The West Coast Book Prize Society is seeking an independent contractor to serve as Executive Director, responsible for managing, administering and publicizing the BC Book Prizes.
This is a part-time position, with most of the duties occurring between December and April.
The Society promotes and rewards excellence in writing and publishing by awarding the BC Book Prizes at an annual gala in the spring, and by delivering other programs, such as the annual soirée and author tour.
The Executive Director is the Society’s senior manager and reports directly to the board of directors. The Executive Director is responsible for overseeing the administration, production and publicity of the BC Book Prizes awards and related programs, and for managing the Society’s budget and strategic plan. Key duties include event planning and production, fundraising development and deployment, budgeting, marketing, hiring and monitoring support personnel, and community outreach. The Executive Director also fosters healthy relationships with publishers, schools, libraries, public and private donors, sponsors, and other stakeholders in the community.
The salary for this position is $24,000–$XXX commensurate with experience and negotiation of job duties.* The ideal candidate will be available to start February 1, 2019.
*We are open to creative proposals for how the candidate will fulfill the Society’s duties beyond the core ED duties—by hiring contractors or casual staff for all extra duties, or by personally performing some of them.
To apply, visit the BC Book Prizes website for more information and to submit your application. We encourage candidates to apply by midnight (PST), January 2, 2019. We will begin reviewing applications on January 3 and the position will remain open until filled.