External Relations Associate

Reading Partners

About the organization

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.


Support all external revenue activities to meet or exceed ambitious fundraising goals for the entire region.

Assist in all writing for fundraising and external relations activities for the region including meeting briefs, letters, follow-up correspondence, updates, acknowledgments, reports, grants, proposals, newsletters, and more.
Conduct a high volume of prospect research to identify and qualify foundation, corporate, and major gift prospects.

Drive regional development operations and provide administrative support.

Project manage all event logistics for 3-5 regional fundraising, tutor appreciation, and donor stewardship events annually.
Manage Salesforce donor database to record and track deadlines, meeting notes and funder information.
Produce reports and data that are used by the development team and Executive Director to drive streamlined communication internally and with the board.
Oversee regional social media accounts, creating posts and thoughtfully engaging followers.

Each year, execute on a comprehensive community engagement strategy to meet and exceed volunteer recruitment targets.

Support in developing strategy to recruit and/or retain 1100+ volunteers annually.
Develop and manage a portfolio of community partners of that supporting Reading Partners with volunteers.
Lead on the logistics of tutor orientations for the entire region.
Support the clearance of volunteers by becoming a licensed fingerprint roller and facilitating backgr


Reading Partners Silicon Valley is seeking a highly organized self-starter for our External Relations Associate (ERA). This position is an exciting opportunity for someone who is interested in a career in nonprofit management, with a focus on the day-to-day needs of managing an organization, including data systems, fundraising, event planning, project management, and community relations. They must be able to adapt to a continually evolving environment and thrive in an autonomous and deadline-oriented workplace.

The ERA reports to the External Relations Manager and is a member of the external relations team, which is responsible for both fundraising and development as well as volunteer recruitment and engagement. The ERA will work as a member of the regional team as well as engage with national team members as needed.

Application instructions

Contact email: [email protected]


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