The Federation of British Columbia Writers (FBCW) promotes excellence, diversity, inclusion and professionalism in the literary arts in British Columbia (BC) through education and advocacy and by encouraging publication of literary works in all genres. To accomplish this, the FBCW provides information on markets and workshops; connects writers with other skilled writers who can perform services such as manuscript evaluation and mentoring; sponsors readings, workshops and seminars to give writers exposure and to help them hone their craft; helps writers stay informed on the changing publishing environment; encourages recognition of BC writers and their achievements regionally and nationally; provides information on the province ’s literary resources; works cooperatively with provincial and federal agencies and organizations concerned with writing and writing standards; encourages and supports young and emerging writers in BC; actively celebrates Indigenous culture and engages with underrepresented communities in BC to promote writing.
The FBCW was originally founded in 1976 as “The Federated Association of British Columbia Authors” by a group of Vancouver writers to “answer the need of writers in the province on a grass roots level and to provide more of a western perspective” and incorporated as a registered non-profit society, under its current name, in 1982. The FBCW is the only registered society dedicated to serving and representing professional and emerging writers in BC with a membership of approximately 800 individuals.
We are seeking a dynamic individual for a part-time, contract position as Executive Director. This is a work-from-home opportunity where you provide your own office equipment (computer, wifi access, telephone, workspace) and determine your hours. As our membership spans the entire province of BC as well as the Yukon, applicants from any community in BC or Yukon are encouraged to apply.
Executive Director Job Description
The Executive Director is responsible and accountable to the Board of Directors for efficient and effective operations of the FBCW programs, projects, and events, meeting objectives outlined in the annual strategic plan. The Executive Director supports inclusive and accessible growth both within the FBCW and the broader writing community.
Skills and Experience:
Structure and Compensation:
Hours of work will not exceed 70 hours per month. Hours are flexible and self-determined. Remuneration is a flat rate of $2,000/month. Performance, hours of work, and remuneration will be reviewed at a minimum frequency of once every 12 months. The initial contract will be for one year, renewable upon mutual agreement. Fee and hours of work will be reviewed annually as part of the budget process, and increases are subject to securing sufficient funding for the organization.
Interested individuals are asked to please send their resume to firstname.lastname@example.org by Thursday, June 4th.
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PO BOX 3503 Courtenay, BC, V9N 6Z8
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