The Publications Committee of the GPA seeks applicants for co-editor positions for the Journal of the GPA and the GPA Strategy Papers, to begin January 2018. A co-editor must be a member of the GPA, be committed to its mission and vision, and have at least five years of experience as a grant professional. The initial commitment is for one year and can continue thereafter if all parties agree the working relationship is mutually beneficial and fruitful.
The ideal candidate will be familiar with the GPC’s Table of Competencies and Skills and have: Excellent planning and time-management skills, the ability to meet stringent deadlines, and a desire and the capacity to devote many hours to editing, especially throughout the months of March - August. An understanding of peer review processes is important. The co-editors will work as part of a team which includes the editor, the chair of the publications committee, and the sub-committee managers (peer review and acquisitions). Finally, the ideal co-editor will have the determination to help grant professionals at all levels of education and experience, and in all sectors of the non-profit world, expand and sharpen their skill sets.
Desired qualities include experience working in multiple non-profit sectors and familiarity with applications to government, foundation, and corporate grant makers. Knowledge of APA standards will be helpful in editing but can be learned.
Apply by November 19 by submitting a current resume and three writing samples: one paragraph from a needs statement; one paragraph from an evaluation section, and a one-page cover letter describing your interest in applying and at least one reflection you have had concerning an improvement you might make in the Journal or the Strategy Papers. All applicants will complete an editing exercise prior to interviewing.
If you are interested and will attend the GPA Annual Conference in San Diego, please come to the Publications Committee Discussion Den to meet current committee members and to learn more about the committee’s work. If you have not already, please check out the Publications web page on the GPA web site, which provides more information about the Journal and SPs and links to previously published articles and editions: https://www.grantprofessionals.org/publications