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Director of Development & Operations
Salaried position, 35 hours per week


BOA Editions, Ltd.
is seeking a self-motivated, dynamic team player to join our small staff as its Director of Development & Operations. Reporting to the Publisher, this person will be responsible for fundraising, grant writing, and the financial management of our independent, not-for-profit, literary press.

Operations responsibilities include: creating and managing the annual BOA budget; sourcing all vendors and suppliers and ensuring adherence to business contracts; maintaining all of BOA’s business accounts, relationships, and files; bookkeeping, including payables, receivables, donations, permissions, and invoicing; coordinating yearly audit and tax returns; handling payments of author royalties twice yearly; tracking and analyzing monthly book sales; fulfilling orders taken by the BOA Bookstore; coordinating BOA’s presence at the annual AWP (Association of Writers and Writers Programs) Conference; managing the book donations program; maintaining BOA’s office – ordering and purchasing office supplies and equipment, coordinating repairs and paying monthly office rental fee; and booking and coordinating all travel for staff.

Development responsibilities include: submitting all annual grant applications as well as additional proposals that may become available; managing all aspects of grants received; maintaining active and qualified registrations with the Cultural Data Project, Grants Gateway, Grants.gov., and SAM (System for Award Management); researching other public and private funding possibilities; designing, implementing, and managing fundraising activities including an Annual Campaign and other fundraising events; maintaining a comprehensive donor database; planning, implementing, and managing other special events; providing the Publisher with updates and monthly reports on financials, sales, etc.; disseminating monthly board meeting materials and other timely information to the board.

Qualifications: the ideal candidate will demonstrate:

  • Related college degree or relevant experience
  • Excellent verbal and interpersonal skills
  • Ability to write clearly, concisely and compellingly
  • Quickbooks knowledge and experience
  • Understanding of not-for-profit organizations and grant writing
  • Proficiency with the Microsoft Office Suite (Word, Excel, etc.)
  • Exceptional organizational skills and attention to detail
  • Ability to work independently as well as collaboratively
  • Superior time management abilities
  • Positive personal energy and enthusiasm
  • A strong connection to BOA’s mission
  • A commitment to a spirit of teamwork, open communication, and collaboration

Send resume and cover letter to Jack Langerak, BOA Board Chair, 12 Granite Drive, Penfield, NY 14526, or via e-mail: langerakj@aol.com. Application deadline: Friday, October 7, 2016. Please do not send resumes or cover letters to the BOA office.

 

Director of Publicity & Production
Salaried position, 25 hours per week

BOA Editions, Ltd. is seeking a self-motivated, dynamic team player to join our small staff as its Director of Publicity & Production. Reporting to the Publisher, this person will manage all aspects of PR and book production in order to amplify BOA’s public presence while fostering successful publicity campaigns for all BOA books and authors; carry out PR campaigns for organizational news and events; and minimize the cost of producing books and promotional materials.

Publicity responsibilities include: shaping and implementing all book publicity efforts by cultivating solid relationships with authors and reviewers; constructing a unique publicity plan for each title; creating sales kits for each new season; handling all review and seasonal catalog mailings; coordinating and pitching author events for new titles (book tours, readings, festivals); fielding review and desk copy requests; maintaining and growing all promotional mailing lists (reviewer, catalog, academic, etc.); managing all organizational PR, including event promotion, fundraising, and publicity; and writing and distributing press releases for awards, BOA news, campaigns, etc.

Production responsibilities include: preparing specs and seeking printing quotes for new titles, reprints, and galleys; proofreading all covers and manuscripts before final printing; monitoring warehouse inventory; maintaining the visual arts library; helping to coordinate BOA’s annual AWP (Association of Writers and Writers Programs) Conference participation; coordinating the design and production of all printed materials for events, fundraising, etc.; managing BOA publication contests; organizing contest submissions for volunteer readers; and managing internship program requirements.

Qualifications: the ideal candidate will demonstrate:

  • Related college degree or relevant experience
  • Excellent verbal and interpersonal skills
  • A creative, innovative, and resourceful approach to publicity
  • Ability to write clearly, concisely, and compellingly
  • Proficiency with the Microsoft Office Suite (Word, Excel, etc.)
  • Experience with Adobe InDesign a plus
  • Exceptional organizational skills and attention to detail
  • Ability to work independently as well as collaboratively
  • Problem solving, prioritizing, and multi-tasking skills
  • Superior time management abilities
  • Positive personal energy and enthusiasm
  • A strong connection to BOA’s mission
  • A commitment to a spirit of teamwork, open communication, and collaboration

Send resume and cover letter to Jack Langerak, BOA Board Chair, 12 Granite Drive, Penfield, NY 14526, or via e-mail: langerakj@aol.com. Application deadline: Friday, October 7, 2016. Please do not send resumes or cover letters to the BOA office.


We embrace and encourage our employees’ differences in age, color, disability, ethnicity, family or marital status, gender identity or expression, language, national origin, physical and mental ability, political affiliation, race, religion, sexual orientation, socio-economic status, veteran status, and other characteristics that make our employees unique.

BOA Editions, Ltd., a not-for-profit publisher of poetry and other literary works, fosters readership and appreciation of contemporary literature. By identifying, cultivating, and publishing both new and established poets and selecting authors of unique literary talent, BOA brings high quality literature to the public.