Job Opportunities

The Writers in Communities Program Director is responsible for coordinating and implementing all grants, contracts and administrative duties for Writers in Communities programs in close collaboration with Gemini Ink staff.

Reports to Executive Director
20 hours/week
$17,000
Gemini Ink tuition benefits, holidays, vacation, and sick time

  • Develop, maintain, and nuture relationships in the community seeking collaborative partners for new Writers in Communities residencies/projects
  • In collaboration with staff, determines a yearly calendar of workshop schedules
  • Contracts writers and artists for workshops, classes, and readings
  • Secures sites/partners for projects
  • Coordinates, schedules, and hosts celebratory readings and special WIC events
  • Works closely with Communications Director to promote programs
  • Works with the Publications Director to compile book content (graphics, images, manuscripts, logos etc.) for WIC publications and/or podcasts, videos
  • Designs and collects workshop and reading evaluations from participants, writers in residence, and partnering organizations
  • Coordinates with the Managing Director on grant and budget proposals
  • Ensures that all projects and events are adequately staffed
  • Prepares and submits check requests for faculty and other bills for services
  • Keeps accurate budget records and maintains project spend-downs
  • Routinely schedules site visits for evaluation
  • Prepares quarterly board reports
  • Maintains accurate and easily accessible program management records information– in both hard copy and electronic format
  • Assists staff with Gemini Ink programs and special events as needed, to include Inkstravaganza, Autograph, etc.
  • Supervises interns to support  WIC projects

Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s Degree
  • Knowledge of creative writing and creative writing pedagogy
  • 3 years experience in program coordination and implementation
  • 3 years in preparing and administering budgets and contracts
  • Strong organizational skills
  • Excellent written & verbal communication, and presentation skills
  • Proficiency in Spanish a plus
  • Working knowledge of Mac and PC platforms, Microsoft Office Suite and social media

To Apply

Please submit cover letter, resume, two references, and two writing samples to Evie Reyes, Managing Director, ereyes@geminiink.org

The Community Writing Classes Program Director is responsible for coordinating and implementing three semesters of classes, events, and programming for Community Writing Classes in close collaboration with Gemini Ink staff.

Reports to Executive Director
20 hours/week
$17,000
Gemini Ink tuition benefits, holidays, vacation, and sick time

  • In collaboration with staff, determines a yearly calendar of workshop schedules
  • Contracts writers for workshops, classes, and readings
  • Designs and manages Mentorship Program, Summer Mini Conference and other special CWC readings and events
  • Supports Publications Director in compiling catalogue course descriptions and content for catalogue
  • Plans and books cost-effective hotel and travel arrangements/itineraries for guest writers and speakers
  • Ensures supplies, snacks, materials, and books are available for each workshop and event, including faculty books sales
  • Handles sales and inventory of CWC faculty books in collaboration with Twig Book Shop
  • Manages host committee for CWC visitors, in collaboration with staff
  • Collects and maintains course and reading evaluations from patrons, faculty and partnering organizations
  • Provides outreach that builds supportive networks and CWC attendance; works closely with Executive and Communications Director to build enrollment
  • Serves as CWC registrar when Registrar/Office Manager is out, to include course registration, confirmation, refunds, mailing of manuscripts and readings lists, preparing rosters and classroom space
  • Coordinates with the Managing Director on grant and budget proposals
  • Ensures that all projects and events are adequately staffed
  • Prepares, submits check requests for paying faculty and other bills for services
  • Keeps accurate budget records
  • Prepares quarterly board reports
  • Maintains accurate and easily accessible program management records information– in both hard copy and electronic format
  • Assists staff with Gemini Ink programs and special events as needed, to include Inkstravaganza, Autograph, Breakthrough Thinkers etc.
  • Supervises interns to support CWC classes and projects by proctoring, etc.

Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s Degree
  • Knowledge of contemporary literature and local literary landscape
  • 3 years experience in program coordination and implementation
  • 3 years in preparing and administering budgets and contracts
  • Strong organizational skills
  • Excellent written & verbal communication, and presentation skills
  • Proficiency in Spanish a plus
  • Working knowledge of Mac and PC platforms, Microsoft Office Suite and social media

To Apply

Please submit cover letter, resume, two references, and two writing samples to Evie Reyes, Managing Director, ereyes@geminiink.org