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Publishing Class Administrative Assistant

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Community Literature Initiative

Community Literature Initiative seeks a reliable, organized individual to assist with the administrative duties associated with our publishing classes. This is a high-impact role with a lot of opportunities to gain experience while supporting the arts in our community.

Job Purpose

  • Support the Publishing Class Manager

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Manage incoming student materials:
    • Email student schedule and scheduling one-on-one meeting with each student
    • Add student to teacher’s BAAG report and have access to manuscript
    • Review Google doc manuscripts
    • Manage status of new student textbook materials (either received or not)
    • Mail out new student materials
  • Answer and/or direct phone calls and emails to the appropriate parties
  • Maintain polite and professional communication via phone, email, and mail
  • Send out podcast/videos for students
  • Conduct weekly faculty meetings
  • Attend weekly staff meetings on Mondays at 9AM (PT)


  • Experience using Microsoft Word
  • Experience using Google Docs, Sheets, Drive
  • Experience using Asana, and/or ability to learn new software
  • Ability to lead/conduct weekly team meetings
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills

Work Location

Hybrid - some time on-site and some virtual

Desired schedule: M,W,F 9AM-1PM

Reports directly to Hiram Sims, CLI Publishing Class Manager

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About Community Literature Initiative


2702 W. Florence Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90047, US

Mission Statement

Create an accessible, inclusive, and encouraging space for writers, poets, and artists alike.


The Community Literature Initiative is a Los Angeles based nonprofit organization focused on teaching writers in the city how to create poetry and fiction of a publishable quality. The CLI course is a 10-month (September to June) training program to refine works-in-progress into finalized manuscripts ready for publication. At the conclusion of the 10-month program, all participants are guaranteed a first-book publishing contract with one of our partnering Los Angeles Small Presses. At the conclusion of our program, all students emerge knowledgeable published authors! In addition to offering these courses, CLI staff & students teach free creative writing courses in local high schools.

Arts & Culture
Education & Literacy
Race & Ethnicity


We'll work with your schedule.


2702 W Florence AveLos Angeles, CA 90043



  • Executive Admin
  • Administrative Support
  • Customer Service
  • Data Entry
  • Arts Administration




  • Must be at least 18
  • 12-18 hours per week

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