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Assistant Director of Academic and Professional Affairs

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 Assistant Director of Academic and Professional Affairs reports to the Director of Academic and Professional Affairs.

Job Classification: Exempt

Essential Functions:

  • Collaborate with the Director of Academic and Professional Affairs to conceptualize, build, and manage the association’s portfolio of initiatives supporting the teaching, research, practice, and professional development of sociologists.
  • Manage development of innovative resources to support sociologists across the full range of employment sectors, including sociologists in practice settings, research intensive institutions, liberal arts colleges, community colleges, and high schools.
  • Manage the Department Affiliates Program, the Department Resources Group, the High School Program, and TRAILS (ASA’s online peer-review library of teaching and learning resources for the discipline).
  • In collaboration with the Academic and Professional Affairs team, conduct research on the discipline.
  • Work with the Communications Department to develop and distribute information regarding academic and professional affairs through channels such as newsletters and social media.
  • Liaise with relevant membership committees and task forces.
  • Respond to relevant requests for assistance from members and staff.
  • Additional responsibilities as assigned by the Director of Academic and Professional Affairs

Preferred Qualifications:

  • PhD in sociology.
  • A commitment to serving the discipline by supporting sociologists with teaching, research, practice, and professional development.
  • Demonstrated interest in teaching and learning combined with a strong interest in supporting high quality instruction for students at every level.
  • Exemplary writing, editing, and verbal communication skills.
  • Strong work ethic.
  • Ability to organize, prioritize and move forward on simultaneous initiatives across a broad portfolio.
  • Maturity and organizational savvy; ability to work independently and in collaboration with teams; excellent interpersonal skills.

Compensation:  Salary is competitive and commensurate with experience.  A full and rich benefits package is provided to all ASA staff members, including domestic partner benefits for same-sex and other-sex partners of employees.

To apply:  Please submit a substantive cover letter and a CV to Margaret Weigers Vitullo, PhD, Director of Academic and Professional Affairs (mvitullo@asanet.org ).  Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled. 

ASA is an equal opportunity employer.

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.

 

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