We are now accepting applications for the Partnership Development Manager.  Please read the job description and application instructions very carefully before applying.  Resumes and cover letters that do not fit the application instruction requirements will not be reviewed.


APPLICATION INSTRUCTIONS (PLEASE READ): Please email your resume and cover letter to Kevin Dean, Executive Director at kdean@literacymidsouth.org.  Because this is a literacy organization, we want a cover letter written by you about why you are the ideal candidate, not copied and pasted from a website.  Writing and communication skills are critical to this position.  Please read position qualifications before applying.  Due to the large number of applications, we cannot respond to every inquiry. No phone calls or resume drop offs, please.


Title:  Partnership Development Manager                                          Date: 5/8/2014

Schedule: Varies


Position Overview:  Reports to the Executive Director, the Partnership Development Manager is responsible for the overall program management of the Smart Memphis Coalition and the annual reading campaigns, and other special projects.  The Partnership Development Manager is responsible for expanding public support for literacy and encouraging businesses, government agencies, and nonprofit organizations to promote and support literacy and education.  The Partnership Development Manager works closely with the Community Initiatives Manager to coordinate Strive Mid-South trainings with Smart Memphis Coalition activities and micro-grants.


Hours: 40 Hours / Week


Salary: $35,000-$40,000, commensurate with experience


Job Summary


Responsible for Smart Memphis Coalition meetings, trainings, and related activities

Develops meeting and training topics for Literacy Mid-South Coalition.

Provides ongoing technical support for agencies through coaching, referrals, and workgroups.

Responsible for all grant reporting for Smart Memphis Coalition and community initiatives.

Creates monthly Smart Memphis Coalition newsletter.

With the assistance of the Executive Director and Community Relations Manager, oversees all aspects of Read Across America Month activities and obtains buy-in for activities from Smart Memphis Coalition members.

Provides linkages and referrals between agencies.

Maintains online literacy landscape.

Oversees mini-grants and giveaways.

Actively recruits new Smart Memphis Coalition members.

Prepares program activity reports as necessary.

Participates in professional development activities.

Participates in special events as needed.

Perform other duties and responsibilities as requested.




  • College degree required, preferably in education, nonprofit administration, or communications related field.
  • 2+ years experience working in a nonprofit setting.
  • 2+ training experience preferred.
  • Excellent organizational skills.
  • Strong communication and interpersonal skills.
  • Ability to lift 30 lbs.


Kevin Dean
Literacy Mid-South | Executive Director
P.O. Box 111229 | Memphis, TN 38111-1229
Phone: 901.201.6034
kdean@literacymidsouth.org | www.literacymidsouth.org
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