About the Opportunity
826 Boston seeks a creative individual with strong organizational skills to serve as the Communications & Development Coordinator. The ideal candidate will build on the team’s current strengths—centering students in communications and events, spreading awareness about the work of the 826 Boston team, cultivating collaborative relationships with donors—and assist with the team’s future growth, including identifying ways to expand and diversify our community of supporters.
826 Boston is a nonprofit writing, tutoring, and publishing organization where students in grades K-12 and beyond can share their stories, amplify their voices, and develop as leaders in school and in life.
The ideal candidate is a team player with a steadfast commitment to improving the quality of K-12 education, a desire to work in a collaborative and inclusive culture, and a passion for youth empowerment through writing and publishing.
826 Boston recognizes that impostor syndrome and the confidence gap might prevent some applicants from applying. Few candidates will have all of the relevant experience listed below, but 826 Boston is committed to assessing candidates with transferable skills and a willingness to be trained for this role.
Skills and experiences:
$45,000 per year. Benefits include generous paid time off (including vacation, sick leave, holidays, and a two-week winter break); flexible schedule, including hybrid work options; health and dental insurance (826 Boston covers 80% of premiums); parental leave; and more. This position will have a designated workspace available in a wheelchair-accessible office.
This is an exempt, full-time position that reports to the Communications Manager. The ideal start date for this position is in the summer of 2022. Applications will be considered on a rolling basis.
In addition to submitting an application, please also complete the following form (https://tinyurl.com/826jobapp) and note the confirmation code shown upon completion of the form, which you will be asked to share below. The code is universal for all applicants and is used to verify completion of the form.
826 Boston Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Statement
At 826 Boston, we honor and actively work toward diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI) across our organization. We are committed to centering the voices of the students who we serve, to creating inclusive spaces, and to incorporating feedback from our community into our decision-making processes. Our DEI lens is always evolving through the courageous conversations in which we participate and the relationships that we build through our work and service. We strengthen our cultural competency through experience, training, and feedback, which informs the development of all new organizational practices and goals and the evaluation of all existing procedures.
826 Boston is dedicated to providing a platform for student advocacy through writing and publishing opportunities. In our work and mission, we are committed to dismantling white supremacy culture by recognizing that we are complicit in systems of racism and oppression. We will work to hold ourselves accountable in addressing these harmful structures and behaviors.
826 Boston is part of a national network of youth writing centers, co-founded by the award-winning author Dave Eggers and educator Nínive Calegari, that were named in GOOD Magazine’s “30 Places We Want to Work.” Since opening in 2007, 826 Boston has delivered its free youth writing and tutoring programs to more than 29,000 students and has been recognized by The Boston Globe as one of the best places in the city to volunteer. 826 Boston’s youth writers have published their work in The New York Times, The Boston Globe, and in numerous award-winning 826 Boston books, including A Place for Me in the World, which was hailed as a “triumph of middle school education” by The Boston Globe. In 2013, the 826 National network garnered the prestigious American Literacy Prize awarded by the Library of Congress.
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