Education, Program and Community Development·Literations·
Literations Outreach Coordinator
Outreach Coordinator (Hourly, Part Time, 20/25 hrs/week)
Who we are
Literations envisions a day when all students, regardless of zip code, enter the fifth grade as proficient readers poised for academic success. Our mission is driving educational equity through experienced community volunteers empowering young readers for lifelong learning. We serve communities where opportunity gaps exist to ensure all students have the resources to become literacy proficient. Our experienced community volunteers are matched 1:1 with early elementary students from one of our 15 partners. These pairs meet weekly throughout the school year to accelerate students’ reading growth. Our highly-effective programming annually supports over 500 children to help them succeed in school and beyond. Literations is an affiliate of AARP Foundation Experience Corps, a national leader in engaging older adult volunteer coaches to improve grade 1-4 student literacy.
Reporting to the Training Specialist , the Outreach Coordinator is responsible for recruiting new volunteers in the Boston area to serve as Literacy Coaches. The Outreach Coordinator will build relationships with community partners and influencers, conduct information sessions, and promote Literations volunteer opportunities online and in-person, with an immediate emphasis in Dorchester, Roxbury, and Mattapan. The Outreach Coordinator will also work occasional nights and weekends to represent Literations at community events.
The Outreach Coordinator is part of the Recruitment and Training Team and will work closely with the Volunteer Coordinator. They will also interface regularly with Literations’ Operations and Program Teams.
Ideal candidates should have a strong commitment and drive for deep and robust community engagement and feel comfortable exploring and navigating various communities and environments. Successful candidates will feel excited about the opportunity to develop and deepen community relationships and partnerships.
Goal Setting and Planning
In collaboration with the Deputy Director, Recruitment, and Program Departments, set annual goals for number of events, inquiries, attendees at events, and applicants by site that align with overall programmatic needs
In collaboration with the Recruitment Department, develop outreach plan for recruitment methods and timing of outreach within distinct communities in order to reach annual goals
Review historic outreach efforts and determine most successful sources for recruiting new volunteers as well as underutilized and/or untapped sources
Conduct community/neighborhood audits in order to determine locations, organizations, community influencers that can serve as volunteer sources
Conduct outreach and establish/grow relationships with community organizations and influencers; and develop strategies for utilizing existing and growing network as sources for prospective volunteers
Manage relationship with AARP Massachusetts to support ongoing outreach efforts
In partnership with Literations Marketing VISTA, create a schedule of social media outreach and develop engaging promotional materials to use for online and in-person outreach opportunities
Publicize information sessions and volunteer opportunities online and in communities
Research and attend community events, schedule and conduct in-community information sessions
Develop and manage a Volunteer Ambassador program to engage existing volunteers in Literations’s recruitment efforts
Manage Literations Active-ation Program by creating and executing a social, educational, and recruitment-based calendar of events based on volunteer interests in order to support both volunteer retention and recruitment needs
Past events include coffee hours, fireside chats with external specialists, technology workshops, yoga sessions, etc.
Utilize Literations’s Applicant Tracking System (Breezy HR) to monitor, track, and provide top-quality customer service to prospects until they convert to applicants
Support the Recruitment Team with 2-3 hours of applicant interviews per week, depending upon time of year
Prepare monthly outreach reports, attend regular recruitment and staff meetings, collaborate with recruitment, operations, and program teams as needed
Other duties as assigned
There are innumerable ways to learn, grow, and excel professionally. We respect this when we review applications and take a broad look at the experience of each applicant. We want to get to know you and the unique strengths you will bring to the work. This said, we are most likely to be interested in your candidacy if you can demonstrate the majority of the qualifications and experiences listed below.
Strong familiarity with Boston neighborhoods and communities (resident preferred)
Excellent public speaking, interpersonal, and customer service skills
Current and valid driver's license and regular access to a vehicle is essential for this role
Experience with community organizing and/or engagement
Willingness to work occasional evenings and/or weekends
Ability to work productively with a diverse group of community stakeholders, volunteers, and staff and an appreciation for working with older adults and intergenerational work
Patience, flexibility, a sense of humor, and creativity and initiative when solving problems
Strong technology skills, including basic knowledge of email and Zoom and the willingness to learn new systems
Reliable wifi/internet access
Bi/multilingual a plus
Hours, Location, and Compensation
This is a non-exempt, hourly (20-25 hours/week) position, with a starting range of $23-$27/hour. While Literations practices a hybrid work model, this position will be heavily community and in-person focused within Boston and Boston neighborhoods.
monthly travel allotment,
access to a 403b retirement plan (includes an employer match of up to 2%),
hybrid work schedule,
generous personal time,
supportive working environment.
How to Apply
Interested candidates are encouraged to promptly submit their application through our online portal. All applicants will receive a response to their application within two weeks of submission. Please email firstname.lastname@example.org with questions or for support submitting your application.
Literations is an equal opportunity employer, committed to creating and supporting a diverse work environment. Candidates of color, bi-/multilingual, bicultural, and LGBTQIA+ are strongly encouraged to apply.
We partner with nonprofits and socially-minded organizations that want to make a difference in people's lives. Since organizations are most impactful when there is alignment between its mission and their employee's values, and employees are most engaged when their strengths, purpose and attitude align with their role, our goal is to match qualified applicants with organizations that align with their strengths, purpose and values.
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Education, Program and Community Development·Literations·