PROGRAM DEVELOPMENT SPECIALIST CULTURAL AND HERITAGE
Under direction, preforms the work involved in preparing plans
for the development promotion, and implementation of programs to
meet the needs of various cultural and heritage groups,
societies, and organizations within the community; provides
technical assistance to such entities in securing program or
project funding, in formulating a budget, and in determining
staffing and training needs; does other related duties as
NOTE: The examples of work for this title are for illustrative
purposes only. A particular position using this title may not
perform all duties listed in this job specification. Conversely,
all duties performed on the job may not be listed.
EXAMPLES OF WORK:
Formulates or aids in the formulation of plans for implementation
of a cultural and heritage affairs program or programs.
Formulates plans and programs which result in provision of
technical services to local organizations, the promotion,
marketing, and development of local organizations, increased
funding to provide for those services, and the establishment of
networks to utilize previously untapped or unrelated resources.
Prepares program proposals necessary to gain funds, and
ascertains major program provisions including budgetary
requirements, staffing needs, program goals, and objectives
Provides technical assistance by locating funding sources and
preparing criteria for program development and evaluation.
Reviews reports of exiting programs and provides advice and
recommendations to ensure that programs meet intended objectives
and goals of the funding source.
Outlines specific program development problems, pursues
appropriate solutions, and keeps interested parties apprised of
Organizes and promotes support for programs, and meets with state
officials and members of private organizations to ensure that
resources are identified at the state and county level.
Gathers information from studies, surveys, and reports.
Organizes advocacy efforts for various programs, gathers support
from state officials, private agencies, and other sources, and
ensures that resources are identified at the county level to
promote program support.
Arranges meetings with funding source representatives,
organizations, and members of concerned organizations to discuss
programs, goals, and other relevant matters.
Provides assistance to local organizations with regard to their
public relations functions, program development, marketing, and
promotion of their activities.
Represents the agency at meetings and conventions to inform
interested groups and individuals about programs.
Coordinates meetings and prepares information for interested
Will be required to learn to utilize various types of electronic
and/or manual recording and information systems used by the
agency, office, or related units.
Graduation from an accredited college or university with a
One (1) year of experience in developing, planning, and
providing of programs in an organization which is concerned with
fine or applied arts, performing arts, history, anthropology, or
NOTE: Applicants who do not meet the above education
requirement may substitute additional experience as indicated on
a year-for-year basis with thirty (30) semester hour credits
being equal to one (1) year of experience.
NOTE: A Master's degree in the humanities, history, or
journalism from an accredited college or university may be
substituted for the required experience.
Appointees will be required to possess a drivers licence
valid in New Jersey only if the operation of a vehicle, rather
than employee mobility, is necessary to perform essential duties
of the position.
KNOWLEDGE AND ABILITIES:
Knowledge of procedures to be followed in formulating and
executing plans for effective utilization of available funds.
Knowledge of procedures for obtaining private and public grants
and in presenting proposals in accord with funding source
Knowledge of methods employed in collecting and analyzing factual
information, drawing source conclusions, and recommending
Knowledge of objectives of various cultural and heritage
Knowledge of communications principles, methods, and techniques.
Knowledge of program planning and administration.
Ability to evaluate programs and procedures in accord with
intended objectives and goals.
Ability to evaluate situations and make determinations based on
Ability to express ideas clearly and concisely both orally and in
Ability to establish and maintain good working relationships with
coworkers and supervisory personnel.
Ability to use reference materials and manuals necessary for
researching prospective funding sources.
Ability to complete assigned tasks in accord with established
Ability to learn to utilize various types of electronic and/or
manual recording and information systems used by the
agency, office, or related units.
Ability to read, write, speak, understand, or communicate in
English sufficiently to perform the duties of this position.
American Sign Language or Braille may also be considered
as acceptable forms of communication.
Persons with mental or physical disabilities are eligible as
long as they can perform the essential functions of the job after
reasonable accommodation is made to their known limitations.
If the accommodation cannot be made because it would cause
the employer undue hardship, such persons may not be eligible.
This job specification is applicable to the following title code:
This job specification is for local government use only.
Salary range is only applicable to state government.
Local salaries are established by individual local jurisdictions.