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Updated 7/16/21

In preparation for reopening post-COVID (and a future expansion), we are rebuilding our team! There’s never been a better time to join us.

Seeds of Literacy is run by a very small team thanks in large part to a veritable army of volunteers. Each member of the staff is curious, creative, and passionate about Adult Literacy. They aren’t afraid to jump in and assist in other areas. They are expert problem-solvers and trouble-shooters, and they value clear communication to make the operation work. If these are qualities you possess and you are interested in joining the Seeds Family, check out our job postings below.

READ: What Makes An Employee Successful? Interview with President Bonnie Entler


Please read each description carefully before applying. Applications will only be accepted through Indeed.com unless otherwise stated below. If the position is expired on Indeed, but still listed below, it remains unfilled.


Review our organization’s COVID Response & Workplace Precautions.

***BENEFITS BEYOND COMPENSATION***

Full-time employees are eligible for a robust benefits package which includes:

  • Medical, Dental, and Vision (includes majority-paid premiums by the employer)
  • Flexible Health Spending Account
  • 401(k) + match
  • Life and Disability Insurance
  • 17 Paid Holidays (Indicated by Offices Closed)
  • Paid Vacation Days
  • Paid Sick Days

The benefits package has a monetary value equivalent of an additional 30% of the employee’s salary.

Some positions have flexible schedules, and all staff enjoy a variety of free books from our many wonderful donors.

Student Engagement Coordinator (part-time, mid afternoon/evenings)

SCHEDULE: Part -time

Monday through Thursday 3:30pm – 8:30pm

PAY:

$16-18 per hour

Primary Purpose:

Student Engagement Coordinator provides student orientation into the program and ongoing communication with potential and news students related to attendances, learning and goals.

(Orientation Leader & Student Onboarding)

 

Essential Job Functions:

  • Communicate policies and procedures to all new students.
  • Assist students in completing registration information.
  • Administer assessment exams.
  • Formulate and communicate clear learning and workforce goals / objectives appropriate for students.
  • Maintain and demonstrate up-to-date knowledge of student curriculum (high school equivalency tests and other learning materials).
  • Become familiar with students’ background, knowledge, experience and skills.
  • Effectively implements retention policies.
  • Communicates with site coordinators regarding retention and student concerns.
  • Use technology effectively (Google Drive, Docs, Sheets, Microsoft Office, Excel, Word, Power Point, LACES).
  • Maintain accurate/complete records and submit information on time.
  • Maintain regular and reliable attendance.
  • May be involved in the planning, organization and implementation of special events or department – specific projects or seasonal program changes.
  • In times of need, employees may be asked to complete related duties other than those indicated above.

REQUIRED:

  • Bachelor’s Degree
  • Fluent Spanish preferred
  • Computer Skills: Google Suite (Drive, Docs, Sheets, Mail), Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, PowerPoint), LACES

 

APPLY ON INDEED  If the position is expired on Indeed (and only then): Submit your resume, cover letter, and references to communications@seedsofliteracy.org. Include the position for which you are applying in the subject line.

Resource Development Coordinator (part-time)

SCHEDULE: Part-time

Days and hours will vary.

PAY:

$25-$30 per hour

Primary Purpose:

This position is responsible for creating and implementing a fund raising plan that will meet the revenue goals of the organization along with growing the revenue to support the strategic direction of the organization.

Essential Job Functions

  • Collaborating with president and board of directors to create and implement fundraising plan (annual appeals, campaigns, special events, etc.)
  • Identify and develop corporate, community and individual prospects and develop strategies to cultivate those relationships
  • Facilitate major gifts
  • Maintain ongoing communications with private and corporate donors
  • Coordinate in-kind donations
  • Plan and execute fundraising events including securing sponsorships, logistics planning, and requesting in kind donations
  • Engage volunteers for events and manage event committees
  • Develop promotional marketing materials related to fundraising
  • Build relationships with community stakeholders to advance the mission and fundraising goals of Seeds of Literacy

Requirements

  • Bachelor’s degree or equivalent experience
  • Sales or business development experience – proficient with sponsorship solicitation. Proven track record of success.
  • Development (donor cultivation) work experience a plus
  • Minimum 3 years fundraising experience
  • Proactive and friendly, people person
  • Process driven with a competitive spirit
  • Must be extremely detail oriented and possess excellent organization and communications skills
  • Possess a passion for the Seeds of Literacy’s mission a plus
  • Ability to build professional relationships
  • Ability to work independently, be self-motivated, and be a team player
  • Exemplary skills with Microsoft Office applications (i.e. Excel, Word)
  • Available to travel, work weekends, and evenings
  • Familiarity with donor and prospect management software, particularly Donor Perfect

LOCATION:

Seeds West 3104 W. 25th Street, Cleveland, OH 44109

APPLY ON INDEED  If the position is expired on Indeed (and only then): Submit your resume, cover letter, and references to communications@seedsofliteracy.org. Include the position for which you are applying in the subject line.

Cleaning & Disinfectant Team Member (part-time)

SCHEDULE: Part-time

Monday through Thursday 3pm – 6pm

PAY:

$10-12 per hour

LOCATION:

Seeds West 3104 W. 25th Street, Cleveland, OH 44109

Primary Purpose:

The Cleaning and Disinfectant Team Member is responsible for keeping offices, classroom, computer lab, and other areas clean and organized. The main duties include sweeping, mopping, and vacuuming floors, sanitizing countertops and furniture, and sanitizing bathrooms, kitchens and other public areas.

Essential Job Functions:

  • Cleans and disinfects all surfaces, especially high-touch areas.
  • Dusting surface areas and counter surfaces.
  • Performs general sweeping, scrubbing, mopping of floors.
  • Using vacuuming equipment; vacuums and cleans carpets, performs further treatments such stain-removal as needed.
  • Disposal of trash from bins and containers.
  • Scrubbing sinks, basins, and toilets in bathrooms.
  • Cleaning windows, glass surfaces, and mirrors.
  • Maintaining and upkeep of all cleaning equipment, supplies, and products.
  • Ensuring safe and sanitary storage and care of products.
  • Wear PPE equipment as necessary

Performance/ Physical Requirements:

  • Physically capable of lifting and moving objects up to 25 pounds as necessary.
  • General knowledge of cleaning products, cleaning tools, and best cleaning practices.
  • Reliable transportation.
  • Ability to be on your feet for long periods of time (3+ hours per day).
  • Comfortable working around cleaning chemicals in an office or industrial setting.
  • Ability to climb stairs while carrying equipment.

APPLY ON INDEED  If the position is expired on Indeed (and only then): Submit your resume, cover letter, and references to communications@seedsofliteracy.org. Include the position for which you are applying in the subject line.

COVID-19 Screener (part-time)

SCHEDULE: Part-time

Monday through Thursday 8:30am – 2:30pm

PAY:

$10-12 per hour

LOCATION:

Seeds West 3104 W. 25th Street, Cleveland, OH 44109

Primary Purpose:

The COVID-19 Screener is responsible for following safety protocols and working to ensure the well-being of all students, tutors, volunteers, and staff by the taking of temperatures of all individuals seeking entrance to the facility. The role will cover temperature checks, health questionnaire, maintaining a clean and sanitized work environment, as well as recording data. Screener will deny entrance to anyone not meeting the criteria. Protective medical gear is provided to ensure your safety.

Essential Job Functions:

  • Take temperature checks
  • Ask health questionnaire
  • Record attendance of students, tutors, visitors
  • Type information into forms
  • Check & record vaccine cards

Requirements:

  • Must be at least 18 years of age
  • High School Diploma or GED equivalent required
  • Prefer experience with oral, temporal, tympanic, and no touch thermometers
  • Critical thinking skills a must for all scenarios they may encounter
  • Ability to type and enter information accurately

 

APPLY ON INDEED  If the position is expired on Indeed (and only then): Submit your resume, cover letter, and references to communications@seedsofliteracy.org. Include the position for which you are applying in the subject line.

Site Coordinator (GED Teacher, Virtual Classroom) - Evening (part-time)

SCHEDULE: 10-19 hours per week

Monday through Thursday 4:30pm – 8:30pm, some floating hours on some Fridays & Saturdays

PAY:

$19 – $22 per hour

LOCATION

Although the classroom is virtual, the position is on-site at Seeds East – 13815 Kinsman Road , Cleveland, OH 44120 (Mt. Pleasant Area)

PRIMARY PURPOSE

The Site Coordinator provides student and tutor support, which includes student instruction, student progress/achievement record keeping, student involvement, tutor training, student and tutor supervision, and classroom management for our Virtual Classroom.

Essential Job Functions:

  • Maintain and demonstrate up-to-date knowledge of student curriculum (high school equivalency exams and other learning materials).
  • Communicate policies and procedures to all students.
  • Become familiar with students’ background, knowledge, experience and skills.
  • Formulate and communicate clear learning and workforce goals/objectives appropriate for students.
  • Create an environment that is safe and conducive to learning while maintaining positive control of students in class.
  • Accommodate different learning styles by using a variety of strategies and instructional techniques.
  • Evaluate tutors to assess skills, strengths, abilities, and effectiveness.
  • Pair students with appropriate tutor based on students’ needs and tutor’s abilities.
  • Evaluate and assess student learning using strategies aligned with learning goals.
  • Effectively facilitate productive student achievement and monitor students’ progress; provide feedback.
  • Appropriately utilize and administer standardized tests and review of test results.
  • Use technology effectively (Microsoft Office, Excel, Word, Power Point, Google Docs, LACES).
  • Maintain accurate/complete records and submit information on time.
  • Effectively implement retention policies.
  • Train new tutors.
  • Monitor tutor’s needs and provide support when possible.
  • Maintain regular and reliable attendance.
  • May be involved in the planning, organization and implementation of special events or department – specific projects or seasonal program changes.
  • In times of need, employees may be asked to complete related duties other than those indicated above.

Performance/ Physical Requirements:

  •  At times the work may involve prolonged periods of sitting/ standing when necessary.
  • Attention to detail and confidentiality are required.
  • English reading and writing skills are required.
  • Must be capable of providing services in a professional and courteous fashion.
  • Ability to work well in a multi-cultural setting.

Knowledge, Skills, Requirements

  • Bachelor’s degree in education or related field required.
  • Teaching experience years or more (preferred)
  • Bilingual English and Spanish (preferred)
  • Knowledge of adult and family literacy.
  • Excellent organizational, communication, and interpersonal skills with a non-judgmental approach and style.
  • Computer skills, including Microsoft Office (Excel, Word, Power Point) and LACES.
  • Willingness to work with people of different backgrounds and abilities.

APPLY ON INDEED  If the position is expired on Indeed (and only then): Submit your resume, cover letter, and references to communications@seedsofliteracy.org. Include the position for which you are applying in the subject line.

 

Site Coordinator (GED Teacher, Virtual Classroom) - Day (full-time)

SCHEDULE

Monday through Friday 8:30am – 5pm

PAY

$40,000 – $45,000 salary + benefits

LOCATION

Although the classroom is virtual, the position is on-site at Seeds East – 13815 Kinsman Road , Cleveland, OH 44120 (Mt. Pleasant Area)

PRIMARY PURPOSE

The Site Coordinator provides student and tutor support, which includes student instruction, student progress/achievement record keeping, student involvement, tutor training, student and tutor supervision, and classroom management for our Virtual Classroom.

Essential Job Functions:

  • Maintain and demonstrate up-to-date knowledge of student curriculum (high school equivalency exams and other learning materials).
  • Communicate policies and procedures to all students.
  • Become familiar with students’ background, knowledge, experience and skills.
  • Formulate and communicate clear learning and workforce goals/objectives appropriate for students.
  • Create an environment that is safe and conducive to learning while maintaining positive control of students in class.
  • Accommodate different learning styles by using a variety of strategies and instructional techniques.
  • Evaluate tutors to assess skills, strengths, abilities, and effectiveness.
  • Pair students with appropriate tutor based on students’ needs and tutor’s abilities.
  • Evaluate and assess student learning using strategies aligned with learning goals.
  • Effectively facilitate productive student achievement and monitor students’ progress; provide feedback.
  • Appropriately utilize and administer standardized tests and review of test results.
  • Use technology effectively (Microsoft Office, Excel, Word, Power Point, Google Docs, LACES).
  • Maintain accurate/complete records and submit information on time.
  • Effectively implement retention policies.
  • Train new tutors.
  • Monitor tutor’s needs and provide support when possible.
  • Maintain regular and reliable attendance.
  • May be involved in the planning, organization and implementation of special events or department – specific projects or seasonal program changes.
  • In times of need, employees may be asked to complete related duties other than those indicated above.

Performance/ Physical Requirements:

  • At times the work may involve prolonged periods of sitting/ standing when necessary.
  • Attention to detail and confidentiality are required.
  • English reading and writing skills are required.
  • Must be capable of providing services in a professional and courteous fashion.
  • Ability to work well in a multi-cultural setting.

Knowledge, Skills, Requirements

  • Bachelor’s degree in education or related field required.
  • Teaching experience years or more (preferred)
  • Bilingual English and Spanish (preferred)
  • Knowledge of adult and family literacy.
  • Excellent organizational, communication, and interpersonal skills with a non-judgmental approach and style.
  • Computer skills, including Microsoft Office (Excel, Word, Power Point) and LACES.
  • Willingness to work with people of different backgrounds and abilities.

APPLY ON INDEED  If the position is expired on Indeed (and only then): Submit your resume, cover letter, and references to communications@seedsofliteracy.org. Include the position for which you are applying in the subject line.

College Internships

Gain real-world experience at Seeds!

 

NON-PROFIT GENERALIST INTERN

This opportunity is project-based and will rotate throughout departments for full exposure to the management of a literacy-focused nonprofit organization. Interns will work with leadership positions on volunteer engagement, grant research, social media advertising, community partnerships, and any special events.

Potential projects could include:

  • creation of satisfaction surveys and compiling feedback of current and past volunteers
  • developing lists of social media handles for local, regional, and national government officials, literacy agencies, and referral sources
  • brainstorming and creation of social media campaign and content ideas to achieve student recruitment goals
  • identify potential partnerships in key sectors: workforce, health, post secondary ed, training, and work to develop a referral system to produce a resource to be given to students at graduation
  • assist with logistics and execution of special events (tutor training, professional development workshops, etc)

Qualifications

  • Undergraduate senior or above, pursuing nonprofit management, education, social work, or other related field
  • Writing samples demonstrating excellent communication skills
  • Skilled at listening and responding effectively
  • Skilled using Google Suite (Drive, Docs, Sheets, Slides, Forms), Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, Powerpoint), and the ability to learn new software
  • Working knowledge of social media advertising preferred

Perks 

  • Flexible hours typically Monday through Friday, 8:30pm – 5pm
  • Free books!

TO APPLY: For consideration, please email a letter of interest, along with any writing samples, to christinelee@seedsofliteracy.org.