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.

Communications Manager

CT Humanities (CTH), a state affiliate of the National Endowment for the Humanities located in Middletown, Connecticut, is seeking a full-time communications manager.

The communications manager is a full-time position reporting to the deputy director of administration. This person takes the lead on keeping CT Humanities’ core audience(s) engaged with our work, supporting awareness of the public humanities and their value, and increasing CT Humanities’ sustainability and impact through media and public relations, marketing, external communications, outreach, and advocacy. This position supports the mission, vision, and goals of CT Humanities as it relates to strategic objectives, projects, and priorities. Productive collaboration with CTH staff and board, stakeholders, constituents, policymakers, media, supporters, and partners is vital to this position.

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.”

Responsibilities of Communications Manager

  • In collaboration with senior staff and the board, develop strategic communications campaigns that will help further CT Humanities’ organizational goals
  • Monitor the success of strategic communications campaigns
  • Define key performance indicators for each communications channel which will indicate a campaign’s level of success
  • Oversee the creation of marketing and communications collateral to ensure that they are consistent with the CT Humanities’ brand, including website copy, banners, fact sheets, annual report, e-blasts, press kits, and impact statements, among other things
  • Support donor communications with e-blasts and collateral
  • Create and maintain an annual communications budget
  • In collaboration with the deputy director of administration, identify and manage vendors and consultants for communications needs
  • Represent the organization at events and press conferences
  • Develop relationships with media outlets for placement of press releases and advertising locally, regionally, and nationally
  • Primary media contact for CT Humanities

 Qualifications for Communications Manager

  • 5+ years prior experience working in a communications role
  • Flexibility and adaptability
  • Proven success designing and executing marketing and communications strategies and campaigns
  • Up to date on industry trends
  • Anticipate and respond to current events
  • Excellent organizational and project management skills and ability to meet deadlines
  • Must be able to think analytically and strategically
  • Capable of working well as part of a team as well as independently
  • Great multitasker and capable of simultaneously managing multiple projects with different deadlines
  • Familiarity or experience with CRM software is an asset
  • Superior written and verbal communications skills

Salary Range: $70,000-$75,000

Hours: 37.5 hours/week – Exempt

CTH’s workday is 9:00am to 5:00pm, Monday through Friday with room for flexibility in employee schedules. The communications manager will work both remotely and onsite at CTH’s Middletown office. The communications manager will work with the deputy director of administration to create their in-office schedule upon hiring.

Benefits: Full CT Humanities benefits package (health, dental, vision, life insurance, retirement plan, vacation, and paid time off).

CT Humanities values and promotes inclusion, diversity, equity, and access (IDEA) in our workplace, on our board, with our partners, and through our funding. People from BIPOC, LGBTQIA+, working class, and/or other underrepresented communities are strongly encouraged to apply.

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.

Only those being considered for the position will be contacted. No phone calls please.

Deadline: May 3, 2023

Anticipated start date: June 1, 2023

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