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Operations & People Director (full-time)
 

Position Announcement:

Full-time 37.5 hrs/week Operations & People Director

Philadelphia, PA

 

ORGANIZATION:  

The Pennsylvania Humanities Council is a high-impact statewide organization that puts the humanities in action to create positive change. Our programs and grants bring Pennsylvanians together to build avenues for civic involvement and community development, and for youth and adult learners to strengthen skills for school, work, and personal improvement. We are an independent partner of the National Endowment for the Humanities and part of a network of 56 state humanities councils that spans the nation and U.S. jurisdictions. Learn more at pahumanities.org.

POSITION DESCRIPTION:

This is a new full-time opportunity to manage and help grow the business operations, finance, database and IT administration, and human resources activities of the Pennsylvania Humanities Council.  We are looking for an entrepreneurial candidate ready to be a thought-partner on our senior management team, who is strong on big picture strategy, while not shying away from day-to-day operations work and managing a three-person team.  We seek doers and changemakers, the kind of team member who sees what has to get done and leverages their knowledge, networks, and resources to make it happen. You’ll also believe in solutions that involve everyone, and you’ll value creating an organization and culture where we all can thrive. You’ll have the operational know-how, people skills, and strong commitment to diversity, equity, inclusion, and belonging that will enable you to at once help position us as a well-capitalized organization, advance our infrastructure, and build a rewarding inclusive work environment for our high-performing, talented staff.

The major responsibilities for the role encompass five key areas:  1) Organizational Leadership and Effectiveness; 2) Finance and Accounting Administration; 3) HR and Payroll Administration; 4) Information Technology and Data Management; 5) Office, Facilities, Board and Events Management.

QUALIFICATIONS

  • Bachelor’s degree, plus at least eight years of work experience, including a background in managing operations and leading new CRM solutions and IT systems, preferably in a nonprofit setting

  • Strong leadership skills, with at least two years managing and coordinating staff and projects or initiatives. 

  • Bookkeeping and financial management

  • Human resource experience and payroll and benefits administration 

  • Strong ability to manage information communication and technology solutions like Salesforce

  • Passion for the humanities, and personal values consistent with PHC’s mission

  • Energetic, positive, and enjoys working in a fasted-pace, entrepreneurial environment


Salary and work environment:

The salary range for this position is between $75,000 and $85,000.  This is currently a hybrid (in-person and remote position) but occasional travel is possible.


To apply:

Please email a resume and thoughtful cover letter, outlining how your skills and experience meet the qualifications of the position addressed to hr@pahumanities.org. Please pdf your cover letter and resume then combine them so that your cover letter is first and your resume follows it.  Please use the following format in the subject line of the email Last Name, First Name Operations & People Director. 

 

 

 

Content Writer / Storyteller (part-time)



Position Announcement:

Part-Time 22.5 hrs/week

Philadelphia, PA (remote possible)

 

Organization:  

The Pennsylvania Humanities Council puts the humanities in action to create positive change. Our programs and grants bring Pennsylvanians together to build avenues for civic involvement and community development, and for youth and adult learners to strengthen skills for school, work, and personal improvement. We are an independent partner of the National Endowment for the Humanities and part of a network of 56 state humanities councils that spans the nation and U.S. jurisdictions. Learn more at pahumanities.org.

 

Position: 

This is a long-term freelance / part-time position 22.5 hours per week to provide original articles and other writing deliverables that report on the grantees, programs, and activities of the Pennsylvania Humanities Council. This is an opportunity to be a creative storyteller for a high-impact statewide organization making meaningful change through the humanities.

 

Major Responsibilities:

  • Produce engaging, well-researched content for publication online and in print

  • Organize writing schedules to complete drafts of content and finished projects within deadlines

  • Utilize industry best practices and familiarity with the organization's mission to inspire ideas and content

  • Communicate and cooperate with the communications and programs teams with special attention to issues of diversity, equity, and inclusion

  • Follow an editorial calendar, collaborating with PHC staff to ensure timely delivery of materials

  • Attend communications meetings as needed

  • Develop related content for multiple platforms, such as websites, email marketing, fundraising campaigns, and social media
     

Qualifications:

  • Proven record of excellent writing demonstrated in a professional portfolio, including by-lines of online articles

  • Excellent written English; experience with standard journalistic writing guidelines

  • Ability to do primary and secondary research and to conduct interviews on the phone, in-person, and over video chat platforms.

  • Able to both work on suggested ideas for stories and also come up with unique and innovative ideas.

  • Capable of adapting to different writing styles, ranging from reporting on academic research to lighter human interest stories.

  • Able to submit articles that do not require significant reworking by editors.

  • Strong interest and attention to reporting on issues of diversity, equity, and inclusion

  • Ability to work independently with little or no daily supervision

  • Strong interpersonal skills and willingness to communicate with colleagues, management, and stakeholders

  • Ability to work on multiple projects with different objectives simultaneously

  • Adherence to the range of style guides and policies for various publications

  • Good time management skills, including prioritizing, scheduling, and adapting as necessary

  • Proficiency with contemporary software applications and writing programs, such as Google Docs and Microsoft Word, Excel, Outlook, and PowerPoint

  • Demonstrated experience using WordPress as an author or contributor. Basic image editing ability for formatting images in blog posts. 

  • Familiarity with pitching stories to media outlets and journalists/bloggers as well as content distribution, particularly through social media and email campaigns.

  • Understanding of Google Analytics and how to use visitor and search data to determine story ideas and keyword-rich content.

 

Salary and work environment:

The salary range for this position is between $29,400 and $33,000.  This is a fully remote position but occasional travel is possible.

 

To apply:

Please email a resume and thoughtful cover letter, outlining how your skills and experience meet the qualifications of the position addressed to hr@pahumanities.org. Please pdf your cover letter and resume then combine them so that your cover letter is first and your resume follows it.  Please use the following format in the subject line of the email Last Name, First Name Part-Time Content Writer / Storyteller.  Please include links to at least 3 articles/content published online (not unpublished writing samples.) Articles that showcase multimedia storytelling skills are a big plus.

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