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  • asha.weinstein@sjsu.edu
    ... Job Description Organization: The Next American City Inc. Title: Business Manager Position Type: Full-time Organizational Overview: Described by The New
    Message 1 of 1 , Nov 1, 2005

      ----- Forwarded by Asha Weinstein/SJSU on 11/01/2005 09:21 AM -----

      Job Description
      Organization: The Next American City Inc.
      Title: Business Manager
      Position Type: Full-time

      Organizational Overview:

      Described by The New York Times as a “subtle plan to change the world,” The
      Next American City Inc. is a not-for-profit organization founded by a new
      generation of urban thinkers and leaders to explore the transformation of
      America’s cities and suburbs, examining how and why our built environment,
      economy, society and culture are changing. Through a quarterly magazine,
      events across the country, and op-eds in major newspapers, we promote
      socially and environmentally sustainable economic growth in America’s cities
      and suburbs.

      Further details about the organization can be found at www.americancity.org.

      Position Summary:

      The Next American City Inc. is searching for an energetic, self-starting
      leader to build a young not-for profit with an ideas-driven magazine at its
      core into an organization with national impact.

      The position will focus on day-to-day oversight of TNAC’s business
      activities – including marketing, distribution, circulation, advertising,
      and public relations. Major initiatives will include launching a direct mail
      campaign to increase magazine circulation and expanding the organization’s
      ongoing development effort.

      The Business Manager will be the first full-time staffperson for a
      three-year old organization whose strong volunteer network has produced nine
      magazine issues, hosted three major events, and generated national
      publicity. The Business Manager will work closely with TNAC’s Publisher and
      Editor-in-Chief, who will continue to coordinate the production of the
      magazine and several other efforts. The ideal candidate would understand
      magazine publishing, not-for-profit management, and fundraising, although
      candidates who are only familiar with one or two of these fields should
      apply as long as they can demonstrate the capacity to learn quickly.


       a.. Expand circulation by launching direct marketing effort, communicating
      with existing subscribers, and building on already strong base for newsstand
       b.. Increase advertising sales, primarily through managing the work of
      outside advertising consultant
       c.. Support and sustain ongoing fundraising efforts with foundations and
      individual donors
       d.. Work with volunteers to organize fundraising or other events as
       e.. Manage volunteer business team to ensure:
         a.. Ongoing development and updating of TNAC website
         b.. Continued coverage of organization in other online and print media
       f.. Work with Editor-in-Chief and Publisher to manage partnerships with
      the University of Pennsylvania Institute for Urban Research and other

      We anticipate, particularly if the individual is based at the University of
      Pennsylvania, to be able to supplement our existing volunteer base with an
      extensive internship program to help carry out these duties. As the
      organization grows, this job has the potential to evolve over time with
      significant opportunity for advancement.


       a.. A motivated, creative leader who is a self-starter
       b.. A minimum of 3 years of experience either in the publishing field
      (preferably with management experience) OR other substantive entrepreneurial
      business/not-for-profit experience
       c.. Interest in and understanding of urban policy issues
       d.. Proven record of team building, especially in regards to “virtual”
       e.. Polished interpersonal and verbal/written communications skills, as
      well as solid persuasion, negotiation and leadership skills


      Philadelphia, PA preferred, though we may consider applicants who are based
      in other places along the Northeast Corridor. If based in Philadelphia, will
      work from the University of Pennsylvania’s Institute for Urban Research,
      with which The Next American City has recently established a partnership.

      Compensation Package:

      Competitive salary, medical/dental insurance, holiday/vacation/sick leave

      How to Apply:

      E-mail a brief statement of interest and resume to apply@...
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