Seeking Project Manager

Humanities Washington

We’re looking for a Project Manager to join the Prime Time Family Reading team at Humanities Washington. We want to work with a creative, collaborative, and motivated individual who is eager to improve literacy and critical-thinking skills for elementary school students and their families across the state of Washington. This position will conduct outreach to libraries and library systems, manage the Prime Time Family Reading grant process from start to finish, ensure program quality, and provide critical support for library partners, with an emphasis on equity, diversity, and inclusion.

This is a full-time, non-exempt position, working 40 hours per week, with a salary range of $50,000 – $60,000, depending on experience. Benefits include holiday, vacation, and sick time; medical/dental/vision insurance; life and LTD insurance; and retirement plan. This position is funded for 12 months. Extension of the role is possible with renewed funding.

ESSENTIAL RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Seek out and invite prospective grantees to participate in the Prime Time Family Reading program, guiding them through the process from start to finish.
  • Manage day-to-day functioning of the program, including outreach to libraries and library systems in Washington, especially those in rural areas; proactive communications; presentations; and some in-state travel when safe to do so.
  • Assist grantees in collaborating with schools, libraries, and communities.
  • Manage applications, contracts, and program records.
  • Create and update program materials, including resources for grantees, curriculum, and essential forms.
  • Nurture and manage relationships with varied program partners including library systems, schools, colleges and universities, community centers, and various other non-profit organizations, to ensure local program success.
  • Act as the primary liaison to program partners.
  • Maintain budget and impact.

DESIRED QUALIFICATIONS AND SKILLS

We encourage applications from candidates with diverse backgrounds, particularly those from historically underrepresented groups, whose professional and personal experiences will help us work toward our vision of a Washington that invites diverse perspectives, explores challenging questions, and strives for just communities.

  • Three years of experience in K-12 educational settings, literacy programs, and/or grant-making.
  • College degree or equivalent combination of relevant education, training, and/or experience.
  • Understanding of the humanities and the important role it plays in the cultural sector and communities in general.
  • Solid verbal, writing, communication, and problem-solving skills.
  • Competency with Microsoft Office Suite and grant management software.

GENERAL BEHAVIORAL COMPETENCIES

  • Skilled facilitator, collaborator, and networker with proven ability to build and sustain relationships and partnerships among diverse constituents and communities.
  • Sensitivity to different cultures and backgrounds.
  • Strong interpersonal skills and the ability to effectively manage relationships in a broad range of situations.
  • Self-motivated individual who can work independently, set and meet deadlines, and keep stakeholders updated.

TO APPLY

Please email a cover letter and resume to info@humanities.org with “[LAST NAME] – Project Manager Position” as the subject line. We apologize in advance for not having sufficient staff resources to answer phone calls or respond to each inquiry.

We will review applications on a rolling basis until the position is filled. The hiring process will include Zoom interviews with various Humanities Washington staff and a reference check. A criminal history background check will be conducted on the final candidate prior to beginning employment. A criminal background will not automatically eliminate candidates from consideration.

Humanities Washington is an Equal Opportunity Employer (EOE). Qualified applicants are considered for employment without regard to age, race, color, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability, veteran status, or any other class protected by law. Assistance and/or reasonable accommodations during the application process are available to individuals upon request. To request assistance or accommodation, please contact info@humanities.org.

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