Jane Addams Papers Assistant Editor (PSS4, U18)

Ramapo College of New Jersey - Mahwah, NJ4.3

Mission: Ramapo College of New Jersey is New Jersey’s Public Liberal Arts College, dedicated to providing students a strong foundation for a lifetime of achievement. The College is committed to academic excellence through interdisciplinary and experiential learning, and international and intercultural understanding. Ramapo College emphasizes teaching and individual attention to all students. We promote diversity, inclusiveness, sustainability, student engagement, and community involvement.

Established in 1969, Ramapo College of New Jersey has an enrollment of 5,000 students and offers bachelor’s degrees in the arts, business, humanities, social sciences and the sciences, as well as in professional studies, which include nursing and social work. In addition, Ramapo College offers courses leading to teacher certification at the elementary and secondary levels. The College also offers eight graduate programs as well as articulated programs with Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey, New York Chiropractic College, New York University College of Dentistry, SUNY State College of Optometry and New York College of Podiatric Medicine. The College is ranked as fifth in the Best Regional Public Universities North category by U.S. News & World Report.

Undergraduate students choose to concentrate their studies in one of five schools with more than 539 course offerings and 36 academic programs. Ramapo College boasts an average student/faculty ratio of 18:1 and average class size of 23, affording students the opportunity to develop close ties to the College’s exceptional faculty.

The Assistant Editor of the Jane Addams Papers is under the direction of the Director of the Jane Addams Papers, with evaluative supervision and oversight by the Dean of the Salameno School of Humanities and Global Studies (SSHGS). The Assistant Editor is responsible for assisting in facilitating the publication of the print and digital editions of the Jane Addams Papers, which requires skills in research, administration and student training and supervision. The Assistant Editor is responsible for performing basic professional functions using established policies, procedures, precedents and guidelines; does related work as required. The mission of the Jane Addams Papers incorporates a commitment to involving students in many aspects of the production of the edition, and the Assistant Editor provides leadership in supporting this goal.

Creates metadata and transcriptions for digital edition, proofreads metadata and transcriptions of student employees, and conducts research for the print volume.
Manages student and consultant work on copyright research and permissions.
Consults with the Editor on a regular basis concerning progress on transcriptions, metadata creation, annotation research, and quality control.
Coordinates with Project's Advisory Board, participating archives, and other related organizations that impact assigned responsibilities.
Trains and supervises Jane Addams Papers volunteers and student employees, on editorial procedures, Dublin Core metadata creation, research procedures.
Prepares clear reports on research findings, archival searches, copyright research, and other related information
Maintains essential records and files.
Evaluates and assesses Jane Addams Papers goals, operations, and programs.
Prepares and assists with the preparation of publicity materials (blog posts, social media updates, and print media) and the preparation of grant proposals.
Responsible for occasional business travel, attendance at outside events, and supporting the mission of the College, the Division, and the Unit.


Graduation from an accredited college with a Bachelors Degree in History, Literature or related field required. Masters Degree in History, Library Science or related field preferred.

One year of experience in a documentary editing project or related public history position that is directly related to job responsibilities. Knowledge the history of women, social work, the Progressive Era, philosophy, or peace preferred.

  • Basic knowledge of the principles and techniques essential to performance of assigned responsibilities assigned.
  • Ability to establish cooperative working relationships and coordinate with other offices or organizations that impact on assigned responsibilities.
  • Ability to develop informative materials for publication.
  • Ability to assign and supervise the work of other employees.
  • Ability to represent the college by participating in or speaking at conferences, meetings, seminars, etc.
  • Ability to prepare clear, technically sound, accurate and informative reports containing findings, conclusions and recommendations.
  • Ability to prepare correspondence.
  • Ability to maintain essential records and files.
EEO Statement:
Ramapo College is an Affirmative Action/Equal Employment Opportunity Employer. Ramapo has a long history of advocating, advising, and supporting diversity, equity, and inclusiveness. Examples can be found in its mission statement, strategic plans, degree and course offerings, community outreach programs, the Diversity Action Committee offerings, and the other numerous diversity conferences and programs. Ramapo’s commitment to diversity and inclusion is infused across all facets of the College; where the environment is welcoming, dedicated to social justice, respectful of freedom of expression, focused on educating and having an ongoing conversation regarding cultural competence and the benefits and importance of diversity.

Required Documents:
Cover Letter, Resume/Curriculum Vitae