RSS Seeks Executive Director
Employment Opportunities
Thursday, February 27, 2020 04:28 PM

Rural Sociological Society Seeks New Executive Director/Treasurer and Business Office Location

Cynthia Struthers’s term as Executive Director/Treasurer ends on August 31, 2021. RSS is looking for a new Executive Director/Treasurer and a new location for the RSS Business Office,  starting on July 1, 2021. The new Executive Director will begin shadowing the current Executive Director in January 2021. The incoming and outgoing Executive Directors/Treasurer will work together to plan and manage the Society’s 2021 Annual Meeting.

The RSS Executive Committee is soliciting applications for the Executive Director/Treasurer position with innovative proposals to effectively and efficiently operate the RSS Business Office. The Executive Director/Treasurer is responsible for managing the RSS Business Office. The primary responsibilities of the position include the routine operation, fiscal management, and external relations of the Society. Currently, the budget for the Business Office, including salaries of the Executive Director/Treasurer and support staff, is approximately $75,000. The past three Executive Directors operated the RSS Business Office with different models.

If you are interested in this position and opportunity, please submit to the RSS Executive Committee a letter of intent to submit a proposal. Letters of intent are due March 19, 2020. Reviewing of letters will begin on March 19.  Upon receipt of these letters, individuals will be contacted for more detailed information regarding their proposals. Full proposals are due on April 30, 2020, at which time the Executive Committee will begin evaluating proposals. The decision will be made by early June 2020.

Appointee to the position is encouraged to attend the 2020 Annual Meeting of the Rural Sociological Society in Westminster, Colorado and work with Dr. Struthers and her staff.

Please send letters of intent to: Keiko Tanaka, RSS Past President ([email protected])

For more information on the position and the current arrangement of the RSS Business Office, please contact Cynthia B. Struthers, Executive Director/Treasurer ([email protected]).