4 Aug 2021 1:43 PM | Anonymous

Employment Opportunity with the Prince Edward Island Writers’ Guild   | AUGUST 4, 2021 | EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY – EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR


The mission of the Prince Edward Island Writers' Guild (PEIWG) is to inspire, support and encourage established, emerging, and potential writers to find their voice, improve their craft and experience success in their writing. Part of the PEIWG mandate is to provide mentorship, training and a safe space for writers and to facilitate opportunities for writers to share and promote their work. In addition, the PEIWG represents the interests of Island writers with government, key stakeholders and the general public.


This is a 20-hour/week position for one year, with the hope and possibility of growing into a full-time position. The PEIWG has been expanding its resources, and one of its key goals is to secure a full-time Executive Director. The ideal candidate will be someone willing to grow with the organization.

Most hours are flexible and the work can be done remotely. There will be some weekend and evening hours (events), as well as some meetings with key stakeholders where the hours will be set. 

The Executive Director will be responsible to the Board of Directors and should be able to work with minimal supervision, taking initiative and leadership.


The Executive Director (ED) has a passion for the arts and is responsible for supporting all PEIWG programs and coordinating logistics. This highly motivated and detail-oriented person will be responsible for the day-to-day operations of a non-profit.

Event Management

The Executive Director will assist with the organization and coordination of programs and events including (but not limited to) workshops and social events, conferences, webinars, and special events. Duties include tasks such as coordinating logistics (venue rental, facilitator contracts, etc.), leading promotional campaigns (press releases, media interviews, social media promotion), and being available to attend specific events (evenings, weekends) to assist with the running of the event.

Member Services

The Executive Director will be responsible for managing and maintaining the PEIWG membership database (including keeping organized recods of membership stats and financial records), recruitment and retention of new members, and being the liaison between members and the Board. The Executive Director will also report to the Treasurer of the Board on all financial matters, issue reports from the online store, and assist with the annual budget.


The Executive Director will be responsible for all internal and external communication, with assistance from Board Members where needed, including (but not limited to): newsletters, social media, blog posts, and media relations.


Part of the Executive Director’s duties will be to seek out funding sources for the PEIWG. The Board of Directors wishes for this position to become a full-time one, and securing grants will be vital in securing and expanding this position. The Executive Director should expect to spend some of their hours researching various grant opportunities and writing grant proposals for funding.

In addition to helping to secure funding for the Writers’ Guild, the Executive Director will be responsible for running online funding campaigns (e.g., Giving Tuesday) for the PEIWG bursary program.


  • Experience with non-profits, performing arts administration, event planning, or with a member services organization
  • Strong interpersonal skills, including the ability to develop and maintain relationships with members and stakeholders
  • Strong computer skills, including internet proficiency, basic graphic design programs, Word Press, Zoom, and Client Service/ Event Management programs such as Wild Apricot*, as well as possessing the ability to learn new programs with training opportunities
  • Experience in event planning including schedules, budgets, logistics
  • Experience with social media—posting, monitoring, promotions, responding (Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, YouTube, etc.)
  • Strong interpersonal skills, plus the ability to develop and maintain a relationship with members and stakeholders
  • Experience in grant writing and reporting
  • Ability to follow directions with minimum supervision and the ability to multi-task particularly  in the areas of program management and communications
  • Ability to juggle multiple programs and communications

* The PEIWG can provide training on Wild Apricot


$20/hr for 20 hours/week, with the possibility of expansion and growth

This position has the ability to work for creative freelancers or as a part-time job.  


Please send your CV and cover letter to peiwritersguild@gmail.com by August 18, 2021. The PEIWG is committed  to diverse representation in the community and we encourage applications from anyone who is qualified for the role. Although we thank all those who apply, only those selected for an interview will be contacted. 


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