Nonprofit Remote Digest - Issue #654
Literations drives educational equity through experienced community volunteers empowering young readers for lifelong learning. We envision a day when all students, regardless of zip code, enter the fourth grade as proficient readers poised for academic success.
Addressing the literacy achievement gap one student at a time — www.literations.org Literations addresses the literacy achievement gap with 1:1 reading support for K-3rd graders in the Greater Boston area. Literations drives educational equity through a unique volunteer model that uses a proven curriculum to make improvements in students’ academic skills and social and emotional learning. Students are matched with adult volunteers for sessions throughout the school year.
Development & Events Manager
Literations improves the literacy skills of young children through grade three by engaging professionally trained older adult volunteers as literacy coaches in our partner schools and after-school programs. We serve communities where opportunity gaps exist to ensure all students have the resources to become strong readers, develop confidence, and unleash their potential in the classroom and beyond. Our highly-effective programming annually serves thousands of children in the Greater Boston area. Literations is an affiliate of AARP Foundation Experience Corps, a national leader in engaging older adult tutors to improve K-3 student literacy.
Overview of Position
Reporting to the Executive Director, the Development & Events Manager will be responsible for the day-to-day coordination of fundraising activities. They will work closely with the Institutional Relations Coordinator to create comprehensive strategies for all aspects of Literations’ annual development plan. This includes planning innovative programs, events, and appeals to ensure goals are met. Literations is entering a period of strategic growth to which this position will be integral.
Literations is seeking an individual with a strong background and demonstrated success in event planning and fundraising. This position is ideal for individuals seeking to diversify their development portfolio and gain experience in project management, donor relationship development, and individual giving strategy and implementation. As stated above, the successful individual will report directly to our Executive Director, play an integral role on our development team, and manage the Institutional Relations Coordinator.
Events and Event Planning
Plan and manage all organizational events related to development. Includes but is not limited to our large annual fundraiser and smaller functions like house parties, panel discussions and corporate volunteer opportunities
Individual and Corporate Donor Relations
Collaborate with the Executive Director and Development Committee to create a comprehensive development plan for cultivation and solicitation to reach organizational goals
Oversee the research of existing and prospective donors in preparation for Executive Director donor visits, support solicitation and coordinate necessary follow-up
Manage our overall process to expand and diversify support from our individual donor database
Oversee the management of records and reports in Salesforce database
Manage gift acknowledgement and other correspondence with donors
Board and Development Committee Management
As needed, assist the Executive Director in all board relations including communications, board meeting coordination, minute taking, and the engagement of board in fundraising activities
Serve as staff liaison for the Development Committee, organizing meetings, communicating with members, setting agendas, and follow-up as needed
Minimum 2-4 years of experience in nonprofit development or related field, focus in event planning a plus
Experience with project management and delegating tasks to staff and volunteers to reach shared goals
Familiarity of donor databases and how they are used to support development
Highly motivated with a strong attention to detail
Excellent oral and written communication skills
Ability to work independently and as a team member
Positive attitude, commitment to organizational mission and appreciation for older adults and intergenerational work
USD 55,000 - USD 60,000
Benefits include health, dental, and long term disability, as well as access to a 403b retirement plan, flexible schedule and opportunity for remote work, generous personal time, and supportive working environment.
Candidates should be Massachusetts-based but do not necessarily need to be Boston-based.
How to Apply
To apply, please send a current resume and cover letter (what experience do you bring?) electronically to email@example.com. Please send documents as .doc (or other editable format) files and not .pdf. Identifying factors are removed from applications to limit implicit bias in our hiring process. No phone calls please.