Project Director, Study the Humanities
|Location:||District of Columbia, United States|
The National Humanities Alliance invites applications for a project director of the Study the Humanities initiative. The initiative supports faculty and administrators in making the case for the value of studying the humanities as an undergraduate. Working with National Humanities Alliance staff, the project director will: launch a comprehensive survey of strategies for recruiting students to the humanities; develop resources that highlight successful approaches and document their effect; and engage faculty and administrators with the research and resources created. 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. More than 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.
Over the course of the fellowship, the project director will have the opportunity to develop expertise in best practices for promoting the value of the humanities on campus and gain experience in project management and advocacy.
Reporting Structure: The project director reports to the deputy director.
Term: This is a two-year position.
Job Classification: Exempt
Conduct research into approaches to making the case for studying the humanities to students and other audiences
Develop profiles and briefing documents about successful strategies
Build relationships with faculty, administrators, and other campus stakeholders surrounding the initiative
Represent the project and present its results in a variety of public settings
Additional responsibilities as assigned by the deputy director
Ph.D. in a humanities or humanistic social science discipline
Experience managing content for large projects
Familiarity with higher education administration and the campus ecosystem
Experience with undergraduate education administration, admissions, or career counseling
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 NHAF staff members.
To apply: Please submit a substantive cover letter and resume/CV (not to exceed 4 pages) to Beatrice Gurwitz, Ph.D., Deputy Director, National Humanities Alliance, at firstname.lastname@example.org. Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until someone has been hired. NHAF is an equal opportunity employer.
|Secondary Categories:||American History / Studies
World History / Studies