The Authors Guild Foundation

New York, NY


m/Oppenheim Associates is assisting the The Authors Guild Foundation in the search for a new Managing Director. For more information, please review the complete Position Description.

As the first position of its kind to be implemented at the The Authors Guild Foundation, the Managing Director will play a leading role in effectively communicating the Authors Guild’s mission, vision, and impact to its constituents and to the national and international literary community and develop meaningful, far-reaching partnerships within this network. Based in New York City, the Managing Director will provide strategic leadership in building a robust fundraising and communications program that will grow and expand the Authors Guild’s reach and impact on the national stage. The ideal candidate will have substantial nonprofit fundraising experience with a sizable organization or institution that includes: annual operating, capital, planned giving and mass outreach elements; exceptional event planning experience; successful history managing and motivating staff and boards to cultivate, recruit, and train board members to achieve fundraising goals.

The Authors Guild Foundation, the nation’s oldest and largest nonprofit organization representing published authors and advocating for their rights by supporting free speech, fair contracts, and a living wage, began a century ago serving as the collective voice for American authors.  Its 9,000 members include novelists, historians, journalists and poets – traditionally and independently published – as well as literary agents and representatives of writers’ estates. The Authors Guild promotes copyright, fair contracts, free speech and tax fairness, fair library lending and a vibrant book marketplace free of piracy, and when necessary takes legal action in defense of authors’ rights. The Authors Guild also supports writers directly by providing essential business-related services and a strong membership community. The Authors Guild Foundation is a nonprofit organization that serves as the educational and charitable arm of the Authors Guild.

For additional information, please contact Kim Brettschneider or Lee Kappelman at info [at] moppenheim [dot] com.

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