Electric Literature Seeks a Development Director to Join our Team

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Electric Literature’s mission is to amplify the power of storytelling with digital innovation. In the last year, we reached 2.9 million unique visitors, received our non-profit status, relaunched our website, electricliterature.com, doubled the audience of our weekly fiction magazine, Recommended Reading, and launched another weekly magazine of short things, Okey-Panky. During this exciting period of growth, we are looking for a Development Director to increase our contributed income as we expand our staff, audience, and the scope of our projects.

This is a part-time, flexible position that pays $1,000 per month. Applicants must be located in the NYC area.

Responsibilities

The Director of Development will:

  • Work with the Editorial Director and Board Chairman to develop a strategic plan and set fundraising goals
  • Cultivate individual donors
  • Maintain relationships with individual and organizational donors
  • Write and submit grant proposals
  • Write and submit grant reports
  • Identify new funding sources
  • Manage fundraising campaigns
  • Liaise with fundraising board members
  • Measure success against strategic plan and fundraising goal

Experience

The ideal candidate will have:

  • A minimum 1 year of experience working in non-profit development
  • Authored or collaborated on successfully funded grant proposals
  • Authored or collaborated on multi-year fundraising strategies
  • Experience creating project budgets
  • Management and/or leadership experience

Skills

The ideal candidate will:

  • Write clearly and cleanly
  • Express the mission of Electric Literature in compelling and unexpected ways
  • Have a passion for literature
  • Believe strongly in making literature more accessible through digital innovation
  • Be self-motivated
  • Be confident and comfortable engaging new people
  • Be cool under pressure, and able to work on deadlines

To apply, please send a cover letter, relevant writing sample, and resume to halimah [at] electricliterature.com by February 16, 2015.

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