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Development, Marketing, and Programs Associate

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PEN/ Faulkner Foundation | Washington, DC
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PEN/ Faulkner Foundation


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The PEN/Faulkner Foundation is a nonprofit organization based in Washington, DC that celebrates literature and fosters connections between readers and writers to enrich and inspire individuals and communities. In fulfilling that mission, we run a Writers in Schools program that brings free copies of contemporary works of literature into DC schools and arranges for the authors of those works to visit classrooms; host a series of Literary Conversations that provide opportunities for rich public discourse between artists and members of the DC community; and recognize significant literary achievements nationwide by giving out the PEN/Faulkner Award for Fiction and the PEN/Malamud Award for Excellence in the Short Story.


Our Development, Marketing, and Programs Associate will support PEN/Faulkner’s Executive Director and its Programs and Logistics Director in three key areas: generating revenue for the organization; promoting the organization’s work; and ensuring high-quality public programming. Responsibilities for this full-time, exempt position include the following:


Development

  • Maintaining a grants calendar, preparing grant applications, and submitting grant reports in collaboration with PEN/Faulkner staff
  • Managing PEN/Faulkner’s donation CRM system (Little Green Light): entering donations, scheduling donor calls, generating reports, and sending receipts and thank you emails
  • Tracking PEN/Faulkner’s corporate fundraising efforts
  • Providing support for the organization’s annual Gala, including staffing, set-up and break-down, and tracking Gala attendance
  • Providing support for the organization’s Founding Friends luncheons, including staffing and tracking/managing renewals

Marketing

  • Managing PEN/Faulkner’s social media channels: creating content for Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter and engaging with audiences
  • Implementing marketing plans for PEN/Faulkner events, including (but not limited to) to creation of social media advertisements and the distribution of event collateral

Programs

  • Providing logistical support for events: booking travel and accommodations, creating itineraries, managing volunteers, and set-up and break-down


Qualifications

Qualified candidates for this position will demonstrate the following:

  • Superior writing ability
  • Familiarity with social media
  • Proficiency with MS Office and Google applications
  • Comfort with learning new technical skills
  • Careful attention to detail
  • Flexibility in a fast-paced work environment
  • Ability to organize and prioritize daily and long-term projects and tasks
  • Ability to manage information gathered from multiple constituents simultaneously
  • Ability to learn from (and own) failures/setbacks
  • Extroversion and comfort in engaging with public audiences


Additional Qualifications

The ideal candidate for this position will also have the following experience:

  • Writing grant proposals and grant reports
  • Managing an organization’s social media presence
  • Event planning and management
  • Proficiency with Adobe Photoshop (or other graphic design software packages)
  • Database management


Start Date:

June 1, as circumstances permit. 


Please note: The PEN/Faulkner Foundation is an Equal Opportunity Employer and does not discriminate against employees based on race, color, religion, sex, sexual identity, national origin, age, disability, or genetic information. 

The PEN/Faulkner Foundation is a nonprofit organization based in Washington, DC that celebrates literature and fosters connections between readers and writers to enrich and inspire individuals and communities. In fulfilling that…

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Benefits

This position is a full-time position exempt from overtime pay. Salary starts in the mid-30s and includes 10 vacation days, 7 sick days, select paid federal holidays, a retirement account, and flex time.  

This position is a full-time position exempt from overtime pay. Salary starts in the mid-30s and includes 10 vacation days, 7 sick days, select paid federal holidays, a retirement…

How to Apply

Send a resume, cover letter, and two professional references to applications@penfaulkner.org with “Development, Marketing, and Programs Associate” in the subject line. References will be contacted only for the final candidates. 

Send a resume, cover letter, and two professional references to applications@penfaulkner.org with “Development, Marketing, and Programs Associate” in the subject line. References…

Location

641 S Street Northwest, Washington, DC 20001

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