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APA Eastern Divison Secretary-Treasurer (EXPIRED)

Eastern Division, American Philosophical Association

Job category Administration (non-academic) / Contract type open
AOS Open
AOC Open
Workload Part time
Vacancies 1
Location Remote work
Organization based in Newark, Delaware, United States
Start date January 2023
Job description

The Executive Committee of the APA Eastern Division solicits applications for the position of divisional secretary-treasurer. The committee hopes to make an appointment by mid-October 2022, and it is expected that there will be several transitional months during which the appointee will work with the present secretary-treasurer, Jeff Dunn. The successful candidate would assume the role in full after the Eastern Division meeting in January 2023.

This is a part-time role that comes with an annual stipend of $25,000.

The secretary-treasurer's responsibilities include the following:

Oversight of the Division's Annual Meeting

  • Negotiating hotel contracts (in collaboration with the executive director)

  • Serving as a member of the Program Committee and providing support for the Program Committee in preparing the annual meeting program

  • Scheduling APA committee and affiliated group sessions

  • Working with APA staff and hotel staff on various aspects of the meeting

  • Preparing the agenda for the business meeting and maintaining minutes of the meeting

Support of Divisional Committees and Elections

  • Assisting the Executive Committee in staffing the Program Committee

  • Supporting the Program Committee in planning the annual meeting

  • Preparing agendas for meetings of the Executive Committee and keeping minutes of meetings

  • Supporting the Nominating Committee in securing candidates for divisional elections

  • Preparing electronic ballot materials (in collaboration with the executive director)

Oversight of Division's Finances

  • Overseeing the divisional budget

  • Monitoring the financial position of the division

Representation on Board of Officers

  • Serving as a member of the Board of Officers

  • Attending quarterly board meetings, including one annual in-person meeting normally held in November and three annual virtual meetings in February, May, and August

  • Serving as member of the Finance Committee and Committee on Divisional Coordination


The Executive Committee seeks these qualifications in a secretary-treasurer:

  • A strong record of achievement in philosophy

  • Evidence of successful administrative experience

  • Respect for different philosophical approaches and the ability to gain the respect of people representing different approaches to philosophy

  • The ability to work productively with a variety of people, including APA staff, hotel sales and convention staff, meeting exhibitors and sponsors, etc.

  • High proficiency with computers/technology

A candidate for the position must be a regular or emeritus member of the APA and must be an affiliate of the Eastern Division in order to take up the position. (Members affiliated with other divisions may change their division if selected for the position.)

Application materials must be received by September 15, 2022, in order to be given full consideration. Inquiries about the position are welcome and should be directed to current secretary-treasurer Jeff Dunn ([email protected]).

How to apply
Application type Online
To apply for the position, applicants should upload a letter of interest and their CV using the application form.
Web address to apply https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSeev3HqS5...
Email to apply
Hard deadline September 15, 2022, 11:59pm EST
Web address for more information http://www.apaonline.org/est2022
Contact name Jeff Dunn
Contact email
Time created July 27, 2022, 2:26pm UTC
Scheduled expiry date September 15, 2022, 11:59pm EST
Expired on September 17, 2022, 12:46am EST
Last updated November 17, 2022, 3:00pm UTC
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