**New Position Available** Wyoming Humanities Director of Grants and Programs

Wyoming Humanities Director of Grants and Programs

Description Develops, implements and manages WYH grant making and programming including ongoing grants and core programs as well as thematic, initiative-driven grants and programs. Responsibilities include outreach and evaluation and developing working relationships with partner organizations.

Position Summary Full time, exempt position reporting to CEO. WYH will consider home-based candidates from across Wyoming. Salary range is $55,000 to $60,000 depending on qualifications, with benefits including health, dental, vision, life and retirement.

Primary Responsibilities

  • Conceives of and develops processes and goals for grant program lines
  • Manages entire grant life cycle process and coordinates contacts, schedules, calendars, databases and on-line systems including SalesForce and Foundant
  • Promotes and provides training and capacity building for applicants and grantees, including development and maintenance of scholar database
  • Supports the Grants Committee in their evaluations of applications
  • Updates grant application materials and processes
  • Conducts/compiles/writes annual report and evaluation of the grants program
  • Researches state-of-the-art grant-making operations and processes
  • Conceives of special themes and potential speakers/projects that could be grant-making opportunities and WYH programming
  • Explores ways to encourage community engagement with Wyoming Humanities
  • Manages, evaluates, creates summary reports, and of WYH programming such as Wyoming Crossroads, Museum on Main Street and American Indian Cultural Programming
  • Works with Communications Director to market, promote and strategize grantee events, projects and WYH programs

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

  • Independent, well organized worker and team champion
  • Ability to work with the public and strong interpersonal skills
  • Extensive experience with public programming and audience development
  • Strong organizational and administrative skills
  • Strong writing skills including grant writing; and public speaking skills
  • Demonstrated experience with fostering partnerships and building constituencies
  • Experience with adult and community education
  • Familiarity with current technology approaches regarding programming
  • Knowledge humanities disciplines and approaches for public audiences
  • Demonstrated interest and background in the humanities


  • Advanced degree in cultural/arts management, public history, or a humanities discipline or equivalent experience

For more information of to submit your resume along with a cover letter please reply to CEO, Shawn Reese, Shawn@thinkwy.org.