Our mission: Connecting people of all ages to a world of opportunities through literacy and creative expression.
Literacy Connects is a volunteer-driven Tucson nonprofit serving over 55,000 children and adults annually through literacy and arts programming that create solutions to many of society’s most persistent problems. From reducing unemployment and poverty to increasing economic growth and opportunity, Literacy Connects helps us all turn the page to a brighter future!
While each of our programs use different delivery models to achieve our mission, they are unified in their focus on student-centered relationships, the use of a strengths-based approach, and the inclusion of joy as a central ingredient for transformational learning. We understand that while building skills is critical, shifting attitudes and behaviors is essential to long-term success. When people come to identify as learners, readers, writers, creatives, and empowered citizens, their resilience increases along with opportunities to help themselves and others. As the premier literacy hub of Southern AZ, we connect individuals and groups from across the community to work together for long-term social impact.
The office assistant will:
- Work as an integral part of the Development team as we work promote our mission, increase our presence in the community and raise money for the organization
- Assist with web updates and design (WordPress experience preferred but not required)
- Draft copy and create images for social media platforms
- Help with various design projects (Design experience is great, but we can also train)
- Write blog posts and other copy as needed
- Organize LC Free Shopping Days
- Conduct donor thank you calls
- Research new grant opportunities
- Other duties as assigned
Most hours will be Monday-Friday, 9-5; however it is flexible and occasional evening or weekend hours with advanced notice.
Minimum two years college required; background in journalism or communications preferred; interest in learning more about how a non-profit works.
Comfort with and willingness to learn various technologies; ability to work after hours or weekends if needed; enjoys people, is collaborative and self-motivated.
The core values that influence our organizational direction are Equity and Social Justice, Creativity and Imagination, Collaborative Relationships, Joy, and Transformational Learning. Attributes we seek in our board, staff and volunteers include: Passion and commitment to the mission, Adaptability, Willingness to take initiative, Collaborative, and Joyful. We are positive and always try to work from a place of gratitude.
“My experience [with Literacy Connects] equipped me with skills in team building, strategic planning and service provision that I have taken with me to my career.” ~AmeriCorps VISTA Alum
“I feel a deep need to contribute to social justice on a local level. Literacy Connects is working to even the playing field in Tucson through education.” ~Volunteer