Writing and Research Coordinator - Remote

National School Choice Awareness Foundation, Inc.

Job Description

This is a remote position, and you must reside in one of the following states: Alabama, Florida, Iowa, Massachusetts, Missouri, New Hampshire, New York, North Carolina, Ohio, Pennsylvania, South Carolina, Texas, or Virginia.

 

 

The Writing and Research Coordinator is a full-time, non-exempt, hourly position at the nonprofit National School Choice Awareness Foundation, Inc. The Writing and Research Coordinator collaborates directly with the organization's President and CEO, Vice President of Finance, Manager of Strategic Growth, and Senior Advisor and reports to the Vice President of Finance. The incumbent is eligible to participate in the organization's telecommuting policy and a full suite of benefits described in the Employee Policy Memorandum and Employee Handbook. Primary responsibilities of this position include:

 

Fundraising and Development Research and Writing – 40 percent

 

  • Conduct thorough donor prospect research and build databases of potential institutional and individual donors in collaboration with the manager of strategic growth. 

 

  • Research and write grant proposals and fundraising letters and tailor proposals to the interests of potential grantors in collaboration with the organization's president, manager of strategic growth, and senior advisor.

 

Policy Research and Writing ­– 30 percent

 

  • Conceptualize, research, and write approximately 5-10 white papers or research analyses about challenges and opportunities facing K-12 education for internal and external audiences.

 

  • Research and write regular blog posts and columns for and with the organization's president.

 

Organizational Research and Writing ­– 15 percent

 

  • Research and write the organization's annual report, periodic reports to funders and stakeholders, and other organizational marketing materials.

 

  • Write and disseminate the organization's monthly staff e-newsletter.

 

  • Write and manage executive correspondence, including general greetings, congratulations, letters of introduction, etc.

 

Project Coordination – 15 percent

 

  • Assist in the management and coordination of projects with vendors, including graphic designers, copyeditors, printers, and publishers.

 

  • Track projects in Asana and other management programs for the organization's president and strategic growth functions.

 

  • Assist with general paperwork, digital filing, and organizing functions for the vice president of finance and the president.

 

  • Coordinate other projects as necessary.

 

The incumbent's performance will be measured annually via a performance evaluation, which will consider the employee's success in achieving the goals set forth by the employee's supervisor, the employee's adherence to the organization's policies, and the employee's contributions to the organization's exempt charitable activities.

 

Specific qualifications include:

 

  • Strong understanding of K-12 school choice and education policy, including an awareness of the broader landscape of K-12 education reform organizations.

 

  • A versatile and accurate writer with a commitment to high standards and an ability to develop clear, concise, and persuasive content for diverse audiences, including charitable foundations, donors, the organization's staff and partners, and general constituencies.

 

  • Expert user of Microsoft Word and Microsoft Excel, including experience using Pivot Tables, mail merge functions, and document formatting.

 

  • Demonstrated fluency and proficiency in English; fluency and proficiency in Spanish would be an added benefit.

 

  • Highly organized, detail-focused, and deadline-oriented––with an independent ability to solve problems and move forward with projects without constant direction.

 

  • Aptitude for thriving in a fast-paced, mission-driven organization.

 

It is the policy of the organization to provide equal employment opportunities to all employees and employment applicants without regard to unlawful considerations of race, religion, creed, color, nationality, sex, pregnancy, sexual orientation, age, ancestry, physical or mental disability, marital status, or any other classification protected by the applicable local, state, or federal laws.

 

The National School Choice Awareness Foundation, Inc. is a nonprofit charitable organization with the mission of improving K-12 education in the United States and supporting the academic success of all students by raising public awareness of the school options available to families, including public/district, charter, magnet, private, online, and home education.

 

Submit a resume and two writing samples in one PDF document to [email protected], with the subject line: "Writing and Research Coordinator." A formal cover letter is not required. Note that applicants who advance in the hiring process will be required to complete writing, editing, and Word/Excel assessments. 

 

Compensation/Benefits 

• $25.00 per hour

• 182 hours of PTO per year

• 40 hours of paid sick leave per year

• 21 paid holidays

• Health Reimbursement Program (currently $685 per month)

• 401k Matching Program – eligibility begins on the first day of employment (up to 5% matching)

 


About National School Choice Awareness Foundation, Inc.

At the National School Choice Awareness Foundation, we believe that school choice is about personal decisions made by families, not politics. That is why we raise equal awareness of the education options parents have or want for their children, including traditional public, public charter, public magnet, private, online, home, and nontraditional learning environments. 

Posted 5 months ago
Location
Aventura, Florida
Type
Full-time
Category
Development/Fundraising
Education Requirement
Some College
Experience Requirement
5-10 years