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Executive Director, Aunt Lute Books

About Us

Aunt Lute Books is a 41-year-old non-profit, intersectional, feminist press dedicated to publishing literature, fiction and nonfiction, by those who have been traditionally underrepresented in or excluded by the literary canon.


We are a small organization, seeking a motivated energetic Executive Director who is inspired by our mission and prepared to bring Aunt Lute to a new level of programming, income, and sustainability. The position begins as part-time (20-25 hours per week), with the goal of developing into a full-time position. The ED will be responsible for

Organizational Growth

  1. With the Board of Directors, creating short- and long-term strategic plans in support of Aunt Lute’s mission and documenting progress towards achieving them.

  2. Developing and improving organizational infrastructure, including business processes, systems, policies and tools, to maximize efficiency and future growth.

Fundraising/Resource Development

  1. In collaboration with the Board of Directors, creating and implementing fundraising plans that primarily focus on private foundations and individual annual donors.

  2. Working closely with staff and Board to accomplish revenue goals comprised of major gifts, annual campaigns, corporate support, and government grants.

Financial Management

  1. Having a daily knowledge of where financial matters stand for the organization and providing transparent fiscal stewardship that maintains a positive financial position and adequate control and accounting of all funds.

  2. Working with Board leadership to propose an annual budget to the Board for their approval.

  3. Working with an accounting consultant to reconcile accounts and to write tax reports and city, state, and federal reports as required.

Staff Management

  1. Managing the recruitment, employment and release of all personnel while implementing sound human resource practices, including annual evaluation of employee job performance.

  2. Promoting a work culture that is inclusive, equitable, transparent and respectful of all backgrounds and identities.

Community Engagement/Outreach

  1. Participating in relevant community events and cultivating speaking to deepen local networks, engage new donors, and expand community presence.

  2. Developing and nurturing positive relationships with other arts and cultural organizations

  3. Supporting staff in planning and executing events sponsored by Aunt Lute in partnership with mission-aligned organizations.

Board Relations

  1. Along with staff, identifying prospective Board members for consideration by the full Board, helping to ensure that members are passionate to invest their time and resources in the Aunt Lute mission and are diverse in skill, expertise, race/ethnicity, and gender identity.

  2. Leading the preparation and planning of Board meetings by working closely with Board Chair.

  3. Providing leadership in developing program, organizational, and financial plans with the Board and staff.

Required skills and qualifications:

  • 3 or more years in organizational management, preferably with a non-profit organization or comparable experience;

  • 3 years of experience in managing budgets, filing tax reports and required city, state and federal reports; considerable experience working with Excel spreadsheets

  • Dynamic team player, committed to equitable and transparent collaboration with colleagues

  • Highly competent in verbal, written, and visual communication

  • Preferred skills and qualifications:

  • Experience working with a Board of Directors

  • Experience in donor relations, grant writing, and fundraising

  • Experience with publishing


$30-$32/hour for 20-25 hours per week

Health benefits

How to apply:

Email a resume and cover letter addressed to Aunt Lute Search Committee to Cover letters should address how applicants believe their qualifications, experience, aspirations, and values align with Aunt Lute’s publishing mission. Review of applications will begin on December 1, 2023, and applications will be accepted until the position is filled.

Location and Accessibility

The office is located in the Mission District of San Francisco near a MUNI bus stop and a 1 mile walk (10 blocks) from both 16th and 24th Street-Mission BART stations.

Our office is on the third floor, which is only accessible by stairs. (The basement, first and second floor is serviced by a freight elevator). The majority of our office space is on the same level. However, there is one additional step to enter the back portion of our office. And, we have a basement warehouse for our inventory which is accessible by both stairs and the freight elevator.


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