Applications and nominations are now welcome for the office of Treasurer of the Organization of American Historians (OAH). The late Robert Griffith, who served admirably in the post, was forced by illness to resign effective January 1, 2011. Jay Goodgold is now serving as Interim Treasurer until a new Treasurer can be found. OAH President David Hollinger has appointed a sub-committee of the Executive Board to review all candidates and to offer a recommendation to the Board.
Ideally, candidates would have a strong record of administrative service and demonstrated ability to handle complex budgets. The OAH Constitution and Bylaws specify a five-year term, and declare that "The Treasurer shall supervise the disbursements of all funds, shall report to the membership annually on the financial status of the Organization." With the help of the OAH staff, the Treasurer also prepares a proposed budget each spring for submission to the Finance Committee, serves as a member of the Finance Committee, and is a financial adviser and consultant to the Organization.
The Treasurer is an unpaid officer of the Organization and is a voting member of the Executive Board. OAH members are invited to apply or to nominate other OAH members. Send letters of interest or nomination, along with a c.v. or resume to Executive Director Katherine Finley at OAH, 112 North Bryan Street, Bloomington IN 47408 or firstname.lastname@example.org. The search will continue until the position is filled, but the Executive Board hopes that suitable candidates can be identified before April 1, 2011.