DEVELOPMENT / COMMUNICATIONS ASSISTANT
(application period closes December 15, 2017)
Looking for your occupassion? Tired of raising money for causes that don’t inspire you? Love writers and writing? Want to work at the nexus of the arts and entertainment and public service? Willing to read a longish job spec and submit a resume that’ll make us want to meet you? Look no further!
We are looking for a motivated, detail-oriented, disciplined, emotionally intelligent person to help us raise money and market us in ways that help us raise money. This full-time position is ideal for someone with 2-3 years of experience in non-profits, politics, or fundraising.
The Writers Guild Foundation (www.wgfoundation.org) is a non-profit that serves current and aspiring members of the Writers Guild of America, West. In this role, you will assist the Executive Director with (and learn) everything related to fundraising from individuals and foundations.
This is a job for someone who wants to be part of building up an organization, will never make excuses, has a contagious sense of humor, and is willing to roll up their sleeves. You made it this far. Now decide if the daily responsibilities are ones where you have both experience and interest.
ASSUMED BASIC SKILLS:
THE BUREAUCRATIC BIT (a.k.a., the Blah Blah Blah):
Interviewees will be chosen very selectively. Please be sure you meet the qualifications before you apply. A persuasive cover letter or note describing your understanding of our organization and why you are a good fit will get our attention. Getting your shining personality across will increase your odds. Thinking of a skill you have, that you know we need, but that we didn’t list above will get you serious bonus points. Referring to something specific from our website or this notice in your subject line will prove you read and understood this job posting; not doing so will prove that you just applied randomly to jobs by clicking on a job website. Submitting your cover and resume in one convenient, combined, printable document (PDF or Word) makes our lives easier and increases your chances of having both read. In short, your email/cover matters. A LOT.
While our salaries are very non-profity, our benefits are outstanding and include health insurance, paid time off, sick leave, a pension program, access to special screenings, and super way cool co-workers. Plus, our offices are in a great part of town, across the street from the Farmers Market at 3rd and Fairfax.
We are an equal opportunity employer. You must be eligible to work legally in the United States without employer sponsorship. You must have a valid California driver license. A job offer is contingent: Hire is subject to the results of a background check.
SUBMIT BY EMAIL ONLY. NO CALLS. DO NOT EMAIL STAFF OR THE ED DIRECTLY (doing so is disqualifying). We’re expecting a large volume of applications, so please be patient, and give us at least three weeks.
Email your cover letter and resume to: firstname.lastname@example.org