Chief Executive Officer – AIP Publishing

Morgan Healey Retained Assignment

AIP Publishing is a wholly owned not-for-profit subsidiary of the American Institute of Physics (AIP). AIP Publishing’s mission is to support the charitable, scientific and educational purposes of AIP through scholarly publishing activities in the fields of the physical and related sciences on its own behalf and on behalf of its publishing partners to help them proactively advance their missions.

AIP Publishing seeks an experienced and dynamic new Chief Executive Officer. The position is based in Melville New York. Relocation assistance is available. The AIP Publishing portfolio consists of 30 leading peer-reviewed journals covering a broad spectrum of the physical sciences, including titles from several publishing partners; in addition, an e-books program has recently been launched. AIP Publishing serves a global audience of authors, editors, reviewers, readers and library customers. With over 30,000 annual article submissions and almost 4000 library customers, AIP Publishing is a primary source of revenue for AIP.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Support and enhance the mission of the parent organisation, AIP, by being a leading publisher in the physical sciences;
  • Develop and deliver AIP Publishing’s short and long-term strategy;
  • Ensure the long-term financial sustainability of the company and deliver revenue and surplus targets;
  • Introduce new products and services to diversify current streams of revenue in response to market trends and customer needs;
  • Lead the organisation in addressing current market challenges and opportunities including:
    • sustain the current business model
    • grow Open Access
    • foster the Strategic Partnerships recently concluded with society partners
    • increase the number of publishing partners
    • grow the e-books program
  • Develop and maintain a positive strategic orientation with the Board of Managers
  • Monitor trends in adjacent markets and position the organisation to take advantage of these trends
  • Seek to enhance and protect AIP Publishing’s image, reputation, and assets.
  • Recruit, develop, inspire, and motivate a talented team of publishing professionals to enable AIP Publishing to thrive in a competitive global market for scientific information products and services

The CEO is a voting member of the AIP Publishing Board of Managers and is responsible for the overall operation and day-to-day management of AIP Publishing, LLC.

Education, Experience and Knowledge

  • University or college degree in physics or a related science is required
  • Advanced graduate degree and/or MBA is strongly preferred 
  • 15+ years of relevant experience, with at least 10 years of management experience in roles with direct accountability for both financial and operational performance of multiple units within a global, digital, publishing environment
  • Demonstrable senior leadership experience and a track record of success
  • Clarity of vision and sound professional judgment
  • Industry credibility that proves influential with outside stakeholders including the societies, agencies, etc., with which AIP Publishing needs to collaborate, coordinate, and partner.

Closing date for applications is Friday 15th of November. Please send applications to james@morganhealey.com

Director, Northern Europe / Germany

Morgan Healey Retained Assignment 

About the Optical Society: 

Since 1916, OSA has been the world’s leading champion for optics and photonics, uniting and educating scientists, engineers, educators, technicians and business leaders worldwide to foster and promote technical and professional development.

Through publications, events and services, the Optical Society is helping to advance the science of light by addressing the ongoing need for shared knowledge and innovation.

Scope of Activities:

The Director, OSA Europe, is responsible for developing, building and sustaining relationships and connections with OSA members and customers in northern Europe. The individual’s focus will be on implementing the stated strategic direction for the OSA European office and increasing volunteer engagement across all of the major OSA programs within Europe.

Position Summary:

The Director, OSA Europe works with all pertinent internal and external stakeholders to achieve greater volunteer engagement in the European market, specifically northern Europe. The individual in this position will develop and cultivate relationships with a variety of diverse stakeholders, including, but not limited to members, librarians, government officials, volunteers, companies and OSA’s European based partners. Success will be measured by increased engagement levels with specific stakeholder groups from the current base level as specified in the Success Metrics section of the European Office Business Plan.

This employee will, with the direction and support of the home office, serve as a face of OSA in Europe. He/she will need to be successful in building relationships not only with external customers and partners, but also with the society staff based in the US.

As one of the two primary contacts and front line role for growing OSA’s engagement and visibility in Europe, this position will travel frequently to visit members of the community, institutions, agencies and other sites of interest to OSA as well as participate in and network at conferences.

This is an exciting role for the Society as they continue to build out their outreach in Europe adding to the additional hire last year. This role would suit a candidate that is outgoing, well networked and able to act as an ambassadorial figure for the Society, building strong relationships and raising the Society's profile within Europe

Skills & Experience:

  • Seven to ten years or more of relevant experience in business development and working with a scientific society
  • Bachelor’s degree required. Higher level degree in science or engineering preferred.
  • Multilingual would be an advantage, but not essential
  • Strong interpersonal skills to facilitate positive engagement with the community and other OSA staff
  • Strong interpersonal skills to facilitate positive engagement with volunteers and staff
  • Effective written and oral communication and analytical skills.
  • Ability to meet multiple deadlines, coordinate details and work independently required.
  • Proven organizational and presentation skills.
  • Ability to work collaboratively with US based colleagues in a timely manner from a remote location. 
  • Excellent project and time management skills.
  • High energy level.
  • Knowledge of business and management principles. 
  • High level of professionalism.
  • Proficiency in all MS Office applications. 
  • Ability to travel 40-50% of the time required.