Manager, Web & Information Services

Alliance for Young Artists & Writers

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The Alliance for Young Artists & Writers, the nonprofit organization that presents the Scholastic Art & Writing Awards, is looking for a Manager, Web & Information Services.

The Manager, Web & Information Services, is a key member of the organization’s senior staff, overseeing the systems that are essential to the administration of the Awards. The successful candidate will be someone able to adapt to circumstance and who understands the complexity of juggling the needs of multiple departments throughout the year, many involving on-site technology management, but also occasional off-site tasks. The Manager will oversee the platform that administers the Scholastic Awards and, which are accessed annually by hundreds of thousands of users, and that must run smoothly after updates and improvements. The Manager must show a willingness to adapt to changes in our annual processes and the leadership to plan ahead for each year with key programmatic goals.

The Manager, Web & Information Services will create technology that assists and encourages emerging artists and writers as they participate in the Scholastic Awards. Your work will be utilized by students, educators, our affiliate partners, and your colleagues who administer the awards. The ideal candidate will be an adept project manager, effective communicator, and have a strong passion for technology, the arts, education, and supporting creative youth.

This is a full-time, exempt position reporting to the Executive Director. The position is based in the Alliance’s offices located in downtown Manhattan, New York City.

About the Alliance for Young Artists & Writers

The Scholastic Art & Writing Awards are presented by the Alliance for Young Artists & Writers. The Alliance is a 501©(3) nonprofit organization whose mission is to identify students with exceptional artistic and literary talent and present their remarkable work to the world through the Scholastic Art & Writing Awards. The Awards give students opportunities for recognition, exhibition, publication, and scholarships. Students across America submitted nearly 320,000 original works this year in 29 different categories of art and writing.


In this position, the Manager be responsible for managing:

All Alliance Database systems including developing, overseeing and maintaining

Active User Portal

Online archive

SQL database archives

Affiliate partner microsites and affiliate resource site

The Alliance’s web presence

Maintaining web and database servers

Analytics for all web assets

Monitoring Wordpress systems for all Alliance websites and blogs

Data and statistics

Running advanced queries from SQL servers

Analyzing data, creating reports and presentations

Developing new technology initiatives based on data analysis, and in collaboration with colleagues

External teams, both remotely and in person

Use RedMine/Github for AGILE workflow and testing with teammates

Technical guidance to staff and regional affiliate partners


The successful candidate will have 5 years of professional experience, ideally with some experience in the nonprofit field.

Additional skills and qualifications needed for the role

AGILE with Git (or similar)

App testing experience

Project management with third-party teams

Server management/storage experience

Tech team management (some remote)

Physical computer setup and management

Translation of tech-talk to English

Tech-teaching skills

Required Tech Knowledge

SQL (PostgreSQL, MSSQL, or similar)




All MS Office/365 Apps including PowerApps

AGILE Workflow apps (Git/Github/RedMine, etc)

Adobe InDesign/Acrobat

API Management (backend and acquisition)

Server system management

Understanding of Object Oriented Programming

Though not required, additional technical knowledge that would be helpful for the role include PHP, C#, Google Analytics and SEO Tools, Crystal Reports, PayPal APIs, Unit testing, Mac Unix Console, Windows PowerShell, and Amazon Web Services (load balancing and storage).

How to Apply

To apply

Please submit a cover letter and resume to For any questions, please email us at No phone calls please.

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Posted on April 22