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Development Associate – Reading Partners New York

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Reading Partners | New York, NY
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Reading Partners is changing the education landscape. We are a leader in working to solve the literacy crisis in our country by leveraging community volunteers in under-resourced schools. Our diverse and expansive volunteer base provides one-on-one tutoring to students twice weekly, and our program is proven to help children master the reading fundamentals they need to unlock their potential as successful, happy and confident readers in school and in life. Our people are our heartbeat and our greatest resource; we are all passionately rallied around our mission to help children become lifelong learners by empowering communities to provide individualized instruction that works. Join our stellar team leading the charge to deepen our impact and expand our service. Watch this video to learn more about Reading Partners.


The high level:

The Development Associate is part of the region’s development team, working to support Reading Partners’ regional growth plan through fundraising and community engagement. The Development Associate's main roles are to support the achievement of regional fundraising goals through event support, and internal development operations. Reporting directly to the Development Manager, the Development Associate will support fundraising activities in foundations, events and operations in conjunction with development team. The Development Associate is a highly collaborative, goal-oriented, and driven relationship builder, who is excited by on-the-ground operational work.


What you’ll do:

Foundation Support

  • Support in the writing and completion of reports to all foundation partners
  • Support the renewal process of current foundation funders
  • Support development staff to develop target lists of prospects, create customized service products develop solicitation materials

Revenue and Pipeline Management

  • Manage all gift processing 

External Relations & Communication 

  • Create and develop external communications including: social media content, committee emails, general email templates, newsletter content
  • Support all event communications and follow up 

Operations

  • Ensure all internal systems are updated in a timely and efficient manner
  • Lead on all logistics of AmeriCorps hiring with the support of the Program Director and Community Engagement Director

Fundraising Event (annual benefit)

  • Support all logistics surrounding event execution - ticket sales, registration, auction 


How you'll do it:

Development Operations Management

  • Demonstrate a growing ability to conduct research, to prospect, and to drive ongoing development efforts in rapidly growing organizations particularly in New York.
  • Lead on high volume of operational needs for the development team including grant writing, meeting brief creation, donor cultivation tracking, event planning, prospect research, and data aggregation. 
  • Demonstrate a strong detail orientation, a strong drive for accuracy, and ability to manage projects independently, and as part of a team. Execute all work in a highly organized, analytical, and data driven manner. Demonstrate the ability to prioritize, problem solve.

 

Relationship Development & Collaboration: 

  • Establish highly collaborative relationships with all team members in the region. Work closely with portfolio managers to ensure accurate, timely and compelling interactions with donors.
  • Demonstrate a hunger to learn, grow, support, and add great value. Regularly seek to understand all aspects of our model to convey externally. Demonstrate excitement to steward and leverage relationships to support regional growth.

 

Communication:

  • Effectively write high-quality donor communications that demonstrate deep knowledge of our program and promote our mission. Demonstrate the ability to write customized and compelling grant reports, proposals and letters of intent. Through exceptional writing, serve as an ambassador of Reading Partners. 
  • Quickly establish credibility when promoting Reading Partners to external audiences. Demonstrate a high degree of comfort and poise with donors, corporations, and prospects.


About you!

  • You’ll be successful in this role if you:
  • Have 3+ years of increasing responsibility in a development or related role 
  • Are an exceptional and persuasive communicator in writing and verbally
  • Are achievement-oriented and have a demonstrated track record of achieving aggressive fundraising goals
  • Hold a Bachelor’s degree and/or equivalent experience 
  • Can prove eligibility to work in the U.S. legally
  • Boast a deep belief in our mission
  • Root your work in our core values


Bonus Points if you:

  • Are an AmeriCorps, Peace Corps, or other national service alum/alumna
  • Have experience working in launch or growth phases of organizations
  • Have a high degree of comfort with Salesforce or other fundraising database
  • Have experience working in education or literacy

Reading Partners is changing the education landscape. We are a leader in working to solve the literacy crisis in our country by leveraging community volunteers in under-resourced schools. Our diverse and expansive volunteer base…

Details at a glance

  • On-site Location
  • Part Time Schedule

Benefits

What we offer:

  • Reading Partners offers the full package – great benefits, a great place to work and the opportunity to have a glowing and growing career. 
  • This is a part-time role that will end in June 2020. We are interested in candidates who can work a minimum of 20 hours a week or a maximum of 30 hours a week. The position is benefits eligible at 30 hours a week.
  • We offer an exciting and dynamic culture, and we commit to investing in and supporting our amazing people to grow their careers with us.


The other things you need to know:

  • Travel: This position travels regularly throughout New York. This position may also involve occasional travel to Reading Partners’ National Headquarters in Oakland, CA. 
  • Typical Physical & Mental Demands: Requires prolonged sitting with some bending, stooping and stretching, and 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 and staff. Also requires flexibility to readily adapt to a changing environment.

What we offer:

  • Reading Partners offers the full package – great benefits, a great place to work and the opportunity to have a glowing and growing career. 
  • This is a part-time role that…

How to Apply

What’s Next?

If you’re interested in joining our Reading Partners team, please submit the following application materials to our online job posting:

  • A cover letter describing your interest in Reading Partners and how your past experience has prepared you for this role. Please include your salary needs. 
  • Resume


At Reading Partners we respect and honor the diversity in our workforce, and we are an Equal Opportunity Employer.

What’s Next?

If you’re interested in joining our Reading Partners team, please submit the following application materials to our online job posting:

  • A cover letter describing your…

Location

New York, NY

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