective job.
The successful candidate(s) for this position will be subject to a pre-employment background check.
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