Reading Partners VISTA Development Coordinator (2021-22) Silicon Valley, CA
About the organization
Reading Partners is a national literacy nonprofit that engages community volunteers and AmeriCorps service members to support elementary-aged students on their path toward reading proficiency. Our dedicated volunteers come from diverse backgrounds and life experiences and provide bi-weekly one-on-one tutoring to students, either in person or through our new online tutoring system. Our traditional, in-person program is proven to help children master the reading fundamentals necessary to become confident learners across all subjects. In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, Reading Partners urgently evolved program delivery to ensure students continue to receive the critical literacy tutoring in any learning environment.
The VISTA Development Coordinator is a key player in achieving Reading Partners’ regional development goals and building capacity for a network of development professionals across the organization. This is an exciting opportunity to learn the ins and outs of nonprofit fund development by identifying and developing best fundraising practices, supporting donor cultivation and stewardship, and researching potential funding opportunities. Reading Partners VISTA offers an amazing chance to give back through capacity-building roles – as a VISTA, you’ll receive benefits, a great place to serve, and the opportunity to springboard a glowing and growing career. Our top VISTA Development Coordinators are ambassadors for service, demonstrate a passion for relationship and systems development, and strongly believe in our vision and values.
Are dedicated to national and community service
Root your service in our vision & values
Can problem-solve through challenges and failures
Are flexible given the ever-changing environment of serving in public schools, and are adaptable in both work style and work environment
Understand this position is an AmeriCorps service commitment
Are dedicated to successfully completing a full term of service.
Demonstrate a passion for working with children
Possess a natural ability to connect with people
Are eager for a dynamic schedule
Pay strong attention to detail and manage competing priorities effectively
Boast a deep belief in and passionately promote our mission
Demonstrate a love for relationship-building and public speaking
Demonstrate an eagerness to train and manage volunteers
Take initiative in meeting goals and seeking professional growth
Can quickly learn new technology systems like Salesforce and have a high level of comfort with Google Apps and Zoom Conferencing
Possess a high school diploma or GED
Hold US Citizenship or Permanent Resident Status
Have not completed more than three (3) prior AmeriCorps or VISTA service terms
Contact email: [email protected]
Equal Opportunity Employment
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