[Humanist] 26.979 job at the American Historical Association

Humanist Discussion Group willard.mccarty at mccarty.org.uk
Sat Apr 20 08:42:06 CEST 2013

                 Humanist Discussion Group, Vol. 26, No. 979.
            Department of Digital Humanities, King's College London
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        Date: Fri, 19 Apr 2013 22:01:41 +0000
        From: "Nowviskie, Bethany (bpn2f)" <bpn2f at eservices.virginia.edu>
        Subject: job opportunity: American Historical Association

FLSA STATUS:  Exempt (reports to Executive Director)
LOCATION: Washington, D.C. office, with some travel
SUMMARY:  The Director of Scholarly Communication and Digital Initiatives will oversee the AHA’s communications with members and other constituencies.  This includes print and digital publishing, web design, information management, and membership - all part of a strategy to enable the American Historical Association’s programs and activities to take maximum advantage of the new digital environments in which historians work.   The AHA seeks a scholar with the skills and vision to help lead the development of the AHA as the nation’s most important hub for the work of professional historians in the 21st century. 
·         Play leadership role for team developing new research, communication, networking, job market, and other professional tools for historians via a full-service AHA digital environment;
·         Oversee all communication  relating to AHA membership activities, and AHA digital and print publications (not including American Historical Review);
·         Supervise (directly or indirectly) seven staff members;
·         Serve as liaison to the business operations of the American Historical Review; oversee AHA relationships with publishers; provide expertise on issues relating to scholarly publishing;
·         Coordinate the efforts of the AHA’s governing Council and standing committees, including working with the Executive Director to organize Council activities;
·         Oversee all information technology purchases, maintenance, and staffing/consultant support;
·         Represent the Association in meetings and activities relevant to areas of responsibility;
·         Doctoral degree in history or related field;
·         Administrative experience;
·         Knowledgeable about the wide variety of software and digital tools relevant to the work of historians, with a strategic sense of the ways these can synergize with each other;
·         Sophisticated understanding of issues relating to continuing evolution of digital communication, publication, and networking environments;
·         Well organized with the ability to juggle multiple projects and responsibilities
·         Clear, graceful, and effective written and oral communication skills
SALARY/BENEFITS: Salary commensurate with qualifications.  Benefits package includes competitive medical and life insurance and a qualified pension plan.
DATE POSTED:    April 2, 2013.  Applications review will begin May 3, 2013, and continue until filled.
PREFERRED START DATE:      Summer 2013
APPLICATION:    Apply at https://secure.interfolio.com/apply/21446

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