Coffee House Press Seeking Development Manager

Position to start May 1, 2010
Application deadline February 28, 2010

Coffee House Press is one of the leading nonprofit literary publishers in the United States. We publish books that push cultural and formal boundaries, challenging readers to new points of view.

Coffee House Press seeks a full-time Development Manager, to begin on May 1.

Duties: This person will, under direction of the Publisher, assist with the creation of the development plan and goals; manage and administer the writing, submission, tracking, and reporting of grants; coordinate the individual giving program; maintain all development records and files; work with board fundraising committees; implement other related fundraising duties as assigned.

Minimum Qualifications: Three years in development experience, familiarity with donor databases, B.A. or equivalent; excellent writing and public speaking skills.

Preferred Qualifications: Development work in the arts or publishing.

Salary: Dependent on qualifications, $34,000 to $38,000 per year.

To Apply: Please send cover letter, resume, and contact information (phone numbers and e-mail addresses) of at least two references to: Teri Hageman Or send to Teri Hageman, Coffee House Press, 79 Thirteenth Ave. NE #119, Minneapolis, MN 55413. Applications will be accepted until February 28. Coffee House Press is an equal opportunity employer.

The mission of Coffee House Press is to publish exciting, vital, and enduring authors of our time; to delight and inspire readers; to contribute to the cultural life of our community; and to enrich our literary heritage. By building on the best traditions of publishing and the book arts, we produce books that celebrate imagination, innovation in the craft of writing, and the many authentic voices of the American experience. We publish books of fiction, poetry, and some nonfiction.


  • Literature. We will promote literature as a vital art form, helping to redefine its role in contemporary life. We will publish authors whose groundbreaking work helps shape the direction of 21st-century literature.
  • Writers. We will foster the careers of our writers by making long-term commitments to their work, allowing them to take risks in form and content.
  • Readers. Readers of books we publish will experience new perspectives and an expanding intellectual landscape.
  • Publishing. We will be leaders in developing a sustainable 21st-century model of independent literary publishing, pushing the boundaries of content, form, editing, audience development, and book technologies.

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