Wednesday, June 15, 2011

Writing-Related Job in NYC

A job posting that came through my inbox:

Teachers & Writers Collaborative is accepting applications for the full-time position of Education Director. The Education Director manages T&W’s creative writing programs for young people and adults in
schools and community sites. This position reports to the T&W Director.
More info:

--Establishes and maintains effective relationships with NYC Department of Education personnel and other key decision makers at the system-wide and individual school levels

--Identifies opportunities and implements strategies to promote T&W’s creative writing programs to schools and community organizations

--Sets up residencies with school and organizational administrators, including negotiating fees and other arrangements as needed

--Manages the selection, training, and oversight of writers on T&W’s roster of teaching artists

--Plans and leads professional development sessions for teaching artists

--Develops strategies for assessing workshops and residencies, including observing writers, delegating observation visits to other staff or interns, and giving feedback to writers

--Oversees development and production of materials used in promoting and implementing T&W workshops

--Ensures accuracy of residencies/workshop information on T&W website

--Works with the director of operations to establish standards and processes for publishing anthologies of work written during T&W programs

--Works with the director and director of operations to develop proposals for funding of T&W’s creative writing programs

--Represents T&W at arts-in-education and education community events

--BA plus 5-6 years of experience or MA plus 3-4 years of experience
--Experience in teaching, program development, and program assessment required; literary arts/writing background preferred
--Knowledge of education issues, particularly those affecting K-12 public schools in New York City
--Strong written and oral communication skills
--Ability to work effectively with diverse populations

Salary and Benefits:
Mid to high $50s
Health and dental insurance
Generous leave policy

To Apply:
Mail a cover letter and resume to: Teachers & Writers Collaborative, 520 Eighth Ave., Ste. 2020, New York, NY 10018, or e-mail to info(at) (replace (at) with @ in sending e-mail). Applications will not be accepted via fax.

Applications for the T&W Education Director position must be received by 9:00 AM (Eastern), Monday, July 25, 2011.


DC-area author Leslie Pietrzyk explores the creative process and all things literary.