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Foundation Relations Manager POSITION: The Literacy Lab is seeking an organized, proactive Foundation Relations Manager to support the organization’s continued growth and sustainability. The Foundation Relations Manager is responsible for managing and growing the foundation grants portfolio in collaboration with the Director of Advancement, to support the organization's strategic direction. This position is an excellent opportunity to join a successful nonprofit dedicated to closing the literacy achievement gap. ABOUT THE LITERACY LAB: The Literacy Lab is a fast-paced, Washington, DC-based non-profit organization with a mission to provide low-income children with individualized reading instruction to improve their literacy skills, leading to greater success in school and increased opportunities in life. We partner with school districts to add capacity in high-need schools to close the literacy achievement gap for children before third grade. JOB RESPONSIBILITIES: The Foundation Relations Manager reports to the Director of Advancement, and is responsible for the following: ● Coordinates the identification, cultivation and solicitation of foundation support for programs and projects. ● Plans and manages solicitation strategies for foundation support. ● Generates and delivers well written grant proposals and reports, working with and supervising a team of grant writing consultants to ensure high-quality proposals. ● Works with program teams to cultivate relationships with foundation funding partners, and to develop grant proposals. ● Stewards relationships with foundation partners through regular communication, ensuring progress and grant reports are tracked and submitted in a timely manner. ● Conducts prospect research to identify new foundation partners and develop engagement strategies for new funders. ● Works with the organization’s leadership to identify and pursue new opportunities to promote The Literacy Lab’s mission and goals. ● Prepares and disseminates a quarterly donor newsletter and donor impact reports for major funding partners, collaborating with members of the communications, program and advancement teams as needed. ● Works with team members at the central support and regional levels to coordinate the attendance and participation of funding partners at events. ● Performs other related duties as assigned. WORK LOCATION: This is a remote opportunity with occasional work-related travel. The position can be based in any of the following regions: DC, MD, VA, MO, MA, CT, PA, NJ, NY, or WI. TRAVEL: This position may require out-of-town travel with notice for meetings, training, and staff events. The Literacy Lab is an equal opportunity employer. The Literacy Lab’s policy is to provide equal opportunity at all times without regard to race, color, religion, sex, pregnancy, national origin, ancestry, age, marital status, sexual orientation, family responsibility, physical or mental disability, medication, or status as a veteran. Fund Development Apr 8, 2021
Literacy Tutor (2021-22, AmeriCorps) Do you believe that literacy is a human right? The Literacy Lab recognizes that ensuring all students have the chance to read proficiently is an urgent and critical need. Our approach is to provide Pre-K classrooms and elementary schools with evidence-based literacy intervention and full-time literacy tutors to implement the model. With the help of assessment tools, their coaching teams, and The Literacy Lab’s program staff, our tutors help their students become successful readers. If you want to make a difference in the lives of children while gaining professional skills and experience in the fields of education, nonprofit, and social justice, a service term with The Literacy Lab may be the perfect opportunity for you! WHAT YOU WILL DO Tutors serve full-time for an entire academic year and work with a caseload of about 15-18 students who need targeted reading support. At their school site, tutors implement Reading Corps specific early literacy interventions, conduct weekly progress monitoring, and work with a team of coaches to make data-informed decisions to ensure each child is on track to read proficiently. Tutors are a part of the school community and work to build strong relationships with students, teachers, and other staff. In addition, tutors participate in community-based volunteer opportunities and ongoing professional development sessions. At a minimum, a tutor must: - Serve in a full-time capacity, approx. 8 hours/ day, M-F - Commit to a full service term (August-June) - Implement feedback from coaches and program staff - Utilize Reading Corps specific data-based and scripted curriculum - Participate in service days, ongoing training, and other Literacy Lab events and meetings COMMITMENT TO DIVERSITY, EQUITY, AND INCLUSION In addition to fulfilling our mission of ensuring that our students have the resources they need to be successful readers, we are proud to support diverse cohorts of tutors each year. We know that our cohorts are stronger when our tutors represent a number of different communities, cultures, religious backgrounds, genders, and sexual orientations. Because of the systemic history of racial inequity in the teaching profession, we’re dedicated to creating opportunities for emerging educators of color. Research shows that students who have a teacher that looks like them early in their educational career are more likely to graduate from high school and attend college. As over 90% of the students we serve are children of color, we know that having a representative cohort is crucial for positive long-term effects on our students. Furthermore, all students benefit from having at least one teacher of color in elementary school. REASONABLE ACCOMMODATIONS The Literacy Lab is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Reasonable accommodations are provided upon request. Required physical/sensory job functions are provided upon request. LEARN MORE Explore our Year at a Glance, which includes detailed position overviews (https://drive.google.com/file/d/1eKSxCkAg4AWechLEJ_fHJrO475ZcWSWM/view). Review our FAQs (https://theliteracylab.org/tutorexperience/#faqs). APPLY Submit your application through The Literacy Lab’s website (https://theliteracylab.org/apply/). Education Mar 22, 2021