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Applications invited: Chief Executive Officer

27 October, 2014 – ACM, the Association for Computing Machinery, invites applications for the position of Chief Executive Officer (CEO). 

ACM is the oldest and largest educational and scientific computing society with 108,000 members worldwide.  The association has an annual budget of $60 Million, 75 full time staff in New York and Washington DC, a rich publications program that includes 50 periodicals in computing and hundreds of conference proceedings, a dynamic set of special interest groups (SIGs) that run nearly 200 conferences/symposia/workshops each year, initiatives in India, China, and Europe, and educational and public policy initiatives.   ACM is the world’s premiere computing society.

The ACM CEO serves as the primary executive responsible for the formulation and implementation of ACM strategic direction, for representing ACM in the worldwide computing community, and for overall management of the affairs of the association.  The successful candidate will have high professional standing in the computing field, executive experience, leadership skills, and a vision of the future of professional societies and computing.  The CEO reports to the ACM President.  The CEO is not required to work from ACM's New York headquarters, but he or she must be able to travel frequently to headquarters and other ACM meetings.  The full job description can be found at:

Applicants are requested to submit the following materials:

  • CV
  • Contact details of three professional references
  • Brief statement of purpose indicating how the applicant’s prior experience and vision for professional societies will help advance ACM as an organization

Applicants should send an email (with attachments of the materials indicated above) to
Review of applications will begin on January 5, 2015.

Submissions will be considered until the position has been filled.

ACM is an equal opportunity employer.  All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, protected veteran status or status as an individual with disability. 

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