Development Associate

Authoring Action, Winston-Salem, NC

Part-time Position

Authoring Action seeks a highly-motivated, experienced, and people-centered Development

Associate with top-notch writing skills to support organizational fundraising, revenue and

donor development, and support of data management for our 20 year non-profit.

Who We Are:

Authoring Action is an arts and education organization developing teen authors ages 12-18,

educating educators in the Authoring Action Creative writing process, and providing

outreach engagements in the community and beyond.

Authoring Action’s mission

To transform the lives of youth and their community through the power of creative writing,

spoken word, visual and media arts, and leadership education.

The vision

Teen authors address global issues in local and national forums to advocate for social change.

Our teens author their own lives as they learn to think critically, present confidently and express

themselves dynamically through creative writing, oral presentation, filmmaking, design and



The Development Associate will engage in grant writing, donor development, fundraising

events, and the development of revenue stream opportunities to promote the educational

workshops to teach the Authoring Action writing process. Effective candidates will be

organized, detail-oriented, and skilled writers. Responsibilities include:

• Write compelling and competitive grant applications for community and family

foundation funders. Manage the grant application process, including researching

new opportunities, tracking timelines, and submitting reports.

• Develop and send donor-centric fundraising and cultivation of communications to

members and major donors.

• Lead corporate sponsorship outreach for key Fundraising events.

• Work with a team to meet organizational revenue goals for major donors, corporate

sponsors, and foundations.

• Support the management of Authoring Action’s donor database to track donor

information and manage stewardship.

• Identify and connect with new prospective donors through research, outreach, and

strategic activities.

We are looking for you, if:

• You are a polished writer, with experience writing impactful donor-centric

communications and grant applications.

• You are organized and detail-oriented, with the flexibility to manage multiple

projects simultaneously.

• You are passionate about the importance of developing youth voices.

• You share Authoring Action’s commitment to equity, diversity, and inclusion and are

committed to working thoughtfully and sensitively with a wide range of people.

• You have a minimum of five years of experience working in



This is a part-time position for 20 hours a week with the potential for additional hours as

funding becomes available. The salary range is $27,000 - $35,000/annually, commensurate

with experience. Benefits include paid time off, and a flexible work schedule. Authoring

Action offers some flexibility on working location, with an expectation that at least half of

working hours take place in our Winston-Salem-based office.

To Apply:

Submit your resume and a cover letter explaining why this opportunity is exciting to you to Please reference “Development Associate” in the subject line.

The deadline to apply is April 14th. Authoring Action is a progressive workplace and an

equal opportunity employer and strongly encourages candidates from diverse backgrounds

to apply.


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