Executive Director, Nevada Humanities
May 14, 2008 11:42 AM

Nevada Humanities is seeking a dynamic and visionary executive director to implement its recently adopted five-year program plan. The program plan addresses needs in the State of Nevada for community building, organizational capacity building, convening people for informed discussion and civic reflection, and new technologies for program delivery and communication. It also emphasizes expanding financial resources so that Nevada Humanities can keep pace with population growth and have a greater impact and influence.

The Executive Director of Nevada Humanities (NH) is responsible for the management and oversight of all programs and activities of Nevada Humanities, a nonprofit organization governed by a volunteer board of trustees that is one of 56 state and territorial humanities councils funded in part by an annual operating grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH). The Executive Director provides state-wide leadership to advance the mission and goals of the organization including strategic plan development, implementation of policies established by the Board of Trustees, administering a federally-funded grant program, and hiring and supervising staff located in the Reno and Las Vegas offices, fundraising, and being a spokesperson throughout the state for the Humanities community. Public funds provide roughly half of the annual operating budget ($821,000); the remainder is raised through donations, grants, earned income and sponsorships. The successful candidate will have experience in the following areas: fundraising, grant writing, budget management, program review and evaluation, and cooperative relationships with various publics including media, business and industry, the higher education community and prospective donors. Skills required: The job requires an in-depth understanding of the how the humanities can be used to help frame public discourse and provide context for contemporary issues and concerns. An ability to stay focused on organizational goals; to carry complex projects to completion; and to effectively communicate results are important. Strong communication skills, both written and verbal, and good interpersonal relationships are essential.

Minimum qualifications: Master’s Degree from a regionally accredited institution with emphasis or major in a humanities discipline or related field.

Preferred qualifications: A Doctorate Degree with five years work experience and a proven record of success in an appropriate field, such as nonprofit management, cultural programming, grant writing, marketing, development and fundraising.

Application deadline: The target date to begin review of applications is August 1, 2008. Application procedure: Applications must be submitted electronically. The applications are submitted through the University of Nevada, Reno’s e-search process:

http://www.unrsearch.com/applicants/Central?quickFind=53164 or go to www.nevadahumanities.org for a quick link to the application form. A complete application must include a letter of application; resume (not to exceed five pages); names and contact information of three references; and a writing sample (not to exceed five pages).

payscale: inquire
job type: full-time
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