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at Alabama Humanities Foundation (view profile)
Location Birmingham, Alabama
Date Posted 05/11/2018
Category Programs
Job Type Full-time
Job Function Programs Manager
Salary Depends on Experience
Start Date 2018/06/01
Attachment AHF-Program-Manager-Job-Description-00000002.pdf 74.57 kB
Address 1100 Ireland Way Suite 202


Programs Manager

Posted by: Alabama Humanities Foundation

Full-time position at the Alabama Humanities Foundation located in Birmingham. Primary duties include coordinating Alabama History Day, audience development, and representing the agency to multiple constituent groups. Additional duties include managing AHF’s social media and other duties as assigned by executive director. Minimum requirements: BA in a humanities discipline or public administration; MA preferred, or equivalent experience in cultural programming. Strong writing and communication skills are essential. Other qualifications include familiarity with Alabama and public programming. Position requires extensive, reimbursed statewide travel and reliable transportation.

Responsibilities include:

Alabama History Day

  • Manage online state contest registration for 200+ students and their parents, 60+ volunteers, and 50+ teachers and provide technical assistance to participants under tight deadlines
  • Assemble students’ and judges’ contest packets
  • Prepare and send all correspondence related to program, including to public officials
  • Recruit volunteer judges and assist with orientations and training for judges
  • Assist with state contest arrangements, including room assignments, judging groups, creating judging schedule, and contest program
  • Assist in the design of promotional materials and coordinate design of t-shirts and buttons
  • Design and draft monthly e-newsletter to teachers
  • Day-of coordination at annual state contest
  • Assist with preparing Alabama delegation for national contest; attend and volunteer at contest in College Park, MD.

General Administrative Support

  • Manage social media, blogs, and website updates in collaboration with communications consultant
  • Maintain accurate logs of event, participant, and partner data for each program
  • Process participant survey data and prepare reports
  • Send mailings and shipments of program materials
  • Other tasks as assigned by Executive Director


  • BA degree or higher
  • Excellent organizational skills
  • Superb attention to detail
  • Ability to work on multiple tasks concurrently and to meet tight deadlines
  • Excellent computer skills, particularly experience in database management
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills
  • Event management skills preferred
  • Highly proficient using Microsoft Excel
  • Ability to work effectively both independently and collaboratively
  • Enthusiasm for public humanities and their value in contemporary life
  • Ability to work occasional nights or weekends
  • Willingness to travel throughout the state


  • Salary based on qualifications and experience
  • Health insurance provided by organization
  • 403(b) retirement plan
  • Paid vacation and sick leave
  • Generous holiday schedule