CfA: GSA Treasurer

Call for Applications: GSA Treasurer

The German Studies Association invites applications for a five-year renewable position of Treasurer, beginning in the fall of 2024. As the GSA’s chief financial officer, the Treasurer is responsible for the Association’s financial well-being. Using QuickBooks, the Treasurer maintains the Association’s financial records, oversees revenue streams and pays bills, supervises grant and fundraising monies, and manages the Association’s endowments. In consultation with the Executive Director, the Treasurer prepares the Association’s annual budget for the Board’s approval. The Treasurer serves as a full, voting member of the Executive Council, an ex officio, non-voting member of the Executive Board, and an ex officio member of the Investment/Financial Committee. Each of these bodies meets several times a year. Although this position is based on voluntary service, the GSA expects to pay a stipend or potentially buy the Treasurer out of some teaching responsibilities, and will provide funds for necessary travel and development expenses.

Applicants should demonstrate a commitment to supporting the Association’s growth by helping to plan its financial future and expanding the Association’s ability to return resources to membership in creative but financially responsible ways. Although institutional budgeting experience is preferred, a willingness to learn on the job is essential.

The Selection Committee (Benita Blessing, Benjamin Marschke, Margaret Menninger, and Jonathan Zatlin) asks applicants to send a c.v., a letter of interest, and contact information for one reference to Jonathan Zatlin (, the search committee chair. The application deadline is 1 May 2024. For any additional information about the duties of the Treasurer, please contact the committee chair at the above email address.