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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. 

Devlopment Intern

The Development Intern will report directly to the Development & Community Outreach Manager. S/He will gain broad exposure to non-profit management and fundraising, including development operations, donor communication, grant-writing, grant management, donor visits, and research. This is an unpaid internship and an ideal opportunity for someone seeking academic credit to satisfy graduation requirements.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities 

 

  • Assist in development of donor communications and engagement
  • Conduct donor research
  • Help maintain donor database
  • Assist in writing grant proposals
  • Support TWC at events as needed/available
  • Other tasks as needed

Required Skills & Qualifications

  • Ideal candidate is a current or recent college graduate from an accredited four-year institution; junior/senior high school and graduate students also welcome to apply
  • Interest in non-profit development
  • Excellent organizational skills and extreme attention to detail
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office programs including Word and Excel
  • Knowledge of database management (Raiser’s Edge, etc.) a plus
  • Understanding of social media preferred
  • Enthusiasm for TWC’s mission

This position is unpaid, offering the opportunity to hone professional skills in a collegial environment for academic credit and requires a 10-20 hours per week commitment. TWC is located in downtown Bethesda, close to Metro, with on-site parking available. This position reports to the Development & Community Outreach Manager. Applications accepted on a rolling basis, send your resume to b@writer.org

Marketing intern

The Marketing Intern will report directly to the Marketing & Communications Manager. S/He will be responsible for assisting the organization in the development and implementation of its marketing, business development, and public relations plans. This is an unpaid internship and an ideal opportunity for someone seeking academic credit to satisfy graduation requirements.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities 

  • Assist in developing and scheduling social media content 
  • Identify local/national literary opportunities
  • Help maintain distribution/media lists 
  • Support TWC at events as needed/available
  • Assist with developing targeted marketing campaigns
  • Write pieces for print publication, The Writer’s Guide
  • Outreach to local business community

Required Skills and Qualifications

  • Ideal candidate is a current or recent college graduate in business, public relations, marketing or communications; junior/senior high school and graduate students also welcome to apply
  • Excellent organizational skills and extreme attention to detail
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office programs including Word and Excel
  • Knowledge in Photoshop, Illustrator, or InDesign a plus
  • Understanding of social media preferred
  • Enthusiasm for TWC’s mission

This position is unpaid, offering the opportunity to hone professional skills in a collegial environment for academic credit and requires a 10-20 hours per week commitment. TWC is located in downtown Bethesda, close to Metro, with on-site parking available. This position reports to the Marketing & Communications Manager. Applications accepted on a rolling basis, send your resume to iyana.moore@writer.org 

Office Manager

The Writer’s Center seeks an organized and experienced professional to manage day-to-day front office operations. The ideal candidate has experience in basic office management, human resources, cash management, implementing CRM training and policies, vendor relations, facility management and contract management. This is a unique opportunity for a highly organized individual seeking to work in a small non-profit environment.  


This position offers excellent benefits, a competitive salary and the opportunity to practice professional skills in a collegial environment. Located in downtown Bethesda, close to Metro and parking on-site. 

Essential Duties and Responsibilities

  • Handle human resource tasks including on-boarding staff, managing benefits, etc
  • Serves as point person for CRM, to include training and policies
  • Manage vendor relationships and contracts
  • Manage basic daily cash management (checks, deposits, refunds)Manages all aspects of facility maintenance
  • Handles rentals of meeting space and theatre
  • Assist with workshop registrations via phone/walk-in
  • Train, schedule, and oversee night receptionists

Required Skills & Qualifications

  • Five-year’s experience as an office manager. 
  • Proficient with Raiser’s Edge Experience with entering payables via Bill.Com
  • Experience with QuickbooksProficient with MS OfficeTechnology savvy 
  • Highly organized, detail and deadline oriented
  • Customer service focused

Reports to the Executive Director. Send your resume to include previous employment, salary history and 2 references to 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.