Briann Greenfield, ED of the NJCH, is a PhD/MA in Museum Studies (precursor to Public Humanities) from Brown. Please be in touch with her if you are interested. SS
The New Jersey Council for the Humanities seeks a Director of Programs who will work with the Executive Director, staff, and Trustees to increase the organization’s impact and reach.
Responsibilities involve both NJCH grant making activities and direct programs, and includes both programmatic and strategic work.
Specific duties include:
- Developing and strengthening partnerships for NJCH with diverse organizations.
- Representing NJCH in such partnerships, including public appearances, meetings, conferences, and events.
- Assessing, revising, and creating NJCH programs to align with strategic goals; identifying program and grant evaluation metrics.
- Cultivating potential grant applicants, as well as proactively seeding and developing proposal ideas, connecting applicants to scholars and other resources.
- Overseeing the execution of NJCH programs and managing program staff.
- Contributing to annual budgets and keeping programs on budget.
Duties will entail in-state travel. Occasional evening and weekend availability required.
The Program Director is a key member of the NJCH team and reports to the Executive Director. We seek an individual who will help develop NJCH’s capacity to make the humanities more accessible, reach underserved audiences, and bridge cultural and class divides.
The ideal candidate for this position will have:
- An understanding of the value of the humanities and their importance to a successful pluralistic society.
- Demonstrated interest in working with audiences and community partners of varied social, economic, and educational backgrounds.
- Five or more years of experience in humanities teaching, grant writing, planning and running public programs, and/or related activities.
- Excellent written and oral communication skills.
- Knowledge of the cultural nonprofit sector, including trends and best practices.
- Ability to create positive, long-term relationships by demonstrating a commitment to collaboration and customer service.
- Ability to work independently and manage multiple projects simultaneously.
- Enthusiasm for and willingness to attend public humanities programs.
- An advanced degree such as an M.A. or Ph.D. in public history, public humanities, public anthropology, museum studies, or a humanities-related field may have helped prepare the candidate.
Salary commensurate with qualifications and experience. NJCH offers a full benefits package.
About the New Jersey Council for the Humanities
Located in Trenton, New Jersey, NJCH is a nonprofit organization established in 1972 as the state partner of the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH).
The mission of the New Jersey Council for the Humanities (NJCH) is to serve the people of New Jersey by developing, supporting, and promoting projects that explore and interpret the human experience, foster cross-cultural understanding, and engage people in dialogue about matters of individual choice and public responsibility.
NJCH furthers this work through both grant making and conducting programs.
NJCH is a member of the Federation of State Humanities Councils.
How to Apply
To apply, submit a letter outlining your interest and fit for the position; a resume or CV; names, titles, phone numbers, and email addresses for three references to email@example.com. Please include your last name in the subject line.
Address your letter of interest to Briann Greenfield, Ph.D., Executive Director.
Review of applications will begin October 15, 2015 and continue until the position is filled.
The New Jersey Council for the Humanities values and respects diversity.