Employment Opportunities

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80 North Main St. Attleboro, MA 02703 www.theliteracycenter.com


Executive Director


The Literacy Center is seeking an experienced Executive Director to begin in June. The Executive Director will report to the Board of Directors, and be responsible for the day-to-day operations of the organization, inclusive of grant writing and fundraising, strategic planning, Board relations, community relations, human resource management, financial management, client advocacy, and volunteer interactions. In addition to managerial responsibilities, the Executive Director drives the strategic vision for the services we provide and is our public advocate in the communities we serve. This is a full-time position that requires flexibility to work some evenings and weekends. The compensation range is $55,000 - 65,000, commensurate with experience and qualifications. Benefits include 5 weeks paid time bank and a Simple IRA.


The Literacy Center is a 501(c) private non-profit organization that provides literacy services and educational support to adults seeking to acquire the skills needed to attain personal and employment goals.


Responsibilities include:


Fundraising through grant writing, coordination of fundraising events (40%)

Identify and apply for funding related to adult education, adult literacy and workforce education projects

Maintain, cultivate and nurture existing donor relationships

Conduct directed outreach to potential future donors

Seek major donor prospects to present to board members for solicitation

Support all special-event planning for the organization, including development of promotional material


Staff and program supervision (20%)

Provide leadership, supervision and managerial oversight for staff

Manage programmatic activities across multiple programs and projects

Design and implement programs and projects with proven results

Create organization-wide policies and procedures in compliance with state and federal regulations

Seek professional development opportunities for board members and staff

Supervise and implement educational technology plan

Recruit, employ, and manage staff

Perform program evaluations and evaluations of internal operations


Fiscal management (15%)

Prepare annual budget and annual report

Provide overall management of income and expenditures

Ensure adequate control and finance system in accordance with the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA) standards for non-profits

Develop and recommend strategies that will ensure the organization’s financial future

Advise the Board of Directors regarding compliance with rules, regulations and laws governing the operation of non-profit and tax exempt 501 (c)(3) organizations.


Community relations and strategic planning (15%)

Develop and maintain relationships with partnering agencies, institutions and researchers, local officials, boards, funders, clients, businesses, and other stakeholders with an interest in adult education, adult literacy and/or workforce education

Maintain an active and current website and Facebook page

Seek opportunities to form partnerships and collaborate with other community members, businesses and organizations

Serve as public information officer and/or spokesperson for the organization in media inquiries

Write press releases and distribute to appropriate media outlets, as needed


Building and grounds (10%)

Oversee building maintenance to assure safety and compliance with regulations

Hire contractors as needed for necessary repairs

Communicate with the City of Attleboro regarding building issues

Assure that technology is accessible and the system is maintained in working order



Required: Bachelor’s Degree in Education, Business Management or a related field

Preferred: Master’s Degree in Education, Business Management or a related field


Experience: Must have a minimum of 5 years’ experience with education and/or organizational management. Experience with grant writing, program management, technology, fund-raising, and human resource management. Supervisory experience preferred.


Job Competencies:

Strong leadership skills and attention to detail

Excellent verbal and written communication skills, including public speaking

Ability to work harmoniously with diverse staff and clients

Demonstrated ability to develop and maintain strategic partnerships and effectively engage and collaborate with community organizations, businesses, government officials, and resources
Demonstrated success in writing funding proposals and developing budgets for federal, state, local and private funding applications

Computer skills, including Microsoft Office and familiarity with computer networking

Creative and innovative


Interested candidates should send a cover letter and resume to Joan Ricci by March 12, 2018 at jricci@theliteracycenter.com. No phone calls please.