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ARISC position open – Assistant Director (part-time)

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    Talin Lindsay

    The American Research Institute of the South Caucasus (ARISC) is lookingfor a candidate to fill the part-time Assistant Director position in the US.


    Deadline forApplication: Friday, November 20, 2020


    To apply, please submit a CV or resume (no more than 4 pages in length),a cover letter, as well as the names and contact information of threereferences to info [at] arisc [dot] org with the subject line, “Application –Assistant Director.”


    Position Summary: ARISC seeks an Assistant Director to develop andorganize programs and activities associated with grants, including a USDepartment of Education Title VI AORC grant, as well as assist with the day-to-dayrunning of the organization. The Assistant Director is responsible for runningthe organization’s programming, including funding competitions, workshops, andabroad programs, and for managing the organization’smedia, outreach, and public relations. The Assistant Director will assist theExecutive Director in the operations of ARISC.


    The position is for 20 hours a week and is paid on monthly salary. Theposition runs from October 1, 2020, at the earliest, until September 30, 2021,and may be renewable for up to three years (until September 30, 2024), pendingrenewal of funding. The position may continue further into the future withadditional grant funding. The salary for this part-time position is$20,000/year and is non-negotiable.


    The position requires a Bachelor’s degree; MA or PhD is preferred, as isfamiliarity of the South Caucasus. Also preferred: experience inadministration, grants management, or relevant research experience; experiencein program management in an education or in a non-profit organization.Necessary skills and abilities include: strong ability to work independentlyand show strong initiative, judgment, and problem-solving skills; excellentverbal and written communication skills as well as effective analytical skills;excellent organizational skills and ability to be flexible while working underconstantly changing priorities; ability to exercise initiative and independentjudgment while overseeing complex projects; flexibility in working in asensitive region. Discretion, confidentiality, sensitivity, and professionaljudgment are essential; proficiency in the Microsoft Suite (Word, Excel,Powerpoint); knowledge of WordPress for website maintenance; familiarity withsoftware for creating newsletters and publications; and proficiency in usingteleconferencing software.


    The full position description is available at


    ARISC does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, nationalorigin, religion, sex, physical or mental disability, medical condition,ancestry, marital status, age, sexual orientation, citizenship, or status as acovered veteran.


    ARISC is a drug-free workplace.


    This position is partially supported with a grant from the US Departmentof Education.


    The American Research Institute of the South Caucasus (ARISC) encouragesand supports scholarly study of the South Caucasus states (Armenia, Azerbaijan,and Georgia) in all fields from the earliest times to the present. ARISC aimsto provide an ongoing American scholarly presence in each country in order tofacilitate research and establish and nurture ties between institutions andindividuals. Further, ARISC promotes and encourages intellectual inquiry acrossboundaries within the South Caucasus and between the South Caucasus andadjacent areas. The exchange of scholars and scholarly information isencouraged by the support of conferences, fellowship opportunities, publications,teaching resources, and other forms of cooperation for use both in the UnitedStates and in the host countries where the Institute is located.

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