Sep 06, 2019

Development and Marketing Communications Associate

  • ReadWorks
  • 68 Jay Street, Brooklyn, NY, USA
Full-time Development and Fundraising Marketing and Communications Education

Job Description

About ReadWorks

Reading is the gateway to all learning, yet America is facing a crisis - 65% of all students in the US, regardless of income, cannot read and comprehend at a proficient level. 

ReadWorks is on a mission to end this crisis. Engaging over one million teachers and over 15 million students across the country, ReadWorks is a nonprofit that arms teachers and caregivers with the tools they need to make sure EVERY child becomes a confident and joyful reader.  Through our easily accessible website, ReadWorks provides compelling reading content, curriculum, guidance and tools, and simultaneously conducts a continuous loop of research to inform the larger education community. By both expanding our reach and deepening our impact, ReadWorks is helping set children on a course for success in school, work, and life.


The Job

We are looking for an enthusiastic and detail-oriented self-starter to assist with our development and marketing communications work. This includes: communications with our educators, social media management, presentation and materials design and development, and supporting the Executive Director with board relations and communications. This is an excellent opportunity for a driven individual looking to make a real impact on literacy in the U.S. and the K-12 education market, while participating in and learning about many areas of the organization.


In this role, you will be responsible for supporting various development and marketing communications related functions and will also have the opportunity to lead specific projects.  These areas include (but are not limited to):


  • Maintain donor database and records and generate reports as needed
  • Process gifts and draft acknowledgment letters
  • Maintain development communications/outreach calendar to ensure the Development team stays on track with scheduled appeals and stewardship activities
  • Research and prospect new donors and foundations
  • Assist in the proposal development process from start to submission
  • Assist with foundation reporting requirements
  • Oversee preparation for board meetings
  • Coordinate board communications and outreach, distribute materials, and manage scheduling
  • Assist with online fundraising campaigns


  • Draft content and manage schedule of emails to users and donors
  • Coordinate quarterly newsletters 
  • Manage social media
  • Draft press releases and promotional materials, such as user stories

Teacher Engagement

  • Help to manage and maintain relationships at the teacher and school level in order to: build partnerships, work with teachers and schools to pilot new products, and evaluate the efficacy of existing products


  • College degree 
  • At least 2 years of experience in a development and/or communications role
  • Experience and facility with presentation software, donor management software, design software, and email campaign software
  • Experience creating and managing social media communications and campaigns
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills
  • Strong interpersonal skills 
  • Highly organized and detail-oriented
  • Ability to multitask and prioritize
  • Comfortable working independently and closely with a small team
  • Team player, willing to pitch in where needed
  • Passion for improving K-12 education


Brooklyn, NY

Compensation and Benefits

Salary and benefits will be competitive with the market and commensurate with experience. 

Interested candidates, please send resume, cover letter, and salary requirements to

ReadWorks is an equal opportunity employer and values diversity at our company. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status, or disability status.

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