As the first writing and mentoring organization for girls, Girls Write Now has been a nationally respected leader in arts education for over 20 years. Girls Write Now breaks down the barriers of gender, race, and poverty, and innovates ways to elevate the voices of girls who are often not heard—or worse, silenced. We pair underserved young women and gender nonconforming youth with professional women writers and digital media makers as lifelong mentors and role models. Through intensive one-to-one relationships bolstered by a robust curriculum and an engaged community, mentees build multi-genre, multimedia portfolios, publish in outlets including The New York Times, Newsweek, and BuzzFeed, perform at Lincoln Center and the United Nations, and earn hundreds of writing awards and scholarships. 100% of Girls Write Now seniors go on to college. The organization has been distinguished three times by the White House as one of the nation’s top youth programs, twice by the Nonprofit Excellence Awards as one of New York’s top ten nonprofits, and ranks in the top 4% of programs nationwide for providing young people with exceptionally-high-quality, research-based experiences that promote statistically significant growth in social and emotional learning.
Writing Works is a unique workforce development program that helps with college and career readiness. It’s designed for emerging teen writers to ensure that they are properly exposed to the schools and industries in need of their talents. Girls Write Now seeks an experienced manager of Writing Works who is comfortable traversing programs, operations, marketing, and development to align and meet aggressive goals in accordance with the organization’s mission, community, and strategic plan. The Writing Works Manager will be passionate about building partnerships and an expert at relationship management.
Reporting directly to the Executive Director and working closely with the Girls Write Now senior team, the Writing Works Manager will implement, solidify, and grow the Writing Works Program in line with Girls Write Now’s current systems and structures.
Key targets are to increase participation and retention of Writing Works primary audiences: Mentees, Mentors, and Corporate Partners.
– Customized Writing Works database to track participants and partners at all stages
– Fleshed out program growth targets and associated staffing needs
– Hiring and management of new Writing Works staff as the program and budget grows
– A Writing Works culture consistent with the organization’s mission, history, and flagship programming with an emphasis on past partnership-building success
– Alignment of program with GWN development structures for relevant donor engagement (Board of Directors, Patron Circle, etc.)
– Strong relationships with prospective, current, and lapsed corporate partners to meet their business needs and meaningfully engage their employees
– Engagement of GWN community to leverage wealth of expertise and resources
– Refined marketing assets and strategies to attract corporate, academic, and community-based partners
– Updated logic model, program metrics, program evaluation plan, and surveys
– Mentor and mentee recruitment, enrollment, and orientation plan and materials to meet number and diversity targets
– Robust alumnae participant base of mentors and mentees across life-stages
– Program calendar, goals, and requirements coordinated for Writing Works to be a pipeline into and strong component of the yearlong program, as well as an off-ramp for alumnae engagement
– Formalized social network that facilitates writing support and opportunity sharing
– Excellent programming through hands-on, on-the-ground management
Successful candidates will have a strong partnership-building track record, be collaborative, goal-oriented, able to meet deadlines, and focused on deliverables, while demonstrating flexibility and adapting to new priorities in a fast-paced environment.
- Bachelor’s Degree
- A minimum five years of professional work experience developing and executing on programmatic, marketing, and fundraising initiatives
- Strong administrative, technological, and project management skills (e.g., Salesforce, WordPress, social media platforms)
- A deep commitment to the mission of Girls Write Now
Salary & Benefits
We offer competitive salaries and benefit packages. Compensation will be commensurate with experience.
Equal Opportunity Employer
It is GWN’s policy to provide equal employment opportunity to all employees and to all applicants for employment regardless of their race, color, religion, national origin, disability (including victims of domestic violence), age, sex, marital status, sexual orientation, veteran status or citizenship. This policy applies to all GWN activities including, but not limited to, recruitment, hiring, compensation, assignment, training, and promotion.
Please submit cover letter and resume to firstname.lastname@example.org with “Writing Works Manager” in the subject line. Priority deadline is February 1st, 2020, and early applications are highly encouraged. Only short-listed candidates will be contacted. No phone calls please.