8.0285 Job: Exec Director; WA Commission on Humanities (1/39)

Mon, 24 Oct 1994 21:32:39 EDT

Humanist Discussion Group, Vol. 8, No. 0285. Monday, 24 Oct 1994.

Date: Fri, 21 Oct 1994 16:42:26 -0500 (EST)
From: Edward B Liebow <liebow@battelle.org>
Subject: Job Announcement to post on Humanities Lists

~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ Job Announcement ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

Executive Director
Washington Commission for the Humanities

The Board of Trustees seeks an Executive Director to lead the
Commission in its many statewide activities, including the Inquiring
Mind Speakers Bureau, the Governor's Writers Awards, and the
awarding of grants. The Commission, which receives funding from the
National Endowment for the Humanities and private donors, is an
independent, nonprofit organization that seeks to enhance the
quality and depth of public discourse and to cultivate a reflective
and informed life for all citizens. The Executive Director
supervises a staff of five, is responsible to a board of fourteen,
and maintains close liaison with the Wash- ington Endowment for the
Humanities and the Friends of the Humanities, an active support
group. The Executive Director must take an active and enthusiastic
role in fund-raising, work creatively with staff and board,
represent the Commission to the public, and maintain liaison with
NEH and Federation of State Humanities Councils. Candidates should
be able to demonstrate a commitment to support the humanities in
public life and the ability to articulate a direction for the
Commission. They should have a minimum of five years' experience in
nonprofit orga- nizations, including fundraising and development and
the ability to work harmoniously with a dedicated staff. The
beginning salary range is $45,000 - $50,000.

Applications received by January 15, 1995 are assured of
consideration. Send letter of interest, resume, and three references

Linda Capell, Acting Director
Washington Commission for the Humanities
615 Second Avenue, Suite 300
Seattle, WA 98104

The Commission is an equal opportunity, affirmative action employer.