Institute for Justice and Democracy in Haiti

PEN American Center Hiring Development Fellow

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PEN American Center seeks a Fellow for a short-term position working with PEN Haiti in Port-au-Prince. The Fellow will support the President and Board of PEN Haiti in reviewing and implementing strategic priorities in PEN’s work to promote literature and defend free expression, potentially including fundraising, outreach, advocacy, public programming, and organizational development.

Background: PEN American Center is the largest of the 144 PEN Centers that together compose PEN International, a leading international literary and free expression organization. At PEN America, the Center Development Program collaborates with PEN Centers worldwide to strengthen their work and the global network.

PEN Haiti, founded in 2008, suffered the loss of its first President in the 2010 earthquake. It has emerged from that tragedy with new leadership and founded a House of Writers that offers a gathering point for emerging and established contributors to Haiti’s literary traditions as well as a focal point for monitoring of free expression challenges. With support and mentoring from PEN America, PEN Haiti has sought to develop organizationally and expand its membership and impact.

Position Description: PEN America has established a Center Development Fellowship to support PEN Haiti. The length of the fellowship is negotiable, but expected to last 3-12 months. The Fellow will work full-time in Port-au-Prince, assisting the PEN Haiti President, Board and small part-time staff. The Fellow will work closely with PEN Haiti to identify key areas in which to offer high-impact assistance.  The Fellow also will maintain day-to-day contact with PEN America’s Center Development Program Director throughout.


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