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Director, Special Events (Gala)

PEN America seeks a dynamic and experienced fundraising events professional to serve as deputy director of special events. More

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Director, Los Angeles

PEN America seeks a forward-thinking, innovative Los Angeles director to lead and build a thriving Los Angeles organization dedicated to freedom of expression. More

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Director, U.S. Free Expression Programs

PEN America seeks a dynamic, visionary, and skilled U.S. Free Expression Programs director to lead its First Amendment advocacy agenda in the United States. More

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Assistant, Free Expression Programs

PEN America seeks a dynamic and detail-oriented program assistant to support the day-to-day operations of our Free Expression Programs team. More

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