The Board of Directors is pleased to announce that HumanitiesDC (HDC) has launched a national search for its next Executive Director (ED).

HDC seeks an experienced executive to build upon a substantial record of past achievements. The ED will be a visionary and entrepreneurial leader responsible for setting new strategies to expand access to the humanities for all Washington, DC residents. They will lead a team of seven and oversee a $2.3M budget, including $1.2M in competitive grants to various humanities organizations and projects in 2021.

Reporting to HDC’s Board of Directors, the ED will work closely with the Board, staff, and key stakeholders to engage the public with compelling, academically rigorous humanities content that addresses and interprets pivotal historical moments, pressing current events, and the experiences of Washingtonians from all walks of life.

The next ED will share HDC’s belief in the power of the humanities to foster dialogue across communities, encourage lifelong learning, and promote civic engagement. The Board seeks to recruit an experienced senior leader who brings vision, skill, flexibility, and creativity to this role. The Board strongly prefers candidates with previous professional experience in the humanities, as well as those with a successful past tenure as an ED.

Good Insight, a national nonprofit executive search firm headquartered in Washington, DC, is conducting the search. Visit www.good-insight.org/careers for the full position announcement and application process. The community is invited to share candidate referrals and recommendations with Carlyn Madden, CEO, and Kessa R. Thompson, Talent Acquisition Specialist by emailing recruiting@good-insight.org.