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Governance and Sections Associate

Organizational Context:  The American Sociological Association (ASA) is a nonprofit membership association dedicated to serving sociologists in their work, advancing sociology as a science and profession, and promoting the contributions and use of sociology to society.  ASA’s national office is located in Washington, DC.

Reporting Structure:  The Governance and Sections Associate reports to the Director of Administration and Governance.

Essential Functions:  Responsibilities include managing all aspects of the fifty-two special interest groups of the association, assisting the director with management of other governance functions, such as elections, award coordinator, and committee management.  The Governance Associate will work with the director in providing support for office operations.

Qualifications: 2-4 years of relevant experience in a non-profit association; good interpersonal, oral and written communication skills; ability to work independently and follow through on multiple tasks; positive member service orientation; proficiency with Microsoft Office suite.  Bachelor’s degree required; social science interest a plus.

Compensation: Salary is competitive and commensurate with experience. A full benefits package is provide to ASA staff members.

Location:  Located in downtown DC near several Metro stops.

To apply:  Send cover letter with resume to Michael Murphy, Director of Administration and Governance, at . Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until someone has been hired.

ASA is an equal opportunity employer.

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