Assistant Director

Washington D.C., United States
Apr 17, 2014
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Founded in 1981, the National Humanities Alliance (NHA) works to advance national humanities policy by: cultivating support for humanities funding in the executive and legislative branches of the federal government; advocating for policies that advance humanities research, programming, preservation, and teaching; convening its members, government officials, and policy experts to develop policy initiatives; and promoting engagement with and appreciation of the humanities among the general public. Based in Washington, D.C., the National Humanities Alliance is a nonpartisan 501(c)(4) non-profit association. Membership in the National Humanities Alliance is open to all organizations with an interest in the humanities. More than 130 organizations are currently members of 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 Assistant Director reports to the Executive Director. Job Classification: Exempt Essential Functions: • Develop and implement initiatives designed to increase public support for the humanities • Develop and implement initiatives designed to increase support for the humanities among elected officials • Conduct research and write reports on the state of humanities programs and funding • Cultivate and maintain collaborative relationships with NHA members and other relevant partners • Manage some of the administrative duties of the organization • Additional responsibilities as assigned by the Executive Director Preferred Qualifications: • Ph.D. in a humanities or humanistic social science discipline • Work experience in settings such as post-secondary institutions, museums, libraries, or humanities councils • Demonstrated knowledge of and interest in education and cultural policy • Interest in working outside of the academy in an advocacy organization • A good understanding of the key challenges facing the humanities in multiple contexts • 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 and commensurate with experience. A full benefits package is provided to all NHA staff members. To apply: Please submit a substantive cover letter and resume/CV (not to exceed 4 pages) to Stephen Kidd, Ph.D., Executive Director, National Humanities Alliance, at Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until someone has been hired. NHA is an equal opportunity employer.