826michigan imagines a future where all students readily access their creative voice and confidently stand in the power of their stories. For more than 15 years, we have provided free high-quality writing programs to students ages 6-18 in Ypsilanti, Detroit, and Ann Arbor. Our mission is to inspire students to write with skill and confidence, in collaboration with volunteers in their communities. We began in 2005 as a small literary arts project, and have since grown to provide critical literacy support to thousands of students every year. Since our founding, we have delivered free youth writing and tutoring programs to over 11,000 students across Michigan.
ABOUT THE POSITION
Under the direction of the Director of Development, the 826michigan Development & Communications Coordinator supports the organization’s development strategy including grants management, communications, special events, and stewardship activities. The Coordinator is also responsible for planning, implementing, and monitoring the social media strategy to increase brand awareness and communicate our message to various constituents. This position requires a self-motivated, creative, highly organized individual who has an appreciation for diverse perspectives. The person in this role will need the ability to navigate tasks ranging from gift entry and the maintenance of data-heavy spreadsheets, event support, communications strategy, and ad hoc research projects in support of grant writing. Excellent written and verbal communication skills are required.