Search for New Executive Director

Date posted: December 29, 2021


The American Association of Variable Star Observers seeks a new Executive Director. As the public face of the organization, the Executive Director will work with both amateur and professional astronomers, identify and promote observing programs, and serve as the key player in a robust fundraising program. We seek an accomplished, dynamic, and visionary leader; a competent project manager; an excellent communicator; and a knowledgeable scientist who will work cooperatively with the Board and the Officers of the association.

Preference will be given to candidates with an advanced degree or equivalent in astronomy, management experience of a non-profit science-based organization, and willingness to relocate to the Cambridge, MA area.

Applicants should send a cover letter and CV to directorsearch@aavso.orgPlease click here for the full Executive Director job announcement. 

If we have a genuine interest in your application, we will ask for more supporting materials, and schedule an initial interview. Successful candidates will interview with members of the Board and with the staff.