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Assistant to the Executive Director

The Assistant to the Executive Director of Virginia Foundation for the Humanities supports the organization’s leadership by coordinating budget, payments, travel, communications, and meetings; managing information and project priorities with accuracy and confidentiality; assisting in planning and managing donor-related events; and organizing government advocacy initiatives such as Humanities on the Hill, National Humanities Alliance Advocacy Day, and General Assembly Humanities Advocacy Day.

Reporting to the Executive Director, the Assistant to the Executive Director is also a primary point of contact for the VFH Board and assists the external relations and development team in executing vision and strategy for the organization. This position also supports VFH’s Executive Director in setting up and documenting results from meetings to advance organizational development and government relations strategies.

The Assistant to the Executive Director needs to:

  • Have excellent organizational skills and attention to detail
  • Exercise tact and good judgment in all aspects of decision-making
  • Be capable of managing multiple projects and priorities
  • Maintain consistent professionalism and confidentiality

This position requires travel (within Virginia) for visits with donors and prospects, attention to detail, excellent organizational skills, tact and judgment, and the ability to manage multiple projects.

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Youth Programming Associate, Virginia Center for the Book

The Virginia Foundation for the Humanities (VFH) is seeking a Youth Programming Associate. The Youth Programming Associate works extensively with the Assistant Director and Director of the Virginia Center for the Book at VFH to develop, coordinate, and support projects and activities related to the W. K. Kellogg grant funded project, devoted to truth, racial healing and transformation titled, “Changing the Narrative Through the Power of Story.” The activities include coordination of author residencies and related reading and literacy projects; website, communications, and administrative support; as well as providing administrative support for the grant project director, including the coordination of summer teacher institutes, and related VFH-wide grant project work. A member of the Book Programs division at VFH, the staff of the Center for the Book furthers the VFH’s mission of connecting people and ideas through literature programs statewide.

A successful candidate will have exemplary communications skills, initiative, and demonstrated success in managing events with many stakeholders.

This is a 20-30 hours per week staff wage position with an end date of 10/31/2019, with possible extension if the grant timeline is extended.

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The Virginia Foundation for the Humanities is affiliated with the University of Virginia, an equal opportunity employer. Apply through Jobs@UVa with cover letter, resume, and three recommendations.

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