Part-Time – Marketing & Communications Specialist (Temporary)

Job Type

Part Time




United States


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 truly works. Join our stellar, committed team leading the charge to deepen our impact and expand our service. Watch this video to learn more about the work and mission of Reading Partners.

The High Level:

The vision of the marketing & communications (M&C) team is to build one of the most admired and magnetic brands in the early reading and service movements in the communities we serve and across our current and future footprint in the US. In order to do so, we aim to attract, engage, and inspire a broad network of supporters to amplify our brand voice and take action to advance our organization’s mission. We build awareness, long-term affinity, and engagement with Reading Partners among a diverse network of supporters and we inspire individuals to take action to ensure that students in all communities have the reading support they need to reach their potential.

Reporting directly to the national manager of marketing & communications, the marketing and communications specialist will support the marketing & communications team in achieving its ambitious goals. This part-time role is designed to build capacity within the Reading Partners’ national marketing and communications department, specifically in the areas of website and content management, analytics/reporting, and social media. While this role is a temporary, part-time (20-29 hours per week) position, there may be an opportunity for this role to convert in to a regular, full-time, benefits eligible role depending on performance, budget considerations, and the evolution of several key department projects.

What you’ll do:

  • Social media - Support social media management, strategy, and publishing on our core platforms (LinkedIn, Twitter, Facebook, Instagram)
  • Blogging - Support content creation, editing, and coordination of blog content on the Reading Partners website
  • Analytics - Perform analysis and reporting for digital properties as well as media tracking
  • Website - Execute website updates across national and regional sites
  • Other special projects - Additional special projects may be assigned depending on skill-set and interests such as graphic design or intranet communication support.

How you’ll do it:

Project management

Identify and positively engage with key project contributors on various initiatives

Assess existing project processes (where they already exist) and consider innovations and improvements

Take ownership of projects and lead the thinking regarding key project actions, recommendations, next steps, etc.


Work collaboratively with regional teams and national departments

Share compelling content across a variety of media channels which successfully attracts and engages our core audiences

Support the development of clear, effective social media campaigns, strategies, and priorities


Demonstrate innovative and out-of-the-box thinking

Generate and implement ideas to innovate on our current practices

Support design projects and pull in best practices from other high-impact creative you’ve seen

Detail Orientation

Manage priorities effectively and ensure manager knows key areas of focus

Deliver projects on-time or be transparent about delays as they arise

About you!

You’ll be successful in this role if you:

  • Boast a deep belief in our mission and root your work in our core values
  • Demonstrate a passion for literacy initiatives
  • Are flexible and adaptable in a fast-paced environment
  • Take initiative in meeting goals and seeking professional growth
  • Strong interest in marketing communication and social media
  • Can problem-solve through challenges and failures
  • Are detail-oriented and organized, with excellent follow-up/tracking skills
  • Have strong working knowledge of the Microsoft Office suite and are comfortable working with Apple technology, data management systems, Google Apps, and shared documents
  • Hold a bachelor’s degree or equivalent experience
  • Can prove eligibility to work in the U.S. legally

Bonus Points if you:

  • Have marketing experience or have studied in a related field
  • Are an AmeriCorps, Peace Corps, or other national service alum/alumna
  • Experience creating high-impact collateral, such as infographics, and proficiency in Adobe Indesign, Photoshop, and Illustrator


For part-time employees, which includes this role, Reading Partners offers market-driven hourly compensation, a great place to work and the opportunity to gain experience within a proven leader in the early literacy nonprofit space.

In the event that this position becomes a regular, full-time position, Reading Partners offers the full package – great benefits, a great place to work and the opportunity to have a glowing and growing career.

  • We offer a competitive salary commensurate with experience.
  • We offer a comprehensive benefits package, including medical, dental, vision, disability, life insurance, flex spending accounts, generous paid time off, commuter benefits, 403(b) option, and Employee Assistance Program (EAP).
  • 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:

  • Location: This role is based in the Oakland, CA national headquarters.
  • Travel: This position is not expected to include any out-of-region travel, but may need to travel between Reading Partners Bay Area sites and offices; reliable transportation is recommended.
  • 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.

Professional Level

None specified

Minimum Education Required

No requirement

How To Apply

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, and your hourly compensation needs.
  • Resume

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