The American School of Classical Studies at Athens (ASCSA)
Job Type: Faculty, Non-Tenured
Application Deadline: June 22, 2016
Established in 1881, the American School of Classical Studies at Athens (ASCSA) is “the pre-eminent center for the study of the Greek world.” It is not only the first but also the largest American overseas research center. The ASCSA is a consortium of 192 educational and research institutions and it pursues a broader mandate to advance knowledge of Greece in all periods, train young scholars, sponsor and promote archaeological fieldwork, provide resources for scholarly work, and disseminate research. Virtually all departments of classical studies at the leading institutions of higher education in the United States have benefited from the research and teaching opportunities offered by the School. Generations of Hellenic scholars have spent time at ASCSA and have taken their formative experience into their academic careers. Although the American School’s physical campus is in Athens, Greece, its central administrative offices are located in Princeton, NJ and it is a U.S.-based 501c3 non-profit organization.
Reporting jointly to the faculty director (Chair, ASCSA Managing Committee) and to the Executive Director of the American School, the Program Director provides critical administrative support to the faculty leadership and to the standing committees. The Program Director also serves as the key liaison to representatives of affiliated institutions. Specifically, this position requires an experienced administrative manager to support many of the School’s programs, fellowships, meetings, member application processing, communicating with members, potential students, and affiliated institutions.
- Excellent written communication skills for preparing correspondence, documents and reports.
- Excellent oral communication and pleasant interpersonal skills for effectively dealing with a broad range of individuals at various levels within an academic organization.
- Administrative experience with the ability to prioritize competing issues, anticipate needs, work under the pressure of deadlines and exercise good judgment, particularly with sensitive or confidential matters.
- Strong self-motivation skills for establishing effective working relationships with member organizations and faculty and staff at all levels of the organization. Liaise with Athens administrative office.
- Demonstrated ability to work as a member of a team.
- Experience in non-profit administration and general business and accounting practices.
- Experience with standard electronic word processing, spreadsheet, database software, online surveys, calendar, and email programs.
- A BA degree is required; a major in in classics, art history, archaeology, or related field is preferred.
Application requirements: Complete online form by linking to: https://ascsa.wufoo.com/forms/program-director-application/ and attach your statement of interest including salary requirements, resume or curriculum vitae, and contact information for two references.
Full-time position in Princeton, NJ. Excellent benefits, pleasant working conditions, salary commensurate with experience. ASCSA is an EO/AA employer.
Posted: June 11, 2016