The OLC is in an exciting phase of strategic growth and organizational development to deepen our impact as an innovative, effective, and sustainable literacy hub for Oakland. Our passionate and entrepreneurial team, led by two women Founding Co-Directors, is committed to fostering collaboration and continuous learning internally and across our network to advance our mission.



Development Manager

The OLC is seeking an impact-driven and dynamic Development Manager to grow our base of supporters and bring creative ideas and strategic approaches to build our fundraising efforts. The Development Manager is a key position as we grow, working to ensure that the OLC has the resources needed to advance our mission and deepen our impact. Reporting to and working closely with the Founding Co-Directors, the Development Manager will execute against a number of key fundraising goals including individuals, grants, sponsorships, and special events. This is a great role for a mid-level Development professional looking to grow with an integral Oakland nonprofit, and the Development Manager will represent OLC in the community, cultivating new funders and donors while promoting the organization’s mission, vision, and core values.

Priority deadline to apply by Friday, June 9, 2023.
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Symposium Sponsorships Contract

Qualified candidates are invited to submit proposals for a 6-month contract (with possibility of extension) to plan, execute, and manage sponsorships for the third annual Literacy & Justice for All Symposium that will take place on March 1-2, 2024. The consultant will bring in sponsorships from corporate, foundation, nonprofit, and individual partners to meet a minimum of $100,000 and manage sponsor benefits and logistics. Hourly fee range from $50 to $65 and we anticipate 5-10 hours per week.

Proposals due by Friday, June 23, 2023.
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Contract Grant Writer

Qualified candidates are invited to submit proposals for a 6-month contract (with possibility of extension) for grant and proposal writing services to drive institutional fundraising efforts. The consultant will bring in unrestricted and program-focused funds from foundations as well as support the identification of opportunities and development of proposals. Hourly fee range from $50 to $65 and we anticipate 5-40 hours per month.

Proposals due by Friday, June 23, 2023.
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We value and honor our team and are committed to seeing employees thrive professionally and personally. We offer the following benefits (some are dependent on position status):

  • Comprehensive medical benefits.
  • 3-4 weeks paid vacation leave (grows with years of tenure) and paid sick leave.
  • 12 observed holidays and a paid winter break.
  • Simple IRA retirement plan with up to 3% annual salary match.
  • Paid professional development opportunities.
  • Opportunities to take paid time out of the workday for community volunteering.



The Oakland Literacy Coalition is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer committed to creating a diverse staff and inclusive environment. We especially encourage members of underrepresented communities to apply even if your experience or qualifications are not a perfect match. 

Frequently cited statistics show that women apply to jobs only if they meet 100% of the qualifications. The OLC encourages you to break that statistic and to apply. No one ever meets 100% of the qualifications. We look forward to your application.

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