Project Director, Humanities for All
|Location:||District of Columbia, United States|
The National Humanities Alliance (NHA) is a nationwide coalition of organizations advocating for the humanities on campuses, in communities, and on Capitol Hill. Founded in 1981, NHA is supported by over 200 member organizations, including: colleges, universities, libraries, museums, cultural organizations, state humanities councils, and scholarly, professional, and higher education associations. It is the only organization that brings together the U.S. humanities community as a whole.
What we do:
Cultivate support for federal funding for the humanities.
Promote the public value of the humanities.
Promote the value of studying the humanities.
Convene the humanities community to explore best practices for advocating for the humanities on campus, in communities, and on Capitol Hill.
As a part of its ongoing work to promote the public value of the humanities, NHA seeks a project director to work on the Humanities for All initiative. Humanities for All documents and promotes publicly engaged humanities work in U.S. higher education, including research, teaching, preservation, and programming conducted with and for diverse public partners. It is a resource for scholars carrying out their own publicly engaged work, educators teaching on the public humanities, and scholarly societies and funders looking to support public engagement efforts in the humanities
The project director will have the opportunity to develop expertise in the state of the field of publicly engaged humanities work and gain experience in project management and advocacy. This expertise and experience will provide a foundation for subsequent work in both academic and non-academic settings.
Reporting Structure: The project director reports to the executive director.
Term: 9 months with the possibility for extension
Job Classification: Exempt
Conduct research into publicly engaged humanities work, including projects that address the COVID-19 crisis, racial justice and anti-racism, and other pressing issues to communities
Develop in-depth profiles of publicly engaged projects and document the impact of their work
Present on Humanities for All in a variety of settings
Additional responsibilities as assigned by the Executive Director
Ph.D. in a humanities or humanistic social science discipline
Experience managing content for large, digital projects
Demonstrated knowledge of and interest in educational and cultural policy
Experience developing and implementing publicly engaged humanities projects
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 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 email@example.com. Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until someone has been hired. NHA is an equal opportunity employer.
Applications will be reviewed as they are received until the position is filled.