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Project Director, Humanities for All

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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

Essential Functions:

  • 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

Required Qualifications:

  • Ph.D. in a humanities or humanistic social science discipline

Preferred Qualifications:

  • 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 skidd@nhalliance.org. 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. 

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…

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  • Remote Possible
  • Full Time Schedule

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Washington, DC

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