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Development Coordinator (Part-Time)

 

Literacy/ABE Classroom Intern (Fall 2018)

 

English Language Learner/ELL Classroom Intern (Fall 2018)


Development Coordinator (Part-Time)

Position Overview

Indy Reads is seeking an energetic, detail-oriented Development Coordinator to support the development and marketing department, and play a significant role in expanding the organization’s financial resources. The Development Coordinator — a part-time, weekday position — will be responsible for tracking and processing donations, ensuring timely receipt of donor acknowledgement letters, assisting with grant/funding research, and helping to manage the organization’s social media channels, electronic newsletter, and more.

The ideal candidate has a positive and vibrant personality, motivated by checking off to-do items, and is ready to dive into assigned projects with little oversight. Excited by new opportunities, the Coordinator will also help the development and marketing team on-track by managing calendars and project lists. With their exceptional communications skills, the Coordinator will also assist with grant writing and reporting, and implement donor and grantor communications plans as directed.

Role and Responsibilities

The Development Coordinator will serve the organization by providing administrative support to the development and marketing team. To do so, the coordinator will…

  • Process incoming donations, and reconcile gifts on a monthly basis
  • Merge, print, and send donor acknowledgement letters in a timely fashion and in accordance with Indy Reads policies
  • Enter and manage donor records in Salesforce CRM; assist team with generating reports as requested
  • Using available resources, perform research on potential grantors and donors, and complete donor profiles
  • As needed, coordinate with operations team and bookstore staff to evaluate and collect stories from students, volunteers, and patrons
  • Use collected stories and other information to produce and deliver content for social media and electronic communications
  • Be an air traffic controller and project manager; assist with coordinating team schedules and calendars, and ensure priority projects are on-course to completion and task lists are up-to-date
  • Complete other tasks as needed/requested

Key Qualifications

To perform these duties, the ideal candidate needs…

  • An associate’s degree, or equivalent work experience
  • An energetic personality and strong attention to detail, able to coordinate several tasks/projects at once
  • Ability to perform routine and special tasks with little oversight (after appropriate training)
  • Ability to communicate with a wide range of individuals with diverse backgrounds
  • A commitment to Indy Reads’ mission to end illiteracy in Central Indiana

Schedule

This position is part-time, non-exempt, approximately 25 hours each week. The schedule is flexible, and can be changed depending on the candidate or new needs for the department/organization.

Salary Range

Salary begins at $13.00/hour, and is negotiable depending on experience and the skills of the candidate.

To Apply

Please send your résumé and cover letter to Jeremy VanAndel, VP of Development & Marketing. Qualified candidates will be contacted by email for an initial phone screening.


Literacy/Adult Basic Education (ABE) Intern

Implement research-validated techniques for teaching reading that go to the root of literacy challenges. You will learn how to work with students with reading-related diagnoses, such as dyslexia, as well as students with no cognitive or physical impairment but who struggle to read the words off the page. All Indy Reads’ literacy students read below a sixth grade level, and our program is designed to help them reach their reading, writing, life, and career goals with an immersive, structured classroom setting. Interns will work in one or more of our instructor-led, tutor-supported Community Classrooms in the Indianapolis area. Our instruction is student-centered with goal-oriented outcomes. Tutors will work with just one or two students at a time, implementing highly individualized lesson plans that target the specific needs of the student(s). Community Classes are a two-hour, twice a week commitment for 19 weeks (one semester) and require a minimum of six hours of initial training prior to placement.

What you gain:

  1. Ongoing training and mentoring in the form of weekly professional development workshops, which may include additional training in the curriculum, guest speakers, etc.
  2. Training in research-validated techniques for developing the underlying processes and static imagery needed to remediate reading issues.
  3. Continuous on-the-job training that allows you to hone your new skills.
  4. Leadership responsibilities in the classroom.
  5. Skills and tools you will have for life that you can use in your professional career. These tools, which include techniques to develop the underlying sensory-cognitive processes needed for reading, spelling and comprehension, are rarely taught in college and graduate programs.  Teachers often pay hundreds of dollars for this training, and you’ll have access to it for FREE!
  6. A letter of reference and certificate of completion after successfully completing the minimum requirements for the internship.

Qualifications:

  • Complete the Indy Reads ELL or Literacy training.
  • Demonstrated ability to learn and implement the foundational steps of the Indy Reads curriculum during training.  (Note: You will learn additional techniques on the job and will receive ongoing mentoring to improve your knowledge on implementing the steps).
  • A desire and willingness to learn and to take direction from the trainer and classroom instructor. Students with an interest in Special Education, Elementary Education, ELL or Linguistics strongly encouraged to apply!
  • Patience, compassion and empathy.  Our students need and deserve this.
  • Flexibility:  We have an managed enrollment policy and regularly make changes to deliver better services to our students.  Interns need to be able to adapt to a somewhat fluid environment.
  • Clear speech, proper pronunciation and good grammar.  Strong oral and written communication skills also required.
  • Resourcefulness and creative on-the-spot problem solving.
  • Punctual and committed to teaching 6 hours per week for at least one semester.

To apply:

Send a cover letter and resume to Jennifer Malins, Vice President of Program, at jmalins@indyreads.org.


English Language Learner (ELL) Intern

Learn research-validated techniques for teaching reading and best practices to use in the ELL classroom by tutoring in our instructor-led, tutor-supported Community Classrooms in the Indianapolis area. Students of all levels and backgrounds are welcome in our classrooms, providing a rich experience for both volunteer tutors and students. Our instruction is student-centered instruction with goal-oriented outcomes. Tutors will work with an average of two to five students in small groups that arranged according to their literacy skill level. Community Classes meet for three hours, twice each week, for 19 weeks (one semester) and require a minimum of 3 hours of training prior to placement.

 

What you gain:

  1. Ongoing training and mentoring in the form of weekly professional development workshops, which may include additional training in the curriculum, guest speakers, etc.
  2. Training in research-validated techniques for developing the underlying processes and static imagery needed to remediate reading issues.
  3. Continuous on-the-job training that allows you to hone your new skills.
  4. Leadership responsibilities in the classroom.
  5. Skills and tools you will have for life that you can use in your professional career. These tools, which include techniques to develop the underlying sensory-cognitive processes needed for reading, spelling and comprehension, are rarely taught in college and graduate programs.  Teachers often pay hundreds of dollars for this training, and you’ll have access to it for FREE!
  6. A letter of reference and certificate of completion after successfully completing the minimum requirements for the internship.

 

Qualifications:

  • Complete the Indy Reads ELL or Literacy training.
  • Demonstrated ability to learn and implement the foundational steps of the Indy Reads curriculum during training.  (Note: You will learn additional techniques on the job and will receive ongoing mentoring to improve your knowledge on implementing the steps).
  • A desire and willingness to learn and to take direction from the trainer and classroom instructor. Students with an interest in Special Education, Elementary Education, ELL or Linguistics strongly encouraged to apply!
  • Patience, compassion and empathy.  Our students need and deserve this.
  • Flexibility:  We have an managed enrollment policy and regularly make changes to deliver better services to our students.  Interns need to be able to adapt to a somewhat fluid environment.
  • Clear speech, proper pronunciation and good grammar.  Strong oral and written communication skills also required.
  • Resourcefulness and creative on-the-spot problem solving.
  • Punctual and committed to teaching 6 hours per week for at least one semester.

 

To apply:

Send a cover letter and resume to Jennifer Malins, Vice President of Program, at jmalins@indyreads.org.