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POSITIONS AT THE ASCSA

Director, Institutional Giving
Andrew W. Mellon Professor of Classical Studies (2017-2020)
Directors of the ASCSA Summer Sessions (2017)
Agora Conservation Internships
Internships in Non-Profit Administration
Internships in Development, Marketing & Event Planning
Archival Internships

The American School of Classical Studies at Athens does not discriminate on the basis of race, age, sex, sexual orientation, color, religion, ethnic origin, or disability when considering admission to any form of membership or application for employment.


Director, Institutional Giving

Reports to: Executive Director
Location: Princeton, NJ Office

The Director of Institutional Giving is primarily responsible for foundation, government, and corporate fundraising. Serving as a key member of the fundraising team, this position reports directly to the Executive Director and works collaboratively with the development team and School leadership to accomplish goals by identifying and capitalizing on existing and new opportunities.

Responsibilities:
• Assist in the development of a comprehensive fundraising plan to meet or exceed goals.
• Maintain a master list of support for this portfolio inclusive of all pertinent information regarding each foundation or funding source.
• Manage a portfolio of ASCSA’s foundation, corporate, and government donors and develop strategies to engage donors long-term. 

• Steward current relationships and identify and approach new prospects for cultivation and solicitation.
• Write compelling grant proposals and timely reports to secure new commitments and renewals.
• Work closely with the development team, colleagues, and School Administration to gather the necessary information to ensure proposals and reports are comprehensive and compelling.
• Gain in-depth knowledge of our network of comprehensive programs to fully understand the scope and breadth of our work, when describing to funders. 
 


Grant Writing responsibilities include:
• Write grant proposals, reports, and related correspondence for foundations, corporations, and government entities.
• Write renewals, letters of inquiry and grant updates.
• Write acknowledgement letters for all gifts received.
• Research grant makers in line with the mission and programmatic initiatives.
• Manage grant tracking system.
• Utilize strategies to cultivate and steward grant makers and corporate sponsors.
• Secure sponsorships from corporations, vendors, and businesses for events.
• Conduct research on applicable grants and grant-making organizations.
• Maintain up-to-date knowledge of ASCSA programs and initiative.
• Research and compile background materials for proposals.
• Work with program and finance staff to develop new programs or program enhancements in response to funding opportunities.
• Assist in collecting outcomes to measure and report on program impact.
• Update donor database and grant calendar.
• Maximize grant opportunities offered by ASCSA; prepare corresponding applications and complete the required reporting.
• Fulfill all grant reporting in cooperation with relevant staff.
• Communicate grant information for implementation of marketing plans.
• Maintain an active, pending grant portfolio sufficient to meet budget goals.

Special Events:
• Assist with special events and other development functions as needed.

In addition to these responsibilities, it is expected that the individual will support the mission of the American School and undertake other duties as assigned to help the organization grow.

Knowledge and Skills:
• Knowledge and understanding of the identification, cultivation, solicitation and stewardship strategies and techniques as applicable to philanthropy and grant writing.
• Demonstrated ability to effectively communicate verbally and in writing to develop proposals, solicitations and acknowledgment letters.
• Self-starter and disciplined so as to regularly set and achieve work goals.
• Demonstrated ability to work both independently and in a team setting.
• A working knowledge of MS Word, Excel, and PowerPoint expected.
• Ability to meet deadlines consistently.

Qualifications:
• Minimum bachelor’s degree required with a minimum 6-8 years of related experience.
• Impeccable writing skills with a particular strength in writing compelling public and private grant proposals.
• Proven track record in securing new and renewed six-figure and higher grants. 

• Researching/prospecting/building a pipeline of funding support.
• Excellent time management and organizational skills with the ability to work under pressure and meet deadlines.
• Drive, passion, and self-motivation are crucial in this role. 
• Outstanding oral and interpersonal communication skills.

• Entrepreneurial mindset and comfortable with exceptionally high standards. 

• Demonstrated ability to manage multiple projects with strong attention to detail. 

• Team player committed to the mission of the ASCSA.
• Proficiency in Microsoft Office Suite (Word, Excel, PowerPoint) and Outlook.

Preferred:
• In-depth experience in Raiser’s Edge

Please submit resume and salary requirements to bsmith@ascsa.org.


Andrew W. Mellon Professor of Classical Studies
Deadline March 1, 2016

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The American School of Classical Studies at Athens seeks an established scholar with extensive experience in Greece for the position of the Andrew W. Mellon Professor of Classical Studies. The Mellon Professor organizes and conducts the academic program of the School in collaboration with the Director and the Assistant Director and must be able to provide a graduate-level introduction to the sites, monuments, museums and topography of Greece as well as advise students of the School in their research. In addition, as one of the officers of the School, the Mellon Professor participates in the operations of the School.

The appointment is for a three-year term beginning July 1, 2017. Salary commensurate with rank and experience. Benefits include pension contribution, health insurance, travel budget, and housing on campus. The incumbent is not seeking a second term. The deadline for application is March 1, 2016. Send a letter of application detailing qualifications for the position as well as experience in Greece, research and pedagogical agendas, curriculum vitae, and three letters of reference to:

Professor Peter Krentz, Chair
Committee on Personnel
American School of Classical Studies at Athens
6 - 8 Charlton Street
Princeton, NJ 08540-5232
application@ascsa.org

Submit all application materials online at:
https://ascsa.wufoo.com/forms/application-for-ascsa-mellon-professor/

ASCSA is an EO/AA employer.


Directors of the ASCSA Summer Sessions (2017)

(Gertrude Smith Professors) 
Deadline extended: February 15, 2016

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SIX-WEEK ASCSA SUMMER SESSION (One or two positions)

Term:  Summer 2017

Eligibility:  Former membership in the School and at least two years of teaching in a post-secondary educational institution. Qualified applicants in all areas of classical studies, including history, art history, languages, and archaeology, are encouraged to apply. Some knowledge of modern Greek. Stamina, good health, and a sense of humor.

Description:  See more information about the ASCSA Summer Sessions:
http://www.ascsa.edu.gr/index.php/programs/Summer.

Duties:  Plan the traditional ASCSA six-week summer session itinerary, in consultation with the staff in Athens, at least six months prior to the session; collaborate with the Committee on the Summer Sessions in the selection of participants; correspond with participants concerning travel, equipment, academic requirements, etc.; supervise all aspects of the program in Greece, including teaching, coordinating with on-site expert lecturers, keeping a detailed log of the sessions, and submitting a report to the Director.

Compensation:  Stipend commensurate with rank, ranging from $7,365 to $9,064, pending available funding, plus travel and expenses, housing for eight weeks total as available June 1 to August 15. See the attached policy.

Application:  A letter of application, a curriculum vitae, and three letters of support should be sent to:
Committee on the Summer Sessions

E-mail: ssapplication@ascsa.org

The appointments will be announced by March 30.

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NEW! ASCSA FIELD SEMINAR (Two positions, subject to approval)

Term:  Summer 2017

Eligibility:  Former membership in the School and at least two years of teaching in a post-secondary educational institution. Qualified applicants in all areas of classical studies, including history, art history, languages, and archaeology, are encouraged to apply. Some knowledge of modern Greek. Stamina, good health, and a sense of humor.

Description:  The theme of this 18-day field seminar is open. Possible topics include: a “major sites” program (Athens, with short trips to Delphi, the Argolid, or other regions or sites); Mycenaean Greece; ancient battlefields; ancient athletics; pottery; sculpture; epigraphy; temples; domestic architecture; archaeology of literature; numismatics; topography of myth; Roman Greece; Byzantine Greece; Ottoman Greece; the population exchange between Greece and Turkey; modern folklore; etc. 

Residence in Loring Hall is available, though not required, for program participants during the first and third week of the seminar. The itinerary, therefore, must include at least one week of travel in the middle of the seminar. Two summer field seminars can be accommodated, one in June and one in July.

Duties:  Plan a 18-day seminar, in consultation with the staff in Athens, at least six months prior to the session; collaborate with the Committee on the Summer Sessions in the selection of participants; correspond with participants concerning travel, equipment, academic requirements, etc.; supervise all aspects of the program, including teaching, coordinating with on-site expert lecturers, keeping a detailed log of the sessions, and submitting a report to the Director.

Compensation:  Stipend commensurate with rank, ranging from $3500 to $4500 (pending approval) plus travel and expenses, housing for four weeks total including the dates of the seminar. See the attached policy.

Application: Along with a letter of application that discusses your qualifications, and a curriculum vitae, please submit a description of the course, the anticipated audience (advanced undergraduates, college or university professors in Classics, Archaeology, Ancient History, and/or allied fields, alumnae/i of previous ASCSA summer sessions, graduate students and/or K-12 teachers), and a preliminary 18-day itinerary indicating which sites would be visited and how much time would ideally be spent in and out of Athens.

These materials and three letters of support should be sent to:
Ad Hoc Committee on the Summer Sessions
E-mail: akoch@towson.edu

For further information or questions, please email Professor Amy Koch (akoch@towson.edu) or Professor Michael Laughy (laughym@wlu.edu).

The appointments will be announced by March 30.
 


Archaeological Conservation Summer Internships at the Agora Excavations  (2 positions)

The ASCSA Agora Excavations are offering two Archaeological Conservation Internships for the 2016 summer excavations.

The internships will give students an opportunity to treat freshly excavated archaeological finds and to participate in an active on-site conservation laboratory. An introduction to the re-treatment, preventive and long-term care of archaeological collections will also be provided.  For more information about the excavations please visit the Agora Excavations’ website on www.agathe.gr and the website of the American School of Classical Studies at Athens on www.ascsa.edu.gr

Applicants must currently be enrolled in a graduate or equivalent conservation program. Successful candidates enrolled in North American programs and American citizens enrolled in foreign programs may be eligible for funding from the Samuel H. Kress Foundation. Interns who do not qualify for or do not receive a Kress award are required to provide their own funding. All successful candidates are responsible for arranging their own accommodation and are required to obtain their own medical insurance for the duration of their internship.

Applications must include: a signed letter of interest, a curriculum vitae, and two letters of reference. Internships may vary in length from 6 to 8 weeks and are undertaken from early June to early August. Applicants should indicate in their letter their approximate preferred dates within this time frame. Referees are requested to write letters of recommendation on letterhead and give a signed copy in a sealed envelope to the applicant. All application materials should be sent as hard copies, together in a single envelope, to the address below. Received applications will be acknowledged by email.

Application deadline:  Monday 7 December 2015

Maria Tziotziou
Head of Conservation
Agora Excavations
American School of Classical Studies at Athens
54, Souidias St.
GR-10676 Athens, GREECE

Email:  maria@agathe.gr    Fax:  + 30 210 33 10 964

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Internships in Non-Profit Administration

Short term unpaid internships are available throughout the year in the School’s U.S. office in Princeton, NJ. Internships will focus on non-profit administration and fundraising, and interns will assist staff with the various duties of managing an overseas educational and research center.

Internship Description: Hands on experience in learning business practices for an education-based not for profit. Organization and daily communication with applicants, members, and committees using virtual workspaces, online applications, and surveys. Management and promotion of academic and fellowship programs. Website programming. Database maintenance of constituency records. Research and reporting.

Qualifications: The School is seeking advanced undergraduates or recent graduates with a major or degree in a field related to the School’s academic areas, such as classics, ancient history, art history, archaeology, Modern Greek studies, marketing or communications. An interest in pursuing a career in non-profit administration, development or marketing is desirable. Excellent communications skills, both written and oral, are required.

Term:  Available for a School term (fall, winter or spring), summer, or full year.

Application Procedure: Please send resume and cover letter to American School of Classical Studies at Athens, 6-8 Charlton Street, Princeton, NJ 08540 or email to ascsa@ascsa.org with “Internship Application” in the subject line.

 

Internships in Development, Marketing & Event Management

Short term unpaid internships are available throughout the year in the School’s U.S. office in Princeton, NJ. Internships will focus on non-profit administration and fundraising, and interns will assist staff with the various duties of managing an overseas educational and research center.

Internship Description: Gain familiarity with communications and fundraising activities, including the work associated with conducting a capital campaign, cultivation events, and Board meetings.

Qualifications: The School is seeking advanced undergraduates or recent graduates with a major or degree in a field related to the School’s academic areas, such as classics, ancient history, art history, archaeology, Modern Greek studies, marketing or communications. An interest in pursuing a career in non-profit administration, development or marketing is desirable. Excellent communications skills, both written and oral, are required.

Term:  Available for a School term (fall, winter or spring), summer, or full year.

Application Procedure: Please send resume and cover letter to American School of Classical Studies at Athens, 6-8 Charlton Street, Princeton, NJ 08540 or email to dataadmin@ascsa.org with “Internship Application” in the subject line.

 

Archival Internships

Short term unpaid internships are available throughout the year in the School’s U.S. office in Princeton, NJ. Internships will focus on non-profit administration and fundraising, and interns will assist staff with the various duties of managing an overseas educational and research center.

Internship Description: Organize historical records of the School. Prepare and digitize for file management. Website programming. Database maintenance of constituency records. Research and reporting.

Qualifications: The School is seeking advanced undergraduates or recent graduates with a major or degree in a field related to the School’s academic areas, such as classics, ancient history, art history, archaeology, Modern Greek studies, marketing or communications. An interest in pursuing a career in non-profit administration, development or marketing is desirable. Excellent communications skills, both written and oral, are required.

Term:  Available for a School term (fall, winter or spring), summer, or full year.

Application Procedure: Please send resume and cover letter to American School of Classical Studies at Athens, 6-8 Charlton Street, Princeton, NJ 08540 or email to ascsa@ascsa.org with “Internship Application” in the subject line.