The Pennsylvania Historical Association (PHA) invites applications for a Business Secretary with a start date of July 1, 2019. Since 1933, the PHA has served as the leading scholarly organization dedicated to the study of the history of Pennsylvania and the Mid-Atlantic with our journal Pennsylvania History, annual conferences, book series published in partnership with Temple University Press, and annual prizes for research.

For the last twelve years, the PHA Business Office was at Mansfield University and capably administered by Dr. Karen Guenther. The Business Secretary is an officer of the PHA and works closely with its five-member Executive Committee. The Business Secretary is appointed by PHA Council for a five-year term and the position includes an annual honorarium and office expenses.

Duties of the Business Secretary include:

 Manage the membership list, including maintenance of member information and recruitment of new members.
 Collect and deposit membership dues and donations, including electronic transactions via PayPal and Stripe.
 Assist with financial oversight for the Pennsylvania History book series.
 Generate monthly income reports.
 Consult with the Treasurer, the Editor of Pennsylvania History, and Penn State University Press regarding income, membership, and journal subscriptions.
 Report bi-annually to Executive Committee and to Council.
 Arrange and staff the PHA’s table exhibit at the annual meeting.
 Respond to queries and conduct correspondence on behalf of the organization.

Applicants for this position should be PHA members and describe their interest, skills, and potential host institutional support (e.g., office space, course release, student intern, etc.). Applications and inquires should be emailed to Dr. Rachel Batch, PHA President, rabatch@widener.edu.