Project Director

Washington D.C.
May 01, 2017
Position Type
Alt-Ac & Post-Ac
Institution Type
Outside Academe

Project Director

National Humanities Alliance Foundation

The National Humanities Alliance Foundation invites applications for a Project Director to create a clearing house of profiles of select projects supported by the National Endowment for the Humanities. The project’s aim is to create a resource for advocates and the media that will help them educate the public and policy makers about the important role that the NEH plays in national and community life. The project is supported by a grant from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation.

Founded in 2013 and located in Washington, D.C., the National Humanities Alliance Foundation is the supporting foundation for the National Humanities Alliance. The National Humanities Alliance is a nonpartisan, non-profit association founded in 1981. Membership in the National Humanities Alliance is open to all organizations with an interest in the humanities. Nearly 200 organizations are currently members of the NHA, including scholarly societies, humanities research centers, colleges, universities, and organizations of museums, libraries, historical societies, humanities councils, and higher education institutions.

Reporting Structure: The Project Director reports to the Executive Director.

Term: This is a one-year position.

Job Classification: Exempt

Essential Functions:

  • Identify a wide-range of compelling projects supported by the NEH
  • Create profiles of these projects and briefing documents that outline impact of NEH grants
  • Manage development of a web-interface to search these profiles by theme, geography, and type of project
  • Represent the project and present its results in a variety of public settings
  • Additional responsibilities as assigned by the Executive Director

Required Qualifications:

  • Background in a humanities or humanistic social science discipline
  • Demonstrated experience writing for a general audience

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Experience managing content for large, digital projects
  • Demonstrated knowledge of and interest in educational and cultural policy
  • Experience developing and implementing humanities projects
  • Project management experience; a good ability to choose among alternatives and identify key priorities for work
  • Excellent writing, interpersonal, organizational, and leadership skills

Compensation: Salary is competitive. A full benefits package is provided to all NHA Foundation staff members.

To apply: Please submit a substantive cover letter and resume/CV (not to exceed 4 pages) to Stephen Kidd, Executive Director, National Humanities Alliance Foundation, at Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until someone has been hired. NHA Foundation is an equal opportunity employer.

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