Associate Director, Publishing Services Simon Fraser University Burnaby, British Columbia, Canada- Apply Now

Apr 24
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Union/Affiliation: Administrative and Professional Staff (APSA)

Pay range: $87,505 to $104,493 annually SFU Department Descr: VP Research – Core Facilities

Position Grade: 12

# of openings: 1

Biweekly Hours: 72

Who We Are

PKP is a core research facility at Simon Fraser University, developing (free) open source software (FOSS) and conducting research to improve the quality, reach, and diversity of scholarly publishing. PKP’s various website platforms, including Open Journal Systems (OJS), Open Preprint Systems (OPS), and Open Monograph Press (OMP), guide users through the editorial workflow of scholarly publishing, including submission, review, editing, publishing, and indexing. Thousands of people around the world are now using our software to publish independent journals on a peer-reviewed and open access basis, greatly increasing the public and global contribution of research and scholarship.

About The Role

The Associate Director, Publishing Services provides operational direction for PKP's Publishing Services (PKP|PS) activities, including leading a team of professional and support staff and supporting the development and growth of programs and services to position PKP|PS as a trusted service provider and leader in the field. The role manages an annual operating budget and is responsible for establishing and ensuring that revenue and expense targets are met. The Associate Director is responsible for planning to ensure the long-term sustainability of PKP, including developing and implementing strategies to advance PKP strategic priorities and opportunities, improve operations, and launch initiatives, products, and services. The role establishes processes for client engagement, business development, and service delivery, and reporting on PKP|PS activities.


Master's degree in Business Administration or a related field and five years of progressive experience in areas such as client service innovation, business management or an equivalent combination of education, training and experience.

  • Excellent knowledge of organizational and personnel management.
  • Excellent leadership, supervisory, mentorship and delegation skills.
  • Excellent project management, prioritization, multitasking and organizational skills.
  • Excellent interpersonal, communication (oral, written, presentation), and relationships management skills.
  • Excellent decision-making, strategic planning, and change management skills.
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What We Offer

At SFU, our goal is to ensure our people are valued and supported by promoting a healthy work-life balance, professional growth and development, as well as a safe and respectful workplace. We offer continuing employees who belong in the Administrative & Professional Staff Association (APSA):

  • 4 weeks’ vacation (prorated for the first year)*
  • Hybrid-work program for eligible positions
  • Employer paid defined benefit pension plan
  • On-campus tuition waiver for employees and their immediate family members*
  • Off-campus tuition reimbursements and professional development funds*
  • And more!
  • Prorated for part-time employees

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