The Society for the Study of Amphibians and Reptiles is seeking a successor to Ann Paterson, who has served most ably as Treasurer since 2013. The new Treasurer would take office in January 2020, or as soon thereafter as is practical. Dr. Paterson will be available to assist and to offer advice and training as
The Treasurer is a key member of SSAR’s Board of Directors, which administers the society through its officers, editors, committee chairs, and other officials. The Treasurer develops the society’s annual budget (based on input from editors and other officers), but does not handle membership matters (this is the responsibility of another office). The Treasurer supervises a paid assistant and works with the SSAR’s accountant (a CPA), bank, investment managers, and publications secretary. Additionally, the Treasurer makes payments, deposits checks, and works with the accountant to meet IRS reporting requirements. The Treasurer must be able to attend the annual meetings in order to lead the budget discussions; consequently, the society will cover their expenses for the annual meeting including transportation, registration, and housing costs.
Interested persons should contact the society’s president, Dr. Martha L. Crump (firstname.lastname@example.org or Department of Biology, Utah State University, Logan, UT 84322). Please send a copy of your resumé and note any special qualifications for this post. If you prefer to have an exploratory discussion before making a formal application, simply give Marty a call.
SSAR is now the largest professional herpetological society and has a global membership in some 65 countries. It promotes research, education, and conservation concerning amphibians and reptiles through its seven different series of journals and books, meetings, committee work, website, and other activities. The new Treasurer will be at the center of all of these activities and provide leadership, together with others, for this dynamic and innovative organization.