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Associate Program Officer (based in the Los Angeles office)


Position Title: Associate Program Officer
Reports To: President & CEO


The Associate Program Officer is responsible for developing and managing programs in alignment with California Humanities’ grants and program goals and identifying issues and opportunities in the public humanities that advance the mission of California Humanities.


  • Collaborate with the President & CEO and Program staff to develop programmatic goals and strategies that advance California Humanities’ mission and long-range plans; identify new opportunities and avenues for programming.
  • Focus on specific grantmaking and/or operating program activities—including program research and development, grant review processes, program activities and delivery mechanisms, partnerships, and assistance with monitoring and evaluation of projects and Specific program responsibilities may include:
    • Management and expansion of Literature & Medicine program
    • Oversight of Humanities for All Quick Grants program (part of the Humanities for All grant line) in collaboration with the Project and Evaluation Director
    • Assisting the Senior Program Officer in implementation of new programs currently in development
  • Provide timely and helpful feedback and guidance to applicants and grantees, as appropriate.
  • Conduct outreach and represent California Humanities at events, primarily in the Southern California region.
  • Build and maintain knowledge of significant policy and research developments in the public humanities and philanthropic fields through review of reports and publications, attendance at meetings and conferences, etc. as relevant to program
  • Develop and monitor program budgets and timelines, in coordination with the Program department, the CEO, and finance staff.
  • Provide occasional high-level support to Program staff as requested and when workload allows
  • Collaborate with the CEO and senior Program staff to supervise, train and evaluate program support staff as required.
  • Contract, oversee, and/manage program-related consultants as needed
  • Work with the Program staff to develop informational documents and presentations for the Board; attend Board program committee meetings, and full Board
  • Collaborate with all California Humanities staff as needed on organization-wide projects such as NEH compliance report, events, annual/biennial reporting,
  • Other duties as assigned by the President & CEO

The ideal candidate will have:

  • A strong interest in, and commitment to, the humanities and California Humanities’ mission and programs.
  • A successful track record and 3-5 years of experience in grants and/or program management in a nonprofit setting, preferably a cultural organization.
  • Experience with grant and other databases, particularly GIFTS and Salesforce.
  • A flexible, supportive, and collaborative approach in the workplace, as well as a good sense of humor and a desire to innovate to develop new programs and processes.
  • Ability to communicate effectively in different circumstances and through different means (written, oral, visual) with a wide variety of stakeholders.

Please send resume and cover letter to jobs@calhum.org  by September 1, 2017.

California Humanities is an equal opportunity employer and believes in a diverse work force, and applicants from all communities are encouraged to apply.

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