Employment Opportunity: Pa. Humanities Council Planning Grant Project Director

Job Description
The Scranton Area Foundation seeks to hire a Project Director to assume primary responsibility for the oversight and coordination of a collaborative project funded by a Civic Engagement Grant from the Pennsylvania Humanities Council. The grant award is a planning grant to support the utilization of a neighborhood pocket park as a host site for public humanities programs in the community of West Scranton.

The Project Director will serve as the lead on the project; Work closely with a project assistant and evaluator;  Serve as the main point of contact pulling together the six member organizations of the collaborative and the neighborhood association; Convene members of a Humanities Advisory Council.

Organizational Profile
The Scranton Area Foundation is a public, community foundation whose mission is to enhance the quality of life for all the people in Lackawanna County through the development of organized philanthropy. As the anchor institution of the PHC Civic Engagement Grant, the Scranton Area Foundation serves as the convening anchor institution leading a consortium comprised of six local nonprofit organizations who will be working closely with the West Scranton Neighborhood Association.  These member agencies include: Lackawanna County Library System; Lackawanna Heritage Valley; NeighborWorks Northeastern PA; United Neighborhood Centers of Northeastern PA; The University of Scranton; and United Way of Lackawanna and Wayne Counties.


Skills and Qualifications

Time Commitment and Duration

Please note that this is a temporary grant-funded position that will not extend beyond a one- year time span.

If interested, please contact Laura Ducceschi at the Scranton Area Foundation:
570-347-6203, ext. 302, or at