Fields: education, youth, latinos, publishing, policy
About the Organization: PEN/Faulkner brings literature to life for diverse communities by investing resources in fostering readers and writers at every age and level of expertise. Our mission includes bringing interested readers into direct contact with writers, and working with teachers to promote readership among students. We administer two of the country’s preeminent awards for fiction; host a reading series that brings accomplished authors to DC; and coordinate Writers in Schools (WinS), a free literary arts outreach program that provides works of contemporary literature to DC public and charter middle and high schools, arranges for the authors of those works to visit classrooms, and supplies teachers with curricular materials through which students can deepen their understanding and connect literature to their own lived experiences.
About the Position: The Nuestra Voz Program Associate is a new role within the organization. The person in this position will play an important role in helping the foundation develop and expand our bilingual English/Spanish Writers in Schools programming as well as deepen our relationship with Latinx writers, educators, and students, regardless of language background. This is an excellent part-time opportunity to work closely with a small, dedicated team within a nationally renowned nonprofit to help build a program from the ground up. [see link for complete list of duties]
• Must be fluent in written and conversational Spanish and English.
• Experience working with bilingual youth from under-resourced backgrounds, preferably in a classroom setting.
• Experience working with K-12 literacy, in either English or Spanish, and working knowledge of developmental milestones in reading comprehension.
• Experience with direct outreach to Spanish speaking communities, preferably within the education sector (teachers, administrators, students, parents).
• Database experience a plus.
• Experience with translation from English-to-Spanish and Spanish-to-English, both orally and in writing.
• Demonstrated understanding of the complex education landscape and of education policy, especially in DC.
• Huge Plus: Demonstrated understanding of the current world of bilingual publishing in the U.S. and of Latinx authors.
• Love of reading and creating avenues of accessibility to reading and book ownership among traditionally underserved communities.
Estimated Salary: $15/hour
Deadline: August 3, 2018
Apply Here: PEN/Faulkner Foundation