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Now Hiring

Updated 5/23/2022

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.

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Review our organization’s COVID Response & Workplace Precautions.

*All Seeds of Literacy staff are required to be vaccinated against COVID-19. Requests for medical and/or religious exemptions from the vaccination requirement will be considered on an individual basis, to the extent required by law.*


***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: employee weekly contribution less than $30.)
  • 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 may offer flexible schedules after 90 days, and all staff enjoy a variety of free books from our many wonderful donors.


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.

***None of our positions are remote. We are located in Cleveland, Ohio. Relocation not provided.***

Front Desk Officer (East) full-time

SCHEDULE

Full-time, 8-hour shifts, typically: Monday – Friday, 8:30am – 5pm

LOCATION

Seeds East

PAY

$14-17/hour. Please see above to learn about additional benefits beyond compensation

PRIMARY PURPOSES:

Act as the “first point of contact” for all stakeholders 

  • graciously greet and direct all callers & visitors
  • notify staff members of callers and arrivals;
  • provide program information to prospective tutors and students;
  • process incoming communications (phone, fax, mail) from stakeholders
  • Maintains reliable attendance as the organization’s “gatekeeper”

Provide technical support and guidance to callers logging onto Zoom for the first time for Virtual Classroom

  • Calmly walk the caller through the process;
  • Assist with troubleshooting;
  • Transfer calls to the Zoom room when video is unavailable

Provide administrative support 

  • Conduct timely data entry into various databases (LACES, Excel, Google Sheets)
  • Ensure accuracy of data
  • Maintain inventory of supplies and program supplies
  • Assist Volunteer Coordinator with directing on-site volunteers
  • May be involved in implementation of special events or department-specific projects and seasonal program changes

Other duties as assigned based on need

REQUIRED EDUCATION & EXPERIENCE

  • High School Diploma/GED (Required) Associate’s Degree (Preferred)
  • Excellent working knowledge of Microsoft Office, Google Suite, Microsoft Office (Excel and Word)
  • Extreme attention to detail for flawless data-entry
  • Strong interpersonal skills, ability to calm anxious callers by instilling confidence
  • Ability to manage time and multi-task effectively
  • Ability to maintain confidentiality of sensitive information

APPLY ON INDEED   If the position is not listed, or 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.

Bilingual Evening Site Coordinator (West Virtual Classroom) part-time

Hours: ~ 24 hours a week

  • Monday through Thursday
  • 4:00pm-8:00pm
  • flexible hours on some Fridays and Saturdays

Pay:

  •  $19.00 – $22.00 per hour

Location:

  • Seeds West – Virtual Classroom
  • This position is NOT remote. Virtual Classroom instructors are on-site at Seeds West.

Description:

The Evening Site Coordinator (SC) serves as both a classroom manager and lead teacher, formulating, communicating and evaluating clear learning goals for students and pairing them with our volunteer tutors. The SC oversees and manages the evening class which includes student instruction, student and tutor supervision, and detailed student progress/achievement record keeping. This position is responsible for our virtual evening class, which takes place on Zoom.

Qualifications:

  • Must be fluent in Spanish (assessment to be conducted prior to hiring)
  • Bachelor’s degree in education or related field.
  • Knowledge of adult education and family literacy.
  • Computer skills including Google Suite (email, calendar, Drive) and Microsoft Office (Excel, Word)

A person most likely to be successful in this position is:

  • A passionate educator who is excited to help others achieve their educational goals
  • A person who is empathetic with a non-judgmental approach and style
  • Someone who can manage a diverse group of people, pairing students with tutors based on students’ needs and tutors’ strengths
  • Someone who is able to accommodate different learning styles
  • A person who is familiar with a variety of instructional techniques
  • A creative problem solver who can help students overcome obstacles academic and otherwise
  • Someone who has strong computer skills, including experience using Zoom as well as Google Suite
  • Someone who can communicate effectively with coworkers and students
  • A team player who is willing to dive in and assist with other related tasks
  • A person who is highly motivated, understands their role, and can jump right in

*All Seeds of Literacy staff and volunteers are required to be vaccinated against COVID-19. Requests for medical and/or religious exemptions from the vaccination requirement will be considered on an individual basis, to the extent required by law.*

Apply for this position on Indeed. If (and only if) the position is expired on Indeed, apply via email to communications@seedsofliteracy.org with the position in the job title.

Evening Site Coordinator (West Virtual Classroom) part-time

Hours: ~ 24 hours a week

  • Monday through Thursday
  • 4:00pm-8:00pm
  • flexible hours on some Fridays and Saturdays

Pay:

  •  $19.00 – $22.00 per hour

Location:

  • Seeds West – Virtual Classroom
  • This position is NOT remote. Virtual Classroom instructors are on-site at Seeds West.

Description:

The Evening Site Coordinator (SC) serves as both a classroom manager and lead teacher, formulating, communicating and evaluating clear learning goals for students and pairing them with our volunteer tutors. The SC oversees and manages the evening class which includes student instruction, student and tutor supervision, and detailed student progress/achievement record keeping. This position is responsible for our virtual evening class, which takes place on Zoom.

Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree in education or related field.
  • Knowledge of adult education and family literacy.
  • Computer skills including Google Suite (email, calendar, Drive) and Microsoft Office (Excel, Word)

A person most likely to be successful in this position is:

  • A passionate educator who is excited to help others achieve their educational goals
  • A person who is empathetic with a non-judgmental approach and style
  • Someone who can manage a diverse group of people, pairing students with tutors based on students’ needs and tutors’ strengths
  • Someone who is able to accommodate different learning styles
  • A person who is familiar with a variety of instructional techniques
  • A creative problem solver who can help students overcome obstacles academic and otherwise
  • Someone who has strong computer skills, including experience using Zoom as well as Google Suite
  • Someone who can communicate effectively with coworkers and students
  • A team player who is willing to dive in and assist with other related tasks
  • A person who is highly motivated, understands their role, and can jump right in

*All Seeds of Literacy staff and volunteers are required to be vaccinated against COVID-19. Requests for medical and/or religious exemptions from the vaccination requirement will be considered on an individual basis, to the extent required by law.*

Apply for this position on Indeed. If (and only if) the position is expired on Indeed, apply via email to communications@seedsofliteracy.org with the position in the job title.

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.

 

*All Seeds of Literacy staff and volunteers are required to be vaccinated against COVID-19. Requests for medical and/or religious exemptions from the vaccination requirement will be considered on an individual basis, to the extent required by law.*

 

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