Position Announcement: Director of Scholar Programs, School for Advanced Research, Santa Fe

Director of Scholar Programs, School for Advanced Research

Summary: The director of scholar programs oversees planning, implementation, and evaluation of Scholar Programs, including the resident scholar, summer scholar, and seminar programs, a colloquium series, the Cordell, Lannan, and J.I. Staley Prizes, and activities of the Catherine McElvain Library. This position is full-time, FLSA exempt, and reports directly to the president.

Characteristic Duties:
  • Directly supervises Scholar Programs coordinator and librarian.
  • Oversees organization and coordination of the SAR colloquium series.
  • Works with the president and senior scholars to select members for the resident scholar, summer scholar, seminar, and book prize panels. Also conducts panel meetings and serves as a panelist for each of these reviews.
  • Oversees promotion of Scholar Programs and solicitation of proposals.
  • Oversees campus resources used by SAR senior scholars, research associates, and visiting research associates.
  • Prepares Scholar Programs and library budgets and oversees expenditures.
  • Works with directors of the Indian Arts Research Center and SAR Press to integrate complementary programming among academic divisions.
  • Responsible for monitoring and reporting assessment of Scholar Programs.
  • Works with the president to identify priority areas of Scholar Programs funding in accordance with the organization’s strategic plan.
  • Assists with preparation of occasional grant proposals and reports for funding with assistance from the development division.
  • Assists with development activities as needed.
  • Maintains and develops own professional and intellectual profile in one or more of the scholarly fields that SAR supports.
Required Qualifications: The ideal candidate for this position will have broad professional training in anthropology or a closely related field. PhD required, demonstrated skill as an administrator, a general knowledge of library operations, an ability to write clearly and accurately, and an understanding of the factors that contribute to a successful residential fellowship program. General knowledge of nonprofit operations, including development activities; supervisory and administrative experience; grant writing experience (NEA, NEH); proven ability to work independently and collaborate effectively with colleagues; active engagement in scholarship and academic service activities.

Salary: Commensurate with experience, range is $75,000 to $85,000. Benefits include insurance and retirement options.

Application Deadline: Review of applications will begin immediately, and continue until the position is filled. Please submit your application in a single .PDF to sandoval[at]sarsf.org. Applications include letter of interest, curriculum vita, and list of three professional references.