Open Positions:

Development, Marketing, and Programs Associate
Nuestras Voces Associate /
El Asociado de Nuestras Voces 

Development, Marketing, and Programs Associate
Reposted: March 20, 2020

Position Description

The PEN/Faulkner Foundation is a nonprofit organization based in Washington, DC that celebrates literature and fosters connections between readers and writers to enrich and inspire individuals and communities. In fulfilling that mission, we run a Writers in Schools program that brings free copies of contemporary works of literature into DC schools and arranges for the authors of those works to visit classrooms; host a series of Literary Conversations that provide opportunities for rich public discourse between artists and members of the DC community; and recognize significant literary achievements nationwide by giving out the PEN/Faulkner Award for Fiction and the PEN/Malamud Award for Excellence in the Short Story.

Our Development, Marketing, and Programs Associate will support PEN/Faulkner’s Executive Director and its Programs and Logistics Director in three key areas: generating revenue for the organization; promoting the organization’s work; and ensuring high-quality public programming. Responsibilities for this full-time, exempt position include the following:


  • Maintaining a grants calendar, preparing grant applications, and submitting grant reports in collaboration with PEN/Faulkner staff
  • Managing PEN/Faulkner’s donation CRM system (Little Green Light): entering donations, scheduling donor calls, generating reports, and sending receipts and thank you emails
  • Tracking PEN/Faulkner’s corporate fundraising efforts
  • Providing support for the organization’s annual Gala, including staffing, set-up and break-down, and tracking Gala attendance
  • Providing support for the organization’s Founding Friends luncheons, including staffing and tracking/managing renewals


  • Managing PEN/Faulkner’s social media channels: creating content for Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter and engaging with audiences
  • Implementing marketing plans for PEN/Faulkner events, including (but not limited to) to creation of social media advertisements and the distribution of event collateral


  • Providing logistical support for events: booking travel and accommodations, creating itineraries, managing volunteers, and set-up and break-down


Qualified candidates for this position will demonstrate the following:

  • Superior writing ability
  • Familiarity with social media
  • Proficiency with MS Office and Google applications
  • Comfort with learning new technical skills
  • Careful attention to detail
  • Flexibility in a fast-paced work environment
  • Ability to organize and prioritize daily and long-term projects and tasks
  • Ability to manage information gathered from multiple constituents simultaneously
  • Ability to learn from (and own) failures/setbacks
  • Extroversion and comfort in engaging with public audiences

Additional Qualifications

The ideal candidate for this position will also have the following experience:

  • Writing grant proposals and grant reports
  • Managing an organization’s social media presence
  • Event planning and management
  • Proficiency with Adobe Photoshop (or other graphic design software packages)
  • Database management


This position is a full-time position exempt from overtime pay. Salary starts in the mid-30s and includes 10 vacation days, 7 sick days, select paid federal holidays, a retirement account, and flex time.

Start Date


Application Instructions

Send a resume, cover letter, and two professional references to applications@penfaulkner.org with “Development, Marketing, and Programs Associate” in the subject line. References will be contacted only for the final candidates.

Please note: The PEN/Faulkner Foundation is an Equal Opportunity Employer and does not discriminate against employees based on race, color, religion, sex, sexual identity, national origin, age, disability, or genetic information.


Nuestras Voces Associate (English Posting)
Posted: March 20, 2020

The Nuestras Voces Associate plays an important role in helping PEN/Faulkner run high-quality, impactful educational programming centered around conversation and civil discourse in a variety of educational settings, including DC public and charter schools, area private schools, and correctional facilities. This role is primarily administrative, requiring calendar coordination, database input, invoicing, submitting payments, and coordinating purchase orders. The incumbent will also be required to travel to and from programming sites by foot, Metro (train/bus), and occasional car shares. The role is an excellent opportunity for someone new to the arts administration field to work closely within a small, dedicated team in a nationally renowned nonprofit with a storied history. This position requires written and verbal Spanish language proficiency.


  • Coordinate scheduling and booking logistics for 200+ education program sessions each year, including Nuestras Voces programming, author visits, and our multi-school book clubs.
  • Accompany authors on school visits and manage all aspects of those visits. Support summer programming efforts.
  • Coordinate book purchases and distribution of books to schools for all visits.
  • Submit invoices for author and vendor payments and track payments in our education database.
  • Maintain accurate and up-to-date database information, including educator, school, and author contact information, programming information, and evaluation data.
  • Support department evaluation strategy and data collection.
  • Cultivate and maintain partnerships with educators, schools, literary organizations, host-site venues, and publicists, including bilingual organizations and individuals.
  • Support recruitment and outreach efforts to potential new authors and books for program participation, with particular attention to Latinx and Hispanic writers, writers of color, and others marginalized by traditional publishing, both within and outside of the DC/Maryland/Virginia area.
  • Provide written and verbal translation support to the organization, both English-to-Spanish and Spanish-to-English.
  • Collaborate on development and fundraising collateral relating to Nuestras Voces and WinS, including support with grant proposals and reporting, as needed.
  • Support Director with intern management by delegating tasks, opening the office, and being available to answer questions, as needed.
  • Provide support for PEN/Faulkner literary and awards events as needed.
  • Other duties as assigned.

Required Qualifications:

  • Must be fluent in written and conversational Spanish and English.
  • Superior time management skills. Proven ability to organize and prioritize daily and long-term projects and tasks, including the management of information gathered from multiple constituents simultaneously.
  • Proven attention to detail.
  • Database management experience.
  • Demonstrated problem solving skills and ability to think on one’s feet.
  • Demonstrated adaptability and flexibility in a fast-paced work environment.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills, both internal and external.
  • Experience building positive and successful relationships with various constituents.
  • Demonstrated ability to engage in teamwork and collaboration and also work independently.
  • Proven ability to learn from (and own) failures/setbacks.
  • Proficiency in Mac usage, MS Office Suite, and GSuites.

Desired Qualifications:

  • Experience working with bilingual K-12 students attending under-resourced schools is strongly preferred.
  • Experience teaching students, ideally in a classroom setting, including an understanding of classroom management techniques, lesson planning, and developmental milestones, is preferred.


This position is a full-time position exempt from overtime pay. Salary is in the upper-30s and includes 10 vacation days, 7 sick days, select paid federal holidays, health insurance, retirement account, and flextime.

Start Date: 

Preferred start date is June 1, 2020, or as early as possible.

Application Deadline: 

Applications received before April 15, 2020 will be given priority consideration. First round interviews will be scheduled starting in late April/early May.

Application Instructions:

To apply, send a resume, cover letter, and list of three professional references to applications@penfaulkner.org with “Nuestras Voces Associate” in the subject line.

References will be contacted only for the final candidates.

The PEN/Faulkner Foundation is an Equal Opportunity Employer and does not discriminate against employees based on race, color, religion, sex, sexual identity, national origin, age, disability, or genetic information.

El Asociado de Nuestras Voces (En Espanol)
Publicado: 20 de marzo del 2020

El Asociado de Nuestras Voces juega un papel importante en ayudar a PEN/Faulkner a llevar a cabo una programación educativa de alta calidad e impacto centrada en la conversación y el discurso civil en una variedad de entornos educativos, incluyendo escuelas públicas y subvencionadas de DC, escuelas privadas del área e instalaciones correccionales. Este papel es principalmente administrativo, y requiere la coordinación del calendario, la introducción de datos en la base de datos, la facturación, la presentación de pagos y la coordinación de las órdenes de compra. El titular también deberá viajar a pie, en metro (tren/autobús) y, ocasionalmente, en automóvil compartido, a los lugares de programación. El puesto es una excelente oportunidad para que alguien nuevo en el campo de la administración de las artes trabaje en colaboración con un equipo pequeño y dedicado en una organización sin fines de lucro de renombre nacional con una historia de gran riqueza. Este puesto requiere dominio del español, tanto escrito como verbal.


  • Coordinar la programación y la logística de reservas para más de 200 sesiones de programas educativos cada año, incluyendo la programación de Nuestras Voces, visitas de autores y nuestros clubes de libros multi-escuela.
  • Acompañar a los autores en las visitas a las escuelas y gestionar todos los aspectos de esas visitas. Apoyar los esfuerzos de programación de verano.
  • Coordinar la compra de libros y la distribución de libros a las escuelas para todas las visitas.
  • Someter las facturas de los pagos al autor y al proveedor y haga el seguimiento de los pagos en nuestra base de datos de educación.
  • Mantener una información precisa y actualizada de la base de datos, incluyendo información de contacto de los educadores, escuelas y autores, información de programación y datos de evaluación.
  • Apoyar la estrategia de evaluación del departamento y la recopilación de datos.
  • Cultivar y mantener asociaciones con educadores, escuelas, organizaciones literarias, lugares de acogida y publicistas, organizaciones y personas bilingües.
  • Apoyar el reclutamiento y los esfuerzos de difusión de posibles nuevos autores y libros para la participación en el programa, con especial atención a los escritores latinos e hispanos, escritores de color y otros marginados por la publicación tradicional, tanto dentro como fuera del área de DC/Maryland/Virginia.
  • Proporcionar apoyo de traducción escrita y verbal a la organización, tanto de inglés a español como de español a inglés.
  • Colaborar en el desarrollo y la recaudación de fondos colaterales relacionados con Nuestras Voces y WinS, incluyendo el apoyo con propuestas de subvenciones y la presentación de informes, según sea necesario.
  • Apoyar al Director con la gestión interna delegando tareas, abriendo la oficina y estando disponible para responder preguntas, según sea necesario.
  • Proporcionar apoyo a los eventos literarios y de premios de PEN/Faulkner según sea necesario.
  • Otros deberes según lo asignado.

Calificaciones requeridas:

  • Debe ser fluido en español e inglés escrito y conversacional.
  • Habilidades superiores de administración del tiempo. Capacidad probada para organizar y priorizar proyectos y tareas diarias y a largo plazo, incluida la gestión de la información recogida de múltiples componentes simultáneamente.
  • Atención a los detalles.
  • Experiencia en la gestión de bases de datos.
  • Demostrar habilidad para resolver problemas y capacidad de pensar rápido.
  • Demostrar adaptabilidad y flexibilidad en un ambiente de trabajo acelerado.
  • Excelentes habilidades de comunicación escrita y verbal, tanto internas como externas.
  • Experiencia en la creación de relaciones positivas y exitosas con diversos componentes.
  • Demostrada capacidad para trabajar en equipo y colaboración y también para trabajar de forma independiente.
  • Capacidad probada de aprender de (y admitir) los fracasos y contratiempos.
  • Dominio del uso de Mac, MS Office Suite y GSuites.

Calificaciones deseadas:

  • Se prefiere la experiencia de trabajar con estudiantes bilingües de K-12 que asisten a escuelas con pocos recursos.
  • Se prefiere la experiencia en la enseñanza a los estudiantes, idealmente en un entorno de aula, incluyendo la comprensión de las técnicas de gestión de aula, la planificación de lecciones y las metas del desarrollo.


Este puesto es un puesto a tiempo completo exento de pago de horas extras. El sueldo es de 30+ e incluye 10 días de vacaciones, 7 días de enfermedad, días festivos federales pagados, seguro médico, cuenta de jubilación y horario flexible.

Fecha de inicio:

La fecha de inicio preferida es el 1 de junio de 2020 o lo antes posible.

Fecha límite de solicitud:

Las solicitudes que se reciban antes del 15 de abril de 2020 se considerarán de manera prioritaria. Las entrevistas de la primera ronda se programarán a partir de finales de abril/principios de mayo.

Instrucciones de aplicación:

Para solicitar, envíe un currículum, una carta de presentación y una lista de tres referencias profesionales a applications@penfaulkner.org con “Asociado de Nuestras Voces” en el asunto.

Las referencias serán contactadas sólo para los candidatos finales.

La Fundación PEN/Faulkner es un empleador que ofrece igualdad de oportunidades y no discrimina a los empleados por motivos de raza, color, religión, sexo, identidad sexual, origen nacional, edad, discapacidad o información genética.

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