In November 2020, James (Jim) Ladewig will be retiring after twenty years
of distinguished service as the Treasurer of the American Musicological
Society. In preparation, the Society is calling for volunteers and
nominations for candidates to succeed Jim and serve as the next Treasurer of
the AMS.

*Duties & Responsibilities*

The Treasurer is an officer of the Society, appointed by the Board of
Directors. The next appointee to the role of Treasurer will be expected to
attend the November 2020 meeting of the Board of Directors, and duties as
Treasurer will commence at the end of that meeting.

The main responsibilities and tasks entrusted to the Treasurer include:

   1. overseeing the long-term financial planning of the AMS so as to
   ensure the realization of the Society’s long-term goals;
   2. serving as chair of the Finance Committee and reporting the
   activities of the Finance Committee to the Board;
   3. although the operating budget and the annual audit are primarily the
   responsibility of the Executive Director, the Treasurer shall
   collaborate as needed with the E.D. on their preparation and their
   presentation to the Finance Committee and the Board of Directors;
   4. overseeing the investment of the Society’s endowment and serving as
   liaison to external financial advisory firm(s) and/or individual financial
   advisor(s) selected by the Board;
   5. the care and custody of all the funds and securities of the Society;
   6. making recommendations to the Board of Directors, in consultation
   with the Executive Director, regarding appropriate spending levels of the
   Society's endowment funds;
   7. reporting to the Board of Directors semi-annually regarding the
   performance of the investments within the endowment portfolio;
   8. reporting to the Society as a whole at the annual Business Meeting
   and Awards Presentation and in appropriate publications of the Society
   regarding the financial health of the Society and the growth of its
   endowment funds;
   9. serving as *ex officio* member of the Development Committee;
   10. and other duties related to the financial affairs of the Society, as

Desirable experience includes knowledge of the principles of investing;
familiarity with nonprofit finance and portfolio management or similar
finance and portfolio management; and conversance with fund accounting.

For further information on the position and duties of the Treasurer, see
the Society’s By-Laws < > (Articles
V.A.5, VI.E.1, and VII.B.3); and the Society’s Administrative Handbook
< > (I.A.3, II.B.1.2, and

*Application/nomination deadline:* Open until filled.

*How to volunteer/nominate:* To nominate yourself or someone else for this
position, please send an email to ams -at- providing the
following information:

   1. Candidate Name
   2. Candidate Email
   3. Candidate Title (optional)
   4. Candidate Institution (optional)
   5. Qualifications / Rationale
   6. Is this a self-nomination? (Yes or No)


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