Program Officer, Grants

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Program Officer, Grants


The Program Officer, Grants is responsible for creating, executing, and managing innovative and equitable funding opportunities to support public humanities programs that advance the mission of Maryland Humanities and the goals of our Strategic Plan.

The Program Officer reports to the Director of Programs, supervises assigned Program Coordinators and/or Assistants, and collaborates closely with other program staff, all Maryland Humanities staff, and the Grants Committee of the Board.

Salary Range: $61,000-$67,000


Program Management (95%)

  • The management and overall administration of the Grants Program, including personnel, budget and reporting; special initiative RFPs; and new grant-making strategies
  • In collaboration with the Grants Committee and Director of Programs, the continued development of revised goals, criteria, funding allocations, guidelines, and an implementation schedule for the Grants Program that support the Strategic Plan
  • Developing partnership and outreach opportunities to organizations that broaden the pool of applicants and deepen the relationships with grant partners and participants from broad and diverse constituencies throughout Maryland
  • Leading grants workshops and providing feedback to humanities partners that connect them to Maryland Humanities’ grant program and other grant opportunities from other sources
  • Providing guidance and support to applicants in proposal development and implementation
  • Managing the Grants Committee review and award process
  • Monitoring and aligning grants policy and procedures to adapt to changing priorities, equity needs, best practices, and grantee/applicant feedback
  • Helping to identify funding opportunities and assisting with the preparation of proposals and reports to funders
  • Maintaining evaluation and other data and reporting on program results each year
  • Managing the Program Coordinator for Grants
  • Performing additional job-related duties as assigned by the Director of Programs

External Relations (5%)

  • Representing Maryland Humanities at appropriate events, serving as a liaison with cultural, educational, and community groups across Maryland and the general public
  • Representing Maryland Humanities at state and national meetings and conferences, as well as on committees and task forces as they relate to Maryland Humanities’ programming

Required Skills/Abilities:

  • An interest in learning and enhancing skills that promote equity, inclusion, and cultural responsiveness, and an understanding of systems of oppression and their impact on community
  • Demonstrated commitment to and passion for the creation of inclusive spaces and to the equitable treatment of all—including participants, audiences, supporters, staff, and board—at every level of the organization
  • Attention to detail, accuracy, and consistency in executing tasks for internal as well as external audiences
  • Ability to hold accountability and shared ownership of projects and tasks

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Job Details (for job postings)

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Position Type: Full Time
Salary Range (annual): $50,000-$75,000
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