Employment Opportunities

Upjohn Institute President

The W.E. Upjohn Institute seeks an inspiring and influential president for the critical role of providing strategic direction and leadership for our Institute. We require an executive with both the ability and desire to shape and disseminate the Institute’s work for maximum impact. For further information, please see our full listing.


This position will manage and develop all aspects of library and information retrieval services to support Institute research and program activities. Facilitate circulation and archiving of digital publications, writings and research. Manage e-resources within an integrated library system and other knowledge bases. Oversee Institute archive to preserve permanent records of the organization.

Duties and responsibilities include: Coordinate the management and development of the integrated library system for internal holdings. Maintain copy and original cataloging of serials and monographs using knowledge of MARC format, AACRII, RDA and authority control practices. Responsible for on-going additions to and storage and maintenance of archived materials. Manage and disseminate incoming items, updates, alerts and maintain circulation records. Assist in management of external repository for Institute media including appropriate metadata standards. Coordinate preservation of digital content including migration plans. Facilitate staff inquiries of literature searches in multiple formats. Monitor and disperse funding opportunities and call for papers. Manage, catalog and create finding guides for serial holdings, new materials and grant products. Compile metric reports multiple times throughout the year. Develop policies and procedures for fair use and other copyright issues. Perform other duties as assigned.

Job requirements: Master's degree in library science from an ALA-accredited program. Highly motivated and service oriented with strong desire to learn new technologies and expand skills. Excellent interpersonal and communication skills. Ability to adapt to rapidly changing goals, priorities and deadlines. Proficiency with Lexus-Nexus, EBSCOhost and other databases a plus.

Qualifications and proficiencies: Skilled use of integrated library systems, digital repositories and national cataloging and metadata standards. Experienced user of Microsoft Office 365, Adobe Acrobat Pro or similar. Familiarity working with government information and policy research. Strong background in print and digital advanced secondary research. SharePoint and/or basic HTML coding an asset.

Direct reports: This position has no direct reports.

Although this position will remain open until filled, interested candidates should submit a cover letter and resume to HR@upjohn.org as soon as possible.

About the W.E. Upjohn Institute for Employment Research

Since 1932, the Upjohn Institute has functioned as one of the world’s leading independent labor economics research organizations, seeking to research the causes and effects of unemployment and to devise ways and means of alleviating unemployment. The Institute has an outstanding research staff, and it houses the administrative arm of the local workforce development programs. The combination offers a rich source of data and opportunities for operational experimentation.  

Application Instructions

Submit CV/resume and letter of interest to hr@upjohn.org.

Equal Opportunity Employment

The Upjohn Institute is an Equal Opportunity Employer and as such, is committed to affirmative action steps to help achieve a goal of equality in the treatment of employees and applicants without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, marital status, age height, weight, national origin, veteran or disability status in hiring, promotion training and development, compensation, transfer, termination, disciplinary action, and all other personnel actions and Institute related functions and activities.