English for Action
English for Action’s mission is to create participatory educational programs for Latino immigrant families and community members in Providence that link language learning, leadership development and community-building. Using innovative and creative tools such as the arts, theatre and community action projects, English for Action (EFA) creates critical and transformative learning communities within and outside of the classroom. Through the process of dialogue, reflection, and collaboration, EFA seeks to affect meaningful and community-based social change in Olneyville and the greater Providence community.
Position Title: Development Coordinator
Salary/Hours: This is a stipend position. Stipend salary is up to $228 per week for a minimum of 12 hours per week for 35 weeks. Salary is commensurate with experience and dependent on availability of funding.
Reports to: EFA Board of Directors and Leadership Team
Collaborates with: Leadership Team, Grants Committee, Action Committee, and Youth and Family Services Coordinator
Tentative Start Date: April 1, 2015
Overview of Position:
- To develop and convey EFA’s story and impact in compelling ways to key audiences including members, partners, donors, and funders
- To help EFA become sustainable through successful fundraising (grant writing, donor development, and special events)
- To work with and support EFA’s Board of Directors and Leadership Team in creating a strategic development plan
Development (Fundraising) responsibilities include:
- Identify grant opportunities and write grants, with the support of other staff as needed
- Develop grassroots and major donor base by identifying, meeting with, and recruiting donors
- Create and develop a fundraising plan
- Collaborate with EFA staff and Board to manage the EFA website donation page
- Support EFA staff in coordinating effective fundraising events
- Coordinate a successful annual appeal campaign
Communications responsibilities include:
- Communicate EFA’s story and impact in compelling ways to a variety of key audiences
- Collaborate in developing strong relationships with EFA funders, partners, coalitions, and members
- Maintain database of membership, partners, and funders
- Attend bi-monthly Leadership Team meetings to develop and update development plan as well as for reflection and support
Skills and Qualifications:
- Grant-writing skills and experience required
- Strong written and verbal communication skills
- Highly organized and detail oriented with experience in managing records and finances
- Bilingual English/Spanish (speaking and writing) strongly preferred
- Demonstrate commitment to working with immigrant communities and in grassroots social justice organizations; experience working with the Latino immigrant community strongly desired.
- Grounded in relationships with individuals and organizations in communities of color, and knowledge of Providence and the surrounding core urban areas preferred.
- Some experiences working with ESOL programs preferred
- Independent and self-motivated, also able to work in teams
- Skilled with social media and website management
- Familiarity with office and productivity applications such as Microsoft Office, Google Apps
- Familiarity with Quickbooks
- Flexible work hours – available some evenings and weekends
How to Apply
Please note, in preparing their application materials, candidates are strongly encouraged to learn more about EFA’s mission, philosophy, programs, staff, history, and the Olneyville community by visiting EFA’s website.