Note: As ACW continues to grow in its reach, impact, and size, we’re adding a third member to our staff (neither Nathalie or Tyler are leaving).

Organization Description: ACW inspires the love of writing, reading, and storytelling. For over 24 years ACW has partnered with diverse individuals, organizations, and schools to promote the craft of writing and the practice of reading in our communities. Based in Saranac Lake, NY, the Adirondack Center for Writing serves the entire Adirondack park with events, classes, programs, and outreach.

Position Description: ACW is looking for a year-round, full-time Communications Manager for our growing organization. This position oversees the flow of information and communication between ACW and the public. This includes designing marketing and promotional materials, crafting fundraising letters, and directing marketing and social media campaigns.

Responsibilities: The Communications Manager, in collaboration with the Executive Director and Program Manager, is responsible for developing effective messaging and communication strategies throughout all our communication platforms. Other duties include:

  • Designing marketing materials for programs and events
  • Managing campaigns and appeals, including annual fundraising appeals and social media campaigns
  • Managing donor records

Qualifications: The ideal candidate cares about ACW’s mission, has the creativity to produce exciting and interesting content, is very organized, is collaborative in nature, and can communicate both digitally and in-person with a wide variety of populations. Other important skills include:

  • 3 years relevant experience
  • Familiarity with Canva, Adobe Creative Suite (InDesign, Photoshop, Illustrator,) or similar program
  • Experience with WordPress and/or other website builders
  • Experience with email marketing platforms such a Mailchimp preferred
  • Highly collaborative style
  • Experience developing and implementing communications strategies
  • Excellent writing/editing and verbal skills
  • Able to multi-task and is very organized
  • Sincere commitment to work collaboratively with all constituent groups, including ED, staff, board members, volunteers, donors, program participants, and other supporters
  • Self-starter, able to work independently; enjoys creating and implementing new initiatives
  • Committed to helping ACW improve the lives of our region’s writers, storytellers, and readers
  • Photography/video editing skills preferable
  • Compensation: Salary range $42,000, plus health insurance and other benefits. Working remotely is a possibility.

ACW affirms its commitment to equal employment opportunity for all individuals. Decisions about recruiting, hiring, training, promotions, compensation, benefits, and all similar employment matters are made in compliance with all federal, state and local laws and without regard to race, color, religion, gender, ethnic or national origin, age, physical or mental disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, familial status, military status or any other classification protected by federal or state law. Any discrimination in the workplace against persons protected by equal employment opportunity laws is illegal and against policy.

Please send resume, list of three references, and a statement of interest by March 20th to

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