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Position available at the American School of Classical Studies at Athens

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Job Description: The Administrative Director of the American School of Classical Studies at Athens (ASCSA) is responsible for the professional administration of a distinguished overseas, non-profit, educational institution in its U.S. office in Princeton, N.J. Duties include, but are not limited to, a broad range of institutional development activities, including events in the U.S., implementation of a $50 million Capital Campaign, and annual fundraising of more than $3 million for operations; public relations and communications in print and online through the School’s website; financial and budgetary matters; personnel issues; insurance and other operational functions; implementation of the admissions and fellowships process; coordination of meetings and governance activities of the Managing Committee and their representatives from more than 180 North American colleges and universities; stewardship of two Boards (ASCSA Board of Trustees and Gennadius Library Board of Overseers).

Oversees a staff of 8 full-time and part-time, in addition to outside contractors. Reports to the Board of Trustees and works in close collaboration with the Chair of the Managing Committee and the Director of the School in Athens. Full-time, 12-month position with salary commensurate with experience; excellent benefits’ package.

Position available after January 1, 2012.

Qualifications: Seasoned professional with a minimum of five years of U.S. non-profit administrative experience, including supervisory role, knowledge of budgetary matters, and successful record of fundraising, including grants. Excellent interpersonal and communication skills, both written and oral. Advanced degree in archaeology, classics or related field and some background in Greece, Modern Greek language, and with the American School are desirable.

The American School of Classical Studies at Athens (ASCSA) is the preeminent American overseas research institution devoted to the advanced study of all aspects of Greek culture from prehistory to the present day.  Founded in 1881, ASCSA is the most significant resource in Greece for North American and international scholars in the fields of ancient and post-classical studies in Greek language, literature, history, archaeology, philosophy, and art. It offers two archival repositories and two major research libraries: the Blegen Library, with more than 96,000 volumes dedicated to Greece from prehistory to the late antique period; and the Gennadius Library, with more than 119,000 volumes and archives devoted to post-antique Hellenic civilization and, more broadly, the Balkans and the eastern Mediterranean. ASCSA also sponsors excavations and provides centers for advanced archaeological research at its excavations in the Athenian Agora and Corinth, and houses the Wiener Laboratory for archaeological science in Athens. By agreement with the Greek government, ASCSA is authorized to serve as liaison with the Greek Ministry of Culture and Tourism on behalf of North American students and scholars for the acquisition of permits to conduct archaeological work and to study museum collections.

Applications: Candidates should send a letter outlining interest in the position and qualifications, with the names and contact information of three recommenders, and a resume. Application materials should be sent to with “Administrative Director” in the subject line. Applications will begin to be reviewed on November 1 and continue until the position is filled.

The American School of Classical Studies at Athens does not discriminate on the basis of race, age, sex, sexual orientation, color, religion, ethnic origin, or disability when considering admission to any form of membership or application for employment.

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