MELLON GRANT COORDINATOR
Lafayette College seeks a Grant Coordinator for the initiative “The Lehigh Valley Engaged Humanities Consortium (LVEHC): Understanding Transformations over the Past Half-Century.” This four-year project, generously funded by the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, will run through June 2021. It will engage community partners and member institutions of the Lehigh Valley Association of Independent Colleges (LVAIC). With a goal of building more diverse, inclusive, and connected campuses, cultural institutions, and communities, the LVEHC will employ the methods of the humanities and the arts to explore personal, historical, and community narratives that have emerged in recent decades in the Lehigh Valley. The Grant Coordinator will have opportunities to develop relationships with community and academic partner institutions, and will contribute to the vision for the grant at large.
-Coordinate steering committee meetings, grant-sponsored events, workshops, and other programming over the life of the grant
-Create and maintain a web presence for the grant effort on WordPress
-Assist in preparing and disseminating calls for proposals, and publicize grant programming via e-mail communication and blog posts
-Collect documentation of grant activities to assist the grant co-Directors in reporting
-Conduct outreach and communication with community partners
-Maintain up-to-date budget information
-Bachelor’s degree preferred, Master’s degree a plus
-Attention to detail and honed organizational skills
-Experience in coordinating multiple schedules
-Excellent writing skills, adept at e-mail communication and publicity
-Experience with digital tools and platforms such as Excel, Banner, WordPress and Twitter
-Attunement to the values of community engagement, and experience with community outreach and partnership
The ideal candidate will wish to work for the full four-years of the grant.
This position can be full- or part-time, depending on the candidate’s preference, with flexible scheduling. If the position is full-time, it is benefits-eligible. The position will run through June 30, 2021, to start September 1, 2017.
The applicant should submit contact information for two references, a resume, and a cover letter addressing relevant experience to grant co-Directors Andrea Smith, Professor of Anthropology & Sociology and Department Chair, and Charlotte Nunes, Director of Digital Scholarship Services, Skillman Library, via Interfolio at http://apply.interfolio.com/43559. The deadline for applications is Friday, August 18.