CfA: Interim Administrative Coordinator

The Rachel Carson Center is looking for an interim administrative coordinator to join its team during the parental leave of the managing director. The position will run from 15 January 2015 to 30 September 2015 (possible extension to 15 October).

Responsibilities include:

  • Management of the international fellowship program (application process, stipend negotiation, logistical aspects of moving abroad/settling into Munich);
  • Staff Management (contracts, policies, etc.);
  • Liaison with project funders (German Federal Ministry for Research and Education and project managers, Deutsche Luft- und Raumfahrt);
  • Financial Management (budgeting, controlling, government financial reports);
  • Society of Fellows Liaison (assistance with projects, including fund-raising);
  • Communications (weekly updates, website, newsletter, PR);
  • Planning of international Advisory Board meeting;
  • Planning and teaching of one seminar, ideally in the field of environmental humanities (this can be negotiated).


  • PhD in humanities or social sciences field strongly preferred; candidates with an excellent MA will also be considered;
  • Excellent written and spoken English and German;
  • Experience in project management and communications;
  • Experience of working in higher education, ideally with teaching experience;
  • Strong computer skills;
  • Ability to work well in a team, to prioritize, and to deliver quality results on a deadline. Experience of international work and leadership desirable.

The RCC is an international, interdisciplinary research institute located in central Munich. It was founded in 2009 as a joint initiative of LMU Munich (Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität) and the Deutsches Museum. The working language of the Center is English.

The position will either be full-time (40.1 hours a week) or will be split between two candidates (20.05 hours per week). It is an in-house, service position. The RCC offers an attractive compensation package including a yearly gross salary between 41,500–60,000 Euros (based on the tariff contracts for public service, level E13, commensurate with experience). Working hours are flexible, and the RCC is a family-friendly working environment. As the candidate will be a state employee, they will be required to have German health insurance and to make contributions to the German tax and social welfare system. We especially seek applications from qualified individuals with disabilities and welcome applications from women.

To apply, please send your CV, cover letter, and the contact information of two references in one pdf file to by 1 November 2015. In your cover letter, please state your preference for a full or part-time position. If a part-time contract is preferred, please list which tasks would most appeal to you as well as any other time commitments/times in which you are unavailable to work.

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