The American Library Association’s Office for Intellectual freedom (OIF) is seeking a full-time Program Officer. We are looking for a curious, tech-savvy information manager and architect to join our team at our Chicago, IL headquarters. Passionate support of intellectual freedom is a requirement.
Reporting to the Director of the Office, the successful candidate will have four main areas of responsibility.
To provide database management support for the gathering, analysis, and reporting of intellectual freedom challenges reported to the OIF.
To manage and ensure legal compliance regarding the financial records and transactions of the Freedom to Read Foundation, a separate 501 c3 non-profit organization devoted to the support of free speech, and education about it. The position will also provide some support for financial transactions for OIF.
To manage the membership functions of the Freedom to Read Foundation, including recruitment, renewals and dues collection, newsletter mailings, donation drives, and attendant record-keeping and reports.
To support FTRF and OIF in providing the information and logistical infrastructure for projects, processes, conferences, and committee support.
The American Library Association is an equal opportunity employer: Minority/Female/Disability/Veteran.
Bachelor’s degree, minimum of 3 to 5 years relevant experience. Familiarity with software concerning financial records management (e.g. Quickbooks), membership management (FTRF uses MyMembership), and other office and database products (our challenge database is Casemap, which is built on Access).
Additional Salary Information: Negotiable from the high 40s; based on relevant experience. ALA has an excellent benefit package that includes medical, dental, generous paid vacation and retirement annuity.
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 Was...hington Office. Our main office is located in the heart of Chicago’s Gold Coast, right off of Michigan Ave, with satellite offices in Washington, DC, Connecticut, and Pennsylvania.