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Employment Positions

Thank you for your interest in working with Literacy Action! Our open positions are listed below:

Development Director

Job Description                                                                          

Job Title:             Development Director, Literacy Action of Central Arkansas

Location:            Little Rock, Arkansas

Status:                30 hours per week

Reports To:         Executive Director

Posting Date:     October 7, 2020

The Development Director is responsible for developing and implementing the development strategy for Literacy Action of Central Arkansas to support the organization’s programming in the community and to ensure long-term sustainability and revenue growth.

Essential Job Functions and Major Areas of Responsibility

  1. Plans, coordinates, and implements major Literacy Action fundraising events including The Bee, Tour de Toad /Iron Toad cycling event, TBD fundraising events as required (ex: Barnes & Noble Bookfairs)
  2. Assists with social, print, radio, and television marketing for fundraising and programs.
  3. Manages donor databases and ensures accuracy of donor records, donor communications, and reporting.
  4. Cultivates individual and corporate donors, including on-site visits and remote communications.
  5. Develops and implements direct marketing tactics and communities to meet fundraising objectives through direct mail, e-mail marketing, and social media.
  6. Provides grant-writing support to achieve organization’s development goals.
  7. Manages expenditures within approved budgets.
  8. Assists other staff members/providing organizational support as needed.

Supervises the Following Staff:

  • VISTA/AmeriCorps Members, Interns, Volunteers

Coordinates with the Following Staff:

  • Director of Adult Literacy Programs
  • Program Coordinator, Conway
  • Executive Director

Educational Background:

Bachelor’s Degree

Required Knowledge, Skills and Personal Qualifications:

  • Fundraising Experience
  • Demonstrated ability to plan and coordinate complex projects
  • Experience with leading and coordinating volunteers
  • Proven knowledge of web site and social media platforms and strategies
  • Proven problem-solving and motivational abilities
  • Works effectively with Board Members and Board Committees
  • Demonstrates effective oral and written communications skills
  • Ability to work independently and complete assigned tasks
  • Ability to work effectively as a member of a team and in a professional manner
  • Ability to use a computer and learn new technologies in office settings
  • Valid driver’s license

Working Conditions:

The Physical demands described are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

 While performing the duties of this job, the employee is frequently required to sit, talk, hear, use hands and fingers to operate computers or other objects, and reach with hands and arms. The employee is also occasionally required to lift and carry materials up to 20 pounds in weight.

To Apply:

Submit a cover letter, resume, and three references to mrobertson@literacyactionar.org

Program Director

Job Title:  Program Director

Location:  Little Rock and Conway

Status:  30 hours per week

Reports to:  Executive Director

Posting Date:  October 21, 2020

The Program Director is responsible for managing and supporting Literacy Action’s volunteer tutors, students, and programs through education, communication, development, and knowledge of literacy and second language methodology.

Essential Job Functions and Major Areas of Responsibility:

  • Scheduling appointments, completing intakes, and assessing and placing new students
  • Training and advising volunteer tutors
  • Supporting the ongoing needs of students and tutors
  • Maintain student learning plans to document progress and ensure objectives are met
  • Curriculum maintenance and ordering
  • Communicating with students and tutors via email, phone, and newsletters
  • Assisting with social media for the organization
  • Developing and implementing new programs
  • Overseeing new program/partnership development
  • Database entry and management of student and tutor records
  • Maintaining a clean, organized, and welcoming office environment
  • Assisting with fundraisers and other organizational events
  • Other duties as assigned or necessary

Supervises the Following:

  • Interns, Volunteers

 Coordinates with the Following Staff:

  • Executive Director
  • Program Coordinator
  • Development Director

Educational Background:

  • Bachelor’s Degree
  • Teaching and foreign language experience preferred

Required Knowledge, Skills and Personal Qualifications:

  • Demonstrates effective oral and written communications skills
  • Experience with leading and coordinating volunteers (preferred)
  • Proven knowledge of technology and social media platforms and strategies
  • Proven problem-solving and motivational abilities
  • Works effectively with other staff, office volunteers, and interns
  • Ability to work independently and complete assigned tasks
  • Ability to work effectively as a member of a team and in a professional manner
  • Ability to use a computer database and learn new technologies in office settings
  • Valid driver’s license

Working Conditions:

The Physical demands described are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is frequently required to sit, talk, hear, use hands and fingers to operate computers or other objects, and reach with hands and arms. The employee is also occasionally required to lift and carry materials up to 20 pounds in weight.

To Apply:

Submit a cover letter, resume, and three references to mrobertson@literacyactionar.org

Salary commensurate with experience.

 AmeriCorps Member
Literacy Action of Central Arkansas in Little Rock is seeking a new part-time volunteer (with a living stipend) to spend a year making a positive impact in the lives of families and adults as an AmeriCorps Member.Members need to be passionate, self-motivated and ready to serve others. Responsibilities will include tutoring adults in basic literacy and English as a Second Language (ESL), recruiting and training tutors, and raising awareness for Literacy Action. Through this service opportunity, you will have the chance to gain real-world experience working on the front lines not only with literacy issues, but in the non-profit sector as well. You can make a difference and earn an education award that can be used to pay college tuition or pay back eligible student loans. As a part-time AmeriCorps Member serving 20 hours a week (900 hours per year), you will receive a living allowance paid in a bi-monthly stipend of $281.25 before withholdings. Upon successful completion of 900 hours of service, AmeriCorps members will receive a $3047.50 education award.

What can you get from volunteering?

-Education award
-Bi-monthly stipend
-Opportunity to help adults learn to read
-Teaching and nonprofit experience

This is a great way to give back and be involved in the community! If you are interested and would like more information, please email a cover letter and resume to:

Sarah Standridge
Program Director
sstandridge@literacyactionar.org
501-372-7323

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