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The American Academy in Berlin is currently accepting applications for two open positions: (1) Development Director, New York Office and (2) Library Assistant, Berlin Office. Details below.

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The American Academy seeks a Development Director for its New York Office to strengthen its development efforts in the United States. This position reports to the President and the Chair of the Development Committee and will be supported by one team member. The Development Director will work closely together with the Development Office for Germany in Berlin as well as the Program Department in Berlin.

Job Responsibilities include:

- Strategize and lead efforts in the U.S. to engage corporations, foundations and individuals;
- Provide general oversight of all U.S. development activities and manage all development activities in the U.S., including prospect research, proposal development, approaches and grant-writing;
- Develop, prepare, and execute stewardship programs for U.S. donors and prospects to ensure long term financial sustainability;
- Ensure funding opportunities and develop ideas for philanthropic support from the U.S., including capital campaign efforts;
- Work with Academy staff and outside experts to identify future topics with potential funding relevance;
- Report regularly to the President of the Academy, and the Chair of the Development Committee on the development efforts in the U.S. Seek guidance on important policy and operational issues;
- Liaise with Trustees to best engage them in fundraising efforts;
- Budget responsibility.

We are looking for a results-oriented creative thinker to build up sustainable support for the American Academy in Berlin from U.S. donors. The Development Director has the opportunity to help create a compelling case for the American Academy in Berlin and its programs from a U.S. perspective. This is a role where intellectual rigor and superb communication skills will be fully utilized. Candidates are sought with strong organizational skill and managerial experience to spearhead projects that involve resident and virtual team members from both sides of the Atlantic.

Qualifications:

- Exceptional creative ability in conceiving, shaping, negotiating and implementing business development and fundraising strategy and activities that support new and ongoing programs;
- Analytic, communications and management skills commensurate with the role should be demonstrated from a record of experience, accomplishment of goals and production of documented outcomes;
- Significant U.S. and international experience that provides contacts and insights on which to shape forward strategy;
- A minimum of 10 years of progressively responsible, upper-level development experience;
- Willing to travel domestically and to Germany;
- Proficient in using electronic communications to inform colleagues and manage collaborative projects;
- Skilled at aligning development efforts across the entire organization;
- Comfortable in making public presentations, negotiating and closing deals, supporting senior directors, and cultivating external stakeholders is essential;
- Highest proficiency in oral and written English is a required, and proficiency in German is highly desirable;
- Intercultural competencies.

The position will be full-time. The post-holder will be located at the Academy’s New York Office. Our preferred start date is July 2016.

Deadline for applications is May 31, 2016

Please send your application to: Coralie Wörner, Head of Personnel, at jobs@americanacademy.de, and for questions call +49 (30) 804 83 109.

For calling within the US, please contact Judy Stupp, the Academy's New York Representative, at 1+ (212) 588 1755.

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Assistant, Library Service

Für unseren interdisziplinären und kulturwissenschaftlich orientierten Bibliotheksdienst sowie für unser Archiv suchen wir eine studentische Hilfskraft ab Mai / Juni 2016 für 20 Stunden pro Woche. Als Assistant, Library Service sind Sie zuständig für die Versorgung der Fellows mit  Forschungsliteratur und unterstützen den Manager, Library Service, Hans Arnhold Center Library & Archive bei hausinternen Aufgaben im Bibliotheks- und Archivbereich. Wir bieten Ihnen eine Beschäftigung in einem internationalen, wissenschaftlich und kulturell anregenden Umfeld.

Zu den Aufgaben gehören:

• Eigenverantwortliche Planung und Durchführung externer Bibliothekstouren (Routenplanung, Ausleihen der Bücher, Heraussuchen von Literatur aus den Freihandregalen und -magazinen, Kopieren von Aufsätzen, Artikelrecherchen in elektronischen Datenbanken und Mikrofilmen / -fiches)

• Kontrolle der Ausleihen und Fälligkeitsdaten sowie Verwaltung der Datenbank für die Buchbestellungen

• Bereitstellung der Bücher und Bearbeitung der zurückgegebenen Bücher

• Kommunikation mit den Fellows über bereitgestellte Bücher und Fälligkeitsdaten

• Unterstützung bei Aufgaben in der Bibliothek und dem Archiv der American Academy

Anforderungen:

• Gute Kenntnis der Universitätsbibliotheken Berlins und der wichtigsten Katalogdatenbanken

• Selbstständige, zuverlässige, lösungsorientierte und gut organisierte Arbeitsweise

• IT-Affinität (scannen, Dateien herunterladen, Recherchen in Zeitschriftendatenbanken)

• Sehr gute Deutsch- und gute Englischkenntnisse

• Kommunikative Fähigkeiten und sicheres Auftreten im akademischen Umfeld

• Interesse an kultur- und geisteswissenschaftlichen Themen

• Vertrautheit mit akademischer Literaturverwaltung sowie Ablage von Daten und Dokumenten

• Führerschein Klasse B

Wir freuen uns auf Ihre aussagekräftige Bewerbung bis 22. April 2016 (bitte nur per Email) an: jobs@americanacademy.de