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AmeriCorps Recruitment Managers - National

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Reading Partners National - Oakland, CA
Fully Remote
AmeriCorps National


National AmeriCorps Recruitment Managers - Eastern US/Western US


Reading Partners is changing the education landscape. We are a leader in working to solve the literacy crisis in our country by leveraging community volunteers in under-resourced schools. Our diverse and expansive volunteer base provides one-on-one tutoring to students twice weekly, and our program is proven to help children master the reading fundamentals they need to unlock their potential as successful, happy and confident readers in school and in life. Our people are our heartbeat and our greatest resource; we are all passionately rallied around our mission to help children become lifelong learners by empowering communities to provide individualized instruction that works. Join our stellar team leading the charge to deepen our impact and expand our service. Watch this video to learn more about Reading Partners.


The high level: 

This is an exciting and dynamic role in the AmeriCorps department at Reading Partners. The main focus of the role is to generate enough applications to fill all awarded AmeriCorps slots (350+) on an annual basis. To do this, you’ll provide excellent customer service and maintain ongoing quality relationships with regional AmeriCorps points to reach our collective goal of recruiting 360+ AmeriCorps members. Additionally, you will support the growth and development of college campuses and community-based partnerships for all regions. Each manager will provide direct support to two time zones, with at least one of those time zones being EST or PST. Reporting directly to the Director of National Service, this is a fantastic opportunity for someone passionate and knowledgeable about partnership development and recruitment. 

(National Roles) Location: This position is remote but requires candidates to reside within one of Reading Partners’ markets. Reading Partners markets include Baltimore, MD, Denver, CO, Charleston, SC, Los Angeles, CA, New York City, NY, North Texas (Dallas and Fort Worth), San Francisco Bay Area, CA, Seattle, WA, Silicon Valley, CA, Twin Cities, MN, Tulsa, OK, and Washington, D.C.

What you’ll do: 

Annually recruit a diverse cohort of 365+ AmeriCorps for 12 regions and 4-5 national departments. Assess and innovate on Reading Partners’ recruitment strategy. 

  • Develop and execute a strategic recruitment plan that outlines goals, benchmarks, and tactics that will enhance recruitment efforts for all AmeriCorps Member slots. 

  • Engage over 2,000 leads through targeted customer-focused communication and generate over 2,400 applications per year (or maintain, at a minimum, a 6:1 application-to-member ratio). 

  • Create & manage all AmeriCorps postings on all platforms, and manage the national recruitment budget. You’ll own an average of 20 postings per week. 

  • Work closely with regions/departments to determine localized recruitment strategies and national support.

  • Work closely with the National Admissions Manager to track, report on, and share relevant recruitment data to improve regional admissions efforts and the candidate experience. 

  • Lead on monthly/bi-monthly regional recruitment meetings to discuss applicant numbers and quality, assess strategies in place, and pivot/revise plan if necessary. 


Lead the development and implementation of a plan to raise public awareness for the Reading Partners’ AmeriCorps program through various media channels

  • Identify media outlets (blogs, radio/podcasts, news outlets, etc.) targeting nuanced audiences.

  • Write and submit 1 to 2 external blog posts, articles, and other media to various outlets per month. 

  • Attend virtual career fair(s), representing the Reading Partners’ AmeriCorps team. Identify events in local regions and identify local staff/RP alumni who may attend on Reading Partners’ behalf. 

  • Partner with the VISTA Alumni Engagement Coordinator to leverage alumni to support in sharing their experiences for publication. 

  • Identify areas of overlap and potential collaboration with National Community Engagement to leverage volunteer recruitment with AmeriCorps member recruitment. 

  • Partner with the Marketing & Communications Department on AmeriCorps collateral development, distribution, and social media to amplify the message of RP’s AmeriCorps program.

  • Partner with the National Admissions Manager and regions to identify opportunities for key national and local recruitment partnerships, respectively, and steward current partnerships to ensure recommitment.

  • Build and cultivate strategic relationships to grow the applicant base that reflects Reading Partners’ student population. 

  • Build upon relationships with current (8) national partnerships (Service Year Alliance, Urban Teachers, City Year, Teach for America, Coalition 4 Diverse Educators, Saga Innovations, Jumpstart and Citizen Schools) with the goal of adding 1-2 additional partnerships per year.

  • Build and maintain a system for tracking national and regional partnerships, develop metrics for successful partnerships, and review/revise on an annual basis.

  • Enhance regional recruitment knowledge base and continue to grow regional recruitment expertise. 

  • Develop and update annually, all recruitment-related resources for regional teams, including the AmeriCorps Recruitment Toolkit 

  • Work in partnership with the National Admissions Manager to assess regional training needs; develop and facilitate bi-monthly training for staff 

Other duties as assigned. 


How you’ll do it: 

Drive for Results:

  • Demonstrated aptitude for creating and completing projects quickly and accurately in line with all stated deadlines. Strong ability to prioritize, streamline, and design scalable systems. High degree of comfort and hunger in seeking out continual improvement for all systems, processes, and approach. Personal leadership and accountability - able to hold yourself accountable first and foremost. 

Relationship Development: 

  • Ability to cultivate and leverage strong relationships both locally and remotely. Proven track record in providing great client service experiences, solving problems, and communicating effectively with all internal and external stakeholders. Develop close partnerships with all members of the AmeriCorps team, HR/ Talent team, and regional stakeholders to provide top tier service for Reading Partners staff and AmeriCorps/VISTA members. 

Project Management: 

  • Strong skill set in effectively leading projects to fruition with varied stakeholders in a timely manner. Ability to motivate people with competing priorities toward a goal. Demonstrate a proficient ability to manage multiple competing priorities at once. Ability to take personal initiative and execute on key priorities. Skilled in being able to both plan and execute for the future. 


  • A passion for details, collaboration, and working with others and independently to problem solve. Ability to execute details quickly and to communicate effectively to a wide group of stakeholders. Professional organization and prioritization skills - can take a list of tasks and get them done. 


  • Strong aptitude for effective communication remotely and in person with internal and external partnerships. Ability to set up successful systems for communication and messaging, tailor communication to audiences, and break down complex topics for a variety of audiences. High competency with written communication. 


  • Maintains a sense of calm during peak periods. Ability to rally others to achieve organizational goals. Strong ability to assess and address sensitive situations. A sense of humor. A desire to achieve constant improvement in all you do. A strong leader in cultivating a team environment. 


What we offer: 

Reading Partners’ compensation and benefits programs are designed to attract, motivate, engage, and retain top talent to propel our mission forward. We aim to set salaries based on objective, external, high-quality market data. Our salaries are adjusted for candidates in different geographic regions. We do our very best to ensure that we’re bringing our best offer - therefore we do not engage in salary negotiations.

  • This is a full-time, exempt, salaried position. The pay range for this position is between $69,275 - $81,500 annually and is contingent on geographic location.  After applying, candidates who move forward in the hiring process are provided with the salary for their geographical location. 

  •  We offer a comprehensive benefits package, including medical, dental, vision, disability, life insurance, flex spending accounts, generous paid time off, commuter benefits, an Employee Assistance Program (EAP), and currently a 403(b) match option.

  • Professional development reimbursement fund up to $1,000 per year.

  • Unlimited Paid Time Off (PTO) benefits for regular employees scheduled to work 30 hours or more per week

  • We offer an exciting and dynamic culture, and we commit to investing in and supporting our amazing people to grow their careers with us.


The other things you need to know: 

  • This role is a remote-based role. The person in this role must work in a state where Reading Partners operates.

  • Travel: Occasional trips to offices, school sites, AmeriCorps, or state commission-sponsored meetings or National Days of Service events in other states may be required, including overnight stays. This position may also involve occasional travel to Reading Partners’ National Headquarters in Oakland, CA. 


What’s Next? 

If you’re interested in joining our Reading Partners team, please submit the following application materials to our online job posting: 

  • A cover letter describing your interest in Reading Partners and how your past experience has prepared you for this role. Please include your salary needs.

  • Resume 


At Reading Partners we respect and honor the diversity in our workforce, and we are an Equal Opportunity Employer.


About You! 

You’ll be successful in this role if you: 

  • Have 2-4 years of experience in recruitment or talent acquisition

  • Must have experience working with or administering an AmeriCorps program

  • Have experience in developing and facilitating training 

  • Possess superior written and verbal communication skills 

  • Possess strong stakeholder/relationships management skills 

  • Are highly organized and detailed-oriented 

  • Work efficiently and quickly to meet deadlines despite interruptions

  • Have a working knowledge of Google Drive and Microsoft Suite: Word, Excel, PowerPoint 

  • Are flexible and can manage ambiguity and multiple priorities inherent in an entrepreneurial environment 

  • Are highly adept at handling a large volume and a broad variety of written communication, including large volumes of daily emails from teammates and stakeholders

  • Demonstrate a deep belief in our mission, commitment to race, equity, diversity and inclusion (REDI), and root your work in our core values

  • Ability to prove eligibility to work legally in the U.S.

Bonus Points if you: 

  • Hold a bachelor’s degree in a nonprofit-focused field, communications, human resources, or marketing

  • Are an AmeriCorps, Peace Corps, or other national service alum/alumna

  • Have experience working in the launch or growth phases of organizations

  • Have experience working with national organizations

  • Have significant experience in grant management 

  • Have a working knowledge of eGrants, Handshake and OnCorps