Tutor Recruitment Manager

Augustine Literacy Project – Charlotte (ALP) is a Charlotte-based non-profit with a mission to improve the reading, writing and spelling skills of under-resourced children who struggle with literacy by providing free, long-term, one-on-one instruction from highly-trained tutors.

ALP pursues this mission utilizing a one-on-one methodology for students in first, second and third grades built on the research-based Orton-Gillingham approach and uses materials developed by Wilson Language Training Corporation and ALP. In school year 2020-21, during the pandemic, ALP volunteer tutors supported 19 Charlotte-Mecklenburg schools, serving 178 students through 3,779 free tutoring sessions. Coming out of the pandemic, ALP is poised for aggressive growth with a target of serving over 350 students through a combination of in-person and virtual tutoring.

Augustine Literacy Project-Charlotte’s vision is that all children have access to reading instruction that meets their individual needs and improves their opportunities to be successful in school and in life. ALP is undergoing a period of strategic growth and has begun playing a significant role in the larger movement to help children recover missed learning due to COVID 19 and bring about a reading revolution in our community.

Overview:
This self-starting and dynamic individual will be responsible for the design of an intentional approach to the organization’s volunteer strategy to continue to grow ALP’s community impact in alignment with the organization’s mission and vision.

The Tutor Recruitment Manager (TRM) will serve as a key internal leader for the organization, managing all efforts related (but not limited) to tutor information sessions, recruitment campaigns, community outreach and awareness-building events (including presentations to faith, corporate, civic groups), ensuring ALP tutor training classes are filled with individuals who possess a high potential for success with tutoring.

The TRM will carefully track and steward ALP’s volunteers through personal interaction and careful data management. This staff member will report to the Executive Director and serve as a member of the Advancement Team, while closely coordinating efforts with the Operations Team. The TRM will be a highly visible ALP ambassador in Charlotte representing the unique values of the agency, building critical relationships with prospective tutors and sources of tutors, and enhancing the organization’s brand recognition as a key player in the community’s coordinated literacy continuum efforts.

Principal responsibilities:
• Develop and execute a comprehensive annual Tutor Recruitment Plan that addresses communication and recruitment efforts to achieve the goals of:
• Recruit 108 new tutors for 2021-22 school year and meet recruitment targets for each school year thereafter.
• Organize others to meet volunteer recruitment targets, working with Executive Director and Director of Operations, Board of Directors, volunteer ambassadors, and staff across the organization.
• Identify communications needs and develop recruitment collateral and strategic messaging needed to attract volunteer tutors who are a good fit for ALP tutoring.
• Maintain effective volunteer management and record-keeping procedures to track volunteers along the “tutor pipeline,” from prospective tutor to ALP ambassador.
• Work with ALP tutors to cultivate tutor stories that communicate the impact of ALP and exemplify ALP’s motto, “Tutor one child, change two lives.”
• Contribute to organization-wide planning and regular strategic conversations regarding agency-wide issues. Support Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion efforts underway at ALP.

Qualifications:
• A passion for the ALP’s mission and commitment to the belief that effective reading instruction can change the trajectory of a child’s life.
• An understanding that literacy is a fundamental component of improving social mobility and access to opportunity in our community.
• Excellent communication and relationship building skills, both internally and externally.
• Strong aptitude to prioritize tasks and meet defined deadlines.
• Comfortable and energetic in public roles.
• Confident, proactive, and compassionate professional who thrives in a fast paced, growth-oriented work environment committed to high standards and accountability.
• Personable individual who will nurture existing relationships with our community of tutors, as well as identify and initiate relationships with new and diverse volunteers and stakeholders.
• 5+ years of relevant professional experience; including (but not limited to) nonprofit/volunteer recruitment and management, community relations/marketing/sales.

ALP is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate against any employee or applicant for employment based on race, color, religion, national origin, age, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, disability, veteran status, or genetic information.

To apply:
Please send your resume, cover letter and professional references to love2read@alpcharlotte.org. Application review will begin immediately.