About Augustine Literacy Project-Charlotte:

Augustine Literacy Project – Charlotte (ALP) is a Charlotte-based non-profit with a mission to improve the reading, writing and spelling skills of under-resourced children who struggle with literacy by providing free, long-term, one-on-one instruction from highly-trained tutors.

ALP pursues this mission utilizing a one-on-one methodology for students in first, second and third grades built on the research-based Orton-Gillingham approach and uses materials developed by Wilson Language Training Corporation and ALP. In school year 2020-21, during the pandemic, ALP volunteer tutors supported 19 Charlotte-Mecklenburg schools, serving 178 students through 3,779 free tutoring sessions. Coming out of the pandemic, ALP is poised for aggressive growth with a target of serving over 350 students through a combination of in-person and virtual tutoring.

Augustine Literacy Project-Charlotte’s vision is that all children have access to reading instruction that meets their individual needs and improves their opportunities to be successful in school and in life. ALP is undergoing a period of strategic growth and has begun playing a significant role in the larger movement to help children recover missed learning due to COVID 19 and bring about a reading revolution in our community.


Position Title: Tutor Recruitment Manager

Reports To: Executive Director
Status: Full-time

Position Overview

This self-starting and dynamic individual will be responsible for the design of an intentional approach to the organization’s volunteer strategy to continue to grow ALP’s community impact in alignment with the organization’s mission and vision.

The Tutor Recruitment Manager (TRM) will serve as a key internal leader for the organization, managing all efforts related (but not limited) to tutor information sessions, recruitment campaigns, community outreach and awareness-building events (including presentations to faith, corporate, civic groups), ensuring ALP tutor training classes are filled with individuals who possess a high potential for success with tutoring.

The TRM will carefully track and steward ALP’s volunteers through personal interaction and careful data management. This staff member will report to the Executive Director and serve as a member of the Advancement Team, while closely coordinating efforts with the Operations Team. The TRM will be a highly visible ALP ambassador in Charlotte representing the unique values of the agency, building critical relationships with prospective tutors and sources of tutors, and enhancing the organization’s brand recognition as a key player in the community’s coordinated literacy continuum efforts.

Principal Responsibilities

Develop and execute a comprehensive annual Tutor Recruitment Plan that addresses communication and recruitment efforts to achieve the goals of: Recruit 108 new tutors for 2021-22 school year and meet recruitment targets for each school year thereafter.

  • Organize others to meet volunteer recruitment targets, working with Executive Director and Director of Operations, Board of Directors, volunteer ambassadors, and staff across the organization.
  • Identify communications needs and develop recruitment collateral and strategic messaging needed to attract volunteer tutors who are a good fit for ALP tutoring.
  • Maintain effective volunteer management and record-keeping procedures to track volunteers along the “tutor pipeline,” from prospective tutor to ALP ambassador.
  • Work with ALP tutors to cultivate tutor stories that communicate the impact of ALP and exemplify ALP’s motto, “Tutor one child, change two lives.”
  • Contribute to organization-wide planning and regular strategic conversations regarding agency-wide issues. Support Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion efforts underway at ALP.

 

Qualifications:

A passion for the ALP’s mission and commitment to the belief that effective reading instruction can change the trajectory of a child’s life.

  • An understanding that literacy is a fundamental component of improving social mobility and access to opportunity in our community.
  • Excellent communication and relationship building skills, both internally and externally.
  • Strong aptitude to prioritize tasks and meet defined deadlines.
  • Comfortable and energetic in public roles.
  • Confident, proactive, and compassionate professional who thrives in a fast paced, growth-oriented work environment committed to high standards and accountability.
  • Personable individual who will nurture existing relationships with our community of tutors, as well as identify and initiate relationships with new and diverse volunteers and stakeholders.
  • 5+ years of relevant professional experience; including (but not limited to) nonprofit/volunteer recruitment and management, community relations/marketing/sales.

 

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To Apply:

Please send your resume, cover letter and professional references to love2read@alpcharlotte.org. Application review will begin immediately.


Position Title: Development Coordinator

Department: Development
Reports To: Director of Development
Status: Full-time

Position Overview:

The Development Coordinator will provide data management and development operations support within the department.

Primarily, this position is accountable for the identification, management, and submission of all grants. This role will support the Director of Development to clearly communicate grant specifications and requirements, develop and maintain data resources used to develop cases for support—bolstering awareness and building advocacy for the ALP mission. This position also supports other departmental responsibilities connected to donor & program data maintenance and stewardship, prospect research, and any other development-related duties as assigned by the Director of Development.

The successful candidate values collaboration and teamwork, enjoys working in a fast-paced environment, and will support diversity, equity and inclusion efforts underway at ALP.

Principal Responsibilities:

Grants Administration

Effective and timely coordination and submission of all grant requirements (LOI, proposals, reporting, submission, and internal filing)

  • Communicate upcoming deadlines and deliverables to staff, thereby ensuring smooth completion of work responsibilities.
  • Monitor paperwork and other related documents connected with grant-funded programs.
  • Collect, record, and maintain all case statements and shared boilerplate.
  • Perform prospect research for potential grant funding opportunities – a constant effort to grow the grant pipeline.
  • Work with the Director of Development, or any other assigned staff members, on ALP grants.

 

Donation Processing

  • Process all donations, donor acknowledgments, and matching gifts, mail pledge reminders, and other donor communications as required.
  • Provide excellent and timely customer service to external customers who request information, including recent and past donations, and other donor records.
  • Assist in gift reconciliation with the accounting department.
  • Maintain accurate and up-to-date donor contact and biographical information; add gift information and donor correspondence.

 

Development Operations Support

  • Manage data for stewardship reporting related to donor and volunteer experiences.
  • Manage to development goals and objectives assigned by the Director of Development.
  • Improve data auditing and processes for pipeline management to ensure accurate data for forecasting and planning.
  • Assist with analytical reporting on donor and prospect data.
  • Execute regular data integrity checks and ensure consistency of data.
  • Scrub and maintain donor and prospect lists in Bloomerang.
  • Manage mailing lists for newsletters, reports, and other development projects.
  • Maintain volunteer information within Bloomerang.

 

Knowledge/Skills Required:

  • 2-3 years’ experience in nonprofit grant writing and development (or comparable experience)
  • Superb writing, editing and verbal communication skills, including the ability to articulate complex issues
  • Experience with relational databases (Bloomerang or similar) preferred
  • Ability & maturity to work on multiple tasks simultaneously and prioritize appropriately
  • Self-motivated, detail oriented with excellent organizational and time-management skills
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office applications
  • College degree or equivalent

 

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To Apply:

Please send your resume, cover letter and professional references to love2read@alpcharlotte.org.


Position Title: Executive Assistant

Reports To: Executive Director
Status: Full-time

Position Overview:

The Executive Assistant provides support to the Executive Director, serving as the primary point of contact for all internal and external constituencies on matters pertaining to the agency. Organization, prioritization and professionalism are critical in coordinating the Executive Director’s calendar, board, and agency calendars, and general office support. The incumbent must be flexible and motivated to work in an environment that is mission driven, results driven and team oriented. The Executive Assistant will have the ability to work under pressure at times in handling a wide variety of activities and confidential matters with discretion.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Supports the Executive Director in all administrative functions.  Daily contact with staff members as well as key donors, volunteers and members of the local business, philanthropic and faith community.  Coordinates heavy calendar management and the preparation, gathering and distribution of supporting materials.
  • Facilitates efficient administrative processes for ALP including general office support and maintenance of the master calendar and coordination of staff meetings. Has broad knowledge of ALP’s day-to-day functioning and is able to perform research, gather data, produce administrative reports, and independently compose correspondence.  May manage special projects independently or participate on project teams in support of organizational initiatives.
  • Research, prioritize, and follow up on incoming issues addressed to the Executive Director, including those of a confidential or sensitive matter.
  • Works alongside the Advancement team by coordinating Executive Director’s involvement in Development and Recruitment activities and providing support for events, managing specific donor relationships and donor stewardship
  • Communicate directly, on behalf of the Executive Director, with board members, donors and others, as needed.
  • Provide administrative support related to the board of directors materials and meetings.

 

Required Experience/Skills:

  • Associate Degree or College Degree preferred or equivalent administrative knowledge from advanced administrative experiences. Minimum of 3 years administrative experience desired.
  • Need for highly refined communication skills, written and oral.
  • Extremely organized with the ability to prioritize multiple tasks.
  • Strong interpersonal skills and ability to build relationships with various constituencies; requires high level of tact and integrity.
  • Ability to work in a fast paced, deadline driven environment, remaining flexible, proactive, resourceful and efficient.
  • Must have advanced knowledge of office and administrative procedures and excellent PC skills in Microsoft Outlook, Word, Excel and PowerPoint.
  • Preferred analytical skills, knowledge of budgeting and various reporting processes.

 

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To Apply:

Please send cover letter, resume and professional references to love2read@alpcharlotte.org. Application review will begin immediately.


Position Title: Assistant Trainer

Reports To: Training Manager
Status: Full-time

Position Overview:

This well organized, tech savvy and reliable individual will collaborate with the Training Manager and team to evaluate the organization’s training needs to create and deliver in-person and virtual training classes complete with materials, tutorials, instructions and learning resources such as online modules, and guides.  The incumbent must have outstanding written, verbal, and interpersonal skills and be comfortable with public speaking.

Schedule Overview:

This position will work 40 hours a week with summer flexibility.   ALP’s curriculum instruction and programing responsibilities compliment school hours and calendar.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Assist with development and implementation of the new Learning Management System (LMS)
  • Assist with all aspects of the tutor training program including but not limited to, creating course content, creation of tutor profiles, distribution of course materials, and handling various logistics
  • Support the selection and the training of new tutor coaches
  • Organize the delivery and implementation of ALP’s Lunch Bunch continuing education program and targeted skills workshops
  • Drive ALP brand value through all training and development activities
  • Assist with all technologies that may be used or implemented in the training process
  • Deliver scheduled training classes on-line or in-person
  • Handle any additional duties assigned by the Training Manager

Qualifications: 

A passion for ALP’s mission and commitment to the belief that effective reading instruction can change the trajectory of a child’s life.

  • An understanding that literacy is a fundamental component of improving social mobility and access to opportunity in our community.
  • Excellent verbal and communication skills
  • Excellent relationship building skills, both internally and externally
  • Comfortable and confident with public speaking
  • Strong project management skills with the ability to manage multiple projects
  • Ability to empathize with individuals as they learn new skills
  • Personable individual who values working in a creative environment
  • Bachelor’s Degree required
  • Relevant teaching or training certifications, and completion of Orton-Gillingham training are a plus

Knowledge/Skills: 

  • Ability to give engaging and professional on-line or in-person presentations
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office or G Suite applications
  • Adequate knowledge of learning management systems and other web platforms like Prezi, Canva or Zoom a plus
  • Good interpersonal skills with the ability to compassionately communicate with individuals who have a different technology skill set
  • Ability to complete full training cycle (assess needs, plan, develop, coordinate, monitor and evaluate)
  • Use known education principles and stay up-to-date on new training methods and techniques

 

Click here for a Job Description PDF.

To Apply:

Please send resume, cover letter and professional references to love2read@alpcharlotte.org by June 18th for best consideration.


ALP is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate against any employee or applicant for employment based on race, color, religion, national origin, age, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, disability, veteran status, or genetic information.