Fundraising and Development Director


Cause Areas

When

It's flexible! We'll work with your schedule.

Where

This is a Virtual Opportunity, with no fixed address.

Building community and inspiring writers who are also parents to stay on creative track

About

About Pen Parentis

Pen Parentis is a 100% volunteer run 501(c)(3) tax-exempt charitable organization that provides critical resources to writers to help them stay on creative track after they start a family. Founded by author (and parent) M. M. De Voe, the award-winning organization runs a bicoastal literary salon that seeks to change the stereotype of parent-writer by presenting works of a diversity of exemplary writers who happen to also be parents.

Pen Parentis also seeks to support writing parents through its annual Writing Fellowship, its online and in-person community-building events, and through various partnerships with nonprofits, businesses, and government agencies that support the arts. By focusing on writers, we hope to help create a world in which the arts community at large supports and embraces parenthood as a normal choice in any working artist’s life.

Position Description

Reporting to Executive Director, the Fundraising and Development Director is responsible for developing, enhancing, and implementing the organization’s funding plan.

  • Train, manage, and develop a team of volunteers
  • Develop and implement a fundraising strategy
  • Plan Fundraising Events,
  • Meet with potential donors, partners, clients
  • Research and apply for grant funding

Qualifications

We are seeking highly motivated volunteers who can commit up 6-10 Hours per week for 6 Months and will tackle all projects with enthusiasm. Applicants should have the following qualifications:

  • Experience in Fundraising
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills
  • Experience Managing volunteers
  • Experience in Program Management
  • Interest in books, literary and/or arts programs

Benefits

Aside from networking with other Volunteers and multi-disciplinary professionals in the writing and publishing industry, Pen Parentis offers volunteers the opportunity to gain experience in the following areas:

  • Professional Development
  • Community Impact
  • Industry Networking

Skills

  • Budgeting
  • Donor Management
  • Fundraising
  • Grant Writing / Research
  • Business Development
  • Market Research / Analysis

Good Match For

People 55+

Requirements & Commitment

  • 6-10 hours per week (flexible schedule)
  • meetings with executive director (can be virtual); NYC-based preferred but will consider all.

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