Digital Community Partnerships Specialist

at Smithsonian American Women's History Museum (view profile)
Published March 26, 2024
Location 600 Maryland Ave SW, Washington, DC, District of Columbia
Category Public or Governmental  
Job Type Full-time  
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Cover Letter Requirements Not Required
Education Requirements No education requirements if experience qualifications are met.
Minimum Compensation in Local Currency $82,764
Maximum Compensation in Local Currency $107,590
Hourly or Salary? Salary
Pay Grade GS-11 (with promotion potential to a GS-12)


Accepting applications through April 10, 2024. 


Come join the team at the Smithsonian American Women’s History Museum! We’re working to expand the story of America through the often-untold accounts and accomplishments of women individually and collectively—to better understand our past and inspire our future. We’re looking for dedicated individuals to help us create space for women’s history on the National Mall in Washington, D.C., deepen our nation’s stories, and inspire conversation, connection, and change.


The Digital Community Partnerships Specialist will build and maintain community partnerships for SAWHM's digital initiatives, focusing on identifying partner communities, working with community representatives to co-create resources for the Virtual Museum, building and strengthening relationships with community partners through digital initiatives, and working with diverse communities to share gender equity and women's history stories.

In this position, you will:

  • Manage the formulation and execution of programs, plans and digital partnership policies.  Provide direction for administrative support operations.  Administer planning, programming, budgeting, accounting, personnel management, records management and security management aspects of assigned projects and accounts.
  • Identify, develop and maintain strong relationships with potential and existing collaborations, building and maintaining trust-based relationships.  Determine key groups for partnerships that represent the diverse experiences of American women.  Develop and implement workflows for collaboration and co-creation that are efficient and meet the specific needs of these diverse communities.
  • Assist with the development of media and written materials through analysis, interpretation, production, and development of complex information for audiences with differing levels of understanding of gender equity and women's history issues.
  • Directly assist community partners with storytelling using digital resources and connect with partners with other SI people who can offer digital resource support.
  • Organize and coordinate strategic outreach, external relations, and related special projects, including moderating digital spaces and hosting digital events to promote engagement with museum activities



Experience: You qualify for this position if you have one year of specialized experience equivalent to at least the GS-09 level in the Federal Service.  For this position, specialized experience is defined as demonstrated experience at an academic or cultural institution with: program management, administration, and budgeting for complex programs; building and sustaining community partnerships and advancing diversity, equity, accessibility, and inclusion; serving as a part of a team creating curatorial and/or educational content related history and/lor women studies; producing digital storytelling outputs using new media tools and technology; organizing and facilitating digital and in-person trainings, events and other community engagement initiatives.

A Ph.D. or equivalent doctoral degree in a women's history or gender studies.
3 full years of progressively higher-level graduate education leading to a graduate degree in women's history or gender studies.
COMBINATION OF EXPERIENCE AND EDUCATION: At least 1 year of combined graduate education and experience as defined above. Education and experience may be combined to meet the basic qualifications. For a full explanation of this option please see the Qualification Standards. Special Instructions for Foreign Education: If you are qualifying by education and/or you have education completed in a foreign college/university described above, it is your responsibility to provide transcripts and proof of U.S. accreditation for foreign study. For instructions on where to fax these documents, see the "Required Documents" section of this announcement.

NOTE: This is an abridged job description. For the full job announcement, including information on how you will be evaluated, visit USAjobs. 

Link for public (U.S, Citizens, or U.S. Nationals)(Announcement #: 24R-SC-310556-DEU-SAWHM):

Link for federal employees with permanent status or individuals eligible for special appointing authorities (Announcement#: 24R-SC-310556-MPA-SAWHM):