Full-time Program Officer Wanted

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9/4/2018 or after

The Massachusetts Foundation for the Humanities (Mass Humanities) seeks a full time Program Officer to join its ten-person staff based in Northampton, Massachusetts.

Job Description

The Program Officer’s primary responsibilities include working with grant applicants on developing projects and crafting proposals, shepherding proposals through the grant review process, and attending and evaluating funded programs. The Program Officer also directs and manages certain foundation-conducted programs as needed, represents Mass Humanities at various meetings and conferences; contributes to communications on various platforms; and helps to define, develop, and seek external funding for new initiatives designed to advance the mission of Mass Humanities. Routine travel across the state, and occasional evening and weekend availability are required. Starting date is on or after September 4, 2018.


The ideal candidate will be a self-motivated individual with an advanced degree in a humanities discipline (preferably a PhD), an understanding and appreciation of the ways in which the humanities can enhance and improve civic life, a curious mind and wide-ranging interests, excellent written and oral communication skills, an outgoing and amiable personality, the ability to work both independently and cooperatively, the ability to manage multiple projects simultaneously, and three or more years of professional experience in teaching, grant writing, planning and running public programs, and/or related activities in the humanities. A demonstrated interest in and/or experience working with audiences and participants of widely varied social and educational backgrounds is highly desirable.

About Mass Humanities

Established in 1974, Mass Humanities is the state-based affiliate of the National Endowment for the Humanities. The foundation conducts programs and offers grants and services in support of community-based projects that use history, literature, philosophy, and the other humanities disciplines to enhance and improve civic life throughout the Commonwealth. More information about Mass Humanities’ priorities, programs and activities may be found by exploring this website. Mass Humanities is an Equal Opportunity Employer.


Mass Humanities offers generous benefits to include fully paid health insurance, life and disability insurance, a retirement contribution of 7% of salary, as well as vacation and sick leave, and eleven paid holidays.


How to Apply

To apply complete and submit the online application form below. The application requires uploading your letter of interest explaining your qualifications and why you think the humanities are important; and uploading a current resume. Address your letter of interest to David Tebaldi, Executive Director.

Review of applications will begin: 6/30/2018


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