Friday, November 19, 2010

Writing Opps


Are you interested in writing about how to diagnose ABS pump brakes? Or about the history of orchards in Colorado? Do you want a few credits to your name? Make $7.50 or $15.00 per article?

Then, I have a job for you, my friend.

Demand Studios is looking for writers to pen articles with random information. I've done it and it's cool. And they pay twice a week. And there's no pressure to do it every week. Just when you want to. Which is cool, too.

Oh. Another thing. Come closer... closer... So, yeah. I'm happy at my job right now. City of Hope? Yeah, they're cool people and what have you, but I heard you weren't happy with your place. It's cool, it's cool, I get it.

I know a guy. Yeah, cyber-ly. And he sends out these listings of jobs -- some are writing, all are non-profit cuz you know, that's how I roll. Yeah, so here's what I'm gonna do. I'm gonna post the writing-related ones cuz you're special to me. Nah - no problem, no charge. Just, you know, remember me when you get all hired and stuff. Again, I'm just posting. Here's one to get you started:


Beauty Bus Foundation

The Beauty Bus Foundation is a non-profit organization dedicated to enhancing the quality of life for chronically or terminally ill individuals and their caregivers by bringing beauty into their lives.

Beauty Bus provides in-home beauty and grooming treatments, free of charge, to men, women and children whose illness or condition prevents them from accessing a salon or spa.

Beauty Bus strives to empower our clients, help them maintain dignity and give them respite during difficult times.

Development and Program Associate

The Development and Program Associate must be a compassionate visionary and must embrace the challenge of working in a new non-profit organization. The Development and Program Associate will be responsible for coordination of development and program duties at Beauty Bus Foundation.

Primary Duties:

o Support development efforts, including grant writing, donor outreach, event coordination and related administrative tasks

o Coordinate public relations and outreach activities, including website, social media and newsletters

o Support Client and Volunteer coordination and outreach

Additional Duties:


o Research Grant opportunities, draft grant proposals, submit grant reports and track grant information

o Coordinate donor contact, including letters

o Assist Founders and Program Manager with donor outreach, follow-up and implementation of donation programs

o Coordinate and assist with fundraising events

o Data entry of donation information and management of donor information via databases

Public Relations

o Draft and distribute newsletter

o Assist in Beauty Bus Foundation marketing communications, including materials development (e.g., brochures) , web marketing (Facebook, Twitter and Beauty Bus Blog) and website management/updates


o Schedule client visits, including follow-up and attending client visits as needed

o Update volunteer and client information and keep contacts up to date

o Coordinate volunteer Salon/spa outreach and continuing education for volunteers

o Coordinate volunteer recognition event

o Assist Program Manager with volunteer coordination

o Assist with special events such as caregiver retreats, as appropriate

Ideal candidates will possess the following:

o Passion for Beauty Bus work and mission

o BA/BS required – Graduate Degree Preferred

o Prior experience in non-profits and fundraising

o Experience as a volunteer and preferably supervising volunteers

o 2 years of relevant work experience

o Strong interpersonal skills

o Excellent written and verbal communication skills and strong organizational skills

o Ability to satisfy deadlines with a high level of initiative, accuracy and attention to detail

o Ability to maintain accurate records and create reports as needed

o Computer skills including Microsoft Word, Excel, Power Point, Quickbooks, ACT

o Knowledge of social networking and marketing tools, including Facebook and Twitter

o Ability to work some evenings and weekends, when needed, for relevant events

Development and Program Associate reports daily to Program Manager and ultimately to Beauty Bus Founders.

Full-time position. Salary range $30,000 - $35,000 dependent on experience. Health care plan.

Please send a detailed cover letter, resume and references via mail, email or fax:

Beauty Bus Foundation

11301 W. Olympic Blvd #303

Los Angeles, California 90064

Phone: 310-287-1272

FAX: 310-287-1271



  1. Hi Rachel, Fran here from AW. Proud to be your first follower!

  2. Hey, Fran! Yeah -- my first. You know, you never forget your first...