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Job Title: Assistant to the Secretary-Treasurer of the Pacific Division of the APA

AOS/AOC: Open

Workload: Hourly, part-time, non-benefited, 3-year term.

Vacancies: 1

Note: The search committee will review applications anonymously. To protect the anonymity of the search process, please do not contact the secretary-treasurer, Rebecca Copenhaver, or current assistant to the secretary-treasurer, Jenna Donohue, with questions about the position or the search process. All questions should be directed to the APA executive director, Amy Ferrer, at amyferrer@apaonline.org.

Apply now using the online application form.

Job Description

The Pacific Division of the American Philosophical Association seeks to fill a position of Assistant to the Secretary-Treasurer of the Pacific Division of the APA beginning with training (with compensation), and in-position for the three-year term beginning July 1st, 2020. We expect the assistant to serve a three-year term, renewable. Membership in the APA is required. Attendance at the yearly meetings of the Pacific Division of the APA required. The Pacific Division covers travel, lodging, and per diem meals for the annual meeting.

Candidate should be organized, responsive, flexible, and independent, comfortable with using software and online platforms, and comfortable with responding effectively to service requests via email.

Duties

Assisting the Secretary-Treasurer of the Pacific Division of the APA by managing, editing, and updating the online database of users in the meeting program system, managing and entering data into the online meeting program system, managing the email server systems for the Pacific Division. Assisting the Program Committee and the Secretary-Treasurer with assembling the program. Responding to emails as the support person for the Pacific Division. Entering session information into the online meeting program system, copy-editing the meeting program, attending the yearly meetings of the Pacific Division of the APA, taking and preparing minutes for the yearly executive committee and general business meetings of the Pacific Division of the APA.

Location

The Pacific Division of the APA is located on the west coast of the United States and Canada, and the Assistant to the Secretary-Treasurer of the Pacific Division of the APA is expected to attend every Pacific Division meeting (usually in March or April, often during Passover and in the week preceding the Easter holiday). There are no requirements for location other than the ability and willingness of the candidate to attend the yearly meetings of the Pacific Division of the APA. The Pacific Division covers travel, lodging, and per diem meals for the annual meeting. We expect the assistant to serve a three-year term, renewable.

Start Date

Immediately in training (with compensation), and in-position for the three-year term beginning July 1, 2020.

Compensation

Commensurate with experience. If the person hired for the position is a graduate student, the APA will endeavor to match the hourly wage normally paid to graduate student assistants at the institution where the student is enrolled. For others, the APA will offer an hourly rate appropriate to the position and consistent with prevailing wages in the area where the individual resides.

Equal Opportunity

The APA ensures that all qualified applicants and will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation or gender identity, national origin, disability status, or protected veteran status.

Application Materials Required

  • Anonymized cover letter (no name, affiliation, contact information) addressing the candidate’s qualifications and readiness for the position
  • Anonymized CV (no name, affiliation, contact information)
  • One brief letter of reference addressing the candidate’s qualifications and readiness for the position

Applications will be accepted through the online application form only.

Application Deadline

August 6, 2019 (firm)

Contact

Amy Ferrer, APA Executive Director, amyferrer@apaonline.org

The search committee will review applications anonymously. To protect the anonymity of the search process, please do not contact the APA Pacific Division secretary-treasurer, Rebecca Copenhaver, or current assistant to the secretary-treasurer, Jenna Donohue, with questions about the position or the search process. All questions should be directed to the APA executive director.

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