Program Manager, Professional Development

Join the MLA team and be a key part of the development of professional programming and resources for scholars, teachers, humanities professionals, and department leaders in the humanities. Program Manager, Professional Development, is a full-time position at the Modern Language Association of America. You will collaborate with colleagues in the Office of Programs and across the MLA and with faculty members and humanities professionals across the country to help design and deliver professional development programming for the MLA Academic Program Services Summer Seminars and for the MLA Annual Convention, as well as through webinars and other workshops. You’ll also assist in the development of web resources and publications for MLA members and other humanities scholars.

You should be familiar with language, literature, writing, and cultural studies programs in higher education. An advanced degree in a humanities discipline is required, as is experience organizing in-person or virtual academic events or conferences and experience with Microsoft Office and Google Workspace application suites. Teaching experience or administrative experience at a humanities center or humanities organization is desirable, along with good writing and digital skills, experience working with or on committees, and some familiarity with maintaining budgets. HTML and basic web editing skills would be a plus.

This is a full-time position requiring at least two days each week on-site at the MLA offices in downtown New York City. Some travel is involved. The MLA provides generous vacation and sick time, flexible work hours, a 403(b) retirement plan, and individual health and dental plans with no shared premium cost. You must be able to work legally in New York State. Please submit a cover letter, along with a CV or résumé, to Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled.


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