RNA Society openings for CFO and CEO

Chief Financial Officer – current opening

The RNA Society is once again accepting applications for a new Chief Financial Officer (CFO). The position is currently open and available.

We seek an individual who is committed to the success of the RNA Society, who works well with others, has a critical eye for detail, and an interest in working with financial accounts. Experience in budgeting, accounting and investing are helpful, but not essential. The CFO 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).

The responsibilities of the CFO are outlined here. The position will consume about 5-10 hrs of time per month, plus 2-4 trips per year (one of the trips being to attend the annual conference). As with all positions in the RNA Society, the CFO is unpaid, although a small honorarium and some travel funds are associated with the position.

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


Chief Executive Officer – opening in 2020

The RNA Society is beginning a search for a new Chief Executive Officer (CEO). The position becomes available in 2020.

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.