American School of Classical Studies at Athens
Deadline: November 30, 2011
The U.S. office of the American School of Classical Studies at Athens (ASCSA) in Princeton, NJ is seeking an energetic and detail-oriented individual to serve as the Development Assistant and Database Manager. Excellent opportunity for someone interested in an entry-level job in institutional advancement and non-profit administration.
Position is full-time, 9 am-5 pm, Monday through Friday, reporting to the Administrative Director and working in collaboration with staff in the administrative offices of a distinguished overseas research center. Duties include management of a FileMaker database of donor and other constituent records, data entry, running queries and creating reports; general support for the development staff with annual appeals, special events, Capital Campaign; assistance with preparation of grants, letters of support, letters of acknowledgment and other mailings; and other general office support, including word processing, mail merges, working with spreadsheets, Wufoo software, website updates (Expression Engine software), and other database applications.
The American School of Classical Studies at Athens is the preeminent American overseas research institution devoted to the advanced study of all aspects of Greek culture from prehistory to the present day. Founded in 1881, ASCSA is the most significant resource in Greece for North American and international scholars in the fields of ancient and post-classical studies in Greek language, literature, history, archaeology, philosophy, and art. It offers two archival repositories and two major research libraries: the Blegen Library, with more than 96,000 volumes dedicated to Greece from prehistory to the late antique period; and the Gennadius Library, with more than 119,000 volumes and archives devoted to post-antique Hellenic civilization and, more broadly, the Balkans and the eastern Mediterranean. ASCSA also sponsors excavations and provides centers for advanced archaeological research at its excavations in the Athenian Agora and Corinth, and houses the Wiener Laboratory for archaeological science in Athens. By agreement with the Greek government, ASCSA is authorized to serve as liaison with the Greek Ministry of Culture and Tourism on behalf of North American students and scholars for the acquisition of permits to conduct archaeological work and to study museum collections.
Qualifications: B.A., preferably in a field supported by the ASCSA. Excellent communications skills, both written and oral. Experience in an office environment and with general office software and with FileMaker databases. Some experience with fundraising activities is desirable. Competitive salary and benefits.
Position is expected to be available after November 1, 2011. Application consists of a letter of interest, resume, the names and contact information for three referees, and a writing sample of no more than 10 pp. Send application to firstname.lastname@example.org (with “Development Assistant” in the subject line). Applications will be reviewed beginning October 15, with the job filled when the ideal candidate is identified. ASCSA is an EO/AA employer.