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The Alliance for Young Artists & Writers, the nonprofit organization that presents the Scholastic Art & Writing Awards, seeks a Program Assistant to provide operational support and key customer service for teens, educators, and families participating in the Awards.


Reporting to the Manager, Program Marketing and Outreach, the Program Assistant is a valued, collaborative member of the dedicated, mission-driven team that manages national program outreach, awards selection, announcements, and event planning. Our team is currently working remotely with occasional on-site meetings in New York City.


Job Responsibilities

  • Provide quality customer service, responding to inquiries by email, phone, or video. 
  • Anticipate student, parent, and educator needs to minimize problems before they occur. 
  • Collect and document recurring customer service questions and answers.  
  • Assist program staff with data organization and administrative preparations for large scale mailings and distribution of outreach materials.  
  • Generate spreadsheets and reports. 
  • Liaise with awarded students and educators to collect key information.  
  • Assist as needed with external, public-facing virtual and in-person events, including Awards Week in New York City, June 6-10. 


Qualifications

  • Creative thinker with experience troubleshooting challenges in the heat of the moment 
  • Superior interpersonal, written and verbal communication skills 
  • Ability to quickly learn proprietary database and advanced proficiency in Microsoft Excel 
  • Ability to work occasional evening and weekend hours 
  • Knowledge of established and emerging visual artists and writers preferred
  • Recent graduates and Scholastic Awards alumni are encouraged to apply


Schedule

The Program Assistant will generally work full-time hours through June 30, 2022, excluding holidays. Weekend and evening overtime hours are sometimes required. 


Compensation

The hourly rate begins at $21.00 per hour, commensurate with experience. This is a temporary, non-exempt position.


How to Apply

To apply, please upload your cover letter and resume to https://artandwriting.bamboohr.com/jobs/.


The Alliance for Young Artists & Writers does not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, sex, pregnancy, national origin, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, age, non-disqualifying physical or mental disability, or status as a veteran.


About the Alliance for Young Artists & Writers

The Alliance for Young Artists & Writers, a nonprofit organization, identifies teenagers with exceptional artistic and literary talent and brings their remarkable work to a national audience through the Scholastic Art & Writing Awards. The Awards have an impressive legacy dating back to 1923 and a noteworthy roster of past winners including Tschabalala Self, Stephen King, Kay WalkingStick, Charles White, Joyce Carol Oates, and Andy Warhol. Teens in grades 7 through 12 (ages 13 and up) apply in 28 categories of art and writing to earn scholarships and have their works exhibited or published.


To learn more, please visit artandwriting.org.

The Alliance for Young Artists & Writers, the nonprofit organization that presents the Scholastic Art & Writing Awards, seeks a Program Assistant to provide operational support and key customer service for teens, educators, and…

Details at a Glance

  • Time Commitment
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    Full Time Schedule
  • Job Type
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    Contract
  • Job Type
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    Temporary
Salary
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At least USD $21
/ year

Location

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Temporarily Remote
Work must be performed in or near New York, NY
Associated Location
New York, NY, USA

How to Apply

To apply, please upload your cover letter and resume to https://artandwriting.bamboohr.com/jobs/.

To apply, please upload your cover letter and resume to https://artandwriting.bamboohr.com/jobs/.

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