We are sad to share that our program director, Sheila Sheppard Lovelady, is stepping down as of May 31st due to a relocation and to focus on her own writing. Her recent move to the Eastern Shore will bring her the opportunity to achieve her dream of pursuing a Master of Fine Arts in Creative Writing, and we wish her well on this new leg of her journey! In the meantime, though, we are starting the job search right away so that our next program director can benefit from her expertise before she leaves us.
Please see the overview of this part-time position below as well as more detailed information that follows. If you are interested in applying, please send your resume, cover letter, and three letters of recommendation (all in one email, please) to Katharine Herndon at firstname.lastname@example.org by 5:00 on April 25.
Overview: A 25 hour/week position, the program director will work closely with the executive director, board members, and volunteers to ensure all aspects of programming are scheduled, publicized, staffed, and implemented smoothly and professionally. Good communication, administration, and organizational skills are a must. $22,000/year
Skills Needed: Candidates should have 3-5 years of experience in 1) event planning and management, 2) communicating and working well with an active board and membership, 3) utilizing a computer for word processing, spreadsheets, donor database access, and internet, 4) managing volunteers, and 5) writing and editing press releases and newsletters.
Additional Qualifications Desired:
- Experience utilizing MailChimp, WordPress, Dropbox, and Google Docs
- Familiarity with James River Writers programs
- Exceptional writing skills