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Fox Valley Literacy is an equal opportunity employer and prohibits discrimination in employment 
(whether paid staff or volunteer) based on race, color, sex, marital or familial status, sexual orientation, 
gender identity, age, religion, veteran status, national origin, ancestry or disability.​

Volunteer Recruitment & Communications Specialist


Summary:  Volunteer Recruitment & Communications Specialist assists in setting and guiding the strategy for all communications to consistently articulate Fox Valley Literacy’s mission, vision, and values. The Volunteer Recruitment & Communications Specialist works closely with colleagues as the communications leader on a variety of program matters and to ensure volunteer recruitment and donor engagement practices that serve Fox Valley Literacy in reaching its mission.  

The full time Volunteer Recruitment & Communications Specialist position offers competitive compensation and will average around 40 hours per week, Monday-Thursday. Benefits include 3 weeks of paid vacation, flexible hours, earned sick leave, and paid holidays. 


Please send resume and cover letter to Nik Shier at nshier@fvlc.net. 


Qualifications:  
Success in developing and implementing communications strategies and volunteer recruitment 
Previous communications experience, ideally in a nonprofit setting 
Proficiency in Hmong, French, Kinyarwanda, or Spanish is preferred
Bachelor’s degree in English, Journalism, Public Relations, or related field (preferred)
Ability to travel to off-site locations in the service area of Outagamie, Waupaca, and northern Calumet and Winnebago Counties

Skills:
Practice multi-cultural competencies in all areas of work 
Ability to handle client interviews with care
Excellent writing, editing, and verbal communication skills in English 
Strong track record as an implementer who thrives on managing a variety of initiatives concurrently
High energy self-starter who works well independently and on a team
Ability to work with people of all backgrounds
Public speaking and facilitation skills
Strong computer skills, including database management and graphic software 


Areas of Responsibilities:
Build a network of reliable volunteers, donors and other engaged community members 
Increase positive awareness of Fox Valley Literacy and building support for its programs
Develop, implement, and evaluate the annual communications and volunteer recruitment plans
Write, edit and develop engaging content for print publications and online platforms
Respond to public questions and information requests via email, phone and social media
Assist with Fox Valley Literacy fundraising events 
Interact with adult learners, volunteers, staff, donors, and others to gather information and create, design and write stories for publication
Ensure that print and electronic collateral are consistent, and that new information is posted regularly
Develop, build, and manage media contacts and build strong relationships with media representatives
Work with the Program & Administrative Assistant to maintain volunteer and donor databases
Conduct presentations to groups of prospective volunteers
Coordinate volunteer and student recognition
Other duties as assigned
Nights and weekends may be required





​Adult Literacy Program Specialist

Summary: The position assists in the coordination and delivery of English Language Learning and Adult Basic Education services. The position helps coordinate all aspects of the English Language Learning and Adult Education programs, including learner recruitment, evaluations, matching learners with tutors, and on-going support of the matched pairs. The position also provides support necessary in the daily operations of Fox Valley Literacy. The Adult Literacy Specialist works as part of a team with other staff and volunteers to help carry out the mission of Fox Valley Literacy.


The part time (20 hours) Adult Education Program Specialist position offers competitive compensation and will average around 20 hours per week, Monday-Thursday. Benefits include 3 weeks of paid vacation, flexible hours, earned sick leave, and paid holidays. 


Please send resume and cover letter to Nik Shier at nshier@fvlc.net. 



Qualifications:
High school education required; Bachelor’s degree in Education, ELL or TESOL, or a related field is preferred.
Previous experience in English Language Learning or Adult Basic Education is preferred.  
Proficiency in Hmong, French, Kinyarwanda, or Spanish is preferred. 


Skills:
Good communication skills
Distinctive record of accomplishment incorporating diverse perspectives in teaching, scholarship, and/or outreach
Experience working in multicultural environments
Experience with a wide variety of teaching methods
Ability to work with minimal supervision
Team player with an ability to support the work of others
Ability to successfully work with and motivate learners and tutors
Ability to multitask and prioritize
Good organizational skills
Ability to maintain a professional manner under pressure
Proficient computer skills including databases and spreadsheets
Fluency in English and knowledge of English grammar

Responsibilities:
Greet and direct guests and phone calls
Maintain databases and spreadsheets for literacy programing
Prepare periodic reports
Schedule and supervise program volunteers
Assist in the recruitment of adult English language and basic education learners for one-to-one tutoring and small classroom instruction
Conduct learner intakes, evaluations, matching, follow-up, and support
Assist with special events and trainings
Evenings and weekends may be required
Other duties as needed 
Fox Valley Literacy is an equal opportunity employer and prohibits discrimination in employment (whether paid staff or volunteer) based on race, color, sex, marital or familial status, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, religion, veteran status, national origin, ancestry or disability.

Fox Valley Literacy is an equal opportunity employer and prohibits discrimination in employment 
(whether paid staff or volunteer) based on race, color, sex, marital or familial status, sexual orientation, 
gender identity, age, religion, veteran status, national origin, ancestry or disability.​ 

Job Opportunities 
130 E. Franklin Street, Appleton, WI 54911
Phone: (920) 991-9840
Fox Valley Literacy shares the power of learning to transform lives and enrich the community.