Work with BIAAS

All open positions with the Botstiber Institute for Austrian-American Studies are listed below.  Click on the position title to learn more details.

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Part-Time Managing Director

BIAAS seeks a part-time, US-based, Managing Director (MD) to hold a leadership role as an integral part of the Foundation’s programmatic and strategic grant-making staff. The MD would report to the Administrator and Deputy Administrator and would be responsible for program development, grants management, and supervision of BIAAS staff.  Under the guidance of the Foundation Administrator and Deputy Administrator, the Managing Director is also responsible for implementing the strategic priorities of the Institute, further developing and maintaining relationships and operating procedure with the board of advisors and developing and overseeing the implementation of BIAAS’s annual workplan.


The following list of job duties and responsibilities is not exhaustive and is meant to present a general outline of the position. With support from BIAAS staff and under the general direction of the Foundation Administrator the Managing Director is responsible for:

  1. Implementing the strategic priorities of the Institute

  2. Developing and overseeing the implementation of BIAAS’s annual work plan and budget

  3. Setting measurable goals and objectives for BIAAS’s work

  4. Developing and maintaining relationships with partners

  5. Developing systems and mechanism to improve board communication and input

  6. Overseeing the development and maintenance of BIAAS’s online grant system

  7. Managing BIAAS grant making

  8. Overseeing the development and implementation of BIAAS programming (including digital programming, events and meetings)

  9. Managing the work of the JAAH editor

  10. Managing, supervising and evaluating BIAAS Staff and contractors

  11. Managing the recruitment of BIAAS staff

  12. Other responsibilities may be assigned at discretion of Administrator and Deputy Administrator

Required Skills/Abilities:

  1. Excellent strategic planning skills

  2. Excellent program management skills

  3. Excellent computer skills: Microsoft Office Suite, and internet search, etc.

  4. Excellent communication skills; written, verbal, and interpersonal

  5. Qualities of dedication, integrity, teamwork, flexibility, and accountability

  6. Willingness to learn new skills and systems as needed by the organization

  7. Position requires sitting at a desk, mobility around office, and occasionally moving supplies and office equipment, when necessary

Education and Experience:

  1. College degree

  2. Extensive previous experience managing programs and projects

  3. Extensive previous experience managing staff


This is a flexible part-time position, averaging 20 hours a week dependent upon workload.

Salary and Benefits

Competitive hourly rate based on qualifications.  Two weeks paid time-off per calendar year, which is prorated based on start date.  Flexible schedule and hours.


Applications must consist of a coverletter and resume to be considered for the position.  Interviews will be conducted on a rolling basis until the position is filled.  Please submit your application in pdf format to Valerie Arapis ( to be considered for the position.  Please type “BIAAS Managing Director” into the subject line of your email.


BIAAS periodically offers paid internships that gives university students and recent graduates with an interest in Austrian-American studies the opportunity to familiarize themselves with BIAAS’s work and programs, and gain practical work experience, often complementing academic studies in the field.

Internships typically last 2-3 months and usually comprise a combination of an independent project with work supporting one of our strategic focus areas. For more information about BIAAS internship opportunities please contact