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New Haven Reads staff members pose in front of stage during 2019 retreat.

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January 10, 2020

We currently have two job openings.

Please scroll down to see both openings.

Communications Associate

Job Description: Communications Associate

Location:  85 Willow Street, New Haven, CT 06511

Non-exempt – Part time – $17.00 per hour

Job Reports To:  Director of Development and Communications

Job Summary:  The Communications Associate position will focus on external communications to support the NHR mission. Additionally, the Communications Associate will assist in the implementation of the development strategy in coordination with the Director of Development and Communications and Executive Director to ensure adequate funding for programming.

Major Responsibilities/Duties:


  • Develop and maintain the communications calendar.
  • Lead the production of written communications including (but not limited to) the newsletter, the At-A-Glance, the NHR Annual Report, and website blog posts.
  • Maintain the NHR website.
  • Lead the management of NHR’s social media communications.


  • Work as an integral part of the team for events, including the annual Spelling Bee fundraiser and major donor event.
  • Maintain and grow the sustaining donors program.
  • Assist with fundraising activities including the NHR Annual Appeal and the Great Give.
  • Manage donor recognition including thank you letters and record maintenance.


  • Excellent verbal and written communications skills
  • Experience in or ability to learn Salesforce (data management system), Box, and Canva
  • Experience in managing communications strategy with social media accounts
  • Highly proficient in Microsoft Word and Excel
  • Ability to work independently and meet deadlines


  • 1 to 2 years previous experience in communications or marketing role
  • Bachelor’s degree
  • Spanish

Hours: Flexible 18 hours per week, to be scheduled between 9am and 3pm Monday–Friday

To apply: send application (click here for the NHR Employment Application), resume, cover letter, and two writing samples to hr@newhavenreads.org. Please submit two different samples of the following four options:

  1. A thank you letter to a donor or sponsor
  2. A Facebook post (please include text and image)
  3. A blog post / website post
  4. A newsletter article

 New Haven Reads is an Equal Opportunity Employer.


Assistant Site Director – Bristol Street

Job Description: Assistant Site Director

Location:  45 Bristol Street, New Haven, CT 06511

Non-Exempt – Part time – $14.50 per hour

Job Reports To:  Bristol Street Site Director

Job Summary:  The Assistant Site Director will assist the Site Director in all aspects of site and program management which includes the following:

Major Responsibilities/Activities:

  • Create and maintain a warm, welcoming environment while sharing the joy and power of reading
  • Actively engages with students by building relationships with them and acting as a source of motivation
  • Facilitates tutoring sessions between children and their tutors
  • Assists with set up and break-down of the site, ensures supplies are neat and organized
  • Responsible for the safety and supervision of children
  • Sets high expectations for students and handles discipline problems appropriately
  • Helps ensure that written records by tutors are reviewed daily
  • Communicates effectively with students, parents, tutors, and other staff members
  • Supports the monitoring of instructional plans for each student in order to help all students achieve proficiency in reading
  • Maintains records of student attendance, volunteer attendance, sign-in/out sheets, and supply inventory
  • Acts as a substitute tutor when needed
  • Answers and makes phone calls to volunteers and families in professional manner
  • Undertakes other administrative tasks as needed
  • Fills in for Site Directors as needed


  • High school graduate
  • One year experience working with children
  • Experience in Microsoft Word and Excel
  • Experience with or ability to learn Salesforce (Data Management System)


  • College degree in education related field, a teaching certificate
  • Classroom experience
  • Strong conversational skills in Spanish


  • Monday – Wednesday 3:00-7:30pm; Thursday – Friday  2:00-6:30pm

 To apply, send application (click here for the NHR Employment Application), resume and cover letter by e-mail to: hr@newhavenreads.org

New Haven Reads is an Equal Opportunity Employer