Project Director, Humanities Working Groups for Community Impact Initiative

Washington D.C., United States
Jul 22, 2014
The Humanities Working Groups for Community Impact initiative aims to foster collaboration among humanities organizations on local and state levels in order to increase the visibility and impact of their work. Under this initiative, the National Humanities Alliance Foundation (NHAF)—in collaboration with the Federation of State Humanities Councils—is enlisting representatives of humanities organizations such as colleges, universities, humanities councils, museums, libraries, historical societies, and archives to form humanities working groups in one community in each state. These working groups will identify the key issues facing their communities and states and explore ways that humanities institutions, by joining forces, can become key actors in addressing them. The initiative is supported by a grant from the Mrs. Giles Whiting Foundation. Located in Washington, D.C., the National Humanities Alliance Foundation is the non-profit foundation for the National Humanities Alliance. The National Humanities Alliance is a nonpartisan a non-profit association founded in 1981. 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 Project Director reports to the Executive Director. Term: The position is funded for eighteen months with the possibility of renewal for an additional eighteen months. Job Classification: Exempt Essential Functions: •Collaborate with partners to identify and convene representatives of humanities organizations •Work with partners to develop and implement community-based humanities initiatives •Conduct research and write reports on community-based humanities programs and organizations •Conduct research and write reports on state and local policy related to the humanities •Represent the initiative and present its results in a variety of public settings •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 •Experience convening groups and facilitating discussions in community settings •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 NHAF 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 Foundation, at Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until someone has been hired. NHAF is an equal opportunity employer.