Associate Director, Community Initiatives

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Job location: Charlottesville, VA

Employment Type: Full-time
Posted data: 2021-04-08
Req: R0023161

The University of Virginia seeks an Associate Director, Community Initiatives to join The Virginia Humanities Office. The Virginia Humanities Office of Community Initiatives helps develop and coordinate statewide partnerships and collaborative projects with our Center for the Book, Encyclopedia Virginia, Grants, Fellowships, Virginia Folklife, and With Good Reason Radio Show programs.

The Associate Director reports to the Director of Community Initiatives. The Associate Director is responsible for all phases of administration for a new fellowship program for graduate student, alumni and faculty scholars of Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs), which includes but is not limited to entering and managing data to facilitate fellowship cycles, applicant review, and reporting; advising applicants and awardees about procedures; and maintaining connections with fellows during and beyond fellowship terms. The Associate Director is the main point-of-contact for interns in the Virginia Humanities internship program, recruiting and facilitating relationships that create a diverse pipeline of talent. The Associate Director also performs critical functions related to promoting, communicating and supporting a wide-ranging portfolio of Community Initiatives projects and special initiatives, and performs organization-wide duties as assigned.


  • Bachelor’s degree with at least two years of experience is required. Relevant experience may be considered in lieu of a degree.

Virginia Humanities offers a dynamic work environment and a wide array of statewide programming that will soon be managed from our new headquarters near downtown Charlottesville, in a facility specially outfitted for our unique work. We support a flexible work schedule, but fully remote work is not possible.

Virginia Humanities is affiliated with the University of Virginia, an equal opportunity employer. At Virginia Humanities, we are wholly invested in cultivating a staff that embodies our commitment to inclusion, which is increasingly reflected in our cultural programming statewide. We deeply value the voices and work of marginalized communities and strongly encourage applicants who represent the diverse and intersecting identities that contribute to the fabric of Virginia.

**This position has a term limit of two years, with the possibility of renewal, contingent upon satisfactory performance and the availability of funding. **

This position will remain open until filled. Review of Applicants will begin April 21, 2021. This is an Exempt level, benefited position. This position is a restricted position and is dependent upon project need, availability of funding and performance. Anticipated Hiring Range: $60,000 - $62,000 commensurate with education and experience. The University will perform background checks on all new hires prior to employment. For questions about the position or the application process, please contact Ashley Cochran, Senior Recruiter at

Please apply through Workday, and search for "Associate Director, Community Initiatives". Complete an application online and attach a resume, letter of interest with a diversity and inclusion statement, and contact information for at least 3 references. Internal applicants must apply through their UVA Workday profile.

The University of Virginia, including the UVA Health System which represents the UVA Medical Center, Schools of Medicine and Nursing, UVA Physician’s Group and the Claude Moore Health Sciences Library, are fundamentally committed to the diversity of our faculty and staff. We believe diversity is excellence expressing itself through every person's perspectives and lived experiences. We are equal opportunity and affirmative action employers. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, color, disability, gender identity or expression, marital status, national or ethnic origin, political affiliation, race, religion, sex (including pregnancy), sexual orientation, veteran status, and family medical or genetic information.




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Posted: 4/9/2021
Application Due: 7/8/2021
Work Type: Full Time