Call for Applications for Coordinator of Communications

SHARP seeks an energetic US citizen or permanent resident scholar to serve an initial 3-year term as Coordinator of Communications for the Society. You will work largely independently under the general guidance of the Executive Council and Board to ensure effective communications and assist in delivering SHARP’s events. You will have the support of the Society’s Executive Assistant to manage web content and will work closely with that person to support one another’s tasks. Institutional affiliation is not required, but if you are not an independent scholar you will need to demonstrate the backing of your institution to permit you to dedicate approximately 10 hrs/week to SHARP’s activities.

Main duties will include oversight of the Society’s communications and assisting the Director of Conferences in planning and managing SHARP gatherings. You should be comfortable with social media, Twitter, WordPress and email protocols, write clearly, and know how to manage image files. Experience managing conferences is also desirable. Prior involvement with SHARP leadership roles would be helpful, but not essential.

SHARP would negotiate total combined compensation for the coordinator of communications and the partnering institution (if any) in the range of US$10,000-US$20,000. The Society aims to fill this role from 1 November 2021 or as soon as practicable thereafter. Please send expressions of interest or questions to the president, Shef Rogers (president@sharpweb.org). All enquiries will be treated in the strictest confidence.