Shout Mouse Press (shoutmousepress.org) is dedicated to centering and amplifying the voices of marginalized youth (ages 12+) via writing workshops, publication, and public speaking opportunities. The young people we coach are underrepresented—as characters and as creators—within young people’s literature, and their perspectives underheard. Our work provides a platform for them to tell their own stories and, as published authors, to act as leaders and agents of change. SMP authors have produced original children’s books, novels, comics, memoirs, and poetry collections that expand empathy, advance social justice, and increase understanding of underheard perspectives. Since our founding in 2014 we have produced 50+ books by 500+ incarcerated, immigrant, Black, low-income, and otherwise marginalized youth in Greater Washington, D.C. and Haiti.
ABOUT THE POSITION
As we launch a strategic planning process in 2023, the Deputy Director of Development & Operations (DD) will work in close partnership with the Executive Director to lead our 5-person team to actualize our strategic priorities and achieve our goals. The DD has direct oversight and responsibility for fundraising and operations. This position is both strategic and tactical, as it is responsible for updating, managing, and executing Shout Mouse’s annual development plan, as well as executing on that plan. The ideal candidate has strong leadership skills that they bring to working externally with donors and partners as well as to working with the Shout Mouse team as the lead for HR and internal operations.
We are seeking an experienced, organized, energetic, self-starter who is committed to our mission and to a friendly, supportive, close-knit team environment. The DD will be responsible for all aspects of fundraising from individuals, financial management, and general operations, to allow the Executive Director more capacity for publishing and program development. Our first priority in hiring will be demonstrated success in individual giving, including major gift work and annual giving campaigns. This role also requires experience managing development operations (including CRM management), financial management, and organizational operations. This position is a full-time, 40-hour per week job in a hybrid role of two days/week in the Shout Mouse office and work-from home option the remainder of the time. Candidates who have a shared identity and/or lived experience with the young people we serve will be prioritized.
$90,000 - $100,000
HOW TO APPLY
- A cover letter that includes your mission alignment with our work, and how diversity, equity, and inclusion guides the work you do, as well as your salary requirements, and your available start date
- An individual-giving focused writing sample, such as an appeal or acknowledgement letter