Call for Applications: Treasurer

The German Studies Association invites applications for a five-year renewable position of Treasurer, beginning in the fall of 2019. As the GSA’s chief financial officer, the Treasurer is responsible for the funds of the Association. Using QuickBooks, s/he maintains the Association’s financial records, pays bills, supervises grant and fundraising monies, and, in consultation with the Executive Director, prepares the Association’s annual budget for the Board’s approval. The Treasurer chairs the Investment Committee and supervises the Association’s Endowment, managed by TIAA-CREF. The Treasurer serves as a full voting member of the Executive Council and as an ex officio, non-voting member of the Board. Each of these meets once a year: the Board in conjunction with the annual conference, the Executive Council in December at a separate meeting. The GSA offers a modest stipend and covers all necessary travel and attendant expenses. 

The Selection Committee (Christina Gerhardt, Sara Hall, and James Brophy) will vet applications upon receipt and submit its short list to the President who, in consultation with the Board, appoints the Treasurer. The Selection Committee asks applicants to send a c.v., a letter of interest, and contact information for one reference to James Brophy (, the committee chair. The application deadline is 1 July 2018. For any additional information about the duties of the treasurer, contact the committee chair at the above email address.