AAS Committee on the Status of Women
Issue of March 17, 2006
eds. Patricia Knezek, Jim Ulvestad, & Joan Schmelz
This week's issues:

1. January CSWA Session Postings

2. Breaking for Families Article

3. AWIS Seeks Executive Director

4. How to submit, subscribe, or unsubscribe to AASWOMEN

1. January CSWA Session Postings
From: Pat Knezek [pknezeknoao.edu]

We have posted Rachel Ivie's presentation on "Women in Astronomy and 
International Women in Physics" at the CSWA session during the January 
2006 AAS meeting, as well as the notes from the question and answer 
session that followed both Dr. Ivie and Dr. Kay's talks.  Please see:

http://www.aas.org/~cswa/JAN06/ .  

Both files are in pdf format.

Patricia Knezek and Amy Simon-Miller

2. Breaking for Families Article
From: WIPHYS March 16, 2006 

A frequent correspondent to WIPHYS, Elizabeth Freeland, is featured 
in an article in the latest edition of "SYMMETRY" magazine. The article 
is called "Breaking for Families: Women Physicists Find Taking a Leave 
is Often Hazardous to Their Career."


Cherrill Spencer, SLAC

3. AWIS Seeks Executive Director
From: Lindy A. Brigham (lbrighamag.arizona.edu)

The Association for Women in Science invites applications and nominations 
for its next Executive Director.  AWIS seeks a dynamic and innovative 
individual with a demonstrated capacity to manage the national office 
and current and future AWIS activities, including the quarterly AWIS 
Magazine, fundraising, the Washington Wire (a semi-monthly electronic 
news update service), conferences, grants, web site, outreach to AWIS 
chapters, and a growing membership of individuals, institutions, and 
corporations. The Executive Director reports to and takes direction 
from the Executive Board and serves as an ex-officio member of the Board.

Required background and experience:
    * Bachelor's degree, in a STEM discipline or in management/business
    * Minimum of five years as a manager
    * Demonstrated successful fundraising experience
    * Experience managing people and budgets
    * Demonstrated ability as a self-starter Preferred background and experience:
    * Ph.D. or MBA
    * Financial management experience with a not-for-profit organization
    * Familiarity with several other science and engineering not-for-profit organizations
    * Experience writing successful grant proposals, followed by administration 
    of those grants through to timely completion
    * Familiarity with the political process at the national, state, and local 
    levels, particularly those activities centered in the Washington, DC area

Review of applications will begin immediately.  For best consideration, 
applications and nominations should be submitted electronically by April 
10, 2006 to: 

Patricia Hove
Office Manager
The Association for Women in Science 

Applications should include a letter addressing experience, qualifications, 
and interest in this position. In addition, a current vita and the names and 
contact information for four references are requested. All inquiries, 
nominations, and applications will be held in strictest confidence. Members 
of under-represented groups are encouraged to apply. Further details about 
the position are posted at 


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