Wednesday, January 12, 2011

Job in Richmond: Exec Director of James River Writers

From the James Rivers Writers’ newsletter:

JRW seeks executive director

Description of Organization: James River Writers (JRW), is a Richmond, Virginia, based non-profit organization that aims to build community by connecting and inspiring writers and readers in central Virginia. Founded in 2002, JRW now has close to 400 members. The organization's priorities include bolstering its infrastructure, programs, national reputation, and increasing outreach to youth and underserved segments of the community.

Description of Job: A new position, the JRW Executive Director will lead the implementation of JRW's strategic plan, work closely with the JRW Board, supervise a small part-time administrative staff, oversee program implementation and evaluation, and serve as an ambassador to other arts organizations, media outlets, and the larger community. Good communication, administration, fundraising, and organizational skills are a must.

Skills Needed: Candidates should have 3-5 years experience in: 1.) fund development, donor relations and cultivation, 2.) communicating and working well with an active Board and membership, 3.) sustaining a membership organization, 4.) managing and motivating volunteers and staff, and 5.) assisting a nonprofit board of directors to carry out their fiduciary responsibilities.

Salary and Benefits: Salary is $30,000 per year. For further information, or to apply with a cover letter, résumé, and three references, email no later than January 24, 2011.


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