Posted on September 20, 2012
Pennsylvania Humanities Council
Pennsylvania Humanities Council - Executive Director
Position Announcement: Executive Director, Pennsylvania Humanities Council
The PHC is a nonprofit organization and state partner of the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) which provides operating and programming support. Additional sources of income come from Commonwealth of PA partners, foundations, businesses, and private donors.
The PHC has undergone a major strategic planning process this year to guide Board and staff in clarifying its mission, setting priorities for the next three years, and evaluating progress.
The PHC mission is to build and lead a vibrant network of individuals, organizations, and communities that champion the humanities and empower Pennsylvanians to think critically, grow, and engage in their communities.
The PHC vision is to inspire Pennsylvanians to value the humanities for personal growth and for the development of creative solutions to our nationís biggest challenges.
PHC values excellence, curiosity and collaboration and is passionate about the power of ideas to open minds and build a better future. We believe the humanities provide people from all walks of life the essential tools to learn, innovate and engage with one another.
The Executive Director will serve as an at-will, full-time employee in Philadelphia, PA, report directly to the Board of Directors, oversee a $1.2+ million budget, and manage/mentor a staff of nine professional employees.
The Board seeks a goal-oriented, proven leader with a demonstrated vision and passion for the public humanities who also has:
- A demonstrated effective organizational, board and staff engagement and team-building skills;
- Stellar strategic planning and innovative program development skills;
- Experience in organizing, budgeting, implementing and monitoring public programs, preferably in the humanities;
- Proficiency in the nonprofit grant-making process;
- A successful history of partnering and collaborating with public, private, higher education and nonprofit institutions;
- Knowledge of the legal requirements and good stewardship practices of nonprofit organizations;
- A keen sense of how to employ ongoing marketing and branding efforts;
- Understanding of how technology can be used to enhance the public humanities;
- Established relationships with statewide cultural sector organizations and leaders;
- Insight into the current direction of humanities scholarship and related issues central to the mission of the PHC;
- Expertise in working with and energizing a board of directors; and
- Bachelorís degree required, advanced degree preferred.
The Board expects its Executive Director to be the public face of and enthusiastic about fundraising, development, and advocacy efforts for the PHC. A successful track record of achievement in this arena is required.
Compensation: Salary is commensurate with statewide humanities councils of similar size. A health and retirement benefits package is included.
To Apply: If the qualifications are met, email a substantive letter of interest to the Executive Search Committee and salary requirements, accompanied by a full resume and the names/titles of three references with complete contact information to: email@example.com No calls please.
The deadline for response is Friday, Sept. 21, 2012.
Email a substantive letter of interest to the Executive Search Committee with salary requirements, accompanied by a full resume and the names/titles of three references with complete contact information to: firstname.lastname@example.org. No calls please. Deadline is Friday, Sept. 21, 2012
The PHC is an equal-opportunity employer. For more information about the council and its programs, go to www.pahumanities.org.