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Part Time Interim Executive Director of the Dudley Observatory

  • July 23, 2020 11:28 AM
    Message # 9120776
    MANY Staff (Administrator)

    Part Time Interim Executive Director of the Dudley Observatory

    The Dudley Observatory is a nationally recognized, 160-year-old institution that is dedicated to astronomy education, outreach, and history in the Capital District. This year, many of our outreach programs are currently on hold due to COVID-19 social distancing considerations. We are seeking an Interim Executive Director to maintain our limited operations for one year as we navigate the pandemic, and to assist the board in envisioning our future. The successful candidate will:

    • Maintain our programs, contacts, records and materials.

    • Manage all financial transactions, with assistance of a bookkeeper.

    • Schedule and staff educational outreach programs, including recruiting speakers for monthly lectures from our contact lists.

    • Maintain communication with volunteers, donors, program participants, and the public through our website, facebook page, MailChimp, and advertising.

    • Write an annual fundraising appeal, cultivate donors, process donations, and respond to donors.

    • Manage outstanding grant funds and reports.

    • Provide board support, including scheduling board meetings, preparing board meeting documents, maintaining records, and attending board meetings.

    Due to limited operations in the coming year, we expect these duties to take approximately 10 hours per week. The position will be filled as a cash contract, paid monthly, with no benefits. The work can be done from home, and the work hours are flexible. We would like to fill this position immediately for overlap with the outgoing Director.

    The requirements for the position include:

    • Demonstrated integrity and an interest in astronomy and educational outreach

    • Previous experience in non-profit management, administration or marketing

    • Ability to manage websites and social media

    • Strong writing and oral communication skills

    • Strong administrative and bookkeeping skills

    • College degree or equivalent experience

    Salary range: $15,000-$20,000 per year, depending on qualifications, for ~10 hours per week

    To apply for this position: Send a current resume, a cover letter explaining how your qualifications prepare you for this position, and the names and contact information for three references to info@dudleyobservatory.org. Interviews will begin immediately, and applications will be accepted until the position is filled.

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