RNA Society Opening for CEO

Chief Executive Officer – opening in 2020

The RNA Society is in the process of identifying a new Chief Executive Officer (CEO). The position becomes available in 2020. Applications are being accepted now through July 31st 2018.

We seek an individual who is committed to the success of the RNA Society, who works well with others, is a strategic thinker, and a detail-oriented problem solver. Most importantly, the candidate must be able to devote a significant fraction of their schedule to society activities. The position is best suited to more senior members of the society. The CEO also is a member of our Board of Directors, so applicants must be full voting members of the Society (not student or post-doc members).

A more detailed list of CEO responsibilities are outlined here. The position will consume about 5-8 hrs of time per week (15% FTE), plus 4-5 trips per year (one of the trips being to attend the annual conference). As with all positions in the RNA Society, the CEO is unpaid, although an honorarium and travel funds are associated with the position.

If you are interested in being considered for the CEO position, please contact Jim McSwiggen at ceo@nullrnasociety.org, or President Juan Valcarcel at juan.valcarcel@nullcrg.es . Questions about the position can be addressed to Jim McSwiggen.