Archaeological Institute of America Seeks Executive Director
October 1, 2013

The Archaeological Institute of America (AIA) is North America's oldest and largest organization devoted to archaeology.  A non-profit, the Institute was founded in 1879 and chartered by the United States Congress in 1906.  Today, the AIA has over 200,000 members who belong to 110 Local Societies in the United States, Canada, and overseas.  Members include professional archaeologists, students, and enthusiasts who share a passion for archaeology and its role in furthering an understanding of the human past. The AIA is headquartered at Boston University.


The AIA seeks an experienced Executive Director to oversee the strategic plan, programs, policies, and publications of the AIA.   S/he is responsible for managing 26 employees and an annual budget of approximately $7 million.  The successful candidate will be a leader with at least 10 years of management experience and a strong record of fund-raising.  S/he must be a visionary in terms of AIA’s role in supporting and advancing archaeology and will have an appreciation and commitment to the challenges and global opportunities that confront the field.  Primary responsibilities shall include administration and operations, fundraising, and outreach to the Institute’s diverse constituencies.    


Nominations, referrals, and applications (please include a letter of interest and curriculum vitae) should be electronically submitted as a Word or PDF document to as soon as possible.  All materials will be kept in strict confidence.


AIA Search Committee

Elizabeth Bartman, President
Andrew Moore, First Vice President
David Ackert, AIA Treasurer
Laetitia La Follette, Vice President for Professional Responsibilities
Cathleen Asch, General Trustee

Paul Chou
Co-Managing Director, Global Education Practice
Korn/Ferry International
Washington, DC

Divina Gamble
Principal, Global Education and Nonprofit Practices
Korn/Ferry International
Washington, DC


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