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American Philological Association

AMERICAN PHILOLOGICAL ASSOCIATION

AMERICAN PHILOLOGICAL ASSOCIATION PHILADELPHIA, PA

Coordinator, Meetings, Programs, and Administration. Responsibilities:

Logistical arrangements for annual meeting and committee meetings including site inspections; negotiation of contracts with hotels and related vendors; preparation of signage; and organization of catering, temporary help, volunteers, and child care. Production of annual meeting program. Attendance at the annual meeting (and at other meetings as required) to supervise the above functions. Review of invoices stemming from meetings. Staff liaison to Board of Directors and committees as assigned. Management of Association finances including checking account, agency account at University of Pennsylvania, Scholars Press account, and investment account. Submission of financial reports to granting agencies. Other duties as assigned by the Executive Director including general office management duties in collaboration with the Coordinator, Membership and Publications.

Qualifications. A minimum of three-years of full-time employment in a related field or graduate level work in classical languages and literature. Bachelor's degree required. Experience in at least one of the following areas: meeting planning, financial management, program development and management. Preference will be shown to candidates with experience in more than one of these areas. Demonstrated ability to work independently and to handle multiple projects. Excellent written and oral communications skills. Facility with common computer software (word processing, spreadsheets, databases). Familiarity with an academic environment. Salary and Benefits:

Salary: Minimum: $29,800; Top of First Third: $37,250; Top of Second Third: $44,700; Maximum: $52,150. Benefits: Outstanding benefits package through the University of Pennsylvania. Application Procedure: Resumes should be submitted to the University of Pennsylvania either by mail (University of Pennsylvania, Recruitment & Staffing, Division of Human Resources, 3401 Walnut Street, Suite 521A, Philadelphia, PA 19104-6205) or online (http://www.hr.upenn.edu/jobs/howapply.htm). Refer to Position #99052759AM.

AMERICAN PHILOLOGICAL ASSOCIATION PHILADELPHIA, PA

Coordinator, Membership and Publications. Responsibilities: Administration of Placement Service throughout the year including editing and publishing listings of positions and candidates and attending the annual meeting to supervise Placement Service activities. Recruitment and retention of members and oversight of relevant databases. Production of bimonthly newsletter including layout, communication with submitters and advertisers, oversight of printing and mailing, and financial reports. Production of APA Guide to Graduate Study in the United States and Canada. Administration of surveys and databases necessary to produce Guide. Production of Directory of Small Classics Departments. Liaison with Scholars Press on production of Directory of Members. Staff Liaison to Editor of TAPA, Editor of APA Web Page, and Director of Campus Advisory Service. Staff liaison to committees as assigned. Other duties as assigned by the Executive Director, including general office management duties in collaboration with the Coordinator, Meetings, Programs, andAdministration

Qualifications. A minimum of three-years of full-time employment in a related field. Preference will be shown to candidates with work experience in an individual membership association. Bachelor's degree strongly preferred. Experience in desktop publishing and database administration. Preference will be shown to candidates with a background in publications or survey design and analysis. Demonstrated ability to work independently and to handle multiple projects. Excellent written and oral communications skills. Familiarity with academic environment.

Salary and Benefits. Salary Range: Minimum: $29,800; Top of First Third: $37,250; Top of Second Third: $44,700; Maximum: $52,150. Benefits: Outstanding benefits package through the University of Pennsylvania. Application Procedure: Resumes should be submitted to the University of Pennsylvania either by mail (University of Pennsylvania, Recruitment & Staffing, Division of Human Resources, 3401 Walnut Street, Suite 521A, Philadelphia, PA 19104-6205) or online (http://www.hr.upenn.edu/jobs/howapply.htm). Refer to Position #99052758AM.

The Executive Director Search Committee, consisting of Professors David Konstan (Chair), Harry Evans, Julia Gaisser, Erich Gruen, Judith Hallett, Michael Putnam, and Ruth Scodel, announces the following position:

The American Philological Association seeks to hire a full-time administrator with a background in Classics. The successful candidate will become Executive Director-designate on or about 1 May 1999, and will assume full duties on 1 July 1999. The anticipated term of office is five years with an annual review and the potential for renewal. Salary and benefits will be commensurate with experience. The Association expects to maintain its current offices on the campus of New York University, but is willing to consider proposals to locate the office elsewhere.

The Executive Director is the chief operating officer of the Association, reporting to the Board of Directors, working closely with, and actively assisting, the President and the Vice-Presidents of the Divisions (Education, Professional Matters, Program, Publications, Research). The Executive Director fosters communication and a spirit of cooperation with the various constituencies of the Association, as well as with individual members; represents the Association to the Conference of Administrative Officers of the American Council of Learned Societies; and serves on the Executive Committee and Board of Trustees of Scholars Press. Current duties of the Executive Director include:

  • Providing continuity in leadership and policy formation for the Association;
  • Managing the Association's finances and overseeing its business incompliance with the policies and by-laws of the organization;
  • Supervising on a day-to-day basis the office staff, and carrying out the Association's activities, including office publications (Newsletter, Graduate Guide, Annual Meeting Program, etc.); managing the annual meeting in coordination with the Archaeological Institute of America; and overseeing the Placement Service.The Executive Director will play a major role in fund-raising and developing new initiatives for the Association; will continue to develop the Association's contacts with professional organizations in other academic disciplines and with groups involved in teaching Latin and Greek in the schools; and will bring our own disciplines to the attention of appropriate government bodies, philanthropic institutions, and the public at large. The holder of the position, which calls for a combination of academic, diplomatic, and managerial skills, will have considerable influence on the future development of the Association, and of our entire profession. Flexibility and a willingness to develop new skills will beimportant considerations in the minds of the Search Committee. Members are encouraged to nominate suitable candidates who might otherwise not apply. Applications and nominations, accompanied by a current curriculum vitae and the names, addresses, and telephone numbers of at least three referees, should be sent to the Executive Director Search Committee in care of the current Executive Director, John Marincola, American Philological Association, 19 University Place, Room 328, New York University, New York, NY 10003; tel.: 212-998-3575; fax: 212-995-4814; e-mail: jmm10@is4.nyu.edu. Prospective candidates may request a detailed description of current duties and operations of the office.

    Only those applications received at the APA office by 1 December 1998 can be considered. Interviews of short-listed candidates will be held at the APA's Annual Meeting in Washington, D.C. on 27 December 1998. The American Philological Association is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer.

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