Job Title: EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR
Organization: Rhode Island Council for the Humanities
Location: Providence, RI
Start Date: 12/12
Rhode Island Council for the Humanities (RICH) is an independent, nonprofit affiliate of the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH). Founded in 1973, the mission of the Rhode Island Council for the Humanities is to inspire and support intellectual curiosity and imagination in all Rhode Islanders. RICH is the only source of public funding for humanities projects in Rhode Island. Over the past 40 years, RICH has awarded over $6.6 million in grants to support more than 500 organizations, from daycare centers and local historical societies to colleges and universities, throughout the state of Rhode Island.
Former RICH Executive Director Mary-Kim Arnold strengthened the organization’s reputation as the preeminent funder of and catalyst for public humanities work in Rhode Island, in a wide range of communities and cultural contexts. The Board of Directors of the Rhode Island Council for the Humanities is conducting a national search for a visionary leader, with knowledge and passion for the role of humanities in daily life. The executive director serves as leader and Chief Executive Officer of RICH, responsible for implementing the strategic goals and working with the board to assure high performance and accountable governance. The successful candidate will demonstrate the ability to work collaboratively with a highly engaged board and staff to build upon successes to date, shape vision and strategy, align and develop initiatives, build public interest and mobilize funding.
How to Apply
This executive search and transition is being conducted by Third Sector New England’s Executive Transition Program with Transition Consultants Patricia Duarte and Mary Jo Kaplan.
For complete position profile and application guidelines please visit http://www.tsne.org/jobs/executive_director_rich
The final deadline for submissions is September 28, 2012.
Rhode Island Council for the Humanities (RICH) is an Equal Opportunity Employer and actively seeks a diverse pool of candidates.