Executive Director, Mineralogical Society of America
Mineralogical Society of America
July 18, 2018
Full Time - Experienced
The Executive Directorhas primary responsibility for recruitment, employment, and supervision of all personnel in the MSA Business Office. This individual works with the Officers, Council, committees, and appointed posts to enhance membership services and advance the goals of the Society. The Executive Director manages the office and an adjoining warehouse; and oversees the membership systems, services, and programs, the society’s publications; the website and list serve; the annual meeting, short courses and workshops; and awards. This person maintains all official records and documents and ensures compliance with requisite federal, state, and local regulations.
Executive-level management experience in the non-profit sector, including finance, legal, contracts, and human resources
Working knowledge of accounting, budgeting, cash-flow planning, audits, insurance, and federal, state, and local tax filings
Working knowledge of spreadsheet, database, email, website, and word processing software
Comprehensive understanding of the fiscal viability of a 501(c)3 scientific Society at the macro and micro levels
Familiarity with scholarly publishing and publishing platforms
Ability to work effectively with elected officers, society members, staff, volunteers, and the outside community
In coordination with the Council, oversee and support the society’s volunteer structure.
Ability to develop and maintain relationships with external organizations and institutions, and members
Ability to work independently, meet deadlines, accept guidance from Council and handle unexpected developments
Maintaining metrics and evaluation tools to identify membership trends and needs, measure program impacts, and improve services
This is a fast-paced and varied position that requires flexibility and initiative on the part of the Executive Director. The person is responsible to the Council, reports to and advises the Council on all significant matters relating to MSA business and ensures that all directives of the Council are carried out. The position is full-time exempt. MSA offers a competitive salary and compensation package commensurate with experience that includes generous employee benefits (health insurance, paid vacation, holiday, sick leave, employee assistance program, flexible spending account and retirement plan). The position is located at the MSA offices at 3635 Concorde Parkway, Suite 500, Chantilly, VA and may require minimum (10%) travel.
A bachelor’s degree is required (major in earth or physical sciences preferred) together with at least five years’ work experience that supports the requirements of the position
Management or oversight responsibility of nonprofit, business, learned society or educational organization
More detail about the job responsibilities is available at
Applications must be received on or before midnight (EDT) August 10, 2018to be considered. Interviews are scheduled for 15–17 October 2018 at the MSA Offices in Chantilly, VA. The successful candidate must be available to start in early 2019.
The successful candidate for this position will be subject to a pre-employment background check.
The Mineralogical Society of America is an Equal Opportunity Employer.
No third-party inquiries please.
Additional Salary Information: MSA offers a competitive salary and compensation package commensurate with experience that includes generous employee benefits (health insurance, paid vacation, holiday, sick leave, employee assistance program, flexible spending account and retirement plan). The position is located at the MSA offices at 3635 Concorde Parkway, Suite 500, Chantilly, VA and may require minimum (10%) travel.
About Mineralogical Society of America
MSA is a learned society founded in 1919 with headquarters in Chantilly, Virginia
www.minsocam.org. Incorporated as a 501(c)3 non-profit corporation, MSA is governed by
an 11-member elected Council. The Society has approximately 2,400 members in
academia, government, and related industries, evenly divided between US and non-US
The Society’s mission is the advancement of mineralogy, crystallography, geochemistry,
petrology, and promotion of their uses in other sciences, industry, and the arts. It
encourages fundamental research on natural materials; supports mineralogical education;
and performs public outreach. MSA publishes a world-leading scientific journal, as well as a
magazine, books, and a state of the art book series. It organizes short courses, lectureships,
awards, grants, symposia, meetings, and outreach for professionals, students, and the
public, and cooperates with other professional organizations.