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HoCoPoLitSo (Howard County Poetry and Literature Society) seeks Managing Director

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About HoCoPoLitSo

Founded in 1974 by Ellen Conroy Kennedy in Columbia, Maryland, HoCoPoLitSo is an innovative, small, not-for-profit community literary arts organization devoted to fostering a love of contemporary literature, preserving the world literary heritage, and responding equitably and inclusively to the evolving needs and interests of our dynamic community.

Job Description

The managing director (MD) reports directly to the co-chairs of the Board of Directors. The MD represents and supports the organization’s day-to-day operations through dynamic project management, conscientious fiscal oversight, creative problem-solving, and highly effective communication. The MD works collaboratively with the board and the program coordinator to create, manage, and maintain a schedule of literary events that cultivate literary appreciation and provide high-quality interactive opportunities for our community to engage with great writers. The MD manages resources, produces financial and grant reports, organizes volunteers, establishes meeting agendas, and contracts with vendors, as well as documents, tracks, and maintains the organization’s financial income and expense records, including oversight of grant funding.

The ideal candidate has:

  • Bookkeeping and grant management experience sufficient to manage within a limited budget and uncertain revenue stream (e.g., familiarity with QuickBooks)
  • Budget and management experience (non-profit experience preferred)
  • Demonstrated evidence of flexibility, resourceful problem-solving skills, and a collaborative spirit
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills and interpersonal skills
  • Conscientious attention to detail, follow-through, and organization
  • Technical knowledge sufficient to manage communication and finances effectively, to update website content, with some social media skills
  • The ability to multitask
  • Evidence of ability to work effectively as a team member
  • Willingness to perform other duties as necessary to accomplish the organization’s objectives

The position requires:

  • Access to reliable transportation and ability to transport event materials; lives within a reasonable commuting distance
  • Regular attendance and availability are requirements. Willingness to work remotely when necessary.
  • Ability to meet on a regular schedule each month with the board and the program committee
  • Ability to work flexible hours both in person, in the office, and online as needed, including occasional nights and weekends as needed for events
  • Commitment to a safe and confidential working environment by participating in necessary training
  • Ability to lift 25 pounds

Additional Information

  • Hours Per Week: varies with schedule of events and deadlines; approximately 20-25
  • Work Schedule: Monday – Friday, occasional nights and weekends for events
  • Compensation: $18,000-$25,000/year
  • FLSA Status: Exempt
  • Open Until Filled
  • Please apply by September 30, 2022 for best consideration

Application Instructions

Send cover letter and resume with three professional references to HoCoPoLitSo.74@gmail.com.

HoCoPoLitSo values diversity within its staff, board, and volunteer population. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, genetic information, disability or protected veteran status.


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