Position Available: Development and Community Resource Coordinator


Located in Portland, Oregon, the Independent Publishing Resource Center (IPRC) is a unique nonprofit with a mission of facilitating creative expression, identity and community by providing public access to workspace, resources, technology and education for self-publishing. In 2012, the IPRC made a landmark move from a small, downtown location into a dynamic new 4,000 sq. ft. space with two classrooms, a state-of-the-art computer lab, screenprinting and letterpress studios, bindery, member lounge, and one of the world’s largest small press libraries. The center also offers innovative programming and outreach, including the yearlong Certificate Program in Creative Writing and Independent Publishing. By providing such unique education and resources, the IPRC continues to forge a new model for writing and publishing, one that combines an open-access publishing house with a dynamic community space and an experimental “school.”

After two years of dedicated service, the IPRC’s current Resource Coordinator, Michael D’Alessandro, is leaving his post for a new adventure in Italy. We wish him the best, and now seek to hire a highly qualified individual to fill the part-time (.6 FTE) Development and Community Resource Coordinator (DCRC) position. This new employee will enhance our ability to fulfill the IPRC’s mission in the community and improve the services we provide to the public by effectively coordinating all our community resources, volunteers, tools and equipment. The DCRC will also be highly active in development and fundraising activities. Depending on the new hire’s level of experience, as well as a major grant application that is currently under review, this position may increase to .75FTE or 1FTE, with a subsequent pay rate increase, as soon as late summer or fall 2013. The IPRC has greatly expanded its revenue, programming, and physical space in the past two years and the DCRC position will have the potential to build off this momentum. A self-starter with innovative ideas about organizational efficiency, fundraising and sponsorship will be able to grow this position along with the IPRC.

More specifically, the DCRC’s duties will include:

• Coordination and maintenance the IPRC’s community resources, including: equipment and art-supply upkeep, management/organization of our physical space, computer/I.T. maintenance, website/social media updates, etc.
• Direct and indirect interface with the 550+ members/users/students who visit the IPRC each month (as well as the 100+ monthly individuals who make inquiries via phone and email), for example by providing information and some minor assistance with individual publishing/art projects.
• Coordination, scheduling and training of IPRC Open Hours volunteers and interns.
• Oversight and management of IPRC individual donor and membership databases.
• Assisting the Director with development and fundraising activities, including donor cultivation, networking, grant writing, direct mail marketing, online fundraising, event planning, and supervision of development interns.
• Oversight of IPRC membership activities; cultivation of new individual and group memberships.
• Some general administrative and office-management tasks, including weekly bank deposits and communication with the IPRC’s off-site accounting firm.

Required Qualifications:
• Bachelor’s Degree or equivalent
• Excellent verbal and written communication skills
• Proficiency with Word, Excel, Filemaker Pro, and WordPress

Preferred Qualifications:
• Proven nonprofit development experience, including contact relationship management, major donor cultivation, networking, grant writing, direct mail marketing, online fundraising, and event planning.
• Proficiency with Adobe InDesign, Photoshop and Illustrator.
• Strong technical/computer capabilities; direct experience with I.T. and database management, and limited copier-machine upkeep.
• Experience with letterpress printing and/or screenprinting.
• Hands-on background with zine-making, independent publishing, graphic design, writing and/or art-making.

Starting Compensation:
$11.00 per hour (24 hours per week/.6 FTE)

• Health insurance via LifeWise Health Plan of Oregon
• Flexible schedule
• Fun and creative work environment in a dynamic and growing organization

To Apply:
A cover letter, resume and list of references should be mailed or dropped off at the Independent Publishing Resource Center by Monday July 15 (This is not a postmark deadline; applications must be received by 5pm on the 15th to be considered). The IPRC seeks to fill and begin training for this position before the end of July.


Send resumes to:

Attention: CRC Position Search
1001 SE Division St Ste 2
Portland, OR 97202

Emailed resumes will not be considered.

Non-Discrimination Policy:
The IPRC will not discriminate against any individual with respect to employment or provision of services based upon that individual’s race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, sexual orientation, political affiliation, marital status, disability, gender identity, source of income or familial status.