Volunteer Job Openings

Literacy Connexus is looking for a few good men or women. If you are familiar with our Newsletter, you know that we would love for you to join us in this ministry. We have three volunteer positions to fill, each allowing for flexibility of time and commitment. Prayerfully consider which position is right for you. Contact Lester, 817-696-9898.

1)      Book Finder

Do you have a nose for finding things? Literacy Connexus is always in need of children’s books to give to families in need. This volunteer position involves scouring the internet for organizations with books to give away, following leads on book give-aways, and soliciting book contributions from agencies, businesses, and individuals. In general, you would be a children’s book sleuth, tracking every lead and sniffing every trail. You would unearth the book bonanzas of Texas, giving Literacy Connexus the opportunity to share the wealth.

Qualifications:  Effective computer search skills; clear communicator by telephone and email; thrive on challenges.

Commitment:  Minimum of 4 hours/week.

 

2)      Development Director

Are you a fundraiser at heart? This volunteer position involves collaborating with the executive director to design and implement a development strategy for Literacy Connexus, in order to achieve fundraising goals and engage donors. You would lead and manage development efforts to raise the annual budget.  You would engage the board of directors, and train and lead fellow staff members to support fundraising efforts. Writing grant proposals and reports to funders is a major component of this job.

Qualifications:  High energy, positive, “can-do” attitude, flexibility, and teamwork; high degree of initiative and the ability to think strategically. Strong verbal communication skills and demonstrated ability to write clearly and persuasively, with attention to detail. Grant writing experience is recommended; a thorough understanding of strategic development is a must.

Commitment:  Minimum of 6 hour/week.

 

3)       Project Manager

Do you love it when a plan comes together? This volunteer position involves dotting the i’s and crossing the t’s of Books for the Border and Beyond projects-in-the-making throughout Texas. As churches and groups navigate from the planning phase to hosting a family reading fair and submitting their follow-up reports, your job would be to answer their questions, ask a few of your own for our records, and ensure that they receive the materials we provide for each project in a timely manner. You would be the Literacy Connexus liaison, with the backing of the rest of the staff.

Qualifications:  Friendly; clear communicator by telephone and email; problem solver.

Commitment: Minimum of 4 hours/week.