PEN/Faulkner is looking for a new Executive Director


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The PEN/Faulkner Foundation seeks a dynamic and experienced leader to serve as Executive Director starting in the summer of 2017.

PEN/Faulkner is a national literary organization with deep roots in Washington, DC. We work to honor excellent American fiction, connect writers with their readers, and support public school teachers and students in studying – and learning to love – contemporary literature.

The Executive Director will oversee a small team of experienced program staffers who administer one of the country’s premier literary prizes, the PEN/Faulkner Award for Fiction; coordinate public reading events in Washington, DC; and manage a Writers in Schools program that annually runs hundreds of author visits across 40 public schools in DC and Baltimore.

The ideal candidate will be a strategic thinker and experienced manager with at least 5 years at a director-level position helming an arts non-profit. The ED’s core responsibilities will focus on strategic planning, governance, communications, and fundraising. This is an extremely exciting position for someone eager to shepherd a storied literary organization into a future full of possibility.

Competitive salary and benefits package commensurate with experience.

Please submit a cover letter and resume to applications@penfaulkner.org by Wednesday, January 25, 2017.