Wednesday, July 29, 2020

Job Opening: Program Coordinator

Literacy Action Center
Job Posting

Applications accepted until November 18, 2020
[Directions for applying are explained at the bottom of this file.]

Job Title:   Program Coordinator

                Hours:     Part time, up to twenty-four hours per week
    Salary Range:     $18,000-$25,000 (grant funded)
             Benefits:    This is a non-benefited position
         Reports to:     Board of Trustees


Literacy Action Center, a 501(c)(3), is seeking a dynamic individual to help plan programs and direct administration of a nonprofit organization dedicated to teaching reading, writing, and math skills to English-speaking adults with less than fifth-grade-level skills.

Since 1985, we've been helping these adults living in Salt Lake and Davis Counties, Utah, to become skilled, passionate, habitual, critical readers, writers, and math-fluent learners, tech savvy, and ready for college or careers. With our learner-driven, learner-focused curriculum, we have a proven record of meeting or exceeding most performance measures set by the Utah State Board of Education. (Note: We are not an ESL/ELL program.) 

This position is an exciting opportunity for an forward-thinking individual with proven leadership and fundraising skills to ensure that Literacy Action Center continues to assist underserved learners in reaching their literacy goals, thus enhancing the community that we all live in.

Essential Functions & Duties


  • Oversees delivery and quality of educational programs for learners in coordination with teachers, volunteers, and learners.
  • Creates and maintains a safe, healthy, positive work environment for volunteers, staff, and learners.
  • Directs operation and maintenance of office and instructional facilities.
  • Assures that the center and its mission, programs, and services are consistently presented in a strong, positive image to relevant stakeholders.

  • Actively promotes a culture of encouragement, belonging, and improvement, where growth of each learners is paramount.
  • Advises staff appropriate to the needs of learners.
  • Encourages diversity, meets learners where they are in the learning process.
  • Creates and maintains a safe, healthy, positive work environment for volunteers, staff, and learners.

Board Development

  • Builds strong relationships with board members, community partners, and prospective donors.
  • Serves as a resource to the board - reporting budgets, meeting logistics, routine communications, and overall happenings of the center.
  • Attends all meetings of the board as a nonvoting member.
  • Provides the board with background for decisions, policies, and strategic plans.
  • Collaborates and implements decisions made by the board and reports back on findings or progress.
  • Recommends ideas, judgments, and policies that positively impact the center's mission, operations, and overall governance. 
  • Assists with board recruitment, training, and retention. 

Fund Raising & Financial Management
  • Establishes and maintains community partners, ensures steady positive financial flow and security for the center.
  • Prepares annual budget and prudently manages all income, expenditures, and other organizational resources, based on center's policies and subject to approval by the board.
  • Plans and implements fundraising programs, including identifying resource requirements and researching funding sources.
  • Establishes strategies for funder relationships, plans.
  • Collaborates and implements decisions made by the board and reports back on findings or progress.

  • Oversees collection, entry, and accuracy of all data, including attendance, testing, and financials.
  • Provides two-to-four hours per week of classroom support.
  • Oversees and effectively manages the human resources of the organization, including recruiting, interviewing, hiring, training, coordinating, motivating, retaining, and evaluating both employees and volunteers.
  • Adheres to appropriate laws and policies relevant to the center.
  • Responds to inquiries or complaints from learners, volunteers, staff, regulatory agencies, or members of the community.

Marketing & Social Presence
  • Displays working knowledge of social media platforms (e.g., Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, YouTube)
  • Illustrates knowledge of engaging stakeholders and viewers on social media platforms.
  • Creates a strong social presence to promote the center to social media viewers.
  • Actively contributes to social media platforms to enhance social presence. 
  • Uses social media to attract, retain and promote the center’s stakeholders.
  • Serves as the public presence of the center.
  • Effectively communicates the vision, mission and purpose of the center to stakeholders. 
  • Acts as the center’s liaison to public events, donors, sponsors, and all external operations.

Physical Demands
The successful candidate must perform the essential functions of the job, work well in both an office and classroom environment, and possess basic computer skills. This employee must occasionally life or move up to twenty pounds. The noise level in the work environment is usually quiet but at times may be quite noisy. This job requires regular interaction with learners, volunteers, staff, board, funders, and the general public.

Minimum Qualifications

  • Bachelor's degree required; one to two years related experience and/or training are preferred.
  • Track record for raising funds, supervising individuals, raising academic achievements, and overseeing a growing educational organization is essential.
  • Demonstrated ability to create an effective website and social media presence is preferred.
  • Excellent writing and communication skills, including the ability to read, analyze, and interpret financial reports and legal documents is required.
  • Working knowledge of Microsoft Office Suite, especially Word, Excel, and Publisher, is required.

To Apply

Send your resume, your contact information for three references, and a one-to-two page letter specifically describing your qualifications and reasons for interest in this position, to:

For Further Inquiries 

For further questions and information, email:

Literacy Action Center, 3595 South Main Street, Salt Lake City, UT 84115-4434
Telephone 801/265-9081 · E-mail
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