Jobs for Medievalists

Organization:  The Society for Classical Studies

Title:                Executive Director

The Society for Classical Studies, one of the oldest learned societies in the United States, seeks an accomplished nonprofit leader with a passion for Classics to serve as its next Executive Director. Founded in 1869 as the American Philological Association, the mission of the Society for Classical Studies is to advance knowledge, understanding, and appreciation of the ancient Greek and Roman world and its enduring value.

The next Executive Director will be expected to support the organization in all its ongoing activities, while also contributing to the development and implementation of new initiatives and exploring additional avenues for impact and engagement. The ideal candidate will possess knowledge and love for classical languages, history, and culture; experience managing a learned society or professional membership organization; technological acumen; and the ambition and strategic ability to forge new partnerships and new programmatic initiatives for the Society.

Isaacson, Miller, a national executive search firm, is assisting with this search. Inquiries, nominations, and applications should be directed to the firm as indicated at the end of this document. All communications will be treated confidentially.

Applicants are invited to submit their resume and letter of interest to:

Nanette M. Blandin, Associate Principal
Gregory Gallagher, Associate
Isaacson, Miller
1300 19th Street, NW, Suite 700
Washington, DC 20036

The letter should address why the position and organization are of interest to the candidate and how the candidate assesses his/her abilities relative to the challenges and opportunities discussed earlier in this document. If an applicant is recommending an alternative host institution, preliminary information about the proposed arrangement should be included. Nominations can also be sent to the above address and should include a letter of recommendation and the nominee’s contact information.

Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled. Electronic submissions are strongly preferred, and can be made at

The Society is an equal employment/affirmative action opportunity employer.

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