Community Engagement Manager - Tulsa Region
Reading Partners launched in 1999 with the mission to expand opportunities for children in underserved communities by fostering a lifelong love of reading, developing strong literacy skills, and building the confidence and self-esteem critical to empowerment and community development. Reading Partners provides children with robust one-on-one reading support through a structured, research-based curriculum that engages students and provides basic building blocks to supplement their academic growth. On average, Reading Partners students gain 1.6 months of reading skills for every month in the program.
Working in partnership with teachers, schools, and community volunteers, Reading Partners has grown from serving 100 students in 2003 in northern California with a budget of $180,000 to serving over 5,000 students in California, Washington, D.C., New York, Texas, Maryland, Oklahoma, South Carolina, and Colorado with a budget of over $16M. As one of only a handful of nonprofits to receive two highly competitive federal Social Innovation Fund grants, Reading Partners has plans for continued rapid growth into other regions. For more information about Reading Partners, please visit www.readingpartners.org.
WHAT WE DO AND HOW WE DO IT
Reading Partners is dedicated to transforming struggling young readers into confident readers who are excited about learning.
How we do it:
Reading Partners has expanded its programs and services to Tulsa for the 2013-14 school year. In this first year, Reading Partners is working with nine schools serving low-income and underserved students in the Tulsa area, and we are seeking an entrepreneurial leadership team to establish our program services for years to come.
The Reading Partners Community Engagement Manager establishes community partnerships to recruit volunteers and raise awareness of Reading Partners across the Tulsa region. This position is ultimately responsible for meeting or exceeding volunteer recruitment targets and consistently providing a sufficient number of volunteers to our expanding program. Additionally, this position supports external relations activities for our Tulsa Region. S/he is responsible for drafting communications, cultivating corporate partners and supporting the Executive Director – Tulsa Region in meeting local fundraising goals.
Community Engagement : Community Relations and Partnerships
Community Engagement: Volunteer Recruitment
Leadership and Management
The ideal candidate has a strong background in volunteer recruitment, management, retention and engagement. Experience may also include work in external relations, marketing, or communications. S/he possesses strong managerial skills and must be able to provide ongoing coaching to staff members who may have limited experience but who are committed to developing a high-quality volunteer program. S/he must be able to multi-task and juggle multiple priorities and activities simultaneously. S/he should have firm experience working in customer service and must be able to independently identify and troubleshoot operational challenges. S/he must be able to develop action plans, understanding that they will be held accountable for recruitment results.
Most importantly, s/he must be able to model and internalize Reading Partner’s core values, and be committed to providing excellent educational opportunities for all students while working enthusiastically toward achieving this goal.
Willingness and ability to travel to community events and partners through out the Tulsa area, as well as possible travel to the Oakland Headquarters.
TYPICAL PHYSICAL & MENTAL DEMANDS
Requires prolonged sitting with some bending, stooping and stretching, eye-hand coordination and manual dexterity sufficient to operate a keyboard, telephone, photocopier, calculator and other office equipment. Requires normal range of hearing and eyesight to communicate with volunteers as well as maintain Reading Center records. Also requires flexibility to readily adapt to a changing environment.
Salary is competitive and commensurate with experience. This is a full time, exempt, salaried position with comprehensive benefits and generous vacation and sick time.
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Reading Partners is an Equal Opportunity Employer, with a strong commitment to diversity in the workplace.
Applications will be considered on a rolling basis. Position will remain posted until filled. No phone inquiries.