Program Officer | Austin, TX

Posted By: Emmy Laursen Classified Job Listing ,

1410 Rio Grande Street • Austin, TX 78701 • 512.440.1991 •


Salary: Starts at $40,000/year


Humanities Texas (HTx), the state affiliate of the National Endowment for the Humanities,

conducts and supports public programs in history, literature, philosophy, and other humanities

disciplines. These programs improve the quality of classroom teaching, support libraries and

museums, and create opportunities for lifelong learning in the humanities throughout the state.

Program Officer

Humanities Texas seeks to hire a program officer who will report to the organization’s executive

director but work closely with other staff. Candidates should be highly organized, efficient, and

detail-oriented. S/he should be able to work independently as well as part of a team; relate

comfortably to a broad spectrum of people; and build successful relationships with board members,

educators, scholars, and other HTx constituents.

This full-time position features an excellent benefits package, including health, dental, life, and

disability insurance and a 403b retirement plan.

Specific responsibilities

The program officer will be primarily responsible for:

• planning and organizing board events, including semi-annual board meetings.

• managing communications with current and former board members.

• supporting various HTx educational initiatives, including our professional development

programs for classroom teachers and our Outstanding Teaching Awards.

Other duties will include:

• providing administrative support for the executive director.

• maintaining calendar of internal organization activities and program events.

• supporting the organization’s development efforts, including preparation of solicitations

and mailing lists.

• assisting with HTx communications, including in-house publications, press releases, and

annual reports.

The position will require writing assignments, general administrative responsibilities, occasional

weekend work, in-state travel, and, at peak periods, support of other HTx programs.

Minimum requirements

• BA/BS degree, preferably in the humanities.

• Demonstrated ability to manage multiple tasks, prioritize work, maintain deadlines, and

produce high-quality work.

• Excellent written and verbal communication skills.

• Ability to work collegially with fellow staff and to establish service-oriented, helpful

relationships with HTx partners and constituents.

1410 Rio Grande Street • Austin, TX 78701 • 512.440.1991 •

• Proficiency with word processing, email, spreadsheet, database, and communications


• Interest in and enthusiasm for the humanities.

Other desirable experience

• Administrative experience.

• Familiarity with the state of Texas.

• Experience with Filemaker Pro and Adobe Creative Suite.

How to apply

Please email resume, cover letter, and names of three professional references (all in PDF format) to and specify “program officer” in the email subject line. You may also

send materials to the address below. Preliminary review of applications will begin on September

10, 2020.

Program officer search

Humanities Texas

1410 Rio Grande Street

Austin, TX 78701

If you are contacted for an interview, you will be asked to provide writing samples.

Humanities Texas is an equal opportunity employer.

Posted 09/10/20; open until filled.