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Bethesda Magazine's 2017 Best of Bethesda Editors' Pick for "Best Place for Literary Inspiration"

 

Working at The Writer's Center

Thank you for your interest in working at The Writer’s Center. We offer exciting employment opportunities for professionals interested in joining a hard-working team dedicated to our mission to create, promote, and disseminate literary work. Current openings are listed below.

Weekend Receptionist

The Writer’s Center seeks a qualified and highly motivated individual to join our team as Weekend Receptionist. Whomever fills this role will serve as the first contact for our constituents in person, by phone, and by email. The weekend receptionist has exceptional organizational skills, attention to detail, and excellent customer service and problem solving skills.

This position is a part-time administrative position on Saturdays, from 9 am – 5 pm. The Receptionist reports to the Director and serves on an organization-wide team that supports events, workshops, and programs. Additional shifts will occasionally be available.

Specific Responsibilities Include:

  • - Open, prepare, and close our facility for the day, including room set-up and organization
  • - Courteously answer and/or transfer all telephone calls and emails while assisting customers in person at our facility
  • - Assist workshop leaders with classroom set-up, tech, and any other needs
  • - Provide event support during Saturday readings and special events
  • - Sort and receive incoming mail, manage outgoing mail, including postage log tracking
  • - Organize and manage the reception desk office, including staff mail
  • - Process registrations, donations, and purchases
  • - Organize and manage the office kitchen area
  • - Provide administrative support to Director and other staff members as needed
  • - Assist with archiving, filing, and storing important files and historical records

Required qualifications:

- Strong attention to detail with excellent organizational skills
- Proficiency with Microsoft Word and Excel, Raiser’s Edge
- Type at least 40 wpm
- Ability to meet deadlines while managing multiple long- and short-term projects
- Exceptional internal and external customer service skills
- Strong sense of initiative and ability to self-start

Desired qualifications:

- Experience with cash management
- Experience with Raiser’s Edge

Salary:

$15 per hour

To apply, send resume, cover letter, and contact info for three references to Elizabeth Cummings at liz.cummings@writer.org

The Writer’s Center is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Employment opportunities at The Writer’s Center are based upon one's qualifications and capabilities to perform the essential functions of a particular job. All employment opportunities are provided without regard to race, color, creed, religion, sex, age, ancestry, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, family responsibility, marital status, status regarding public assistance, disability, genetic information or status, veteran status, or any other basis prohibited by federal, state, county or other local law.***