Delaware Humanities seeks an open-minded and creative person who cares deeply about Delaware and is willing to work hard to make a difference in their community. This person will lead the expansion of public programs in alignment with a recently completed 3-year strategic plan. The successful candidate will have a strong commitment to engaging with individuals and communities currently underserved by the organization – BIPOC, LGBTQ+, low-income, rural communities, and many others – while maintaining relationships with organizations and audiences throughout the state already benefitting from Delaware Humanities programming.
The ideal candidate will have a familiarity and understanding of Delaware’s diverse communities and possess a track record of working actively with community leaders to reach shared goals through programming. A passion for inquiry, applying critical thinking skills to current issues, inclusivity, and humanities subjects is desired.
- Bachelor’s degree and minimum experience of 5-7 years in program development and management required; advanced degree or a combination of education and work experience providing comparable knowledge and skills preferable but not required.
- Strong abilities in planning, executing, and managing programs.
- At least 1-2 years experience with working with diverse publics (academic, non-profit, community leaders, grass roots organizers, and activists) and program deliverers (academic and content expert speakers, facilitators, program series contractors, graduate students) preferred.
- Strong aptitude for working both collaboratively and independently.
- Excellent writing skills and oral communication skills required; experience in proposal writing desirable.
- Ability to represent the Delaware Humanities effectively to a broad range of individuals and organizations by demonstrating interest in the humanities and commitment to Delaware Humanities’ work and mission.
- Ability to travel throughout Delaware to meet with community and organizational leaders.
- Experience with community-based program evaluation preferred.
- Fluency in Spanish is preferred.
Please see attached position description for further information. Please submit cover letter, resume, three references, and a 250 word or less statement describing what the Delaware Humanities mission statement (see below) means to you to firstname.lastname@example.org through Aug 7th.
Delaware Humanities is Delaware’s independent, non-profit affiliate of the National Endowment for the Humanities. Founded in 1973, Delaware Humanities strengthens our communities by encouraging all Delawareans to be inspired, informed, and engaged through exploring the diversity of the human experience.