Partnership Coordinator

Job Description

Reports to: Read Fort Worth Executive Director

Date: October 22, 2018

READ FORT WORTH OVERVIEW:

The Mayor, the Superintendent, business and community leaders in Fort Worth created the Read Fort Worth partnership to focus on dramatically improving early childhood results by connecting and supporting existing initiatives, programs and providers through data, communications, and facilitation using collective impact strategies. The partnership began with a tight focus on the Fort Worth school district and its 34,000 students in pre-K through third grade while laying a foundation for an effort that can grow to serve and partner with organizations across the region and across sectors. The partnership aims to improve student outcomes through: engaging and empowering leaders, using actionable data and continuous improvement, aligning resources to what works, pursuing local and institutional policy change, and advocating for equity at all levels of the system.

ROLE OVERVIEW:

The Read Fort Worth Partnership Coordinator is a member of the Read Fort Worth backbone staff and will provide a variety of administrative and support responsibilities to the organization and Collaborative Action Networks (CANs) at the direction of the Executive Director.  This position plays an important role in proactively seeking opportunities to determine ways to streamline activities and effectively support the overall work of Read Fort Worth.

ESSENTIAL RESPONSIBILITIES: 

  • Administrative support, including maintaining documentation, scheduling, and logistics for assigned project plans and participation in the collective efforts of Read Fort Worth’s overall initiatives.
  • Managing projects with the ability to set priorities, meet deadlines and balance demands of multiple tasks, pay close attention to details, competing demands, and changing priorities.
  • Interact and communicate with internal and external partners effectively to build trust and rapport.
  • Research and find information for assigned project plans. Ability to navigate internet research and use new software/ systems as required.
  • Organize and oversee events to their completion.
  • Responsible for meeting set up and logistics, including scheduling and preparing materials for on and offsite meetings as required.
  • Manages correspondence with and provides excellent customer service and professionalism to volunteers, external contacts, donors, staff and other constituents.
  • Maintains accurate rosters for related committees in organizational databases for organization-wide use, as applicable.
  • Maintains, and modifies basic data spreadsheets and databases.
  • Prepares communications including letters, memos, minutes, reports and meeting agendas
  • Develop and maintain Outlook and organization calendars of events as needed.
  • Other projects as assigned.

REQUIRED COMPETENCIES:

Leadership

  • Fosters an environment that embraces and appreciates diversity across the partnership;

Strategic Coherence

  • Works alongside the Executive Director and colleagues to identify opportunities to advocate for solutions to advance the goals of the Collaborative Action Networks and partnership;

Communication

  • Communicates clearly and articulately in speaking as well as writing and is timely in all communication responses;
  • Collaborates with the Executive Director and Communications Consultant to provide input and execute the Read Fort Worth communications plan;

Interaction with Others

  • Builds constructive working relationships characterized by a high level of acceptance, cooperation, and mutual respect;
  • Effectively deals with difficult conversations or situations when they arise;

Personal Effectiveness

  • Takes personal responsibility for the quality and timeliness of work, and achieves results with little oversight, managing own time, priorities, and resources to achieve goals;
  • Adapts to changing business needs, conditions, and work responsibilities;
  • Maintains composure in highly stressful or adverse situations;

REQUIRED SKILLS:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Business, Education, Communications, Community Development or equivalent degree. In-depth experience in lieu of a degree may be considered;
  • At least 2-5 years of relevant work experience, including at least 2 years of working in a fast-paced and high-growth non-profit, social enterprise, or business start-up environment
  • Familiarity with the local area and/ or focus of the initiative (e.g. collective impact, education);
  • Outstanding communication and interpersonal skills, with the ability to build authentic relationships with a diverse set of high-profile stakeholders;
  • Knowledge/experience in Microsoft Office Suite;
  • Able to learn and use new software and systems quickly;
  • Independent thinking and able to work with minimal supervision;
  • Exceptional attention to detail;
  • Must be quick, a self-starter, possess ability to look ahead and take charge of a situation often solving problems and think critically about various situations;

This job description does not list every job responsibility and the Partnership Coordinator may be asked to perform other essential functions as necessary.

This is a full-time position that offers a comprehensive benefits package and the opportunity to be a part of a team focused on preparing all students for success.

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Social Media Intern

Job Description

Reports to: Read Fort Worth Communications Consultant

Date: October 22, 2018

READ FORT WORTH OVERVIEW:

The Mayor, the Superintendent, business and community leaders in Fort Worth created the Read Fort Worth partnership to focus on dramatically improving early childhood results by connecting and supporting existing initiatives, programs and providers through data, communications, and facilitation using collective impact strategies. The partnership began with a tight focus on the Fort Worth school district and its 34,000 students in pre-K through third grade while laying a foundation for an effort that can grow to serve and partner with organizations across the region and across sectors. The partnership aims to improve student outcomes through: engaging and empowering leaders, using actionable data and continuous improvement, aligning resources to what works, pursuing local and institutional policy change, and advocating for equity at all levels of the system.

ROLE OVERVIEW:

The Social Media Intern is a member of the Read Fort Worth backbone staff and will develop original content and suggest creative ways to attract more social media followers and promote Read Fort Worth through our social media channels by researching audience preferences and discovering current trends; creating engaging text, image and video content; and designing posts to create awareness in Read Fort Worth. The Social Media Intern will also work to increase web traffic and audience engagement metrics aligned with broader marketing strategies. This is a part-time, paid internship opportunity.

ESSENTIAL RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Research audience preferences and discover current trends
  • Create engaging text, image and video content
  • Design posts to sustain readers’ curiosity and create engagement in Read Fort Worth
  • Measure web traffic and monitor SEO
  • Stay up-to-date with changes in all social platforms ensuring maximum effectiveness
  • Train co-workers to use social media in a cohesive and beneficial way
  • Facilitate online conversations with followers and respond to queries
  • Develop an optimal posting schedule, considering web traffic and engagement metrics
  • Oversee social media accounts’ layout
  • Suggest new ways to attract prospective followers, like promotions and competitions

REQUIRED COMPETENCIES:

Leadership

  • Fosters an environment that embraces and appreciates diversity across the partnership;

Strategic Coherence

  • Works alongside the Communications Consultant to identify opportunities to advance the social media goals of Read Fort Worth;

Communication

  • Communicates clearly and articulately in speaking as well as writing and is timely in all communication responses;
  • Collaborates with the Executive Director and Communications Consultant to provide input and execute the Read Fort Worth communications plan;

Interaction with Others

  • Builds Read Fort Worth’s identity as a respected, neutral convener among a broad spectrum of local stakeholders;
  • Builds constructive working relationships characterized by a high level of acceptance, cooperation, and mutual respect;
  • Effectively deals with difficult conversations or situations when they arise;

Personal Effectiveness

  • Takes personal responsibility for the quality and timeliness of work, and achieves results with little oversight, managing own time, priorities, and resources to achieve goals;
  • Adapts to changing business needs, conditions, and work responsibilities;
  • Maintains composure in highly stressful or adverse situations;

REQUIRED SKILLS:

  • Proven work experience in Social Media
  • Expertise in multiple social media platforms
  • In-depth knowledge of SEO, keyword research and Google Analytics
  • Ability to deliver creative content (text, image and video)
  • Familiarity with online marketing strategies and marketing channels
  • Ability to gasp future trends in digital technologies and act proactively
  • BS degree in marketing, new media or relevant field (Current students working towards BS will be considered)
  • Outstanding communication and interpersonal skills, with the ability to build authentic relationships with a diverse set of high-profile stakeholders;
  • Comfort with ambiguity and ability to thrive in a fluid, entrepreneurial environment;
  • Willingness to “roll up one’s sleeves” and extend beyond formal responsibilities based on the needs of the work;

This is a part-time, paid internship opportunity to work with a team focused on preparing all students for success.

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Collaborative Action Manager

Job Description

Reports to: Read Fort Worth Executive Director

Date: September 28, 2018

READ FORT WORTH OVERVIEW:

The Mayor, the Superintendent, business and community leaders in Fort Worth created the Read Fort Worth partnership to focus on dramatically improving early childhood results by connecting and supporting existing initiatives, programs and providers through data, communications, and facilitation using collective impact strategies. The partnership began with a tight focus on the Fort Worth school district and its 34,000 students in pre-K through third grade while laying a foundation for an effort that can grow to serve and partner with organizations across the region and across sectors. The partnership aims to improve student outcomes through: engaging and empowering leaders, using actionable data and continuous improvement, aligning resources to what works, pursuing local and institutional policy change, and advocating for equity at all levels of the system.

ROLE OVERVIEW:

The Collaborative Action Manager is a member of the Read Fort Worth backbone staff and will work with cross-sector partners to facilitate the collective impact work across Collaborative Action Networks (CANs). The Collaborative Action Manager will be responsible for up to two Collaborative Action Networks, referred to as CANs. At the highest-level, they will facilitate results-orientated meeting agendas with cross-sector partners, project manage the CAN’s action plans keeping diligent documentation, be responsible for providing CAN members the appropriate supports to fulfill their role, and along with the ED and Executive Council, implement a shared vision for the CAN’s role in the overall success of 100×25. In addition, they are responsible for meeting Read Fort Worth’s systemic improvement goals, working with staff and partner organizations to leverage community expertise and energy, as well as continuous improvement tools and methodologies.

ESSENTIAL RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Convene, collaborate and facilitate the Collaborative Action Networks.
  • Build strong working relationships with the collaborative action networks based on trust and mutual respect to help drive a common agenda among for the network.
  • Directly support the volunteers who join the partnership, including members and Chairs of our Collective Action Networks, taskforce and work groups.
  • Responsible for helping networks develop and test action plans aligned to outcomes on our shared roadmap.
  • Work alongside partners, providing technical expertise as appropriate, as they engage in strategic efforts to measure progress, ensure data informs the work, align community action and rally resources to drive the work forward.
  • Work alongside network members to address the greatest gaps and opportunities and provide project management support, helping to shape strategy, implement action plans and continuously improve.
  • Think strategically through the lens of equity and inclusion to identify barriers and prompt opportunities for students in the Read Fort Worth geography
  • Work closely with Read Fort Worth’s Executive Director and other partnership staff to move the collective impact work forward.
  • Be an excellent listener with a keen ability to hear numerous perspectives, aggregate information, and summarize common themes from these various perspectives.
  • Confidently communicate the CAN’s action plan, vision, and goals in a way that inspires various stakeholders with diverse motivations for the work to act.
  • Professionally communicate Read Fort Worth’s priorities and action items, with a demonstrated ability to articulate to high-profile community leaders why a proposed idea is not currently a priority.

REQUIRED COMPETENCIES:

Leadership

  • Provides visionary, adaptive leadership, modeling Read Fort Worth’s guiding values at all times and fostering a culture that reflects them;
  • Fosters an environment that embraces and appreciates diversity across the partnership;

Strategic Coherence

  • Provides direction and support to partner organizations in aligning their work to the Common Agenda (e.g., identifying opportunities for program work to support specific goals);
  • Maintains understanding of current implementation challenges and develops comprehensive solutions to address them;
  • Works alongside the Executive Director and community to identify opportunities to advocate for solutions to advance the goals of the Collaborative Action Networks and partnership;

Communication

  • Establishes, facilitates, and executes effective and open communication with network partners and across the partnership;
  • Communicates clearly and articulately in speaking as well as writing and is timely in all communication responses;
  • Collaborates with the Executive Director and Communications Consultant to provide input and execute the Read Fort Worth communications plan;

Interaction with Others

  • Builds Read Fort Worth’s identity as a respected, neutral convener among a broad spectrum of local stakeholders, possessing the ability to coalesce diverse groups of stakeholders;
  • Builds constructive working relationships characterized by a high level of acceptance, cooperation, and mutual respect;
  • Effectively deals with difficult conversations or situations when they arise;
  • Coordinates with other projects and coalitions in the same field to maintain a full understanding of the current landscape of local and regional activities, and seek alignment;

Personal Effectiveness

  • Takes personal responsibility for the quality and timeliness of work, and achieves results with little oversight, managing own time, priorities, and resources to achieve goals;
  • Adapts to changing business needs, conditions, and work responsibilities;
  • Maintains composure in highly stressful or adverse situations;

REQUIRED COMPETENCIES:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Business, Education, Communications, Community Development or equivalent degree. In-depth experience in lieu of a degree may be considered;
  • At least 5-10 years of relevant work experience, including at least 5 years of working in a fast-paced and high-growth non-profit, social enterprise, or business start-up environment
  • Familiarity with the local area and/ or focus of the initiative (e.g. collective impact, education);
  • Advanced strategy and planning skills, including an ability to think strategically on both organizational and systemic levels over multi-year horizons;
  • Strong data acumen and ability to oversee complex shared-measurement systems;
  • Strong facilitation and presentation skills before multiple types of audiences;
  • Experience with complex project management and stakeholder management;
  • Outstanding communication and interpersonal skills, with the ability to build authentic relationships with a diverse set of high-profile stakeholders;
  • Comfort with ambiguity and ability to thrive in a fluid, entrepreneurial environment;
  • Willingness to “roll up one’s sleeves” and extend beyond formal responsibilities based on the needs of the work;

This job description does not list every job responsibility and the Collaborative Action Manager may be asked to perform other essential functions as necessary.

This is a full-time position that offers a comprehensive benefits package and the opportunity to lead a team focused on preparing all students for success.