Managing Director, UWM Center for 21st Century Studies

For fifty-five years, the Center for 21st Century Studies (C21) has forged a community of scholars to address the pressing issues of our time, with a focus on bridging the humanities, arts, and social sciences. C21 supports research and programming that includes digital humanities; critical and theoretical interdisciplinary scholarship; and community-engaged knowledge creation and public facing communication with local, regional, and national communities. C21 selects multi-year themes to guide its research and programming, which includes supporting Research Fellows from UWM and UW System; nationally and internationally known scholars and practitioners in dialogue, lectures, and podcasts; and our Story Cart which invites responses to the topics where and as people live them. Through the C21 Collaboratory, the Center supports interdisciplinary collaboration by faculty, graduate students, and academic staff both within and outside of UWM. We believe firmly in and advocate for humanistic inquiry as essential to an informed democracyThe Managing Director oversees a Program Assistant (staff) who supports budgeting and administrative processes; Graduate Students (who support marketing, publications and events), and Interns as needed. The Managing Director reports to the Director. C21 is committed to openness, equity, collegiality, and the highest quality in all we do, and seek candidates who will be strong advocates for these values.

The Managing Director of the Center for 21st Century Studies (C21) should possess a deep understanding of and appreciation for the mission of the Center as an inter-disciplinary humanities center building a community of scholars to address the pressing issues of our time. The Managing Director is involved in all aspects of the life of the Center, working closely with the Director and Lead Faculty Advisor to develop and manage the Center’s programs; design and manage the Center’s initiatives, communication, community engagement, and fund development; and is responsible for the Center’s day-to-day operations, budget and general administrative functioning.

The Managing Director oversees a Program Assistant (staff) who supports budgeting and administrative processes; Graduate Students (who support marketing, publications and events), and Interns as needed. The Managing Director reports to the Director. C21 is committed to openness, equity, collegiality, and the highest quality in all we do, and seek candidates who will be strong advocates for these values.

Minimum Qualifications

  • Master’s degree from an accredited institution in the humanities or closely related field
  • Demonstrated communication and organizational abilities
  • Excellent writing skills

Preferred Qualifications

  • PhD in humanities, arts, social sciences, or related field
  • Broad knowledge of and experience with recent interdisciplinary developments in the humanities
  • Administrative or supervisory experience
  • Experience with at least one of the following: graphic design, web design, or social media management
  • Experience with grant application procedures and management
  • Budgetary experience
  • Experience with forming and maintaining community partnerships

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