Goethe-Institut Boston seeking Director of Administration

The Goethe-Institut Boston is currently seeking a Director of Administration to head its administration department. Primary responsibilities include overseeing the budget, controlling, bookkeeping and all accounting matters; managing maintenance of the building and inventory; IT infrastructure. Full-time position (40 hrs/week).

The Goethe-Institut is the cultural institute of the Federal Republic of Germany with a global reach. We promote knowledge of the German language abroad and foster international cultural cooperation. We convey a comprehensive picture of Germany by providing information on Germany’s cultural, social and political life. The Goethe-Institut Boston is responsible for all of New England and works in cooperation with renowned local universities and numerous other organizations both in Boston and in surrounding areas.


  • Oversee the budget, controlling, bookkeeping and all accounting matters
  • Manage maintenance of the building (currently the building is under renovation, monitor construction)
  • Responsible for procuring and sorting out inventory
  • In charge of IT infrastructure


  • Extensive experience in accounting, budget planning and controlling
  • Basic knowledge of SAP
  • Basic knowledge of the Goethe-Institut’s planning and management tools or willingness to acquire this knowledge
  • Sound knowledge of relevant guidelines and regulations regarding travel expenses or willingness to acquire this knowledge
  • Sound knowledge of operating sytsems Windows 7/10
  • Very good knowledge of MS-Office
  • Experience with installing programs, setting up printers as well as establishing drive connections
  • Flexibility, ability to work under pressure, social competence, ability to work in a team and independently
  • Excellent organizational and communication skills
  • Excellent German and English language skills

We Offer:

  • Starting date: as soon as possible
  • Employment: full time
  • Salary according to the local remuneration scheme of the Goethe-Instituts in the USA, additional benefits

Applications are accepted until the position is filled. Unfortunately, the Goethe-Institut can not provide any assistance in obtaining a work permit or visa.

Please submit your complete application (cover letter, résumé and the names and contact information of two references) by e-mail to:

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