Overview of Department
The President’s Office is comprised of the President, the Executive Assistant to the President, the Chief of Staff, the Director of Member Relations and Governance, and the Program Officer for Higher Education. As ACLS enters its second century and higher education institutions are facing a critical moment in their responses to racial inequity, the leadership aims to enhance ACLS’s unique role at the intersection of its constituencies (particularly the 75 learned societies, the diverse community of emerging scholars embarking on careers inside and outside the academy, and humanistic researchers working around the world) to influence, lead, and support initiatives addressing these challenges. This is a new position, developed at an important and exciting moment for ACLS that helps to support ACLS’ movement in new directions, particularly in expanding our reach and programming beyond our flagship fellowship programs.
The Program Coordinator assists with all aspects of program administration and implementation of strategic initiatives to enhance ACLS’s ability to serve our various constituencies, especially our member societies, and advance scholarship in new directions, with a focus on advancing diversity, equity, inclusion, and social and racial justice. This role supports the President’s Office in organizing projects connected with current and future initiatives and implementing new programming. As ACLS extends its reach, that work may include facilitating convenings to bridge stakeholders in our ecosystem; supporting its member societies in their own IDEA efforts; and supporting new outreach efforts to connect with Minority Serving Institutions (MSIs) and scholars underrepresented in academia.
The Program Coordinator will also support the President’s Office in day-to-day operations, including serving as the first point of contact with program partners and supporting outreach and network-building opportunities.
Anticipated start date is Spring 2021. ACLS staff are currently working remotely through at least June 2021. The duration of this position is limited to 3 years.
Responsibilities include, but are not limited to:
ACLS is committed to addressing systemic inequalities in higher education through its programs, initiatives, and practices. In recognizing the existence of structures and systems that have historically and still hurt the most marginalized people in society, we believe our work in diversity and inclusion should center on these communities. We strongly encourage applications from Black, Indigenous, and members of other historically and systemically disadvantaged groups, who are committed to fostering equity in the academy.