May 23, 2013
Jon: Executive Director Council of the Humanities Princeton University
Council of the Humanities - 210
The executive director functions as the chief operating officer of the
Council of the Humanities, working with faculty, students, visiting
scholars and journalists,alumni and donors. The executive director works
closely with the chair of the Council to execute policy and strategic
direction for the operation of the Council and participates in short and
long-term planning for Council operations and activities. While the chair
establishes the academic and intellectual direction of
the Council, the executive director provides support for the chair's
vision. The executive director is responsible for ensuring that the
faculty, students, and staff have the necessary resources to carry out
their academic, research, and administrative duties. The executive
director reports directly to the Council chair,with a secondary reporting
relationship to the Director of Academic Management in the Office of the
The three most important aspects of the executive director's
responsibilities are financial management, staff supervision, and academic
management. In some cases, the executive director is primarily responsible
for supervising others who carry out the tasks described below; the
executive director is also directly responsible for some of these tasks.
The executive director ensures that all internal deadlines are met and
that the Council is compliant with all internal guidelines and external
regulations. The executive director will work in collaboration with other
academic and administrative units. The executive director is responsible
for attending all relevant training classes offered by the University
pertaining to these duties.
Budget and financial management: The executive director develops the
administrative budget for the Council, in collaboration with the chair.
The executive director is responsible for careful and appropriate
management of the administrative allowance, endowed and restricted funds,
and grants/sponsored research. The executive director monitors spending
and provides regular and timely analysis and projections of the
available funds to the chair. The executive director advises the chair on
the awarding of grants to departments, groups, and individuals.
Staff supervision: The executive director supervises the hiring,
performance reviews, merit increase process, and terminations of the
administrative staff and technical staff. Human Resources staff members in
the Council have a formal reporting relationship to the executive
director, although they may have an informal or secondary reporting
relationship to a faculty member or other staff member.
Academic management: The executive director has oversight of 23
centers/programs under the Council. Some of these programs are
administered by other managers reporting to the executive director; the
executive director also directly administers several programs including:
Visiting Fellows program (6 Long-Term Fellows; 10 Short-Term
Fellows/year), the Humanistic Studies Program, the Journalism
program. The executive director supervises the administration of the
teaching component of Council's activities, ensuring that the Council
meets all deadlines for the offices of the Dean of the Faculty, Registrar,
Dean of the College, and the Graduate School. The executive director is
responsible for the teaching budget; appointments for faculty and
postdoctoral researchers; budget for faculty leaves; submissions for
faculty summer salary; appointments of visiting fellows and visiting
students; course and enrollment information.
The executive director will assist in the recruitment of faculty for HUM
courses and administer the interdisciplinary certificate program in
Humanistic Studies. The executive director will coordinate relations with
donors and alumni. The executive director will also review the use of
space in Chancellor Green.
- Advanced degree required.
- 6-10 years in administrative management or related position(s) in higher
and/or non-profit settings.
- Demonstrated experience in budget management and oversight of financial
operations, including financial reporting. Ability to think strategically,
the analytical acumen necessary to interpret financial information and
- Substantial experience in the supervision and monitoring of staff
staff development and delegation of supervisory responsibility.
- Excellent organizational skills and ability to manage multiple priorities.
- Ability to anticipate and initiate appropriate action in support of the
- Excellent interpersonal skills. Ability to collaborate effectively.
- Excellent oral and written communication skills.
- Advanced Microsoft Office suite skills, especially in Excel, and ability
new systems quickly.
- Ph.D. in a humanities discipline preferred.
- Administrative experience at Princeton University.
- Experience with Princeton systems (COEUS, Information warehouse, Labor
Time Collection, PeopleSoft).
- Management experience in an educational setting.
-Teaching experience in higher education.
Administrative or Professional
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