Title: Director of Community Impact

Schedule: 40 hours/week

Position Overview:
Literacy Mid-South seeks a dynamic Director of Community Impact to provide high-level
strategic leadership as well as day-to-day management and implementation for the next phase
of the Read901 campaign. Read901 is a city-wide campaign to ensure that every Memphian
possesses the necessary literacy skills to succeed. The Director of Community Impact will work
closely with the Literacy Mid-South team and community stakeholders to further design and
implement strategies to mobilize the community around literacy.

Job Summary:

Strategic Partnerships
● Build, establish, and maintain trusting community relationships and partnerships
● Convene and facilitate results-based meetings with cross-sector partners and within
   the Read901 network
● Lead the recruitment and onboarding of new partners
● Collaborate with stakeholders to develop and implement the Read901 action plan
● Coordinate advocacy-supporting literacy activities of Literacy Mid-South and the
   Read901 campaign.
● Ensure that Literacy Mid-South, partners, and stakeholders understand and follow
   through on individual and collective commitments
   Community Engagement
● Maintain relationships with a diverse set of partners, organizations, and advocates to
   advance policies and efforts that promote equity in literacy education
● Monitor and share campaign progress with the community through annual impact
   reports, marketing materials etc.
● Serve as a liaison between Literacy Mid-South, the Read901 network, and the Shelby
   county community
● Become a familiar face within the Shelby County community
● Develop and manage effective internal and external communications strategies to
   further promote existing city-wide efforts
● Establish an accessible hub for parents, students, and partners to access relevant
   literacy and campaign resources
● Prepare and give strategic presentations to a diverse set of audiences

● Bachelor's degree required.
● Advanced degree in a policy-related discipline including but not limited to nonprofit
   administration, urban policy, public policy, education administration, or management
   strongly preferred.
● Minimum of 5 years relevant experience with demonstrated success building
   community systems, forging relationships, collaborating with, and managing a diverse
   set of partnerships
● Practical experience working with data, program evaluation, and writing and executing
   policy documents preferably in education, literacy, social services, or health
● Demonstrable social, economics, and political communication skills
● Demonstrable relevant project management and facilitation skills and experience
● Comfortable with physically interfacing with diverse populations regardless of race,
   nationality, language and literacy ability, economic or social status
● Leadership and supervisory experience
● Available to work evenings and weekends if required
● Must be able to lift 30 lbs
● Must be able to sit or stand for extended periods of time

Please send a cover letter and resume to info@literacymidsouth.org.