November 13, 2020 – Throughout the past year, the Humanities Council has been undertaking a values-driven strategic planning process, including the structure of the staff. This month, as the Council began a new fiscal year, we are excited to announce the following staff transitions as part of moving forward with this plan.
Rachael Jeffers, who started with the Council in 2016 as Development & Communications Officer, has been promoted to a new role as Associate Director of Engagement, where she will focus on the Council’s communications and outreach efforts to deepen engagement with the public humanities in communities across the state.
Scott Raker, who started with the Council in 2018 as Operations Officer, has been promoted to Associate Director of Operations, where he will continue to steward the Council’s resources and manage our strategic development.
Julia Renaud, who started in 2020 in a part-time, temporary Grantmaking Program Coordinator role, will assume a full-time role as Associate Director of Grants and Strategic Initiatives effective November 30.
A new Associate Director of Development role has also been established and the Council is now accepting applications for this position.
Read on to hear more from these Council team members about their journeys and hopes for the future.