Program Officer, US Programs
American Council of Learned Societies
|Job category||Administration (non-academic) / Tenured, continuing or permanent|
|Location||New York, New York, United States|
|Start date||Fall 2020|
Program Officer, US Programs Location: New York, NY Type: Full TimeMin. Experience: Mid Level
ACLS Mission and Overview
Formed a century ago, the American Council of Learned Societies (ACLS) is a nonprofit federation of 75 scholarly organizations. As the leading representative of American scholarship in the humanities and related social sciences, ACLS holds a core belief that knowledge is a public good. As such, ACLS strives to promote the circulation of humanistic knowledge throughout society. In addition to stewarding and representing its member organizations, ACLS employs its $146 million endowment and $38 million annual operating budget to support scholarship in the humanities and social sciences and to advocate for its central role in the twenty-first century.
Overview of Department
The US Programs team runs an evolving set of programs that respond to issues in scholarship and higher education by supporting humanities scholars at different career stages and at a variety of higher education institutions. In the most recent competition year, ACLS drew on the expertise of over 600 peer reviewers to make awards totaling $25 million to nearly 400 scholars. The team prizes collaboration, flexibility, creativity, and problem-solving, and we seek colleagues who will join us in our efforts to improve our programs and processes so that they are more accessible, equitable, responsive, and effective.
In the Office of US Programs, program officers manage the design, implementation, and administration of programs that offer support to scholars nationally and internationally, working both inside and beyond the academy. They maintain and enhance our peer-review processes, uphold standards of inclusive excellence, and present the results of fellowship programs and supported research to foundation funders, ACLS's constituencies, and the wider public.
The program officer will work closely with members of the US Programs team and other staff across the organization on a variety of activities that enhance ACLS’s ability to serve our community and advance scholarship in new directions. We welcome applications from individuals who will bring new backgrounds, perspectives, and types of professional and personal experience to our team.
Responsibilities include but are not limited to:
Anticipated start date of position is Fall 2020. ACLS staff are currently working remotely through December 2020. New colleagues will be onboarded remotely.
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.
|How to apply|
|Web address to apply||https://www.acls.org/About/Employment|
|Hard deadline||No deadline specified (applications considered on an ongoing basis)|
|Time created||August 26, 2020, 3:26pm EST|
|Scheduled expiry date||March 14, 2021, 3:24pm EST|
|Last updated||August 26, 2020, 3:26pm EST|
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