Program Associate—Baltimore Campaign for Grade Level Reading

Job Type

Full Time


Details: The Fund offers a competitive salary commensurate on experience in a similar position.




800 N. Charles Street
Suite 400
United States


The Fund for Educational Excellence

Founded in 1984, the Fund for Educational Excellence (Fund) is a Baltimore-based non-profit organization that works to secure the resources necessary to support innovation and increase student achievement in City Schools. At the Fund, we focus our efforts on systemic changes to make City Schools a district where all children can thrive academically.

The Baltimore Campaign for Grade Level Reading

The Baltimore Campaign for Grade Level Reading (GLR)—an initiative of the Fund-- is a Coalition of 200 non-profits, public agencies, community organizations, service providers and funders all working together to build strategies to ensure all children read well by the time they finish third grade. Third grade marks turning point between learning to read vs. reading to learn. We know that children who are not reading proficiently by the end of third grad struggle to understand and succeed in other subjects, and are more likely to struggle with subsequent academic milestones.

GLR takes a collective impact approach to our work. We believe that in order to achieve our goal, all of Baltimore, including families, communities, providers, funders, and policy makers, need to come together and create a joint strategy to move the needle on literacy. We carry out this charge by committing to deep engagement of families and communities alongside our work with content experts. All stakeholders--families, community leaders, teachers, school leaders, service providers, and policymakers--must play a crucial role in achieving our goal.


We are seeking a full-time Program Associate with a primary focus on providing programmatic and administrative support to ensure the successful implementation of GLR initiatives. The Program Associate position will support all facets of GLR’s programmatic work with an emphasis on communications and social media. A key member of the GLR team, the Program Associate will also provide support in the following areas: event logistics, newsletter writing, researching best practices and resources, project design and planning, and project execution. The ideal candidate brings a strong commitment to the city of Baltimore and student success, a passion for connecting all stakeholders to build results collectively, and some basic knowledge and/or interest in urban education and literacy. This position works directly alongside and reports to the Program Director. The Program Associate will be based in our Mt. Vernon office.

Roles and Responsibilities

The Program Associate is an integral part of a small staff team who lead collaborative partnerships to increase student literacy outcomes in Baltimore City. The Program Associate will be responsible for assisting staff in the development, implementation, and full execution of initiatives and activities, often in collaboration with City Schools and other partner organizations. Specific responsibilities include:

  • Increasing the social media presence of GLR and increasing our reach into untapped and influential networks
  • Working directly with school staff and related partners to coordinate events, initiatives, and engagement activities
  • Building relationships and working collaboratively with staff at City Schools, related public agencies, partner organizations, and private foundations
  • Maintaining the GLR website and researching new content to ensure that it is a dynamic source for information and resources
  • Providing support for all stakeholder meetings


We are seeking candidates who believe deeply in the successful academic achievement of Baltimore City students and are committed to advocating for equity, quality, and access for all students. Successful candidates will demonstrate:

  • Comfort and nimbleness with working with varied groups of stakeholders (teachers, school administrators, district staff, funders, policymakers, program staff, and community members)
  • Proficiency with social media platforms and basic web technology
  • The ability to learn quickly
  • A commitment to producing consistently high quality work
  • Excellent communication and writing skills
  • A positive, solutions-oriented attitude
  • The capacity to manage multiple projects and assignments
  • Bachelor’s degree (highly preferred)
  • Excellent computer skills and proficiency in Microsoft Office (Word, PowerPoint and Excel)
  • Strong connection to Baltimore communities (preferred)
  • Experience with urban public schools systems, either as a student or a professional (preferred)


A comprehensive benefits package is provided.

Professional Level

None specified

Minimum Education Required

No requirement

How To Apply

Please submit a resume and cover letter addressed to Angelique Jessup at Applications may be submitted until 11:59 PM on June 15, 2018 but will be reviewed on a rolling basis. We will consider only those applications that include a cover letter tailored to this position. The Fund for Educational Excellence is an equal opportunity employer and seeks individuals of all ethnic and racial backgrounds to apply to this position. If you would like to learn more about our mission, please visit our website at