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Clean Water Action is looking for full time, long-term activists to help protect our environment. This is a great opportunity for recent graduates!

DESCRIPTION As a Clean Water Action Community Organizer, you will work on grassroots environmental and public health campaigns. This position involves environmental education, petitioning, fundraising, and political organizing. 

You will learn strategic communication and analysis skills and gain experience in grassroots lobbying, nonprofit management, political organizing, and fundraising. Our staff consists of committed, professional, highly skilled activists. New employees receive extensive training and continuing support on issue knowledge and campaign skills. All staff members receive regular updates given by political staffers within our organization. 

You will gain a strong sense of pride in knowing you are making a difference, knowledge of effective grassroots organizing and campaign strategies, and strengthened communication skills.

Requirements include an ability to thrive in and support a team dynamic, a positive attitude, strong verbal communication skills, interest in environmental and public health issues, motivation, and energy.  Campaign experience is helpful but not required. 

Daily responsibilities include: 

▪ Mobilizing communities by political district. Speaking with community members at their homes and getting them involved in CWA campaigns. 

▪ Educating community members and raising awareness of environmental and public health issues. 

▪ Raising funds to keep Clean Water Action independent and self-sustaining. 

▪ Generating letters to government representatives. 

▪ Working to elect clean water advocates to public office. 


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Overview:

Position Title: Community Outreach Coordinator

Location: San Francisco Bay Area, CA

About Blueprint Schools Network (“Blueprint”)

Founded in 2010, Blueprint Schools Network is a national nonprofit organization that promotes educational equity and improves life outcomes for students by partnering with states, districts, and schools to plan, implement, and monitor school improvement initiatives. Blueprint’s whole- school improvement approach to rapidly improving student achievement at low-performing public schools is grounded in a framework of five core strategies. These strategies emerged through analyses of the attributes that drive student achievement and represent common elements of schools capable of closing the achievement gap in the lowest performing schools.

One of the strategies that consistently demonstrated the most significant gains in student achievement is providing data-driven, small-group, differentiated instruction. Subsequently, we launched our small group differentiated instruction strategy “the Blueprint Math Fellows Program” as a standalone intervention service. Since that time, our Math Fellows have served students from grades 3-10 at more than 100 schools serving more than 20,000 students in The Oakland Unified School District (OUSD), Boston Public Schools (MA), Holyoke Public Schools (MA), Salem Public Schools (MA), Denver Public Schools (CO), East Saint Louis School District 189 (IL), and Saint Louis Public Schools (MO).

The Opportunity

Blueprint School Network’s mission to promote educational equity to improve the life outcomes of students and the Blueprint Math Fellows Program vision of the future is one in which all students are on track to graduate from high school and are fully prepared for success in postsecondary options.

Blueprint is looking for a Community Outreach Coordinator to support and collaborate with the Director of Strategic Partnerships and Development to achieve our mission. We aim to dramatically increase the depth and breadth of community partnerships to enrich the experience of our Math Fellows, recruit high quality candidates for the program and increase our local and national presence as an innovative leader in K-12 math education. Blueprint’s Community Outreach Coordinator will be asked to represent the company at community events and work closely with the Director of Strategic Partnerships and Development on strategic planning and philanthropic initiatives.

We are looking for a self-motivated, enthusiastic and community-driven person to take on this exciting role. This position requires someone equipped with a positive attitude and readiness to be a team player. Responsibilities:Relationship Building & Collaboration (45%):


  • Build and nurture new and current relationships with collaborative partners;

  • Build relationships with the community to identify and develop corporate, community-based, and individual donor prospects for the organization’s fundraising priorities;

  • Oversee the administration of a Math Fellows Alumni Network and donor mailing lists and database which respects the privacy and confidentiality of stakeholders;

  • Work with Blueprint staff and volunteers to plan and execute events that generate brand awareness and revenue for the organization;

  • Maintain a calendar of outreach activities, including community events, workshops, appearances and other communication opportunities; and

  • Prepare an annual budget for community outreach activities.

Marketing and Social Media (30%):


  • Implement social media best practices to grow Blueprint’s on-line following. This includes writing posts, posting pictures and video of the Blueprint Math Fellows Program, designing visuals and engaging with our on-line audience; and

  • Support the Director of Strategic Partnerships and Development in the creation and distribution of newsletters throughout the year.

Recruitment Responsibilities (25%):


  • Represent Blueprint at local recruitment events (career fairs, information sessions, etc.) as needed;

  • Support Blueprint’s Human Capital Manager by assisting with job postings, scheduling Fellow interviews, reference checks and/or candidate outreach to promote the Fellows program. Qualifications: Experience

  • Bachelor’s degree required,

  • Prior experience working with community groups, non-profits or community-based organizations

  • Ability to communicate directly, respectfully and effectively with diverse groups (Fellows, students, staff, parents, community, donors) in order to build relationships and trust;

  • Strong written, oral and verbal communication skills;

  • Proficiency with technology (Google Gmail/Docs/Sheets, and MS Office: PowerPoint/Word/Excel/Adobe); and social media platforms

  • Strong time management and organization skills

Core Values & Attributes

Blueprint’s Core Values are:


  • Place Students and Schools First

  • Act with Integrity

  • Achieve Results

  • Value Diversity

  • Collaborate

  • Act with Humility

In addition to looking for people who embody our core values, we believe that the following attributes are also essential for this position:





  • A flexible “can do” attitude and willingness to roll up your sleeves to get the job done

  • Facilitator and team builder

  • Highly organized

  • Analytical

  • Ability to juggle multiple projects at once, while meeting deadlines and demonstrating high attention to detail

Compensation:

The Community Outreach Coordinator will receive a market-driven salary based on the competitive external market segment and in recognition of the responsibilities. In addition, Blueprint Schools Network offers a very generous total compensation package including 100% paid medical and dental coverage for employees.

To Apply:

To be considered for the Community Outreach Coordinator position, please apply online. Applications will be reviewed upon receipt and on a rolling basis until position is filled.

Blueprint Schools Network and all applicable school districts are Equal Opportunity Employers and do not discriminate on the basis of sex, race, color, religion, sexual orientation, national origin, cultural heritage, ancestry, political belief, age, marital status, pregnancy, physical or mental disability or veteran status.


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Are you concerned about the educational future of the kids in our most vulnerable communities? Are you a student, parent, or passionate individual looking for a job that allows you to get paid to do meaningful, social justice work?   Join our team at Innovate Public Schools in fighting for quality education in the Bay Area! 

The crisis in public education in the Bay Area is a growing problem.   

Here on the peninsula, one of the wealthiest areas in the country and the world, less than 50% of African American and Latino students are proficient in the core subjects of English and Math. These outcomes continue to leave generations of students far behind and access to future wealth and economic opportunities out of reach. 

Innovate Public Schools is working to be a part of the solution by collaborating with families to develop a new, high quality, free public school focused on meeting the needs of the community. We are hiring passionate individuals who are committed to being a part of a movement to change the outcomes for today’s youth.   

Join a team that is driven by the collective mission of championing quality education for all! 

Innovate Public Schools is looking for a self-motivated, outgoing and persistent person who is passionate about expanding high quality educational opportunities for students underserved in traditional school systems, such as low-income students, students of color, and special education. 

The community canvasser will be part of a canvassing team working to engage and empower parents to be agents of change in their local public schools and advocates for new high quality public schools, including charter schools. The community canvasser will play an integral role in building the base of Mid-Peninsula parents working with Innovate as volunteer parent leaders. 

The community canvasser should be effective at building relationships with parents in low-income communities and inspiring them to take action. The canvassing work will be issue-oriented, but non-partisan and not affiliated with any political campaign.

is a nonprofit organization focused on improving public schools in the Bay Area and Los Angeles to make sure that all students - especially low-income students, students of color, and students with disabilities - have access to schools that will prepare them for success in college, careers, and life. We’re building a movement of families, educators, and business and elected leaders who together will make this vision a reality. We build the capacity of parents and educators to innovate and act together to create world-class public schools.

We publish easy-to-understand data and research to inform the public about which schools are excelling, which ones are struggling, and where to find solutions that work. We work with educators from both school districts and charter schools to start excellent new public schools and redesign chronically low-performing schools. And we support and empower parents in high-need communities in California and around the country so they can effectively advocate for better schools and sustain community efforts over the long term.

To learn more, visit: and

In this role, you will:


  • Engage with parents and community members about the quality of their local public schools and new public school options coming to their area within the Peninsula community by canvassing via:


    • Door-knocking in neighborhoods 

    • Canvassing at grocery stores

    • Tabling and approaching people to start conversations at public locations

    • Engaging community members at community events

    • Signature gathering 



  • Invite parents to attend local informational meetings during door-to-door work and in follow up phone calls and text messages

  • Identify potential parent leaders who are interested in organizing as volunteers with Innovate to improve their local schools and advocate for more high quality school options

  • Potential non-partisan electoral outreach

  • Build relationships with small-business owners, community-based organizations and other stakeholders in order to reach more parents

  • Identify potential locations for canvassing

  • Collect and manage data, review for accuracy and complete daily and weekly reporting on field activities

  • Support logistics at parent meetings and events

  • Report weekly to and coordinate with the assigned manager

  • Strong communication and interpersonal skills in person and on phone

  • Ability to memorize a short script and adjust as needed to audience

  • Open to learning and feedback

  • Ability to meet reasonable number of dials per night/ door knocks per shift, to be determined

  • Flexibility in work schedule and an ability to manage time independently

  • Basic computer and smartphone skills

  • Ability to work with Salesforce, voter data tracking programs

  • Able to walk/stand for long periods of time (4-6 hrs/day)

  • Punctuality – shifts have pre-set start times

  • Positive attitude, detail-oriented, highly motivated and organized

  • Ability to work respectfully with people of all cultural and socioeconomic backgrounds

  • Passionate about the mission and core values of Innovate Public Schools

  • Have access to and use of a vehicle and have a valid driver's license. 

  • Have access to and use of a smartphone. 

Highly Valued:


  • Familiarity with the focus geography and school districts a benefit but not required

  • Familiarity with the African American, Pacific Islander, or Latino communities of the Peninsula a benefit but not required

  • Advanced oral proficiency in Spanish a benefit but not required

Previous canvassing experience (doors, phones or both), either in a paid or unpaid capacity.

Training, needed resources and canvassing tracking/data management tools will be provided.

Based out of our Peninsula office.


  • Part Time Role 20-25 hours per week, maximum -

  • flexible depending on schedule.

  • $20/hour

The work environment characteristics and the physical demands described here are representative of those an employee encounters while successfully performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to sit; use hands to finger, handle, or feel objects, tools or controls; reach with hands and arms; and talk or hear. The employee must regularly lift and/or move up to 10 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and the ability to adjust focus. Employee must also be able to walk and/or stand for long periods of time (up to 4-6 hours per day)

This position may require working varying hours including weekends, nights and holidays.  It requires constant use of independent judgment, self motivation, and capability of doing all the above duties with minimal supervision.The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate.

The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work performed by the incumbent in this position. They are not intended to be an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties and skills.

Submit a cover letter here (https://jobs.lever.co/innovateschools/96cd239a-6dbc-4137-86ce-f7073caac013?lever-origin=applied&lever-source%5B%5D=localwise) explaining your interest in the position and what you would bring to Innovate Public Schools along with your resume.

Application deadline: open until filled.


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Are you concerned about the educational future of the kids in our most vulnerable communities? Are you a student, parent, or passionate individual looking for a job that allows you to get paid to do meaningful, social justice work?   Join our team at Innovate Public Schools in fighting for quality education in the Bay Area! 

The crisis in public education in the Bay Area is a growing problem.   

Here on the peninsula, one of the wealthiest areas in the country and the world, less than 50% of African American and Latino students are proficient in the core subjects of English and Math. These outcomes continue to leave generations of students far behind and access to future wealth and economic opportunities out of reach. 

Innovate Public Schools is working to be a part of the solution by collaborating with families to develop a new, high quality, free public school focused on meeting the needs of the community. We are hiring passionate individuals who are committed to being a part of a movement to change the outcomes for today’s youth.   

Join a team that is driven by the collective mission of championing quality education for all! 

Innovate Public Schools is looking for a self-motivated, outgoing and persistent person who is passionate about expanding high quality educational opportunities for students underserved in traditional school systems, such as low-income students, students of color, and special education. 

The community canvasser will be part of a canvassing team working to engage and empower parents to be agents of change in their local public schools and advocates for new high quality public schools, including charter schools. The community canvasser will play an integral role in building the base of Mid-Peninsula parents working with Innovate as volunteer parent leaders. 

The community canvasser should be effective at building relationships with parents in low-income communities and inspiring them to take action. The canvassing work will be issue-oriented, but non-partisan and not affiliated with any political campaign.

is a nonprofit organization focused on improving public schools in the Bay Area and Los Angeles to make sure that all students - especially low-income students, students of color, and students with disabilities - have access to schools that will prepare them for success in college, careers, and life. We’re building a movement of families, educators, and business and elected leaders who together will make this vision a reality. We build the capacity of parents and educators to innovate and act together to create world-class public schools.

We publish easy-to-understand data and research to inform the public about which schools are excelling, which ones are struggling, and where to find solutions that work. We work with educators from both school districts and charter schools to start excellent new public schools and redesign chronically low-performing schools. And we support and empower parents in high-need communities in California and around the country so they can effectively advocate for better schools and sustain community efforts over the long term.

To learn more, visit: and

In this role, you will:


  • Engage with parents and community members about the quality of their local public schools and new public school options coming to their area within the Peninsula community by canvassing via:


    • Door-knocking in neighborhoods 

    • Canvassing at grocery stores

    • Tabling and approaching people to start conversations at public locations

    • Engaging community members at community events

    • Signature gathering 



  • Invite parents to attend local informational meetings during door-to-door work and in follow up phone calls and text messages

  • Identify potential parent leaders who are interested in organizing as volunteers with Innovate to improve their local schools and advocate for more high quality school options

  • Potential non-partisan electoral outreach

  • Build relationships with small-business owners, community-based organizations and other stakeholders in order to reach more parents

  • Identify potential locations for canvassing

  • Collect and manage data, review for accuracy and complete daily and weekly reporting on field activities

  • Support logistics at parent meetings and events

  • Report weekly to and coordinate with the assigned manager

  • Strong communication and interpersonal skills in person and on phone

  • Ability to memorize a short script and adjust as needed to audience

  • Open to learning and feedback

  • Ability to meet reasonable number of dials per night/ door knocks per shift, to be determined

  • Flexibility in work schedule and an ability to manage time independently

  • Basic computer and smartphone skills

  • Ability to work with Salesforce, voter data tracking programs

  • Able to walk/stand for long periods of time (4-6 hrs/day)

  • Punctuality – shifts have pre-set start times

  • Positive attitude, detail-oriented, highly motivated and organized

  • Ability to work respectfully with people of all cultural and socioeconomic backgrounds

  • Passionate about the mission and core values of Innovate Public Schools

  • Have access to and use of a vehicle and have a valid driver's license. 

  • Have access to and use of a smartphone. 

Highly Valued:


  • Familiarity with the focus geography and school districts a benefit but not required

  • Familiarity with the African American, Pacific Islander, or Latino communities of the Peninsula a benefit but not required

  • Advanced oral proficiency in Spanish a benefit but not required

Previous canvassing experience (doors, phones or both), either in a paid or unpaid capacity.

Training, needed resources and canvassing tracking/data management tools will be provided.

Based out of our Peninsula office.


  • Part Time Role 20-25 hours per week, maximum -

  • flexible depending on schedule.

  • $20/hour

The work environment characteristics and the physical demands described here are representative of those an employee encounters while successfully performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to sit; use hands to finger, handle, or feel objects, tools or controls; reach with hands and arms; and talk or hear. The employee must regularly lift and/or move up to 10 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and the ability to adjust focus. Employee must also be able to walk and/or stand for long periods of time (up to 4-6 hours per day)

This position may require working varying hours including weekends, nights and holidays.  It requires constant use of independent judgment, self motivation, and capability of doing all the above duties with minimal supervision.The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate.

The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work performed by the incumbent in this position. They are not intended to be an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties and skills.

Submit a cover letter here (https://jobs.lever.co/innovateschools/96cd239a-6dbc-4137-86ce-f7073caac013?lever-origin=applied&lever-source%5B%5D=localwise) explaining your interest in the position and what you would bring to Innovate Public Schools along with your resume.

Application deadline: open until filled.


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Are you passionate about building a movement to make sure every student in the Bay Area has a world-class public school? Join us as a community organizer in San Jose, CA  to find, train and coach parents leaders so they can advocate effectively for more high-quality public schools in the Bay Area. Reports to VP, Organizing.

About Innovate Public Schools:

Innovate Public Schools is a nonprofit organization focused on ensuring that all Bay Area students, including low-income students and students of color, receive an excellent education. We're building a movement of families, educators, and business and elected leaders who together will make this vision a reality. We build the capacity of parents and educators to innovate and act together to create world-class public schools, and we publish easy-to-understand school quality data and research that highlights both problems and solutions.

Innovate Public Schools supports parents across the region to build powerful community organizations in their local communities that can successfully push for better schools and hold the system accountable to the needs of families and children. Innovate leads a network of grassroots community organizations led by passionate parent leaders from across the Bay Area in Santa Clara, San Mateo and San Francisco counties.

http://innovateschools.org/parent-action-network/

 

About the Position:

As an Innovate community organizer, you will work alongside of the most veteran community organizing staff in the country, including professional organizers who have built successful low-income, volunteer-driven education reform efforts throughout California. This is a full-time / exempt position located in San Jose, CA.

We offer a highly competitive salary and benefits package. Annual salary range begins at $63,000 and is dependent on the candidate's experience.

In this role, you will:

-Identify, train and develop community leaders in the principles and practices of community organizing in order to build powerful parent-driven organizations affiliated with Innovate Public Schools

-Develop and manage relationships with a broad base of constituents from targeted neighborhoods (including faith-based institutions, public officials, local government agencies, social service agencies, teachers and school leaders), and build their support for the reform efforts of Innovate's affiliated parent organizations.

-Conduct at least 15 one-to-one visits with parents and community members every week

-Over time, build and manage multiple parent organizations that drive local school reform work and bring new community leadership to communities in San Francisco or Santa Clara / San Mateo Counties

-Plan and coordinate large public forums and meetings, led by parent leaders

-Participate in local, regional and national staff development sessions with organization partners

-Participate in fundraising and administrative activities as required

Your Resources:

-Extensive formal training in community organizing through participation in Innovate's national, year-long Community Organizer Training Program (COTP)

-Membership in a national cohort community of organizers through the COTP, with the opportunity to learn from and share with others in your field

-Weekly coaching and development from veteran organizing team members and national experts in the field

-Learning about latest changes in education policies and cutting edge practices in designing new, world-class schools through collaboration with experts on Innovate's other teams

We offer a highly competitive salary and benefits package. Annual salary range begins at $63,000 and is dependent on the candidate's experience.

Sample "Week in the Life" of a Community Organizer:

-Meet 1-1 with one of your parent leaders to strategize about the next steps in your campaign to expand educational options in the district

-Prepare and then support your team of 15 parent leaders as they hold their first meeting with the local superintendent about the district's plans to improve outcomes for low-income students

-Meet with Innovate's Research and Policy Team to plan a powerful presentation on achievement gap data for a local congregation

-Role-play your upcoming training on power and leadership for the organizing team and receive feedback from your colleagues

-Train a parent to chair a meeting with her local school board president, and coach her to think through the appropriate tone and level of challenge the group should bring to the board member about their issue

-Make calls to invite parents to attend an upcoming meeting and schedule 1-1 visits with them for the next week

-Meet with your supervisor to evaluate your previous parent leader team meeting

-Schedule a 1-1 with a local nonprofit leader to learn more about their work with families and the changing political environment in local cities

-Read and reflect on a classic organizing text, like Saul Alinsky's Rules for Radicals

Qualifications (Required):

-Baccalaureate degree or equivalent work experience

-Proficiency in Spanish

-Work experience in low-income communities

-Demonstrated experience in community organizing or advocacy work (paid or voluntary)

-Demonstrated ability to build strong relationships with diverse stakeholders and communities

-Ability to write and speak clearly and persuasively, including speaking in small and large group settings

-Strong strategic thinking skills and an ability to analyze policies and institutions

-Experience with and sensitivity to multicultural work environments

-Willingness to work as member of and contribute to a team in a dynamic, learning environment

-Passion for creating more high-quality school options for working families

-Eagerness to learn and apply Innovate's approach to community organizing

-A valid driver's license and reliable, insured vehicle (needed to fulfill job requirements)

-Proof of eligibility to work in the United States

-Ability to work frequent evening meetings (average 3-4 per week) and some weekends

Qualifications (Preferred):

-Two to five years of professional community organizing or community development experience

-Understanding of the education reform landscape

-Academic or experiential knowledge related to building social capital and political power in low-income and multilingual communities

-Skills as a trainer with specialized knowledge in grassroots leadership development, political context, public policy development, and/or public education

-Experience developing and supporting public policy solutions to local or regional problems

-Experience working with African American and/or Latino communities

Work Environment / Physical Demands:

The work environment characteristics and the physical demands described here are representative of those an employee encounters while successfully performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to sit; use hands to finger, handle, or feel objects, tools or controls; reach with hands and arms; and talk or hear. The employee must regularly lift and/or move up to 10 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception and the ability to adjust focus. The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate.

TO APPLY: Submit your resume and a cover letter explaining your interest in the position and what you would bring to Innovate Public Schools here: https://jobs.lever.co/innovateschools/6aac6d53-13f5-4f93-8656-cda0aa5cc829?lever-origin=applied&lever-source%5B%5D=LocalWise

Start date: ASAP

Application deadline: open until filled.

The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work performed by the person in this position. They are not intended to be an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties and skills.

Innovate Public Schools is an equal opportunity employer, and takes pride in maintaining a diverse environment. We do not discriminate in recruitment, hiring, training, promotion or any other employment practices for reasons of race, color, religion, gender, national origin, age, sexual orientation, marital or veteran status, disability, or any other legally protected status.


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Reading Partners AmeriCorps Volunteer Coordinator (2020-21)

San Francisco Bay Area

San Francisco and Oakland

Full Time

Reading Partners is changing the education landscape. We are a leader in working to solve the literacy crisis in our country by leveraging community volunteers and AmeriCorps service members in under-resourced elementary schools. Our dedicated and expansive volunteer base provides one-on-one tutoring to students twice weekly, and our program is proven to help children master the reading fundamentals they need to unlock their potential as successful and confident readers in school and in life. Our people are the heart and soul of our organization, and our greatest resource; we are all passionately rallied around our mission to help children become lifelong learners by empowering communities to provide individualized instruction that works. Join our stellar team leading the charge to deepen our impact and expand our service. Learn more about us at www.readingpartners.org.

AmeriCorps/VISTA engages more than 80,000 Americans in intensive service each year at nonprofits, schools, public agencies, and community and faith-based groups across the country. Since the program’s founding in 1994, over 1 million AmeriCorps members have contributed more than 1.4 billion hours in service across America while tackling pressing problems and mobilizing more than 2.3 million volunteers for the organizations they serve.

At Reading Partners we have to mobilize 350 AmeriCorps and VISTA members to serve in various positions across the country. This specific AmeriCorps service opportunity is community based, supporting and implementing the Reading Partners mission while at the same time exemplifying the AmeriCorps motto of “getting things done” by recruiting and engaging community volunteers to serve our students. Reading Partners strives to recruit AmeriCorps members dedicated to a year of service in the community. 

The Role

Interested in outreach, recruiting, and empowering community volunteers to provide 1:1 tutoring to our amazing students? Check out our Volunteer Coordinator role!

The AmeriCorps Volunteer Coordinator serves as the representative of Reading Partners within the community, leading the charge in recruiting and onboarding volunteer tutors. Volunteer Coordinators also lead in executing community engagement initiatives in the region. No two days are alike for Volunteer Coordinators!

What you’ll do & how you’ll do it:

Volunteer Recruitment & Engagement - Lead Reading Partners’ efforts to recruit volunteer tutors in the respective region.


  • As a face of Reading Partners in the community, Volunteer Coordinators demonstrate an ability to communicate our mission, vision, and volunteer opportunities throughout the region. Volunteer Coordinators can successfully tailor their recruiting pitches to different audiences and demonstrate a high level of comfort with public speaking.

  • Identifying and implementing effective recruitment strategies is a significant component of the Volunteer Coordinator role, as are the creation and execution of retention strategies, planning for and hosting volunteer recognition events, and developing ways to appreciate partnerships.

Partnership Cultivation & Management - Cultivate and manage a portfolio of community partners that serve as pipelines for Reading Partners’ tutor recruitment efforts.


  • We believe volunteers get results; our program can’t run without our volunteer reading partners! A self-starting individual will thrive best in this role, as Volunteer Coordinators must balance a variety of responsibilities, including partnership research and cultivation to broaden the volunteer base, maximizing existing partnerships, and providing marketing support to the region. Stellar organizational skills are a must for accurate tutor and partnership record tracking, data management through Salesforce, and supporting the high volume of volunteer tutor calls.

About You!

You’ll be successful in this role if you:


  • Are dedicated to national and community service

  • Understand this position is an AmeriCorps service commitment and are dedicated to successfully completing a full term term of service.

  • Demonstrate a passion for working with children

  • Possess a natural ability to connect with people

  • Are eager for a dynamic schedule

  • Pay strong attention to detail and manage competing priorities effectively

  • Boast a deep belief in and passionately promote our mission

  • Demonstrate a love for relationship building and public speaking

  • Have flexibility and adaptability in both work style and work environment

  • Take initiative in meeting goals and seeking professional growth

  • Can problem-solve through challenges and failures

  • Can quickly learn new technology systems like Salesforce, and have a high level of comfort with Microsoft Office and Google Apps

  • Root your work in our core values

  • Possess a high school diploma or GED

  • Hold US Citizenship or Permanent Resident Status

  • Have not completed more than three (3) prior AmeriCorps or VISTA service terms

Bonus Points if you:


  • Are an AmeriCorps, Peace Corps, and other national service alum/alumna

  • Have experience volunteering with other community-based or education programs

What we offer:


  • AmeriCorps members earn an annual living stipend of $23,000

  • AmeriCorps members are eligible for medical, dental, and vision coverage at no cost for our members; childcare assistance is available through AmeriCorps for those who qualify.

  • AmeriCorps members can earn an education award of $6,195 after successfully completing their service term.

  • You may be eligible for student loan forbearance on federal student loans.

  • We offer an exciting and dynamic culture, and we commit to investing in and supporting our amazing people to grow their careers with us. As such, we provide ongoing professional development opportunities.

The other things you need to know:



  • Service Terms: AmeriCorps members serve full-time (approximately 40 hours/week) from August 2020 through June 2021, and must commit to a service term of 1700 hours over an 11-month period.


  • Travel: Volunteer Coordinators are constantly traveling throughout the community, and need reliable transportation to attend partnership meetings, career fairs, and other events. AmeriCorps members also make occasional trips to regional offices and service day events.


  • Reading Partners AmeriCorps Orientation: At the start of each program year, Reading Partners holds an intensive program orientation training to take a deeper dive into our program, foster relationships with regional teams, and learn the skills necessary to execute their respective AmeriCorps role.

We look forward to hearing from you!

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Applications will be considered on a rolling basis. Position will remain posted until filled. No phone inquiries.

At Reading Partners we respect and honor the diversity in our workforce, and we are an Equal Opportunity Employer.   


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Reading Partners AmeriCorps Volunteer Coordinator (2020-21)

Silicon Valley, CA

Reading Partners is changing the education landscape. We are a leader in working to solve the literacy crisis in our country by leveraging community volunteers and AmeriCorps service members in under-resourced elementary schools. Our dedicated and expansive volunteer base provides one-on-one tutoring to students twice weekly, and our program is proven to help children master the reading fundamentals they need to unlock their potential as successful and confident readers in school and in life. Our people are the heart and soul of our organization, and our greatest resource; we are all passionately rallied around our mission to help children become lifelong learners by empowering communities to provide individualized instruction that works. Join our stellar team leading the charge to deepen our impact and expand our service. Learn more about us at www.readingpartners.org.

AmeriCorps/VISTA engages more than 80,000 Americans in intensive service each year at nonprofits, schools, public agencies, and community and faith-based groups across the country. Since the program’s founding in 1994, over 1 million AmeriCorps members have contributed more than 1.4 billion hours in service across America while tackling pressing problems and mobilizing more than 2.3 million volunteers for the organizations they serve.

At Reading Partners we have to mobilize 350 AmeriCorps and VISTA members to serve in various positions across the country. This specific AmeriCorps service opportunity is community based, supporting and implementing the Reading Partners mission while at the same time exemplifying the AmeriCorps motto of “getting things done” by recruiting and engaging community volunteers to serve our students. Reading Partners strives to recruit AmeriCorps members dedicated to a year of service in the community.

The Role

Interested in outreach, recruiting, and empowering community volunteers to provide 1:1 tutoring to our amazing students? Check out our Volunteer Coordinator role!

The AmeriCorps Volunteer Coordinator serves as the representative of Reading Partners within the community, leading the charge in recruiting and onboarding volunteer tutors. Volunteer Coordinators also lead in executing community engagement initiatives in the region. No two days are alike for Volunteer Coordinators!

What you’ll do & how you’ll do it:

Volunteer Recruitment & Engagement - Lead Reading Partners’ efforts to recruit volunteer tutors in the respective region.


  • As a face of Reading Partners in the community, Volunteer Coordinators demonstrate an ability to communicate our mission, vision, and volunteer opportunities throughout the region. Volunteer Coordinators can successfully tailor their recruiting pitches to different audiences and demonstrate a high level of comfort with public speaking.

  • Identifying and implementing effective recruitment strategies is a significant component of the Volunteer Coordinator role, as are the creation and execution of retention strategies, planning for and hosting volunteer recognition events, and developing ways to appreciate partnerships.

Partnership Cultivation & Management - Cultivate and manage a portfolio of community partners that serve as pipelines for Reading Partners’ tutor recruitment efforts.


  • We believe volunteers get results; our program can’t run without our volunteer reading partners! A self-starting individual will thrive best in this role, as Volunteer Coordinators must balance a variety of responsibilities, including partnership research and cultivation to broaden the volunteer base, maximizing existing partnerships, and providing marketing support to the region. Stellar organizational skills are a must for accurate tutor and partnership record tracking, data management through Salesforce, and supporting the high volume of volunteer tutor calls.

About You!

You’ll be successful in this role if you:


  • Are dedicated to national and community service

  • Understand this position is an AmeriCorps service commitment and are dedicated to successfully completing a full term term of service.

  • Demonstrate a passion for working with children

  • Possess a natural ability to connect with people

  • Are eager for a dynamic schedule

  • Pay strong attention to detail and manage competing priorities effectively

  • Boast a deep belief in and passionately promote our mission

  • Demonstrate a love for relationship building and public speaking

  • Have flexibility and adaptability in both work style and work environment

  • Take initiative in meeting goals and seeking professional growth

  • Can problem-solve through challenges and failures

  • Can quickly learn new technology systems like Salesforce, and have a high level of comfort with Microsoft Office and Google Apps

  • Root your work in our core values

  • Possess a high school diploma or GED

  • Hold US Citizenship or Permanent Resident Status

  • Have not completed more than three (3) prior AmeriCorps or VISTA service terms

Bonus Points if you:


  • Are an AmeriCorps, Peace Corps, and other national service alum/alumna

  • Have experience volunteering with other community-based or education programs

What we offer:


  • AmeriCorps members earn an annual living stipend of $23,000

  • AmeriCorps members are eligible for medical, dental, and vision coverage at no cost for our members; childcare assistance is available through AmeriCorps for those who qualify.

  • AmeriCorps members can earn an education award of $6,195 after successfully completing their service term.

  • You may be eligible for student loan forbearance on federal student loans.

  • We offer an exciting and dynamic culture, and we commit to investing in and supporting our amazing people to grow their careers with us. As such, we provide ongoing professional development opportunities.

The other things you need to know:



  • Service Terms: AmeriCorps members serve full-time (approximately 40 hours/week) from August 2020 through June 2021, and must commit to a service term of 1700 hours over an 11-month period.


  • Travel: Volunteer Coordinators are constantly traveling throughout the community, and need reliable transportation to attend partnership meetings, career fairs, and other events. AmeriCorps members also make occasional trips to regional offices and service day events.


  • Reading Partners AmeriCorps Orientation: At the start of each program year, Reading Partners holds an intensive program orientation training to take a deeper dive into our program, foster relationships with regional teams, and learn the skills necessary to execute their respective AmeriCorps role.

We look forward to hearing from you!

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Applications will be considered on a rolling basis. Position will remain posted until filled. No phone inquiries.

At Reading Partners we respect and honor the diversity in our workforce, and we are an Equal Opportunity Employer.    


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Job Description


ABOUT US:                


West Wind Drive-Ins & Public Markets is the nation’s largest drive-in theater chain and the public markets support a diverse array of vendors, selling produce and unique items at bargain prices. West Wind has been owned at operated by Syufy Enterprises for nearly 50 years.


 


POSITION:


If you love movies, then you'll love working here!  Come and work for a unique company offering a fun and energetic environment.  We are currently looking for friendly and outgoing individuals to help market our Drive-In and Public Market! You will be responsible for community outreach, including handing out flyers and promotional materials.


 West Wind offers flexible scheduling, based on business needs. Perks! Free movies for you  and free movies for your loved ones when you bring your friends and family to the Drive-In with you!


 


REQUIREMENTS:



  • Minimum of 16 years of age

  • Ability to work in a fast paced environment

  • Ability to speak to customers in a professional manner

  • Ability to work in a team atmosphere.

  • Ability to effectively respond to questions from the general public.

  • Ability to multi-task.

  • Ability to stand for long periods of time.

  • Ability to lift up to 25 pounds

  • Bilingual a plus, Spanish preferred.


 


For more information about our company, please visit our website at www.westwinddi.com


 

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Company Description

At West Wind Drive-In and Public Market, we are keeping a classic tradition alive. At our drive-ins, we show the latest movies with all digital projection and offer double features and a great snack bar. Great fun for the whole family! At our public markets, rows of independent merchants offer fresh produce, household items clothing, shoes, tools and treasures at incredible prices. You’ll find everything you need for your home and family.

West Wind Drive-In and Public Market is actively looking for team players who are dedicated to excellent customer service. Start your journey with West Wind, offering flexible hours and opportunities to flourish.


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