Employment Opportunities

PEN America stands at the intersection of literature and human rights to protect open expression in the United States and worldwide. We champion the freedom to write, recognizing the power of the word to transform the world. Our mission is to unite writers and their allies to celebrate creative expression and defend the liberties that make it possible.

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Free Expression Programs

Washington, D.C.

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Assistant, Special Events

PEN America seeks a highly organized and energetic special events assistant to join the development team. More

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Program Assistant, Freedom to Learn

The program assistant will provide administrative and logistical support for the advocacy and coalition-building work of PEN America’s Freedom to Learn program. More

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Program Manager, Research

PEN America seeks a research program manager to advance PEN America’s portfolio of ground-breaking research. More

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Chief Development Officer

The CDO will be a catalytic leader who helps PEN America reach new heights in terms of fund development in support of its programs and the organization as a… More