Employment Opportunities

 

The American Philatelic Society and Research Library are located in historical Bellefonte Pennsylvania. We are a non-profit membership organization with 28,000 members, 31 staff, and hundreds of volunteers. We are an equal opportunity employer.

 

Current Open Paid Positions:


Position: Chief Financial Officer/Chief Administrative Officer

Reports to: Executive Director

General Responsibilities:

Serves as Controller/Senior Financial leader for the American Philatelic Society and the American Philatelic Research Library. Leads Finance functions and manages Accounting staff and Building Superintendent. Senior Personnel/Human Resources manager. Oversees all building operations, tenant acquisition and relations of the American Philatelic Center located in Bellefonte, PA.

Specific Responsibilities:

Accounting / Finance department:

  • All accounting activity including but not limited to general ledger, revenue/accounts receivable, disbursements/accounts payable, payroll, and fixed assets.
  • All financial reporting including monthly and annual financials.
  • Preparation of annual budgets.
  • Preparation and filing of annual 990 tax returns.
  • Preparation and filing of all payroll tax returns.
  • Planning and execution of the annual audit with outside audit firm.
  • Cash management and monitoring of investment accounts.

Employee / Personnel department:

  • Maintenance of individual employee personnel files.
  • Planning and maintenance of employee benefit programs.
  • Maintenance of employee handbook.
  • Coordination of employee evaluations.
  • Preparation of annual W-2 forms.

American Philatelic Center:

  • Co-ordination of all maintenance and repair activities.
  • Development and coordination of all expansion activities.
  • Maintain and coordinate all third party tenant activities/relations.
  • Oversees facility rentals of the APC.

Other duties as may be assigned. This job will require some travel.

Requirements:

  • BS in Finance, Accounting. Business Administration, or related area.
  • At least five years Accounting experience in private or non-profit sector.
  • Excellent problem solving, analytical thinking, and organizational skills.
  • Good interpersonal and communication skills.
  • Prior management experience.
  • Proficient with Microsoft Office Suite and familiarty with Accounting software.

Preferred:

  • Certified Public Accountant.
  • Masters’ Degree in Accounting, Business Administration, or Finance.
  • Oversight and management experience of a physical plant.

Current CFO/CAO is retiring at the end of February 2020. Looking to fill position by February 1, 2020.

Salary:  $80,000 to $90,000

Please send your cover letter and resume to:

Scott English, Executive Director, American Philatelic Society
scott@stamps.org


Content Marketing Specialist

Job Description:

The Content Marketing Specialist oversees the organization’s online communities and digital content, providing superior customer engagement, increased website traffic and revenue by strategically exploiting all aspects of a social media marketing strategy.

The employee must have a solid understanding of how each social media channel works and how to optimize content so that it is engaging on those channels and the stamps.org website. You are responsible for joining relevant conversations on behalf of the APS brand, promoting membership and products.

Responsibilities:

  • Build and execute social media strategy through competitive research, platform determination, benchmarking, messaging and audience identification
  • Generate, edit, publish and share daily content (original text, images, video or HTML) that builds meaningful connections and encourages community members to take action
  • Optimize organization’s pages within each platform to increase the visibility of the organization’s social content and services
  • Moderate all user-generated content in line with the moderation policy for each community
  • Collaborate with the Chief Content Officer and Managing Editor on a cross-platform editorial calendar
  • Continuously improve by capturing and analyzing the appropriate social data/metrics, insights and best practices, sharing with senior executives and other staff
  • Collaborate with other departments to manage reputation, identify key players and coordinate actions
  • Design social media and marketing graphics, as needed
  • Produce photography and videos for use on all platforms and marketing initiatives
  • Manage organization’s GoogleAds advertising grant

 

Requirements

  • BA/BS in Communications, Marketing, Business, or Public Relations
  • Work experience in social media marketing or digital media specialist (Full-time, Part-time or internship)
  • Excellent writing style showcasing an ability to tell a compelling story
  • Demonstrable social networking experience and social analytics tools knowledge
  • Adequate knowledge of web design, content management systems, and search engine optimization
  • Experience with still photography, video and graphics design
  • Skilled in use of Adobe Creative Suite products or similar platforms
  • Knowledge of online marketing and a good understanding of major marketing channels
  • Positive attitude, attention to detail, superior organizational skills,  with the ability to handle multiple projects and deadlines
  • Fluency in English

 
Please send your resume, links to writing samples and other supporting content to:

Thomas Loebig, Chief Content Officer, American Philatelic Society
tloebig@stamps.org

 

Intern- Content (Spring 2020)

The American Philatelic Society, the world’s largest membership group devoted to stamp collecting, is looking for an Intern to be part of our content team for the Spring 2020 semester. This paid internship of 20 hours a week, will be based in our Bellefonte, Pennsylvania headquarters.

Job Description:

This is an internship for someone who can multi-task many content projects, including:

  •  Writing and posting news stories to the stamps.org website
  •  Creating engaging social media posts to Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and other social networks
  •  Shooting photographs and videos
  •  Interviewing subjects for interesting stories about stamp collecting.

Experience:

  • Student majoring in Journalism or related field
  •  Strong writing skills and knowledge of AP style
  • Knowledge of social media platforms
  •  Familiarity with content management systems, such as WordPress or DNN
  • Photography and video skills, ability to edit both 

General knowledge of stamp collecting would be helpful, but not required.

The intern will need to have transportation to and from our Bellefonte headquarters, located at 100 Match Factory Place, Bellefonte, PA 16823. There is a CATA bus stop near our facility but there is limited service.

Please send your resume, links to writing samples and other supporting content to:

Thomas Loebig, Chief Content Officer, American Philatelic Society
tloebig@stamps.org

 

Intern: Web Programming
Reports to: Web Project Manager

Job Description:

 The Intern of Web Programming works with the Web Project Manager to learn, write and implement clean code to ensure the organization’s website run properly and provide a superior user experience.

Responsibilities

  • Produce fully functional programs writing clean, testable code
  • Collaborate with internal teams to identify system requirements
  • Integrate back-end data
  • Design user interface and web layout using HTML/CSS practices
  • Upgrade and repair existing programs
  • Perform periodical tests and debugging to maximize program efficiency
  • Create technical documentation for user support
  • Suggest new features to improve program navigation and operation
  • Follow security principles
  • Stay up-to-date with industry developments

Requirements

  • Current student working towards a degree in Computer Science or relevant field
  • Demonstrated experience/classwork in web programming and development
  • Hands on experience with various programming languages, like PHP, ASP.NET, Javascript and Ruby on Rails
  • Familiarity working with HTML/CSS
  • Knowledge of Object-Oriented Programming and web application development
  • Attention to detail
  • An ability to communicate, take constructive criticism and work in a team environment 

Please send your resume and links to supporting content to:

Ross Jones, Web Project Manager, American Philatelic Society
rjones@stamps.org

 

The American Philatelic Society is an Equal Opportunity Employer. We provide equal opportunity to all qualified individuals regardless of race, color, religion, age, genetic information, gender, gender expression or identity, sexual orientation, national origin, veteran orientation, or veteran status, pregnancy, disability, marital status or any other legally protected categories under local, state or federal laws. 

Note: We do not accept unsolicited applications; please apply for listed vacancies as requested with vacancy details.

 

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