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Literary Arts Program Manager

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Hurston/Wright Foundation
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Washington, DC
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Published 16 days ago

JOIN A DYNAMIC TEAM OF LITERARY ARTS PROFESSIONALS AND HELP BUILD HIGH QUALITY PROGRAMS FOR EMERGING AND ESTABLISHED WRITERS

A mecca for Black writers and fans of Black literature, the Zora Neale Hurston/Richard Wright Foundation offers diligent instruction, careful critique, intensive writing, and opportunities to sharpen skills while in a community of Black writers. Award competitions, public readings, and an annual celebration of excellence round out the Hurston/Wright experience. 

At the Hurston/Wright Foundation, we support emerging and established Black writers, promote the cultural impact of Black literature, and expand our partnerships to increase our reach. We are excited to continue our dynamic legacy by expanding our highly regarded workshops, author readings, and annual ceremony honoring accomplished and up-and-coming writers. 

The ideal Program Manager will not only be passionate about literary arts, but also committed to advancing equity and building safe creative spaces for writers.  The Program Manager will report directly to the Executive Director and be responsible for:

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS AND RESPONSIBILITIES

General Program Management 

Competition Submissions, Writers’ Workshops, Member Engagement and Support, Program Development, Events Planning, and Grants Administration

Management and Supervision

Interns, Fellows, and Consultants

Quality Assurance 

Performance Management  

YOU SHOULD HAVE

A bachelor’s degree and three (3) years significant experience performing as a program manager or similar position. Excellence in program management with the ability to develop high-performing teams, create a positive working environment, set and achieve strategic objectives, and manage a program budget. Successful track record of engaging, collaborating, and building relationships to achieve meaningful results, including the ability to communicate effectively with stakeholders and colleagues. 

ADDITIONAL RESOURCES

 https://www.hurstonwright.org

JOIN A DYNAMIC TEAM OF LITERARY ARTS PROFESSIONALS AND HELP BUILD HIGH QUALITY PROGRAMS FOR EMERGING AND ESTABLISHED WRITERS

A mecca for Black writers and fans of Black literature, the Zora Neale Hurston/Richard Wright Foundation offers…

Details at a Glance

  • Time Commitment
    Full Time Schedule
  • Start Date
    May 3, 2021
  • Application Deadline
    April 12, 2021
  • Education
    4-Year Degree Required
  • Professional Level
    Professional

Salary

$50,000 - $60,000Negotiable and commensurate with experience.

Benefits

Vacation and health care benefits are included with this position.

Vacation and health care benefits are included with this position.

Location

Temporarily Remote
Work must be performed in or near Washington, DC
Associated Location
10 G Street Northeast, Washington, DC 20002

Apply to This Job

Instructions:

A completed application includes:

Cover Letter.  Submit a cover letter to the attention of “HWF Hiring Committee.” Be sure to: 1) let us know how you heard about this position, 2) explain how your skills and qualifications match this job description, and 3) describe how you believe you can best contribute to The Hurston/Wright Foundation.

Resume. Provide your employment history and relevant program management experience. 

References. Share a minimum of two (2) references from individuals who have supervised your previous program management work. 

Applications must be submitted electronically by 11:59 p.m. on Friday, April 9, 2021, in one PDF file.  We can only accept electronic submissions.

Applications not meeting the criteria outlined in this job posting will not be considered. 

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