Emory University Program Coordinator, Georgia Humanities in Atlanta, Georgia


Program Coordinator, Georgia Humanities

Headquartered in downtown Atlanta, Georgia Humanities (GH) is a nonprofit organization and the statewide affiliate of the National Endowment for the Humanities. GH is also an affiliate of Emory University. In a spirit of collaboration, GH gathers, preserves, and shares our state’s distinctive stories through a range of cultural and educational programs and resources. We value partnerships and collaboration; we value reading, discussion, and reflection that enrich lives, minds, and perspectives and that yield greater understanding; we value learning as a lifelong endeavor; and we believe the humanities have the power to enlighten, engage, and enhance citizens and our communities.

Georgia Humanities seeks a Program Coordinator to administer the grant program and to carry out various aspects of the organization’s communications efforts. This position works with the GH president and Vice President of Strategy and Programs to plan and implement the GH grant program and to carry out communications tasks.

Grant Program 40%

  • Work with applicants to develop projects and craft proposal

  • Shepherd proposals through the grant review process

  • Maintain grant files and databases

  • Attend and evaluate grant programs

  • Process requests for payment and final reports

  • Represent GH at various meetings

Communications 60%

  • Write and publish biweekly e-newsletter covering grant program-related content as well as content about other GH programs

  • Create content for GH website and social media platforms

  • Update GH website according to schedule

  • Promote the work of GH and its programs through press releases and other materials as well as by developing and maintaining relationships with media contacts and a humanities network

  • Carry out communications tasks in accordance with GH communications plan and in consultation with Vice President of Strategy and Programs

Position Requires

  • Excellent written and oral communication skills

  • Effective people skills—comfort in communicating with and working with a broad range of people

  • Energy, enthusiasm, and initiative

  • Ability to work both independently and cooperatively

  • Ability to manage multiple projects simultaneously

  • Strong organizational skills

  • Working knowledge of databases and spreadsheets

  • Routine travel (mainly within Georgia), and occasional night and weekend availability

  • Commitment to the value of the humanities

Preferred Qualifications

  • Experience with content creation in WordPress or other website platform

  • Experience with event planning and/or working with audiences

  • Familiarity and experience with social media platforms


Primary duties are organizing, coordinating, and planning operational facets of a program and its related activities which include, but are not limited to the following: establishing long-term operational objectives, researching factors that may impact the success of the program, and working with individuals or groups to research and document program requirements in order to provide appropriate input into the development of strategic plans.

Develops work plans to accomplish program goals and objectives and monitors progress toward their achievement.

Conducts research and gathers information to develop various publications.

Develops promotional materials which may include content for reports, briefings, newsletters, grants or other written information related to the program.

Assists in developing and coordinating program-related conferences, conventions, or meetings.

Monitors expenditures and may participate in the budget planning process and prepare financial reports.

May assist in identifying funding resources and developing fund-raising strategies and initiatives.

Prepares operational and statistical reports.

Conducts training, represents the program at meetings and conferences, and networks with affiliated groups.

May supervise assigned project staff, interns and/or volunteers.

Performs related responsibilities as required.

This is not an administrative support position.


Bachelor's degree in a field related to the program and two years of related experience, or an equivalent combination of education, training and experience.

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Job Number 31358

Job Type Regular Full-Time

Division Affiliated Organizations

Department Georgia Humanities Council

This position may involve the following Health and Safety issues: Not Applicable

Job Category Business Operations

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