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Communications Manager (part-time)                                   

Manage external communications and media relations to increase the visibility of the Pennsylvania Humanities Council (PHC), its programs, and its advocacy efforts.

Primary Responsibilities

  • With the Director of Communications, creates and executes annual communications plans for PHC and its program areas.
  • Leads day-to-day production for and maintenance of PHC’s website.
  • Oversees PHC’s social media presence, including planning, posting, and monitoring content for all PHC social media channels.
  • Develops effective strategies to engage media.
  • Develops content for website, e-newsletters, media campaigns, and public presentations. Includes writing articles, blog posts, talking points, remarks, press releases, and other copy; enlisting internal and external authors as necessary; researching and/or selecting images; overseeing video production; and building web pages, newsletter layouts, and slide presentations.
  • With the Director of Communications, leads the planning and implementation of public meetings, webinars, and other events.
  • Represents PHC in meetings, events, conference calls, etc., as assigned.
  • Assists with administrative tasks as assigned.
  • Participates in PHC sponsored events and other duties and responsibilities as assigned.

 

Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree required.
  • 3 to 5 years of professional experience in public relations, marketing, communications, or media.
  • Excellent communication skills and visual sense, with the ability to speak, write, and design messages in various formats for different audiences.
  • Able to think strategically, juggle multiple priorities, and manage time effectively.
  • Able to work independently or in teams.
  • Passion for the humanities, and personal values consistent with PHC’s mission.

 

To apply, please send a thoughtful cover letter and resume to hr@pahumanities.org.

 

Training & Curriculum Specialist for Youth Program

(contract position)

We are seeking an individual to manage the development of a training program for our award-winning youth program model, Teen Reading Lounge. The Training & Curriculum Specialist will work closely with program staff to design training units and curriculum for educators, librarians, artists and other out-of-school time program staff working with low-income youth and youth of color. In addition to training staff on how to collaborate with young people to create a unique program experience, PHC is committed to deepening host sites’ knowledge of how equity, inclusion and trauma impact engagement with youth and program development. This position is a temporary contract position.

Primary Responsibilities

  • Work with the Senior Program Officer to develop and refine the Teen Reading Lounge training program and materials for a wide range of out-of-school time professionals
  • Facilitate the development of a culturally relevant set of training and support resources and tools
  • Co-deliver trainings with the program team
  • Provide support to trainers as they deliver trainings; work with them to monitor and evaluate trainings and make adjustments
  • Conduct research and provide recommendations for training strategies and relevant resources for culturally relevant program delivery
  • Research and identify potential partner organizations and individuals that may be able to provide training opportunities to TRL host sites and program partners

 

Essential Knowledge, Skills and Attributes

  • Display strong cultural competence with respect for and extensive knowledge of the cultures of the various stakeholders we work with and the youth we serve
  • Experience developing and delivering trainings for educators and/or out-of-school time professionals that address the intersection of youth program development and diversity, equity, inclusion and trauma
  • Commitment to supporting positive youth development through quality out-of-school time programs
  • Experience and willingness to facilitate diversity training and discussions.
  • Highly collaborative, with the ability to work with a team and a wide range of learners as well as the ability to work independently
  • Energetic, positive and learning-centered
  • Self-motivated with strong organizational and time management skills
  • Ability to prioritize tasks and meet deadlines
  • Strong interpersonal skills; demonstrated ability to develop, build and manage relationships
  • Tolerance for working in a fasted-pace, entrepreneurial environment

 

Qualifications

  • Master’s degree in Education is preferred.
  • Experience teaching and/or working with diverse youth and/or communities.
  • Demonstrated experience developing and implementing educational programming, including developing a curriculum and related service delivery model.
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills.
  • Comfortable speaking in front of large and small groups.
  • Strong computer and technology skills; proficiency in Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Publisher, Google tools) and interest in and ability to learn new platforms.
  • Experience with virtual meeting tools a plus
  • Ability to travel statewide
  • Flexible schedule

 

To apply, please email your resume to program@pahumanities.org by Monday, March 5.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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