The Register of Professional Archaeologists (the Register) is searching for an individual to serve as its first Executive Director. The Executive Director is responsible for the successful leadership and management of the organization whose strategic direction is set by the Register’s Board of Directors. The Executive Director serves as an ex-officio, non-voting member of the Board. This position is full-time. Salary to be negotiated based on level of experience. For the interim, the Executive Director will need to office from home.
Provide leadership in collaboration with the Board in developing organizational, financial and program plans to achieve the mission of the organization.
Support the Board in its policy making and priority setting responsibilities
Support Register Officers in the execution of their duties.
Support execution of the Register’s strategic plan.
Maintain a working knowledge of significant matters associated with archaeological professionalism and ethics.
RPA Listing Maintenance and Growth:
Monitor and evaluate RPA registrations, financial and program conditions, and trends.
Promote and market active, broad and diverse participation of national and international archaeological organizations, and companies and agencies that hire professional archaeologists as staff or consultants, with the goal of maintaining and increasing RPA registrations.
Propose and implement management policies, procedures and guidelines as are necessary to implement the strategic direction and policy decisions of the Board.
Oversee the Register’s budget and finances in accord with Board policies and guidelines, proposing initiatives to increase the organization’s financial resources as appropriate.
Execute written contracts and/or agreements as are necessary to assure the implementation of the purposes, goals and objectives of the Register.
Oversee the work of the management firm handling the Register’s bookeeping/accounting, RPA database, and general organizational support.
Responding to Position Advertisement:
Please provide the following to Mr. Terry H, Klein, Chair, Register of Professional Archaeologists Executive Director Search Committee:
Letter stating why you should be considered for this position.
Resume demonstrating how you meet the position requirements and can successfully fulfill the position’s primary responsibilities.
Please submit these items by no later than 5:00 PM Mountain DST, October 11, 2019, to Mr. Klein at firstname.lastname@example.org. If you have any questions about this position advertisement, please contact Mr. Klein.
Advanced degree in archaeology, anthropology or related field. Preference given to an individual with an understanding and experience in promoting archaeological professionalism and ethics.
Experience in not-for-profit management and working with/motivating volunteer leaders.
Experience in accounting, budgeting, and finance.
Knowledge of professional certification/credentialing programs.
Strong communications and public relations skills.
Success in representing and promoting a similar organization to external audiences.
Ability to travel up to five weeks per year.
Telecommuting is allowed.
About Register of Professional Archaeologists
The Register is a professional organization of archaeologists who have agreed to abide by an
explicit code of conduct and standards of research performance. To become a Registered
Professional Archaeologist (RPA), an archaeologist must hold a graduate degree in archaeology,
anthropology, or another related discipline and have completed a thesis or dissertation, or its
equivalent, involving substantive archaeological research.
Registering as an RPA is a voluntary act. By joining the Register, an archaeologist recognizes
their personal responsibility to colleagues, clients, and the public and agrees to be held
accountable for their professional behavior. By formally acknowledging this relationship
between personal actions and the wider discipline of archaeology, the act of registration holds a
professional archaeologist to a set of high ethical standards that sets them apart from others
involved with or interested in archaeology.
A hallmark of the Register is a formal grievance procedure that allows for the investigation of
complaints regarding the professional conduct of a RPA who is suspected of violating the
Register’s Code of Conduct of Standards of Research Performance.