Connecting People and Ideas

At CT Humanities we promote civic engagement and fund programs and projects that connect people to the history, literature and culture of Connecticut.

Being in a state rich in culture, arts, and expanding communities, we often find ourselves in need of individuals who care as much about our programs as we do. If you are interested in joining our team, look below for current opportunities.

CT Humanities is committed to workplace diversity and seeks candidates who represent the diversity of the state, including but not limited to race, ethnicity, indigeneity, gender, sexual orientation, age, disability, cultural background, and socioeconomic stratum.

Thank you for visiting this page, but the Development Manager job posting is closed as of April 17, 2022.

Development Manager

CT Humanities, a state affiliate of the National Endowment for the Humanities located in Middletown, Connecticut, seeks a full-time (37.5 hours), Development Manager  

CT Humanities (CTH) administers the Connecticut Humanities Fund, maintains the websites connecticuthistory.org and teachitct.org, operates the CT Center for the Book, and provides support to Connecticut’s cultural organizations through grantmaking and capacity building. With $30.7M of funding from the state in the current biennium, CTH has expanded its grantmaking, partnerships, and statewide public humanities projects.     

Description: Reporting to the Executive Director, the Development Manager leads CTH’s individual and corporate fundraising program, identifies funding relationships, facilitates outreach, conducts research, organizes and manages donor information, and helps CTH prepare for our 50th anniversary in 2024 and for America’s 250th anniversary in 2026.  

Our mission: “CT Humanities champions the enduring value of public humanities in our lives and civil society, and through grant funding and capacity building strives to ensure the public humanities will continue to inspire storytelling, lifelong learning, informed public dialogue, and civic engagement in ways that strengthen communities and enhance quality of life for all Connecticut’s residents.”   

CTH values and promotes inclusion, diversity, equity, and access (IDEA) in our workplace, on our board, with our partners, and through our funding.  

Salary: $72,000/year, plus full CTH benefits package (health, dental, vision, and life insurance, retirement plan, and vacation and paid time off)  

Job Duration: This is a three-year position with the possibility of extensions.  

Essential skills include: 

  • Proven fundraising experience (planning and executing campaigns, events, etc.)
  • Experience working with donor management software  
  • Knowledge of and experience working with diverse communities, peoples, and organizations   
  • Relationship-builder and connector  
  • A desire and ability to work independently and collaboratively, move quickly, but deliberately; share and receive critical feedback  
  • Knowledge and appreciation of public humanities   
  • Strong computer skills (Experience with Microsoft Word, Excel, SharePoint, Teams, and PowerPoint)  
  • Experience with Zoom or other virtual meeting platforms  

This position requires strong communication between staff, board members, grantees, partners, and the public. Understanding these relationships is critical and excellent communication skills are required.  

Duties and responsibilities include:   

  • Establish individual/major gifts programs, including planned giving and corporate giving 
  • Build a plan that can meet/exceed specific revenue goals while expanding and diversifying CTH’s portfolio of funders 
  • Implement these programs with clear expectations of responsibilities and funds to be raised 
  • Collaborate with the Executive Director, grants and communications staff, board members and the Institutional Advancement Committee 
  • Provide guidance/tools/training/resources for board members 
  • Prepare for future opportunities including but not limited to CTH’s 50th anniversary and America’s 250th
  • Advise on member recruitment for board’s Institutional Advancement Committee 
  • Manage fundraising budget 
  • Donor Management (maintain donor relations database, donation related tasks, etc.)  
  • In-state travel may be required 
  • Other related duties as assigned 

Words and phrases that describe you: Moves from planning to action. Highly organized. Efficient. Excellent communicator. Collaborative. Growth mindset. Tech savvy. Outgoing. Flexible. Self-learner. Self-disciplined. Kind. Sense of humor. Gregarious.  Trustworthy. Diplomatic. Tactful. Goal oriented. Team player. 

CTH’s workday is 9:00am to 5:00pm, Monday through Friday with room for flexibility in employee schedules. The Development Manager will work both remotely and onsite at CTH’s Middletown office.    

CT Humanities is committed to workplace diversity and seeks candidates who represent the diversity of the state, including but not limited to race, ethnicity, indigeneity, gender, sexual orientation, age, disability, cultural background, and socioeconomic stratum.  

Please indicate your interest with a cover letter and resume. In your cover letter, please tell us why you are the ideal candidate for this CT Humanities position and how your values are aligned with our organization.   

Deadline: April 17, 2022 

Applications will undergo review after the deadline and the first round of interviews will be held the week of May 2. Second round interviews will be held the week of May 9. Expected start date is June 1.   

Please submit a cover letter and resume.


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