Email your cover letter and resume or mail it to: Humanities Nebraska, ATTN: Office and Grants Coordinator, 215 Centennial Mall South #330, Lincoln, NE 68508.

Grants Specialist

Would you like to connect with interesting, community-minded people from all across Nebraska, and help Humanities Nebraska support the cultural vitality of our state? Let’s Talk.

Join our team of humanities champions who strive every day to help Nebraskans explore what connects us and makes us human.

Humanities Nebraska is seeking a part-time Grants Specialist to support our grant-making efforts across the state. Humanities Nebraska is a statewide nonprofit based in Lincoln that is working toward a future where all Nebraskans possess the knowledge, understanding, and empathy to cultivate a more informed, thoughtful, and just society.  We are seeking a talented and community-minded team member to join us.

The Grants Specialist will play a lead role in ensuring that federal American Rescue Plan grant funds made available through the National Endowment for the Humanities are distributed equitably and efficiently to cultural organization grantees working to recover from the financial hardships resulting from the pandemic.

We are looking for a passionate, detail-oriented, responsible person with interest and experience in database management, evaluation, and outreach. The Grants Specialist supports the mission of Humanities Nebraska by providing a high level of support to all of the major functions of Humanities Nebraska’s grantmaking, ensuring that the full grants process runs smoothly and efficiently. This is a new position and will include a flexible combination of working remotely from home and in the HN office.


  • Organized
  • Passionate
  • Flexible
  • Detail-oriented
  • Good communicator
  • Strong computer skills, including proficiency in Microsoft Word and Excel.
  • Experience with the Foundant grants management system is a plus.

Work Experience:

Associate’s degree required, Bachelor’s degree preferred.

2 years’ experience or equivalent combination of education, training and experience is required.

Experience working in grant administration is ideal.

Nonprofit experience is ideal.

Salary and Benefits:

Competitive salary based on experience.  This 20-hour per week position has an hourly wage of $20-$25 per hour based on experience. Compensation also includes paid holidays, as well as vacation time and sick time.

To Apply:

Think you’re a perfect fit? We can’t wait to hear more from you! Send your cover letter and resume by email to For a detailed job description to download, click here.

Application deadline: August 1, 2021

Humanities Nebraska is an equal opportunity employer. It is committed to providing equal employment opportunities to all applicants and employees without regard to race, color, religion, gender, marital status, national origin, ancestry, age, disability, or sexual orientation.