Reading Partners launched in 2001 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, and Colorado with a budget of over $13M. 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 seeks a highly-organized, self-starter for our Development Associate position. This is an exciting opportunity for someone who desires a long and successful career in development and fundraising with a focus on government, foundation and corporate grant writing to become involved in a rapidly growing national non-profit. S/he must be able to adapt to a continually evolving environment and thrive in an autonomous and deadline-oriented workplace.
The ideal candidate has 1-3 years of development experience preferably in a nationally scaled organization with an operating budget of $2+mm. S/he is highly organized with a demonstrated ability to attend to day-to-day details without losing sight of mid and long term objectives. S/he is customer service focused with a unique ability to anticipate and address issues. S/he has an ability to recognize, capture, and convey stories that will engage supporters and stakeholders in a meaningful way.
The Development Associate reports to the Associate Development Director and works closely with various senior leaders including Regional Executive Directors and Regional Board members
Commensurate with experience. This is a full-time, exempt, salaried position with comprehensive health, dental and vision benefits and a generous vacation, sick and holiday schedule.
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Applications will be considered on a rolling basis. Position will remain posted until filled. No phone inquiries.
Reading Partners is an Equal Opportunity Employer, with a strong commitment to diversity in the workplace.