About the Organization

Founded in 1973, Illinois Humanities (IH) is a nonprofit organization that works to build dialogue across all sectors of society to examine issues important to democracy in the focus of areas of public policy, media & journalism, business, and art. Using the humanities as a tool to stimulate discussion, they create experiences across Illinois through programming, education, and grantmaking to engage a diverse public on ideas and issues that matter.

About the Opportunity

The Executive Director of Illinois Humanities will lead and oversee all affairs related to the organization and is responsible for the organization’s consistent achievement of its mission, as well as social and financial objectives. The successful candidate must be a skilled leader, prepared to drive the organization in a time of growth, and comfortable working in a highly collaborative environment, leading the senior leadership team of Illinois Humanities and supporting staff. The Executive Director reports to the Board of Directors, and enables the Board to meet its governance, financial, and legal responsibilities and supports the Board’s oversight role. The Executive Director must be deeply committed to the goals of the organization and creatively support its mission.


We are accepting applications until the position is filled.Click here to view the full position description, essential qualifications, and application instructions.

Neddy Velez

Neddy Velez has blogged 80 posts