The Association for Practical and Professional Ethics (APPE) invites applications and nominations of persons to serve as its Executive Director. APPE welcomes applications by candidates from a variety of backgrounds, including scholars, teachers, professionals, and non-profit administrators. The successful candidate will have a demonstrated interest in ethics, an aptitude for non-profit administration, broad intellectual curiosity, and enthusiasm for convening scholars and practitioners across many fields of practical and professional ethics.
The Executive Director’s primary responsibilities will be to APPE, but the Director will also provide limited service to DePauw University. Duties at DePauw will vary depending on the candidate’s relevant academic and/or professional background. Someone with an academic background might contribute by teaching 1-2 courses annually; someone with a professional background might teach 1-2 skills-oriented courses as a professor of practice, or contribute to the co-curricular life at DePauw University by conducting a series of workshops.
As part of the Association’s arrangement with DePauw University, the Executive Director will be eligible for all DePauw University employee benefits. This is a non-tenure-track position and salary will be commensurate with experience. The Association’s offices are located at the Prindle Institute for Ethics. The Executive Director will report to the Association’s Executive Board and to the Director of the Prindle Institute for ethics with respect to those functions relevant to DePauw service.
Application materials should include a letter of application, describing the applicant’s interests, background, and administrative experience/aptitude; a curriculum vitae or resumé; and the names of three references. Review of applications will begin May 1 and continue until the position is filled, though applications received by May 15 will receive greater consideration. Applicants should be prepared to assume the directorship on or before July 1, 2021.
To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. Reasonable
accommodations may be made to enable qualified individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
Working with the APPE board to develop and implement concepts and programs that support APPE’s mission, vision, and core values
Planning events and coordinating meetings and conferences, with a focus on increasing APPE member participation and sponsorship revenue
Coordinating and supporting the APPE Intercollegiate Ethics Bowl® activities
Developing and delivering membership benefits
Recruitment and retention of dues-paying members
Applying for grants and conducting an annual fund-raising campaign
Developing new revenue streams independently and/or in conjunction with Prindle Institute for Ethics
Producing content for the APPE’s website, developing marketing materials, and maintaining regular communication with membership
Representing APPE to the Prindle Institute for Ethics, DePauw University, and other external constituencies
Managing APPE’s financial affairs, including preparing budgets and financial reports, and processing sales
Ensuring that APPE fulfills all of its legal obligations with respect to maintaining its 501c3 status
Accountability: Ability to accept responsibility and account for his/her actions; ability to work independently to lead, and collaboratively with all stakeholder groups
Analytical Skills: Ability to use thinking and reasoning to solve a problem.
Autonomy: Ability to work independently with minimal supervision.
Communication, Oral: Ability to communicate effectively with others using the spoken word.
Communication, Written: Ability to communicate clearly and concisely. Writing is a key component of the position.
Detail Oriented: Ability to pay attention to the minute details of a project or task.
Problem Solving: Ability to find a solution for or to deal proactively with work-related problems.
Project Management: Ability to organize and direct a project to completion.
Relationship Building: Ability to work effectively with individuals with different backgrounds and experiences.
Time Management: Ability to utilize the available time to organize and complete work within given deadlines.
Flexible: Ability and willingness to quickly shift focus between projects when the need arises.
Strong organizational and interpersonal skills.
Ability to track expenditures and maintain and monitor detailed budget records.
Ability to work on multiple tasks simultaneously, to plan, prioritize and organize wisely, and to pay careful attention to detail.
ADDITIONAL SKILLS & ABILITIES
Education: College degree, with a preference for an advanced degree or relevant professional experience.
Experience: Demonstrated aptitude or experience in program and financial management; interest in ethics; experience in practical or professional ethics is preferred.
Computer Skills: Proficient computer skills to perform tasks such as word processing, spreadsheets, budget tracking, web site maintenance, and e-mail correspondence.
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About Association for Practical and Professional Ethics
Established in 1991, the Association for Practical and Professional Ethics (APPE) is a non-profit 501(c)(3) membership organization dedicated to advancing scholarship, education, and practice in practical and professional ethics. APPE fosters moral reasoning skill development, works to promote ethical conduct in all sectors of our daily lives, nurtures the next generation of ethical leaders, and seeks to advance civil public discourse on diverse ethical issues.
APPE Programs & Services
Annual International Conference offering over 100 sessions and bringing together more than 400 students, academic faculty, researchers, and other professionals for a 3-day educational and networking event
APPE Intercollegiate Ethics Bowl® program: 12 U.S. based regionals engaging nearly 200 participating student teams from approximately 150 institutions of higher learning with a national competition held annually
Summer APPE Intercollegiate Ethics Bowl® Workshop
Connection to colleagues within special ethics interest sections (bioethics, business, education, law/government/military, RISE: Research Integrity Scholars Education, social and societal, and STEM)
Listserv of more than 1,500 colleagues interested in ethics
Support for early career faculty and researchers