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Readers membership director will assist with program development. Time required: no more than one hour every two weeks. Number of openings: 1

Gift program coordinator handles gifts received by BWC to be used for prizes, awards or gifts for members, staff, sponsors, etc. You also track gift disbursements. Time required: 30 minutes to no more than an hour every two weeksNumber of openings: 1

Event coordinator can also travel with our event planning team and should have a passport as well. This is an awesome opportunity for an aspiring corporate, conference or retreat planner as you will have the opportunity to be mentored by a meeting planning veteran. For our events, the coordinator serves as the liaison between the organization and our meeting planning agency. Time required: no less than one hour per week when an event planning project is in progress but no more than two to three hours per week. The event coordinator also posts Black literary events to the community calendar. Time required: 15-20 minutes per week. Number of openings: 2

Community outreach involves identifying websites with online resources that relate to Black writers, African-American literature, writers’ organizations and similar and sharing information with the website owners about Black Writers Collective and our programs. Time required: no more than one hour per week. Number of openings: 3

Graphic designer will create marketing materials from time to time. This can be a portfolio-building paying internship or a freelance gig for a freelancer with an existing business. Number of openings: 2

Website coordinator is essentially an assistant project manager who assists Website Project Manager with ensuring the website is fully functioning. You’ll be the liaison between members and the WPM with any site issues that need addressing. Technical skill/knowledge is required so that you are able to understand at a basic level what might be occurring or may need to be done to fix it, but the extent of your ability to troubleshoot does not have to be extensive. You can handle minor issues, but are not required to fix any major problems. You also document all website issues. Great opportunity for aspiring website developer or web project manager. Time required: no more than one to two hours per week. Number of openings: 1 

Web content writers are the superstars who write articles, posts and pages for our blog and websites. You may interview featured authors, publishers, film producers, directors, songwriters, and other inspirational individuals to share their stories and accomplishments with us. You may write instructional guides for our online courses. You are recommended for hire by members who need help writing bios and content for their author platforms. You are the first and the only highlighted writers featured in our writers-for-hire directory, and you are immediately notified of paying writing opportunities submitted to us. Time required: totally up to you. Number of openings: 10 2 spots left

Web content editors ensure that all content written for the site is well-structured and effective in conveying its intended message or story. Time required: approximately an hour per week but varies based on content posting schedule, which editors will also manage (both planning and posting). Number of openings: 2

Proofreaders ensure the content published to the website adheres to our house style and approve pieces for posting to the site. Time required: one to two hours per week. Number of openings: 2

E-Learning Administrator receives and approves proposals for online courses, webinars, and podcasts.  Handles screening, selection, setting up, and marketing of courses for our online course offerings using the Moodle E-Learning environment. Experience with Moodle is not required as you will be trained. Time required: one to two hours every two weeks during the month prior to launch of our online courses (late spring/early summer 2020). Number of openings: 1

E-Learning Coordinator assists the Administrator with screening, selection, setting up, and marketing of courses for our online course offerings using the Moodle E-Learning environment. Experience with Moodle is not required as you will be trained. Marketing tasks are limited to distributing new course information to the BWC marketing team. Time required: one to two hours every two weeks during the month prior to launch of our online courses (late spring/early summer 2020). Number of openings: 1

Roles that have been filled:

  • Writers Membership Director
  • Fiction/Nonfiction Critique Group Facilitator
  • Script Review Group Facilitator
  • Travel Club Coordinator
  • Web Content Writers (6)
  • Newsletter Editor (1)
  • Photographer/Videographer

Applications pending/currently interviewing for:

  • Ezine Editor
  • Newsletter Editor (1)
  • Event Coordinator
  • Marketing/promotions (1)
  • Web Content Editor (1)
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Volunteer

Volunteer with Black Writers Collective

Volunteer Form

 

Verification

Additional Information about the roles available

Readers membership director will assist with program development. Time required: no more than one hour every two weeks. Number of openings: 1

Gift program coordinator handles gifts received by BWC to be used for prizes, awards or gifts for members, staff, sponsors, etc. You also track gift disbursements. Time required: 30 minutes to no more than an hour every two weeksNumber of openings: 1

Event coordinator can also travel with our event planning team and should have a passport as well. This is an awesome opportunity for an aspiring corporate, conference or retreat planner as you will have the opportunity to be mentored by a meeting planning veteran. For our events, the coordinator serves as the liaison between the organization and our meeting planning agency. Time required: no less than one hour per week when an event planning project is in progress but no more than two to three hours per week. The event coordinator also posts Black literary events to the community calendar. Time required: 15-20 minutes per week. Number of openings: 2

Community outreach involves identifying websites with online resources that relate to Black writers, African-American literature, writers’ organizations and similar and sharing information with the website owners about Black Writers Collective and our programs. Time required: no more than one hour per week. Number of openings: 3

Graphic designer will create marketing materials from time to time. This can be a portfolio-building paying internship or a freelance gig for a freelancer with an existing business. Number of openings: 2

Website coordinator is essentially an assistant project manager who assists Website Project Manager with ensuring the website is fully functioning. You’ll be the liaison between members and the WPM with any site issues that need addressing. Technical skill/knowledge is required so that you are able to understand at a basic level what might be occurring or may need to be done to fix it, but the extent of your ability to troubleshoot does not have to be extensive. You can handle minor issues, but are not required to fix any major problems. You also document all website issues. Great opportunity for aspiring website developer or web project manager. Time required: no more than one to two hours per week. Number of openings: 1 

Web content writers are the superstars who write articles, posts and pages for our blog and websites. You may interview featured authors, publishers, film producers, directors, songwriters, and other inspirational individuals to share their stories and accomplishments with us. You may write instructional guides for our online courses. You are recommended for hire by members who need help writing bios and content for their author platforms. You are the first and the only highlighted writers featured in our writers-for-hire directory, and you are immediately notified of paying writing opportunities submitted to us. Time required: totally up to you. Number of openings: 10 2 spots left

Web content editors ensure that all content written for the site is well-structured and effective in conveying its intended message or story. Time required: approximately an hour per week but varies based on content posting schedule, which editors will also manage (both planning and posting). Number of openings: 2

Proofreaders ensure the content published to the website adheres to our house style and approve pieces for posting to the site. Time required: one to two hours per week. Number of openings: 2

E-Learning Administrator receives and approves proposals for online courses, webinars, and podcasts.  Handles screening, selection, setting up, and marketing of courses for our online course offerings using the Moodle E-Learning environment. Experience with Moodle is not required as you will be trained. Time required: one to two hours every two weeks during the month prior to launch of our online courses (late spring/early summer 2020). Number of openings: 1

E-Learning Coordinator assists the Administrator with screening, selection, setting up, and marketing of courses for our online course offerings using the Moodle E-Learning environment. Experience with Moodle is not required as you will be trained. Marketing tasks are limited to distributing new course information to the BWC marketing team. Time required: one to two hours every two weeks during the month prior to launch of our online courses (late spring/early summer 2020). Number of openings: 1

Roles that have been filled:

  • Writers Membership Director
  • Fiction/Nonfiction Critique Group Facilitator
  • Script Review Group Facilitator
  • Travel Club Coordinator
  • Web Content Writers (6)
  • Newsletter Editor (1)
  • Photographer/Videographer

Applications pending/currently interviewing for:

  • Ezine Editor
  • Newsletter Editor (1)
  • Event Coordinator
  • Marketing/promotions (1)
  • Web Content Editor (1)
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