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VOLUNTEER Position Vacancies
Updated: 02/22/21

  • Please help your Guild and volunteer with us! We are always in need of help to ensure we provide all the benefits valued by our members. Regardless of your interests, skills, or availability there’s a volunteer opportunity for you!

    Below is a list of our current volunteer needs. 


  • Board Positions:

  • Executive Vice President
    • Position Summary: Acts as President when needed; responsible for special projects (e.g. Strategic Planning, Research, Organizational Structure); assistance with General Meetings, filling vacancies
  • VP Marketing
    • Position Summary: Oversees all Marketing efforts, including all outgoing communications, public relations and publicity, and brand awareness building; includes social media oversight
  • VP Programs
    • Position Summary: Creates and manages all programs and events, including identifying speakers and facilitating their visits, getting budget approval from the Board for all programs, provides information necessary to the Assistant to the Director of Communications; copywriting for promotional messaging. Facilitates the speaker visits, and submits monthly program expense reports to the Board.

    • Marketing Committee:

    • Social Media Coordinator
      • Position Summary: Primary driver of and content creator for social media efforts, including Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, and YouTube. Takes photos and/or short videos of PSWG events and posts to social media on regular schedule. Ensures at minimum weekly posts to FB, Insta, and Twitter accounts, including event announcements.
    • Public Relations Coordinator
      • Responsible for press releases, communcations with media outlets, and other mechanisms for gaining publicity for the Guild and its activities. Works closely with Social Media Coordinator

    • Programs Committee:

    • Workshops and Labs Coordinator
      • Position Summary: Assists VP Programs in producing & managing all regularly scheduled Members Meetings, Insider Workshops, Writing Labs, and other events, including coordinating with guest speakers and setting up venue/Zoom for events
    • Contests Coordinator
      • Position Summary: Determines the theme/prompt for each contest, identifies and coordinates with judges, and establishes contest budget/prizes for contest winners. Provides promotional copy and winner info to Marketing Cmte to publicize the contests
    • Critique Groups Coordinator
      • Position Summary: Manages the formation and routine operation of all Critique Groups, including web portal for group formation and management w/ assistance from Webmaster, and facilitates leadership training to all critique group leaders

    • Development Committee:

    • Philanthropy Coordinator
      • Position Summary: Assist VP Development in soliciting, grant writing, acquiring and managing new and recurring donors and sponsors for the PSWG and its events, including the PSWG Scholarship fundraiser.
    • Fundraising Coordinator
      • Position Summary: Helps VP Development to create and manage fundraising events, e.g. annual PSWG Scholarship fundraiser. Assists with budget, venue, catering, entertainment, auction/raffle items, decor, invitations, program design/print and publicity.

    • Education Committee:

    • Program Coordinator, PSWG Scholarship
      • Position Summary: Manages the operation of the new Palm Springs Writers Guild Scholarship. Oversees application process, answers questions from (potential) applicants, and manages the review process of submitted applications. Coordinates with Marketing Cmte and Development Cmte to ensure sufficient publicity for the Scholarship and dispersal of award(s)

    • Membership Committee:

    • Membership Coordinator
      • Position Summary: Responsible for managing new members and renewals including processing new memberships at Members Meetings, Insider Workshops, Writing Labs, and other events. Provides monthly updates on membership to the Board. Works with Treasurer to create monthly financial forecasts based upon changes in membership.

    • Assistants to President and/or VP:

    • Member Engagement Coordinator (reports to the VP)
      • Position Summary: Responsible for reaching out to members on a regular basis to keep a high level of engagement among members. Includes soliciting information on accomplishments for publication in Member News articles, identifying volunteers for the Guild and special events, and soliciting and communicating feedback from members to the Board



    Please Contact PSWG President Matthew Lancellotti to volunteer and discuss which position might be the best fit for you.

    Thank You!

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