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American Academy: Coordinator, Fellows Selection (m/f/d), 31.7.

The American Academy in Berlin was established in 1994. Its primary goal is to foster greater understanding and dialogue between the people of the United States and the people of Germany. The Academy offers residential fellowships at its Hans Arnhold Center to US-based scholars, writers, policymakers, and artists, giving them the opportunity to pursue their work in a manner that encourages participation in the vibrant life of Berlin and Germany. The Academy also brings leading Americans to Berlin for briefer visits to facilitate a robust exchange of views. The Academy has become one of Europe’s most visible and effective institutions of transatlantic dialogue and has built up an extensive network in the corporate, political, academic, and cultural communities in the United States and Germany. Its cross-cultural, interdisciplinary environment and creative programming have made the Academy a highly regarded center in Germany and beyond.

The American Academy in Berlin is looking for a


32 to 40 hours per week
starting as soon as possible.

Regular duties will include:

  • Supporting the Academy’s application and evaluation process
  • Coordinating the peer review process for approximately 300 applications
  • Administration of new applications, letters of reference, and reviews
  • Data management
  • Assistance with preparing department reports and materials for fellows
  • Coordinating the logistics for the annual meeting of the Selection Committee
  • Coordinating the logistics of the meetings of the Art and Music Juries (every other year)
  • Support in the fellowship assignment process and drafting facesheets of new fellows
  • Coordination of wrap-up correspondence with peer reviewers and reference letter writers
  • Promotion of fellowship program to institutions via electronic mailings and print advertisements
  • Assistance with budget planning and tracking
  • Support of the Academy’s programming and alumni relations

Qualifications sought:

  • BA in social sciences or humanities
  • Fluent English and German, written and spoken
  • Excellent organizational skills and attention to detail
  • Excellent skills in MS Office, including Excel, and Adobe Acrobat
  • Skills in database management and electronic mailing
  • Familiarity with online application systems
  • Knowledge of research methods and institutions in the US and Europe
  • Knowledge of US culture, scholarship, literature, politics
  • Ability to work independently and in a team
  • Outstanding communication and intercultural skills
  • Several years of professional experience preferred

We offer:

  • A motivated and energetic team
  • An attractive international work environment
  • Interesting and varied activities in a successful and dynamic organization
  • The possibility to participate in events on a broad spectrum of transatlantic topics
  • In-depth initial training and the opportunity to enroll in continuing education
  • Subsidized lunch prepared on-site (with vegetarian option)
  • Less than ten-minute walk from the S-Bahn Wannsee station
  • Free parking on the grounds of the Hans Arnhold Center

The American Academy is an equal opportunity employer. We respect and seek to empower each individual and support their diverse cultures, perspectives, skills, and experiences by creating a welcoming environment for all employees.

The position is initially limited to one year. We look forward to receiving your application, and ask that you include your salary expectations and possible starting date. Please send your PDF documents per email by July 31, 2020:

Carol Scherer
Manager of Fellows Selection

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