Seeks Writers in the Schools Program Associate / Employment
January 2, 2020
Organization Name: Seattle Arts & Lectures
Organization Location: Seattle, WA
The Writers in the Schools (WITS) Program Associate works with the WITS Program Director to implement all WITS and Youth Poet Laureate (YPL) programming, empowering young people to discover their authentic writing and performance voices in WITS classrooms, publications, and on SAL stages.
The WITS Program Associate engages with WITS schools, teachers, writers, and families throughout the year to celebrate the work of all WITS students throughout the region. They lead the WITS Spotlight Author program, support our Writers-in-Residence, organize and execute WITS public events and publications, and oversee the Youth Poet Laureate program. The WITS Program Associate reports to the WITS Program Director.
The ideal candidate for this position builds relationships quickly and is confident engaging with a wide variety of diverse stakeholders—from students to teachers, to WITS writers, to patrons and donors at SAL events. They have a love of the SAL and WITS mission, and a passion for writing and youth voice. They are a clear communicator who takes the work seriously, but not themselves. This person is detail-oriented amidst many moving deadlines and thrives in a fast-paced and collaborative working environment.