ITHAKA’s mission is to expand access to knowledge and education around the world. Our services — Artstor, JSTOR, Portico, and Ithaka S+R — enable people everywhere to learn, to grow, and to overcome historical barriers to education. In carrying out our mission, as employees we feel a deep responsibility to each other and our well-being, and are committed to building and sustaining a diverse, equitable, and inclusive workplace.

The Role

ITHAKA is looking for an organized and results-driven Account Manager to deepen relationships with higher education libraries and community colleges in the Southwest United States in order to sustain existing revenue and grow participation in new products and services.

The right candidate will be a proactive and reactive problem solver who is as relaxed presenting to library leadership as they are building a complex price quote in Excel. As an Account Manager, your top priorities will be serving the needs of your assigned accounts and forming relationships with key decision-makers and influencers. Through these relationships and top-notch account management you’ll work to grow participation in our existing products and build momentum for new services and business models we have in development.

In this role, you’ll have an exciting opportunity to work on the front lines of our community as JSTOR transforms to meet the changing needs of scholarly research and education.

The deadline to apply for this position in April 5th at 5 PM EST.

Responsibilities

  • Build relationships with key decision makers and influencers at assigned accounts through regular email, webinars, conferences, and in-person engagements.
  • Using a consultative selling approach, grow the revenue at your assigned accounts for all ITHAKA-related products and services.
  • Maintain excellent and detailed knowledge of all ITHAKA products and services, with the ability to clearly and effectively communicate their value to your account base.
  • Maintain up-to-date product, industry, and technical knowledge by reviewing professional publications, participating in professional societies, and drawing on learnings from professional networks.
  • Become skilled on the trends within your assigned accounts and provide feedback and expertise back to the organization to inform cross-functional decision-making.
  • Negotiate licensing terms and participation fees with prospective and current participants.
  • Partner closely with your regional teammates to achieve mutual goals and success across your assigned accounts.
  • Engage regularly with all assigned accounts to achieve assigned performance metrics.
  • Provide top-tier account support in the form of managing license agreement negotiations, providing and interpreting account usage data, and order processing.
  • Effectively and dynamically communicate JSTOR’s strategic direction to build awareness and help the organization achieve its transformational goals.
  • Become skilled on the trends within your assigned accounts and provide feedback and expertise back to the organization to inform cross-functional decision-making.
  • Diligently and effectively track your conversations and pipeline in ITHAKAs CRM to inform business commitments and revenue forecasting.
  • 25% (1 week per month travel to visit participating libraries and attend industry and company events required.

Experience and Skills

  • BA/BS preferred; MBA/MLS or advanced degree a plus.
  • At least two years of experience working in sales or relationship-building positions at a library vendor or digital publisher.
  • Demonstrated aptitude for relationship building, strategic thinking, and product positioning.
  • Original thinker who is adept at problem-solving.
  •  Exceptional email, verbal, and written communication skills.
  • Ability to effectively demonstrate digital content and platform tools.
  • Knowledge of current academic library trends (experience working in a library, archive, or a library degree is a plus) and familiarity with the current digital landscape.
  • High degree of adaptability operating in an environment of change and transformation.
  • Experience managing a pipeline in a modern CRM solution.
  • Proficiency in MS Word, PowerPoint, and Outlook; intermediate Excel skills including VLOOKUP and Pivot Tables preferred.

 

Work Authorization and Sponsorship

ITHAKA is not currently considering candidates who require any type of immigration sponsorship (additional work authorization or permanent work authorization) now or in the future to work in the United States.

 

Compensation and Benefits

At ITHAKA we believe in openness and equity. Part of living those values is our commitment to clarity about salary ranges, so candidates know what to expect. The starting salary for this position ranges from $70,188 – $87,734 per year. Starting pay may vary with job-related knowledge, skills, and experience. At present, our total compensation package for benefits-eligible employees includes medical, dental, and vision plans, an employer-paid 10% retirement contribution, paid parental and caregiver leave, 22 days of paid time off, 11 paid holidays, up to 12 sick days, wellness benefits, and more. Please note that ITHAKA, at its discretion, may make changes to its benefits programs from time to time.

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We are committed to our organizational values of belonging, evidence, speed, teamwork,  and trust. We take inclusion seriously. Belonging is one of our core values, and it shows in our vibrant culture. People from a wide range of backgrounds work at ITHAKA, and we believe that unique perspectives help us realize new insights and build better solutions.

We want to work with people who are passionate about ideas like these and who wish to contribute their perspectives and talents to ITHAKA’s mission. We enthusiastically welcome applications from people of all underrepresented backgrounds and credentials. We want to hear your story and include your perspective in the transformative work we aim to do.

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Although ITHAKA has physical offices in New York and Ann Arbor, Michigan, our employees are distributed across the continental United States. At this time, we’re not considering candidates who are unable to work and reside in the continental U.S.

Candidates may apply by submitting an application online through our career site, if you have any questions about your application, please contact us at careers@ithaka.orgITHAKA is committed to providing reasonable accommodations, if there’s anything we can do to accommodate any portion of the application or hiring process, please contact us at accommodations@ithaka.org. 

We are proud to be an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer.  All qualified applicants receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, sex, national origin, gender identity, sexual orientation, age, religion, domestic violence victim status, veteran status, disability, history of disability or perceived disability, or other status protected by law. We invite you to read our Equal Employment Opportunity and Affirmative Action Statement. ITHAKA cares about your privacy, learn more about our Applicant Privacy Notice.