National Writers is Seeking an Office Manager 

The Traverse City-based National Writers Series is a year-round book festival that hosts widely acclaimed authors from all over the country. We also help hone the writing and reading skills of area youth through our Raising Writers creative writing classes and Battle of the Books.

We are seeking a well-organized, responsible individual to serve as office manager, a hybrid job. The ideal candidate for this position should have strong experience with Quickbooks Desktop, Salesforce, and Woo Commerce. Daily responsibilities include coordinating invoices and payments, entering and depositing donations, creating thank-you letters for donors, and answering the phone. The candidate should have three years of accounting experience, excellent references, people skills, and the ability to problem solve. Hours average around 20 hours per week.  This position pays $20 to $25 an hour plus an insurance stipend.

Here is a detailed itemization of tasks:


  • Process A/R and A/P invoices and payments
  • Process bi-weekly Payroll and Payroll tax payments and reportings
  • Create end of year 1099 and W2s
  • Balance all bank accounts
  • Prepare monthly financial reports 
  • Coordinate with accounting firm on annual tax returns

 Grants and Development:

  • Work with Val Duensing to provide all financial and demographic information for grant requests
  • Run development reports using Sales Force
  • Input donation and event attendance data into Sales Force

Special Events and Bulk Mailings:

  • Compile guest lists names and addresses
  • Maintain RSVP lists
  • Transport all materials to and from venue
  • Coordinate printing materials
  • Coordinate volunteers, photographer and musicians if necessary

 General Office Duties:

  • Maintain and purchase office supplies
  • Maintain Friends and Donor database and email lists
  • Track Friends status and send renewal notices
  • Assist executive director and other staff with mail, thank you letters, and supplies
  • Meet with Financial Committee quarterly 


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