Assistant to the Director of Membership & Prizes at the American Philosophical Society
- Job posted by American Philosophical Society (APS) Museum
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The Membership Director and Assistant manage the process of electing Members of the American Philosophical Society through confidential nominations and ballots. They also manage the award of prizes for excellence in science, scholarship, and public service. Tasks includes entering nominations in a database, merging, editing, and proofreading biographical essays on ballots, preparing reports of voting results, and writing press releases about those who are elected or awarded. Information about elected Members is entered in a database, which is constantly updated with new information. Various reports are pulled from the membership database and charts and graphs are created from the information. Twice a year the Assistant is responsible for preparing a booklet of biographical essays of new Members being inducted, officers, and prize recipients for the Society’s annual April and November meetings.
The ideal candidate must have excellent writing, editing, and proofreading skills for biographical essays and speeches, with impeccable spelling and grammar. The candidate needs to be technologically proficient. Working knowledge of database management (entry, retrieval, merges, etc.) and Word, Excel, and Adobe is required, as is facility with Survey Monkey or a similar online electronic voting system. Attention to detail is necessary.
The person must be a self-starter with the ability to work independently with little supervision, be well organized, and enjoy a small office environment. A strong liberal arts background would be helpful, with broad knowledge about fields in the sciences and humanities. A minimum education level of a B.A. is required.
The position is full-time, with benefits. Only candidates whose qualifications meet the requirements described above should apply.
Please submit resume or CV with a cover letter detailing your interest in and qualifications for the position to email@example.com. References will be requested for finalists. Applications will be accepted through June 25, 2018. The job is located in Center City, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.
The American Philosophical Society is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Successful applicants will be asked to show proof that they can legally work in the U.S.
About the American Philosophical Society
The American Philosophical Society, the oldest learned society in the United States, was founded in 1743 by Benjamin Franklin for the purpose of “promoting useful knowledge.” In the 21st century we sustain this mission in three principal ways. We honor and engage leading scholars, scientists, and professionals through elected membership and opportunities for interdisciplinary, intellectual fellowship, particularly in our semi-annual Meetings. We support research and discovery through grants and fellowships, lectures, publications, prizes, exhibitions, and public education. We serve scholars through a research library of manuscripts and other collections internationally recognized for their enduring historic value. The American Philosophical Society’s current activities reflect the founder’s spirit of inquiry, provide a forum for the free exchange of ideas, and convey our conviction that intellectual inquiry and critical thought are inherently in the best interest of the public.
Minimum Education Required
How To Apply
Only candidates whose qualifications meet the requirements described above should apply.
Please submit resume or CV with a cover letter detailing your interest in and qualifications for the position to firstname.lastname@example.org. References will be requested for finalists.