Ohio Humanities: Executive Director  

The Opportunity 

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 Position 

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. 

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: HR@benefactorgroup.com 

To view the complete position profile, go to: https://bit.ly/OHExecDir
To learn more about Ohio Humanities, go to: http://www.ohiohumanities.org/

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