Ohio Humanities seeks an Executive Director.

Ohio is a diverse state, and Ohio Humanities—the state-based partner of the National Endowment for the Humanities—plays an important role in advancing the intellectual, cultural, and economic wellbeing of all who live and work here. Ohio Humanities cultivates vibrant communities and catalyzes economic opportunities through grantmaking and quality programming.

The incoming Executive Director (ED) will be a creative, persuasive communicator who can confidently manage relationships with diverse and influential constituencies throughout the state. The ED has an exciting and fulfilling opportunity to serve Ohio’s many regions and elevate the state’s role in shaping national discourse.

The future leader of Ohio Humanities knows the value of the humanities to spark conversation and inspire empathy. In the midst of social and economic turmoil, the Executive Director has a profound opportunity to create, strengthen, and fund innovative new programs that promote diversity and inclusion.

The Executive Director provides strategic leadership and day-to-day management of Ohio Humanities, reporting to the Ohio Humanities Board of Directors. The Executive Director will:

  • provide vision and articulate a strategy for Ohio Humanities’ future; position the organization as a national leader in shaping the conversation to address public discourse through programs, grants, and community projects;
  • elevate collaborative initiatives between Ohio Humanities and all cultural organizations throughout the state and advocate for recognition and funding from local, state, and federal funders; and
  • demonstrate passion and knowledge for the humanities and provide strong leadership to staff; understand and implement the best practices of nonprofit board governance.

Qualifications and Experience - Successful Candidates will have the following qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree in the humanities, although a Master’s degree is highly desired.
  • Five years’ experience developing strategy and delivering programs for diverse audiences and experience leading volunteers and staff.
  • Also desired is experience with grantmaking; advocacy and legislative relations; fundraising experience; and experience and/or knowledge of Ohio and the Midwest.

Salary range: $90,000 - $110,000

Job classification: Full-time, salary

To apply: Benefactor Group is pleased to be assisting Ohio Humanities with this search. Applications will be reviewed as they are received. All applications are considered highly confidential. To be considered for this position, please send a cover letter and resume to the Benefactor Group Recruitment Team at: [email protected]. To view the complete position profile, go to: https://bit.ly/OHExecDir. To learn more about Ohio Humanities, go to: http://www.ohiohumanities.org.

Posted: December 4, 2020

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