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We are currently inviting applications for two positions at Writing NSW:

Administration & Digital Services Officer

Fundraising & Development Manager

Administration & Digital Services Officer

Writing NSW is looking for an enthusiastic and highly organised Administration & Digital Services Officer to provide financial and general administrative support for our diverse programs and contribute to the development of new digital platforms and services for writers.

Reporting to the Membership & Operations Manager, you will provide support for member programs and services, assist with designing and delivering digital services for writers, carry out day-to-day financial and general administration, respond to public inquiries, administer databases, coordinate venue bookings, assist with events and other activities, and undertake other tasks as required. Writing NSW is expanding its digital platforms and presence, and you will be a key part of the team identifying writers’ digital needs and working on our digital expansion strategy.

You will have demonstrated experience in customer service, digital platforms, financial administration, and in general administrative tasks including database management. You will be an excellent communicator and team player, with the ability to manage multiple projects at a time.

Consultative, but also able to work independently, you will demonstrate a rigorous attention to detail and a determination to get things right. Experience working in a member-based organisation and engagement with the writing community will be an advantage.

This is a full-time position, with some weekend and evening work required. The salary package, including superannuation, will be in the range of $50,000-$55,000 per annum depending on experience.

Applications should include your CV, cover letter, a statement addressing the selection criteria (below) and contact details for at least two professional referees. Applications should be emailed to jobs@writingnsw.org.au by midnight on Tuesday 30 November.

Writing NSW welcomes applications from Indigenous people and those from diverse backgrounds.

For a full position description, click here.

For further information, contact Rowena Tuziak at jobs@writingnsw.org.au

Selection criteria: Administration & Digital Services Officer

  • Excellent organisational skills, including ability to manage multiple projects at a time while maintaining meticulous attention to detail
  • Strong digital skills and aptitude and experience working with multiple platforms
  • Experience in digital communications, including website administration, e-newsletters and familiarity with social media
  • Experience in front-line customer service, including responding to face-to-face, telephone and electronic inquiries
  • Experience in day-to-day financial administration, including processing payments, reconciliations, invoicing, and accounts receivable and payable
  • Experience administering a database
  • Demonstrated ability to work independently, while also being a constructive team member and ensuring managers and colleagues are kept informed
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills, including the ability to promote Writing NSW services and to liaise with members, volunteers and others
  • Engagement with the writing community and understanding of writers’ needs
  • Ability to think strategically and to make a creative contribution to organisational programs and strategies
  • Flexibility and willingness to take on tasks as required

Located in beautiful Callan Park, Lilyfield, Writing NSW is a not-for-profit organisation that provides support to writers at all stages of their careers. We run a lively program of courses, workshops and events as well as providing a range of services to our members and the broader writing community. We receive funding from Create NSW, the Australia Council and Inner West Council.

Writing NSW acknowledges all the First Nations people of what is now the state of NSW and pays respects to their elders and storytellers, past, present and emerging.

 

 

Fundraising & Development Manager

Writing NSW is looking for an enthusiastic and skilled fundraiser to expand its revenue base through grants, donations and philanthropy.

Reporting to the CEO, you will plan, develop and implement partnerships and revenue-generating activities to support Writing NSW’s expanding strategic and financial goals. Through diversification of the organisation’s revenue base, you will make a vital contribution to the ongoing development of an exciting and diverse writing culture in our state.

This is a part-time position (3 days per week). The salary package will be negotiated in line with expectations in the small-to-medium arts sector. Flexible working arrangements can be negotiated.

You will have at least five years’ experience in a similar fundraising or partnership management role, preferably within the not-for-profit or arts sector, and a demonstrated track record in developing, driving and implementing successful fundraising and donor acquisition strategies.

You will be creative, energetic, flexible and an excellent communicator who thrives in a collaborative team.

An interest in writers and engagement with writing culture will be an advantage.

Applications should include your CV, a cover letter addressing the selection criteria (below) and contact details for at least two professional referees. Applications should be emailed to jobs@writingnsw.org.au by midnight on Sunday 24 October 2021.

Writing NSW welcomes applications from Indigenous people and people from diverse backgrounds.

For a full position description, click here.

For further information, contact Jane McCredie at jobs@writingnsw.org.au .

Selection criteria: Fundraising and Development Manager

  • At least five years’ experience in a similar fundraising or partnerships management role, preferably within the not-for-profit or arts sector
  • Demonstrated track record in developing, driving and implementing successful fundraising and donor acquisition and retention strategies
  • Demonstrated ability to research and identify potential sponsors and donors
  • Demonstrated ability to pitch for, negotiate and manage partnerships that contribute to revenue expansion
  • Demonstrated ability to produce successful grant applications, presentations and proposals, including engaging potential supporters with the organisation’s story
  • Excellent interpersonal, relationship building and networking skills
  • Excellent written, verbal and digital communication skills
  • Ability to think outside the square and find creative solutions to problems
  • Ability to work proactively, collaboratively and efficiently in a busy, small and hard-working team
  • A passion for literature and stories and an understanding of their importance to society
  • Flexibility and willingness to take on tasks as required

Applications close Sunday 24 October.

Located in beautiful Callan Park, Lilyfield, Writing NSW is the premier writing organisation in the state, providing support to writers from all backgrounds and at all stages of their careers. A not-for-profit organisation, we run a lively program of face-to-face and online courses, workshops and events as well as providing a range of services to our members and the broader writing community. Writing NSW receives funding from Create NSW, the Australia Council and the Inner West Council.

Writing NSW acknowledges all the First Nations people of what is now the state of NSW and pays respects to their elders and storytellers, past, present and emerging.


Teach

Writing NSW encourages the submission of proposals to include in our twice-yearly course programming rounds. We schedule courses in March/April (for June-December of the same year) and in August/September (for January-June of the following year).

If you are a writer or author with experience teaching/tutoring, or if you have significant experience working in a relevant field with industry expertise, we will consider your proposal during the planning stages of our program.

To be considered you must complete the Expression of Interest form.


Internships

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, Writing NSW have suspended their internships. Contact us with any questions.

Writing NSW has two different internship periods. The first is from January until June, and the second is from July until December.

Each half year, we look for three enthusiastic, creative people with an interest in writers and writing to join our volunteer intern program.

This is an excellent opportunity for emerging arts workers with an interest in literature, communications or arts management to develop their skills by working with our talented and supportive team.

As one of our interns, you will produce online content, work on digital and other projects, contribute to communications strategies, liaise with publishers and the broader writing community, help manage our library, assist at events, and undertake general administration tasks as required.

Each of our interns work one day per week at our office in Callan Park, Lilyfield. They work closely with our Membership & Administration Officer, Project and Communications Officer and Program Officer, under the direction of our CEO. Our interns receive a transport and meal allowance for each day of work and they are able to undertake a short course at Writing NSW free of charge, subject to availability.

Located in beautiful Callan Park, Lilyfield, Writing NSW is the premier writing organisation in the state, providing support to writers from all backgrounds and at all stages of their careers. A not-for-profit organisation, we run a lively program of face-to-face and online courses, workshops and events as well as providing a range of services to our members and the broader writing community. Writing NSW receives funding from Create NSW, the Australia Council and the Inner West Council.

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