PAMLA Advancement Officer/Treasurer Search

PAMLA is seeking applicants for the Advancement Officer/Treasurer Position.

The PAMLA Advancement Officer/Treasurer oversees the fiscal affairs of the Pacific Ancient and Modern Language Association (PAMLA) and reports periodically to the membership and the Executive Committee on the financial state of PAMLA.

  • The Advancement Officer/Treasurer attends PAMLA board meetings at least twice per year and presents reports on PAMLA’s fiscal position and transaction history, providing general guidance to the Board.
  • The Advancement Officer/Treasurer attends, to the extent possible, PAMLA Conferences and produces reports for members at the membership meeting.

In addition, the Advancement Officer/Treasurer shall:

  • Act as an authorized signer, along with the Executive Director, on financial instruments.
  • Work with the Executive Director to deposit all dues monies and other income of PAMLA.
  • Oversee payments as required for salaries, honoraria, expense reimbursements, purchases, or other expenses of PAMLA, according to PAMLA’s budget.
  • Maintain all financial records of PAMLA.
  • Prepare the annual budget of PAMLA.
  • Prepare financial statements and submission of reports for all external needs.
  • And provide annual reports to PAMLA’s outside tax-preparer for the purpose of tax filings.
  • Oversee an annual internal financial audit of PAMLA’s finances and make the audit report available to the PAMLA Board and the membership.
  • Assist the Executive Director and board with identifying grant and fundraising ideas and opportunities, as well as assist with fundraising for PAMLA.

An effective Advancement Officer/Treasurer will:

  • Have some experience with bookkeeping and tax reporting.
  • Be comfortable with spreadsheets and ready to learn PAMLA’s accounting software.
  • Have some grasp of the workings of a non-profit organization and the rules governing such workings.
  • Understand the goals of PAMLA as an organization that advocates for humanities and arts scholarship and provides a venue for the exchange of ideas at the PAMLA Conference and in other venues.
  • The PAMLA Advancement Officer/Treasurer will receive an annual honorarium of $500 to thank them for their hard work.

If you are interested in applying for this important three-year (renewable) position, please send the following information to Nominating Committee Chair Professor Yolanda Doub: [email protected]. Please include “PAMLA Treasurer Position” in the subject line.

  1. Your name, affiliation, rank, and a CV.
  2. A brief statement about your reasons for being interested in this position, your qualifications for the job, and your PAMLA experience.
  3. The names and contact information for two or three people who can recommend you for this position.

Application Deadline: May 20, 2024