AAAS Program Director

American Academy of Arts and Sciences

Job Type: Government/Non-Profit

Application Deadline: May 1, 2016

American Academy of Arts & Sciences, Cambridge, MA Program Director for Humanities, Arts, Education & American Institutions

The American Academy of Arts and Sciences seeks a Program Director for Humanities, Arts, Education and American Institutions. The Program Director works with Academy members and senior staff to oversee and develop multidisciplinary projects in these areas. The projects are carried out by commissions and committees composed of members, other leaders in these fields, consultants, and Academy staff. The Program Director will manage, coordinate, and contribute intellectually to these initiatives.

Founded in 1780, the Academy is one of the nation’s oldest learned societies, with 4600 Fellows and 600 Foreign Honorary Members. Through studies, publications, and programs, the Academy provides authoritative and nonpartisan research for decision makers in government, academia, and the private sector, producing findings that lead to constructive action. Its four program areas are: Humanities, Arts, and Education; American Institutions and the Public Good; Science, Engineering, and Technology; and Global Security and International Affairs.

The Program Director reports to the Academy’s President, Dr. Jonathan Fanton. The successful candidate will be an experienced administrator and manager, with the ability to work collaboratively and effectively with the Academy’s members and stakeholders. He or she will have a demonstrated record of success in complex and high-visibility project management, excellent organizational abilities, and strong oral and written communication skills. A PhD is required.

The American Academy of Arts and Sciences has engaged Isaacson, Miller, a national search firm, to assist with this search. Inquiries, nominations, and applications should be directed in confidence to the firm as indicated below.

Anita Tien, Vice President and Cortney Tunis, Associate

Isaacson, Miller

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he Academy is committed to providing a work environment in which all applicants and employees enjoy equal employment opportunities. All employment-related decisions are made without regard to race, color, religious creed, sex, pregnancy, national origin, ancestry, age, disability, sexual orientation, genetic information, veteran status, or any other basis which is unlawful under applicable federal, state, and local laws.

Posted: February 18, 2016