Now Hiring: Academic Programs Assistant

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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.

About the role:

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 Academic Programs Officer, the Academic Programs Assistant will primarily focus on administrative matters relating to JMC programs, including the collection and dissemination of information relevant to the JMC academic team. This is an entry/junior level opening that would be ideal for a candidate just launching or early on in his/her career as there is no prior work experience required.

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. Tracking activities and accomplishments of JMC fellows and partner programs
  3. Assisting in managing the JMC Salesforce Database
  4. Producing data on the JMC postdoctoral fellows program and JMC partner programs
  5. Organizing and maintaining Dropbox files on academic programs to ensure documents are easily accessible
  6. Assisting in the maintenance and improvement of the website
  7. Helping with planning and executing JMC events; producing materials for events (readers, schedules, participant lists, name tent, name tags, mailings, etc.)
  8. Providing relevant information about academic programs, fellows, and events to development team in a timely manner for grant reporting and applications



  1. Commitment to the mission of the Jack Miller Center
  2. 0-2 years of prior experience
  3. Bachelor’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 Microsoft Word and Excel


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.



To Apply, qualified candidates should submit the following application materials in one PDF document:

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


Applications and questions should be submitted to Dr. Thomas Cleveland via 

While we thank all applicants in advance for their interest in this position, we are only able to contact those to whom we can offer an interview. Only direct applications will be considered. No phone calls, please.



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