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 The Development Coordinator provides cross-functional support to advance the fundraising capacities of the Development department at Literary Arts. The Development Coordinator’s essential duties include administrative support for the Development Team, gift entry and acknowledgments, and duties as directed by the Director of Development. The Development Coordinator is directly responsible for timely and accurate donor database entry and reporting, event and meeting logistics, and general administrative duties. The Development Coordinator will also act as support at high profile organizational events. 

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 The Development Manager will identify, cultivate, solicit, and steward annual fund donors and corporate sponsors and manage fundraising events, engaging board members, staff, and volunteers as appropriate. The Development Manager is responsible for increasing the visibility of Literary Arts among those constituencies, leading to increased giving. The Development Manager will also develop and implement plans that raise funds from individual donors through direct mail and email solicitations. Working in conjunction with the Director of Development, the manager will design and implement the strategy and ongoing activities to solicit and support fundraising and programmatic event sponsors. 

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Literary Arts is looking for an exceptional individual to join our team as Senior Director of Development & Community Engagement. Literary Arts is in the middle of a transformational, once-in-a-generation project (the Project) that will grow and remake the organization for generations to come. The Project includes opening a new 14,000-square-foot facility that will serve as our national headquarters and launching a new writers residency program in a separate facility. The successful candidate will have the opportunity to shape and build a development department for the organization, oversee a small marketing department, evaluate current systems, and expand fundraising and marketing capacities.

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If you have applied to a previously posted position, the hiring process is likely ongoing. All applicants will be notified by email of the status of the application.


There are no open internships at this time.


Writing Class Instructors: Literary Arts is happy to hear from experienced teachers interested in offering multi-week or one-day writing classes for adults at our downtown literary center. Visit this page for more information about teaching for us.

Delve Seminar Guides: Literary Arts welcomes seminar proposals to facilitate in our Delve Readers Seminars program. We seek experienced group facilitators/teachers eager to lead discussion-based seminars on compelling literary texts and topics. Visit this page for more information on applying to be a seminar guide.

Writers in the Schools (WITS) Writers: WITS hires published professional writers to teach creative writing to high school students in Multnomah and Salem-Keizer counties. This is a part-time contractor position. WITS provides an orientation prior to placement, and provides ongoing professional development. As part of our commitment to build a roster of teaching artists that reflects the rich diversity of the schools, we serve we seek applicants from all of our diverse communities. Applications to teach for WITS are due July 17, 2023 for school year 2023-2024. Click here for more information about the position and application process.

Writers in the Schools Apprentice: WITS is offering paid apprenticeship opportunities for writers of color. Self-identified writers of color who do not currently have the experience necessary to be a lead teacher with Writers in the Schools and would like to gain that experience, please consider applying to our apprentice program. Please submit your application materials by July 17, 2023. Click here for more information about the position and application process.

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