Full-time Executive Director Position, American Association for the Advancement of Slavic Studies (AAASS)

The American Association for the Advancement of Slavic Studies is seeking to hire a full-time Executive Director for its new headquarters located at the University of Pittsburgh.  The anticipated starting date for this position is April 15, 2010.  The Search Committee will begin reviewing applications on January 8, 2010.  Finalists will be interviewed at the University of Pittsburgh in early February. Responsibilities for the position include supervising staff and assisting Association officers and committees; preparing the annual budget and preparing for the Executive Committee and Board meetings; strategic planning for the organization; fundraising and membership outreach; serving as liaison with other institutions; and advocacy work.  Some domestic and international travel required. Qualifications required: advanced degree, Ph.D. preferred; 5 years of combined administrative and academic experience; familiarity with at least one of the countries (including its language) in the region represented by the Association; good interpersonal, supervisory, and leadership skills; computer skills; excellent written and oral communication skills.

Applicants must apply online at www.hr.pitt.edu Job #0127383.  In addition, each applicant must send an updated curriculum vitae, cover letter explaining the applicant’s specific qualifications for the position, and a list of three references with email addresses and phone numbers to aaassexecsrch@ucis.pitt.edu. In order to be considered, an applicant must fill out the formal online application and send supporting materials to the designated email address.

The American Association for the Advancement of Slavic Studies is an Equal Opportunity Employer.  For more information about AAASS, see http://www.fas.harvard.edu/~aaass/.  The University of Pittsburgh is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer.

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