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The Alliance for Young Artists & Writers, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization, identifies young artists and writers with exceptional artistic and literary talent and brings their remarkable work to a national audience through the Scholastic Art & Writing Awards. The Awards have an impressive legacy dating back to 1923 and a noteworthy roster of past award recipients including Andy Warhol, Sylvia Plath, Truman Capote, Richard Avedon, Robert Redford and Joyce Carol Oates. Students in grades 7 through 12 can apply in 29 categories of art and writing for recognition, exhibition, publication, and scholarship opportunities.

Each year, the Alliance partners with more than 100 regional affiliates across the country to celebrate regional Award recipients and showcase their work.  In areas where local partners are not available, students participate through Region-at-Large, which is managed by the Alliance’s national office in New York City.  The Alliance’s national office also manages the New York City Scholastic Awards program.  Top-level regional award recipients have their work considered for national-level recognition.  National Medalists, their educators, and numerous program partners are celebrated in New York through a series of events, including an exhibition, public readings and presentations, and a ceremony at Carnegie Hall.  


Position Description:


Reporting to the Senior Manager of National Programs, the Associate Manager of Programs will manage the Region-at-Large program and provide operational support for both Regional and National awards programs. The Associate Manager of Programs must be a highly motivated team player with a demonstrated aptitude for short and long-term project management as well as a strong administrator and communicator who is capable of working effectively in a creative, diverse and fast-paced environment.





  • Manage the Region-at-Large program with the support of the Senior Manager.
  • Support Senior Manager in cultivating partnerships with art and writing organizations across the country, NYC Affiliate event production, National Writing Adjudications and art and writing workshops.
  • Host webinars to assist and train partner organization to use the Alliance’s online registration system.
  • Prepare program materials, website content updates and communications with constituents as needed.
  • Hire, train, and supervise teams of temporary staff for Region-at-Large submission processing, NYC Affiliate events, and National events.   


Other Responsibilities:

  • Provide additional support to Senior Manager, National Programs, Assistant Executive Director, National Programs and other Programs team staff when specific needs arise.
  • Provide customer service support in collaboration with Programs Team as needed. 




  • Bachelor’s Degree required.
  • 2-3 years of experience managing programs and overseeing projects.
  • Familiarity with art and writing programs; or previous experience in an arts, literary or education environment.
  • Skilled at managing a high-volume workload with time-sensitive and concurrent deliverables.
  • Demonstrated project management and problem-solving experience with increasingly complex responsibilities.
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills, organizational skills, and ability to work both independently and collaboratively.
  • Proven experience with detail-oriented and complex administrative projects in an education or art-related setting.
  • Some travel.



Scholastic Corporation (NASDAQ: SCHL) is the world's largest publisher and distributor of children's books, a leading provider of core literacy curriculum and professional services, and a producer of educational and entertaining children's media. The Company creates quality books and ebooks, print and technology-based learning programs for pre-K to grade 12, classroom magazines and other products and services that support children's learning both in school and at home. With operations in 14 international offices and exports to 165 countries, Scholastic makes quality, affordable books available to all children around the world through school-based book clubs and book fairs, classroom collections, school and public libraries, retail and online. True to its mission of 97 years to encourage the personal and intellectual growth of all children beginning with literacy, the Company has earned a reputation as a trusted partner to educators and families. Learn more at www.scholastic.com.

Some benefits that we offer:

• 100% vested of 401(k) Retirement Plan after 5 years employment
• Up to 1M worth of supplemental Life Insurance
• Tuition Reimbursement
• Purchase Scholastic stock at a 15% discount

Thank you for your consideration in choosing Scholastic.


Equal Employment Opportunity

Scholastic is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Our policy is clear: there shall be no discrimination on the basis of race, religion, color, sex, pregnancy, national origin, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, age, non-disqualifying physical or mental disability, or status as a disabled veteran or Vietnam veteran.

Those factors shall not influence the determination of qualifications for a job or other opportunity within the company. Further, all personnel actions (such as compensation, tuition aid, benefits, transfers, promotions, and dismissals, company-sponsored training, social and recreational programs) shall be administered without discrimination. To view the full EOE policy, click here.

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