Employment Opportunities

The Literacy Center is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Position: Director of Development

Responsibilities include:

• Develop and implement an annual development plan with innovative and effective strategies to expand operating revenue
• Research and pursue new funding opportunities
• Establish and develop relationships with businesses, funders, and donors
• Prepare public and private grant proposals and reports
• Organize and coordinate fundraisers and special events like graduation; provide staff support to the Development Committee; secure sponsorships for events and projects
• Develop fundraising campaigns; create and manage the annual giving campaign • Develop ways to increase individual giving
• Coordinate communication about funding needs, opportunities, and requirements with program, fiscal, and executive staff
• Collaborate with the accounting team to prepare monthly, quarterly, and annual reports on development activities and outcomes
• Develop and distribute the annual report • Assist with the development and implementation of strategic plans and provide quarterly reports
• Supervise the Communications Specialist and oversee the following:

– Develop and implement a comprehensive communications plan that includes formal and informal communication with donors and volunteers through meetings, emails, social media, website, a quarterly newsletter, and other means
– Serve as a spokesperson and representative for the organization through the media, meetings, and events, and prepare media advisories and press releases
– Develop and implement a branding strategy for the organization

• Review donor information and reports from DonorPerfect maintained by the Data & Reporting Coordinator
• Send required documentation and acknowledgment letters to funders and donors
• Assist with other projects and tasks as needed

Candidates must have experience:

• Writing grant proposals and reports to both public and private funders
• Organizing and coordinating fundraising and special events
• Organizing annual giving campaign
• Developing relationships with local businesses and other donors
• Making presentations to foundations, corporations, and individual donors
• Securing sponsorships
• Writing an annual report
• Managing a donor database
• Using Microsoft Word, Excel, Outlook, and PowerPoint, Canva, Constant Contact, Zoom, and Google Drive
• Using social media platforms including Facebook, LinkedIn, Instagram, and Twitter for fundraising and communications purposes
• Leading and coaching team members
• Effectively collaborating with other departments and team members

Candidates must also have:

• Excellent writing and proofreading skills
• Attention to detail
• Superior interpersonal, written, and verbal communication skills
• Bachelor’s degree in marketing, communications, nonprofit management, or related field.

Job Type: Full-time
Reports to: Executive Director

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Position: Programming Assistant

Responsibilities include:

  • Assist the Director of Programming with various tasks and projects
  • Support adult learners. Respond to student emails, phone calls, and general questions
  • Collect and file instructors’ time sheets
  • Assist with student orientations and registrations, including contacting students, facilitating testing and orientation sessions, and collecting and reporting data.
  • Monitor attendance in classes including sending out warning letters, following up with students on their tardiness, and removing dropped students from the program
  • Enter weekly attendance numbers into database
  • Collect information from and communicate changes with instructors on dropped or added students and student transfers
  • Update and maintain database system
  • Communicate class changes to Data and Reporting Coordinator
  • Refer students with barriers to the Support Services Team
  • Maintain the inventory of instructional materials
  • Collect and enter one-on-one volunteer tutoring hours
  • Pro-actively communicate and coordinate with other team members to assure positive student outcomes and service coordination
  • Participate in related training and professional development
  • Other duties as assigned

Candidates must have experience:

  • Bachelor’s degree preferred
  • Bilingual in Spanish and English
  • Proficient written and verbal communication and interpersonal skills required.
  • Experience working with databases
  • Strong computer skills in Microsoft Outlook, Word and Excel, Google Docs Excellent customer service skills
  • Ability to meet deadlines
  • Ability to work remotely
  • Ability to work independently and in teams

Required Application Materials:

To qualify for consideration, applicants must meet required qualifications and submit a complete application packet, which includes the following:

  • All applicants must submit a Cover Letter with their Resume

Job Type: Full-time
Reports to: Director of Programming

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