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Phi Beta Kappa Society
Director of Chapter and Association Relations

The Phi Beta Kappa Society is seeking to fill a full-time, mid-level staff position, Director of Chapter and Association Relations. The successful candidate must be a member of the Phi Beta Kappa Society.

The primary responsibility of the Director of Chapter and Association Relations is to manage the relationship between the Phi Beta Kappa Society’s national office and the Society’s 283 college and university chapters and 60 alumni associations, and to assist both groups of affiliates in fulfilling the Society's mission.

To carry out that responsibility, the Director of Chapter and Association Relations supervises the chapters’ inductions of new members into the Society, coordinates reports by associations describing their activities, collaborates with chapter and association officers to solve problems, and oversees in a general way the institutional health of the organization’s constituent units. These activities require regular interaction with chapters and associations, primarily by phone and email, and occasional domestic travel.

The Director of Chapter and Association Relations also acts as staff liaison between chapters and associations and two committees of the Phi Beta Kappa Society’s governing board. The Director participates in budget planning, and interacts with colleagues about other Phi Beta Kappa programs. The Director of Chapter and Association Relations reports directly to the Secretary and works extensively with the Associate Secretary in carrying out job responsibilities.

Preferred qualifications:

  • Prior work experience with non-profit organizations, preferably associations with a parent office/satellite chapter structure, or in higher education.
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills.
  • Comfort with and skill in collegial, collaborative problem-solving strategies.
  • Facility with technology; this position requires extensive use of Excel, Word, and a large database utilizing querying utilities, and some familiarity with HTML.

Salary will be commensurate with experience. The Phi Beta Kappa Society offers excellent  benefits and is located in the heart of Dupont Circle.

Please send a letter of interest, resume, and supporting materials, such as writing samples, to Laura Hartnett at lhartnett@pbk.org.


BGSU is an Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer and encourages applications from women, minorities, veterans, and individuals with disabilities.