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Join Literacy Trust

Literacy Trust offers competitive salary and benefits, commensurate with experience and skills.

Literacy Trust is an equal opportunity employer.

Full-time staff receive:
Health insurance covered in full
Vision and dental insurance
Options to match 401k contributions
Cell phone reimbursements
Monthly transportation stipends (programmatic staff only)


To apply for an open position, please send a resume and thoughtful cover letter, outlining how your skills and experience meet the qualifications of the position, addressed to Tiffany Zapico, Executive Director, Literacy Trust at tiffanyzapico@literacytrust.org.

Director of Development 

The Director of Development's primary responsibility is to develop new revenue sources (individual, corporate, and foundation) with long-term sustainability. The Director of Development will work closely with the Executive Director to expand and oversee all donor relationships in order to diversify funding streams. Specifically, the Director of Development will build and manage a portfolio of individual donors, identify and pursue grant opportunities, leverage the Board, and lead the development and execution of strategic special events.

Required Qualifications
• Bachelor’s degree, Master’s preferred
• At least five years of experience in nonprofit fundraising
• Experience building/executing fundraising strategies
• Experience cultivating gifts from a variety of sources
• Effective Interpersonal, verbal, and written skills
• US Citizenship or Permanent Resident Status

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Part-Time Reading Rescue Program Associate

The Part Time Reading Rescue Program Associate's primary role is to provide professional development, coach, develop, and mobilize a team of school-based Program Coordinators and instructors to deliver high quality, effective one-on-one instruction to low performing students.

The Part Time Reading Rescue Program Associate manages all aspects of program quality, delivery and implementation. The Reading Rescue Program Associate directs the day-to-day operations, manages internal and external relationships, coaches and supports instructors, drives processes and strategies to maximize literacy development in students at high risk of failure, and is proficient in analyzing data.

The Part Time Reading Rescue Program Associate is an inspiring team leader, is goal-oriented and excited by both strategic and on-the-ground work. Travel throughout New York City school sites is required.

Requirements & Compensation:
August 2018: Five full days of initial training
September 2018: First round of co-facilitating professional developments and observations of site visits
October 2018: First round of solo facilitating professional development sessions
October-April 2018: At least four (4) visits per school (number of schools is dependent on need). Schedule is flexible and can be built out by applicant to meet the needs of school partnerships.

Required Qualifications
• Bachelor's degree in education or related subject area
• Ability to work effectively with diverse students and colleagues
• Experience in early literacy
• 2+ years working with elementary-aged students in an educational setting
• Thrives in a remote working environment
• Deep belief in our mission
• Access to reliable transportation to travel throughout the 5 boroughs, as necessary
• US Citizenship or Permanent Resident Status

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Program Director

Literacy Trust's Program Director is part of a small but growing team working towards alleviating the early literacy crisis in New York City. The Program Director's primary role is to oversee all aspects of the Reading Rescue program in up to 150 schools, as well as any other professional development services Literacy Trust offers. The Program Director manages all programmatic staff (7 - 10 people), directing the day-to-day operations of all Literacy Trust's professional developments and intervention programs. The Program Director is an inspiring team leader who is goal-oriented, excited by both the strategic and direct service-related work, and is savvy at managing people and projects remotely.

Required Qualifications
• Bachelor’s Degree; Master's degree preferred
• Expertise in early literacy; teaching experience preferred
• At least 3 - 5 years of management experience with full-time staff; managing a remote staff is a plus
• Leadership experience with a proven track record of success meeting and setting ambitious goals
• US Citizenship or Permanent Resident Status
• Fluent in Spanish, preferred

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Director of Talent, Culture and Operations

Literacy Trust’s is looking for a smart, organized and entrepreneurial team member to oversee our day-to-day operations and help build strong systems to support growth, talent management and organization culture. The Director of Talent, Culture and Operations will work closely with fellow team members and play an integral part in helping us grow smoothly and happily. This position will be the first point of contact for diverse people-related inquiries and issues, and a vital resource for the team. The Director will create and implement strategies and initiatives that benefit our team members, enhance the culture and are aligned with the overall organization goals.

Required Qualifications
• Bachelor’s degree or higher in business administration/human resources, or another relevant discipline
• At least 3 - 5 years of management experience with full-time staff
• Leadership experience with a proven track record of success meeting and setting ambitious goals
• Solid proficiency and experience in all HR process: selection & employment, employee relations, compensation, benefits administration, employment law, workers compensation and talent management
• Experience in non-profit management
• Passion for developing employees and creating an engaging team culture
• Strong team leader, manager, coach, and relationship builder
• Structured and organized – act as a multitasker when necessary
• Excellent computer skills, including MS Office, familiarity with Google Docs and Salesforce
• Deep belief in our mission
• US Citizenship or Permanent Resident Status

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