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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.


Please read each description carefully before applying. Applications will only be accepted through Indeed.com unless otherwise stated below.


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Student Engagement Coordinators (multiple openings, part time)

20-29 hours a week.

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

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 (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.

Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree in education or related field required.
  • Knowledge of adult and family literacy.
  • Computer skills including Microsoft Office (Excel, Word), Google Docs and LACES.
  • Willingness to work with people of different backgrounds and abilities.

Pay:

$16.00 – $18.00 per hour

Education:

Bachelor’s (Required)

Language:

Bilingual English-Spanish (Preferred)

Work Location:

One location

 

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Special Events Coordinator (part time)

24-28 hours per week

Part-time non-exempt position scheduled to work Monday through Friday with a flexible schedule to include coverage during evening and weekend events.

 

Seeds of Literacy seeks an experienced Special Events Coordinator to work with volunteer committees and lead fundraising events including other special events. This is a part time position, 24-28 hours per week.

The Special Events Coordinator is responsible for all aspects of events. This position will plan, organize, and ensure events are successfully executed from start to clean-up. The coordinator will develop and maintain a strong network of contacts, both internal and external, to facilitate event execution. This position interacts with executives, donors, staff, and volunteers and will manage, supervise, and direct event activities to ensure that details are handled as planned.

This is a hands-on role that REQUIRES strong leadership, negotiation and planning skills, as well as the ability to effectively communicate, prioritize, and problem solve while remaining calm under pressure.

Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree or an equivalent combination of education and fundraising, marketing or public relations experience having an event focus
  • Minimum of two (2) years of experience developing and executing special events for small and medium organizations
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Skilled at listening, and responding effectively; works well with others at all levels
  • Computer experience including Internet research, Microsoft Office applications, Google Suite, and DonorPerfect experience preferred
  • Highly organized; efficient time management; multi-tasking under stress; ability to identify source of problem and effectively solve in an expeditious manner
  • Ability to manage tasks and coordinate the work of volunteers, make decisions, manage conflict, plan and organize in a timely manner
  • Ability to work in a fast paced environment
  • Valid driver’s license and automobile insurance per Company policy
  • Ability to travel to off-site locations
  • Able to work with minimal supervision and use independent judgment; know when to engage support for situations outside of role scope

Key Responsibilities

  • Responsible for Special Event line of budget (approximately $200,000), managing expenses and income to result in budgeted net proceeds
  • Leads and implements 2+ major fundraising events – this includes coordination of theme, communications, auction item acquisition, and event structure and logistics
  • Identify and communicate volunteer and staffing requirements for events in a timely manner and collaborate across departments to secure adequate coverage.
  • Helps maintain regular personal contact with past and current corporate and special event volunteers and helps cultivate new relationships;
  • Maintain detailed schedules and records for all event activities and facilitate post event recap/improvement meetings.
  • Collaborate with communications director to ensure timely production of support materials and promotion of events.
  • Negotiate with, and secure vendors for, a variety of goods and services including rentals, catering, photographers, florists, entertainment, valet, etc. to ensure seamless presentation and a positive brand experience.
  • Manage event budgets and provide creative solutions when limited resources are available.
  • Develop floor plans and support materials that clearly communicate event needs and expectations.
  • Provides follow- up for sponsorships, attendees and auction items;
  • Properly thank sponsors and donors after events through acknowledgement letters, emails, and phone calls;
  • Works collaboratively with colleagues in connection with all fundraising activities and special events.

Salary

  • $20 – $25 per hour

Working conditions:

  • Part-time non-exempt position scheduled to work Monday through Friday with a flexible schedule to include coverage during evening and weekend events.
  • Must work on-site
  • Must be able to stand, bend, stoop, and use hands and arms continuously for extended periods of time.
  • Must be able to lift 40 lbs. to set up and take down events.
  • Must be available and able to work during signature events.

Work Location:

  • One location

Education:

  • Bachelor’s (Preferred)

Experience:

  • Fundraising: 2 years (Required)

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Site Coordinators (multiple openings, part time evenings)

10-19 hours per week

Monday through Thursday 4:30pm – 8:30pm, some floating hours Friday and Saturday

The Evening Site Coordinator oversees and manages the evening class which includes student instruction, student and tutor supervision, and detailed student progress/achievement record keeping. Monthly tutor training.

Essential Job Functions

  • Formulate, communicate and evaluate clear learning goals/objectives appropriate for students.
  • Accommodate different learning styles by using a variety of strategies and instructional techniques.
  • Pair students with appropriate tutor based on students’ needs and tutor’s abilities.
  • Maintain up-to-date knowledge of student curriculum (GED and other learning materials).
  • Become familiar with students’ background, knowledge, experience and skills.
  • Create an environment that is conducive to learning while maintaining positive control of students in class.
  • Evaluate tutors to assess skills, strengths, abilities, and effectiveness.
  • Train new tutors.
  • Use computer and internet application effectively (Microsoft Office, Excel, Word, Power Point, online databases, google apps).

Knowledge, Skills, Experience:

Candidate will have a bachelor’s degree in education or related field. MUST be Bilingual – English and Spanish. Candidate will have: knowledge of adult education and family literacy; excellent organizational, communication and interpersonal skills with non-judgmental approach and style; computer skills; and an ability to work well in a multi-cultural setting.

Pay:

$16.00 – $18.00 per hour

Education:

Bachelor’s (Required)

Language:

FLUENT in Spanish (Required)

Work Location:

One location

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