California Humanities seeks an inspiring Chief Executive Officer with the curiosity, imagination
and energy to help define the organization’s next chapter, and lead its work to greater impact.
While embracing the richness of the more traditionally-defined humanities disciplines, the
position allows the CEO to stretch and envision the humanities as fertile ground for bold
thinking, for new ideas, and essential for helping individuals and groups navigate challenge and
change. The CEO should bring a thoughtful willingness to:
– Advance a humanities-driven approach to addressing a broad array of urgent societal
issues, such as public health, social justice, civic engagement and climate change;
– Explore how issues of power, equity and diversity overlap with California Humanities’
giving policies and practices;
– See support of the humanities as essential to giving voice to the incredible communities
and diverse cultural traditions in each distinct region across the entire state.
Such exploration is already reflected in California Humanities’ creative range of funding
initiatives and public programs. In fact, a primary strength of the organization lies in its ability
to respond to contemporary issues with deep engagement. However, California Humanities
now seeks a leader with the strategic ability to push the work further – evolving the vision and
programs into an organization even better prepared to embody its values and to meet this
critical societal moment.
Find the full job description here: https://calhum.org/about-us/job-opportunities/