ACLS has an exciting opportunity for a dynamic, motivated, thoughtful and highly organized individual
to support the President of the Council in the administration of all daily activities of the Office of the President. This position provides
an opportunity to work closely with an executive in maximizing efficient use of the President’s time while also providing a high level
of administrative support.
The ideal candidate for this position will have a keen attention to detail, the ability to prioritize and
complete multiple tasks in a skillful and timely fashion. The individual must also demonstrate excellent interpersonal and communication
skills, both verbal and written, and is expected to maintain confidentiality and exhibit professionalism in all activities. The individual
must be proactive and take initiative in identifying problems and devising solutions, and must have a strong sense of judgment, discretion
Overview of Department
The President’s Office is comprised of the President, Executive
Assistant to the President, Chief of Staff, the Director of Governance and Society Relations, Executive and Special Projects Coordinator,
Events and Office Coordinator, Program Officer for Higher Education and Program Coordinator. As ACLS enters its second century and higher
education institutions are facing a critical moment in their responses to racial inequity, the leadership aims to enhance ACLS’s
unique role at the intersection of its constituencies (particularly the 78 learned societies, the diverse community of emerging scholars
embarking on careers inside and outside the academy, and humanistic researchers working around the world) to influence, lead, and support
initiatives addressing these challenges.
Responsibilities include but are not limited to:
Overview of ACLS
Formed a century ago, the American Council of Learned Societies (ACLS) is a
nonprofit federation of 78 scholarly organizations. As the leading representative of American scholarship in the humanities and interpretive
social sciences, ACLS upholds the core principle that knowledge is a public good. In supporting its member organizations, ACLS utilizes its
$179 million endowment and $34 million annual operating budget to expand the forms, content, and flow of scholarly knowledge because we
value diversity of identity and experience. We collaborate with institutions, associations, and individuals to strengthen the evolving
infrastructure for scholarship. In all aspects of our work, ACLS is committed to principles and practices in support of racial and social
plan outlines four strategic priorities: encouraging scholars and scholarship responsive to diverse audiences; strengthening
relationships among our core constituencies within the academy and our partners beyond the academy; lifting the public profile of humanistic
knowledge; and empowering staff and partners to work responsibly and inclusively.
ACLS is committed to creating an inclusive environment for our employees and embedding attention to equity and inclusion in all our practices. We welcome applications from all individuals with diverse backgrounds, experiences and perspectives, without regard to race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy and gender identity), national origin, political affiliation, sexual orientation, marital status, disability, genetic information, age, parental status, or military service.