Independent Television ServiceSan Francisco, CA
Full Time Job
The person in this role will report to and partner with the Director of Content & Initiatives and supervise the work of a part-time Project Coordinator. This is a project based assignment overseeing the strategic and day-to-day operations of the ITVS Humanities Documentary Development Fellowship (HDDF) - a new 18-month initiative that will support recipients in the earliest stages of their film's research and development. Responsibilities include: supporting up to 20 filmmakers in the development of their documentaries; establishing and overseeing a Humanities Advisory Committee of 12 members to augment ITVS' vetting, selection, and development process to ensure humanities expertise and methodology are incorporated throughout the Fellows' research and development process; working closely with Fellows to advance their materials from conception to the development of a full treatment and project plan; and working through our national network to promote the HDDF opportunity across the country.
Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
• Manage the Humanities Development Documentary Fund (HDDF): includes the management of filmmaker mentorship, oversight of the Humanities Advisory Committee and delivering regular communications and reports related to the Fund and the recipients progress.
• Adapt the existing ITVS review and vetting processes to create a specific Humanities program.
• Develop and manage HDDF workflows and information systems for program administration.
• Identify, recruit and manage Humanities Advisors; pair Advisors with Fellows based on project goals, Humanities expertise and other considerations as needed.
• Working with ITVS' Business Affairs and Programming units, implement and manage program participant eligibility; and manage contracts with independent filmmakers and Humanities advisors throughout the duration of the program.
• Guide Fellows in developing high-potential projects that increase the diversity, urgency and relevance of the nation's humanities documentary pipeline.
• Organize programming to broaden participants' understanding of how to research and develop competitive humanities driven documentaries.
• Ensure that archival research and third party rights clearance experts are included on the Advisory Committee, or through programmatic offerings, to advise and provide expertise to the Fellows.
• Oversee disbursement of monthly stipends to HDDF recipients and HDDF Humanities Advisors.
• Educate and support Fellows in positioning their films for future funding and distribution opportunities.
• Maintain regular and consistent communications with HDDF participants and key internal stakeholders to ensure the HDDF program is operating successfully; communications will address the HDDF's goals, milestones, programming and fellowship deliverables.
• Maintain HDDF budget and timeline.
• Work with ITVS' Learning and Evaluation committee members to survey, analyze and report on key findings from the program.
1. A commitment to social impact work and engagement in a variety of social, economic, and cultural perspectives.
2. Cares about principles associated with diversity and inclusion; willing and wanting to support the voices and visions of underrepresented communities, and reflect the interests and concerns of a diverse society.
3. Understanding of and commitment to integrating diversity and inclusion practices into workflows
4. Enthusiasm for working with independent filmmakers & documentaries.
5. Excellent strategic, organizational, management and presentation skills.
6. Strong analytical capabilities, sound judgment, practical and solution-oriented.
7. Proactive, self-motivated and self-directed with demonstrated ability to take initiative, prioritize tasks, and think strategically.
8. Excellent interpersonal skills and ''can do'' attitude; able to work effectively and collaboratively cross-functionally.
9. Good humored, quick-thinking and adaptable.
10. Ability to stay focused, highly organized, pay close attention to details and produce reliable results.
11. Adaptable and able to work in a fast-paced and constantly changing environment.
12. Willing to support leadership's decision and direction in a positive, professional and cooperative manner.
13. Willingness to tackle matters outside area of expertise.
14. Enjoys working as a team member as well as independently.
15. Highly collaborative with strong leadership skills and initiative; successfully manages projects, teams and staff.
1. Required: 5+ years experience in project management.
2. Required:5+ years managing budgets of $1 million or more.
3. Required:5+ years of working with media, independent film and/or artist services.
4. Required: Experience leading meetings with senior level staff.
5. Required: Demonstrated familiarity with the humanities and documentary film fields.
6. Required: Experience producing workshops and events.
7. Preferred: Familiarity with measurement, evaluation and program reporting.
8. Preferred: Possesses existing relationships with NEH or other federally funded arts and humanities organizations.