Now Hiring: JMC Academic Programs Assistant

Jack Miller Center Academic Programs Assistant


About the Jack Miller Center:

The Jack Miller Center is a 501(c)(3) public charity dedicated to promoting education in America’s founding principles and history, an education vital to thoughtful and engaged citizenship. We work to advance the teaching and study of America’s history, its political and economic institutions and the central principles, ideas and issues arising from the American and Western traditions, all of which continue to animate our national life. We support professors and educators through programs, resources, fellowships and more to help ​them teach our nation’s students.

Position Overview:

The Academic Programs Assistant is an integral member of the Jack Miller Center’s academic team, responsible for supporting all JMC academic programming. Reporting to the director of the academic team, the Academic Programs Assistant will primarily focus on administrative matters relating to JMC programs and grantmaking including the collection and dissemination of information relevant to the JMC academic team.

Reports to: Director of Academic Programs

Work Location: Bala Cynwyd, PA, a suburb just outside of Philadelphia (Remote position will not be considered.)

Job Duties:

  1. Collecting grant reports from external grantees and surveys from participants
  2. Completing grant reports to JMC donors and grantors
  3. Tracking participation and growth of the JMC network of scholars, teachers, and partner programs
  4. Producing data on the JMC postdoctoral fellows program and JMC partner programs
  5. Leading the production of certain publications such as the JMC fellows directory, and materials needed for JMC programs (readers, schedules, participant lists, name tags, name tents, mailings etc.)
  6. Managing the JMC Salesforce Database
  7. Organizing and maintaining Dropbox files on academic programs to ensure documents are easily accessible
  8. Drafting and editing of letters, mass emails, reports, and other communications
  9. Tracking and posting relevant news to the JMC website, Facebook and Twitter including program news from campuses JMC supports, campus job openings, publications and accomplishments of JMC’s network of scholars, and relevant articles that support the JMC mission


  1. Commitment to the mission of the Jack Miller Center
  2. Bachelor’s degree
  3. One-year or more of professional work experience or Master’s degree
  4. Strong communication skills, both verbal and written; ability to accurately copyedit
  5. Self-motivated; ability to work independently and as part of a team
  6. Detail-oriented, strong time-management skills and ability to prioritize work
  7. Collaborative team-player with the ability to successfully engage with colleagues across the organization
  8. Ability to interact professionally with professors, donors and other individuals involved in our efforts
  9. Flexibility and adaptability to changing work environments
  10. Working knowledge of applications including Excel, Word, Outlook, and Adobe Acrobat
  11. Experience with contact management systems, particularly Salesforce, a plus
  12. Experience with mass email software and website management and development preferred, but not required

Qualified candidates should email the following application materials in one PDF with your name in the file title and “Academic Initiatives Assistant” in the subject line to Kay Kim, administrative assistant, at

  1. Résumé
  2. A cover letter detailing your experience, your interest in/passion for JMC’s mission, and your salary requirements
  3. Brief writing sample

The Jack Miller Center offers an excellent benefits package which includes a 401(k) plan with matching contributions, generous paid time off, smart phone reimbursement and group medical, vision, dental and life insurance.