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Maryland Humanities seeks Director of Administration

Job Description

The Director of Administration is responsible for ensuring that the organization is operating efficiently and that Maryland Humanities’ financial records are up to date and accurate. This position is the primary liaison with accounting vendors (bookkeeper, auditor, etc).

The Director of Administration reports to the Executive Director, is supported by and supervises the Office Manager, and works in close collaboration with Senior Staff as well as the Finance and Executive Committees and the Audit Sub-committee of the Board.

A more complete description of all duties can be found at

General Qualifications:

  • Minimum of a Bachelor's degree; advanced degree or CPA a plus
  • Excellent communication and relationship building skills with an ability to multitask, prioritize, negotiate, and work with a variety of internal and external stakeholders
  • Demonstrated experience in a supervisory role
  • Dedication to incorporating racial equity into organizational culture, policies, and procedures
  • Demonstrated experience in financial and operations management
  • Enthusiasm for lifelong learning and the public humanities and their value
  • Previous experience in nonprofit management, education, or public administration a plus
  • Excellent computer skills, including Microsoft Suite and bookkeeping software
  • Ability to think creatively and strategically
  • Strong oral and written communication skills

Education Required
B.A. degree required with some course concentrations in accounting or finance; M.A. or M.B.A preferred

Travel Required
This position requires occasional limited travel within the state of Maryland.

Job Location
Maryland Humanities is currently teleworking during the COVID pandemic. The Director of Administration will need to visit the office at least once weekly. Maryland Humanities office is located at 108 West Centre Street, Baltimore, MD 21201

Position is full-time at 35 hours per week with a competitive salary commensurate with experience and credentials (range: $80,000–$90,000).

Salary Range
$80,000 - $90,000
Employer Name:
Maryland Humanities
Job Title:
Director of Administration
Employer Website:
Job Submission Requirements:
To apply, please prepare the following materials: cover letter and résumé. Submit requested items via email to [email protected] with the subject line as “Director of Administration;” no phone calls please. For best consideration, applications are due by May 10. Search will remain open until filled. Maryland Humanities is an equal opportunity employer. It is committed to providing equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment. Accordingly, all terms and conditions of employment will be carried out without regard to race, creed, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, nationality, marital status, age, or disability. Maryland Humanities will not tolerate acts deemed to constitute discrimination or harassment based on gender, sexual orientation, race, creed, color, religion, national origin, marital status, age, disability, or any other characteristic protected by law.
Benefit Package
Generous benefits package including 21 days annual paid vacation, 12 days annual paid sick leave, 12 annual paid holidays, health, dental, life, and long-term disability insurance, free parking, professional development funds, and 401(k) retirement account with employer contribution.  

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