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Read To Succeed, Inc.

Part-Time Media and Events Coordinator

Read To Succeed, Inc.


Job Summary

Read To Succeed is looking for an experienced part-time Media and Events Coordinator to work in a small yet fast-paced office environment. This position is responsible for all externally facing information including the organization’s website, monthly e-newsletter, press releases, media coverage, and social media campaigns. The Media and Events Coordinator also oversees all special events including community outreach and fundraising events.

Job Responsibilities

  • Professionally represent RTS to the community.
  • Represent RTS on local boards/councils and to the media as needed and directed by the Executive Director.
  • Help sustain & grow RTS Councils and collaborations.
  • Attend RTS Council meetings.
  • Present to executive board/community as necessary including updating the “Numbers board” each month.
  • Coordinate volunteers for RTS events, Family Literacy Nights, office work days (i.e. Mailings) and community events.
  • Maintain system to track volunteers and hours.
  • Plan and host annual volunteer luncheon with the assistance of entire RTS staff.
  • Improve existing Shining Star program which recognizes an outstanding volunteer each month and increase publicity of that program through local media outlets with the help of RTS media director.
  • Take lead and work with staff to create a plan for personally thanking volunteers in a systematic way through hand-written thank-you notes, facebook recognition, volunteer recognition in media outlets (for example: WGNS volunteer of the month), etc.
  • Communicate to Executive Director on a regular basis the status of program and operations and any issues which arise.
  • Work with Executive Director and staff, support coordination of press releases and PR materials.
  • Keep “In the News” board updated with all RTS printed media materials.
  • Work with local collaborators, book groups, and other non-profits to make sure they are familiar with RTS, our mission to utilize volunteers, and the diversity of volunteer opportunities available at RTS.
  • Create the monthly electronic newsletter utilizing Vertical Response
  • Make sure website and all social media is always up to date with news about RTS, upcoming volunteer opportunities and information on RTS volunteers who have gone above and beyond.
  • Cross-train RTS staff to handle most critical duties.
  • Other duties may include:  active participation in strategic planning, bookkeeping, cross-training, and other activities as we grow and other duties as assigned. 


  • Proficient with WordPress website platform, Vertical Response email marketing platform, Adobe Creative Suite, MS PowerPoint, MS Publisher
  • Working knowledge of Facebook, Instagram and Twitter including analytics
  • Excellent written and communication skills including ability to create original content for web, press releases, and social media outlets
  • Ability to plan and execute organization and community events from inception to completion including concept, guest list, invitation creation and distribution, promotion, speaker/performer coordination, on-the-ground logistics, and follow up
  • Photography and videography experience
  • Comfortable working a trade show/community outreach booth at community forums
  • Ability to work a flexible schedule including some nights and weekends as events occur
  • Ability to travel within Rutherford County for meetings and events
  • Ability to manage and work with student and community volunteers
  • Strong organizational skills
  • Education background a plus
  • Nonprofit background preferred

Salary commensurate with experience and working hours will be set at 20-25 weekly.



Additional Information



How to Apply

To apply, send an email with resume and cover letter to joleneradnoti@readtosucceed.org.

No phone calls please.


  • Date Posted: July 27, 2020
  • Type: Part-Time
  • Job Function: Communications / Marketing / PR
  • Service Area: Education
  • Start Date: 08/03/2020
  • Working Hours: M-Th 20-25 hours per week