Executive Director, Women & Politics Institute, School of Public Affairs, American University

Washington D.C.
Jul 13, 2018
Aug 17, 2018
Full Time

American University’s School of Public Affairs’ Women & Politics Institute seeks an experienced, energetic, and entrepreneurial leader, who is passionate about the empowerment and representation of women to serve as Executive Director of the Women & Politics Institute. The appointment is a non-tenure track faculty position and will commence on August 15, 2018.

The Women & Politics Institute provides women with academic and practical training that encourages them to become involved in the political process and facilitates research by faculty and students that enhances our understanding of the challenges women face in the political arena. The Institute offers graduate and undergraduate certificates in Women, Policy, and Political Leadership, as well as a training program for women seeking to explore careers in the political arena. The Executive Director will devise, implement, and manage the Institute’s strategic plan and fundraising strategy. The Executive Director will also oversee the Institute’s personnel, operations, budget, and external communications.

We are especially interested in applicants who have had substantial high-level management or policy experience in government, international organizations, not-for-profits, or business. The candidate should be able to demonstrate a talent for and interest in teaching and mentoring students. We are particularly interested in practitioners who can help us develop new educational programs, facilitate new partnerships, and raise the visibility of the School. This position will require some weekend and evening hours.

Salary and benefits are competitive. Review of applications will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled, subject to ongoing budgetary approval. Please submit applications via: http://apply.interfolio.com/52331. Please include a cover letter and curriculum vitae. If you have any questions, please email SPASearch@american.edu

American University is an equal opportunity, affirmative action institution that operates in compliance with applicable laws and regulations. The university does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, religion, sex (including pregnancy), age, sexual orientation, disability, marital status, personal appearance, gender identity and expression, family responsibilities, political affiliation, source of income, veteran status, an individual’s genetic information or any other bases under federal or local laws (collectively “Protected Bases”) in its programs and activities. American University is a tobacco- and smoke-free campus.