At Make Way for Books, we know that sharing stories changes lives – especially young ones. We have built an extraordinary team of committed, passionate individuals working to make a real impact in the lives of children, families, and educators in our community. There are thousands of reasons to work at Make Way for Books – the thousands of children, families, and educators we serve every year – but here are a few more reasons why we love to “make way” every day:

    • 4 weeks of paid time off during your first year of employment (including a paid week of winter break), with additional PTO every year you work here
    • Health, dental, vision, and life insurance
    • Retirement match (for full-time employees)
    • Annual professional development provided
    • More children’s books than you could ever read!

Make Way for Books is an equal opportunity employer. If you are interested in working with us, please see the list below for our current career opportunities.

Development and Marketing Manager, Tucson

Open date: 6/17/2024     Review date: 7/1/2024

The Development and Marketing Manager will play a crucial role in advancing our mission by leading and executing strategies to enhance fundraising efforts and increase visibility through effective marketing. This position requires a dynamic and creative individual with experience in both development and marketing, who can seamlessly integrate these functions to support and grow the organization.

Full-time; $46,030-$57,538 annually

Location: Tucson Main Office

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Marketing, Communications, Non-Profit Management, or a related field.
  • Minimum of 3 years of experience in development and/or marketing, preferably in the non-profit sector.

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Early Literacy Specialist, Tucson and Phoenix

Open date: 5/29/2024     Closing date: Open until filled.

Make Way for Books is seeking full-time (40 hours) professionals to provide expert early literacy support to educators in early care and education settings, and to facilitate early literacy coaching for programs supporting families with children ages 0 to 5. The Early Literacy Specialist facilitates programming that spans the Story Project strategies at Make Way for Books.

Full-time; $42,700-$52,307 annually

Location: Tucson, Central Phoenix

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Acts with integrity and excellence, embodies the Make Way for Books core values.
  • Bachelor’s degree (Master’s degree preferred) in early childhood education or other closely related field pertaining to education and/or early language and literacy development.
  • Fluency in English and Spanish (bilingual fluency preferred).
  • Five or more years of experience in the field of early literacy/early childhood education.
  • Experience providing professional development, including coaching educators, facilitating community of practice cohorts, and/or workshop presentations.
  • Knowledge of early childhood development, especially related to early language, communication and literacy, as well as language interventions.
  • Familiarity with both early childhood and adult learning principles.
  • Experience facilitating workshops and coaching/consulting.
  • Familiarity with the Arizona Early Learning Standards, Infant and Toddler Developmental Guidelines, Science of Reading and Developmentally Appropriate Practice.
  • Honors diversity and interacts in a culturally and linguistically competent manner.
  • Possesses positive interpersonal skills.
  • Excellent communication, writing, and public speaking skills.
  • Impeccable planning and organization skills.
  • Proficient computer skills including word processing, data entry, internet research, and other platforms.
  • Reliable transportation and ability to work during evenings and weekends. Some travel across Arizona will be required.
  • Ability to work independently and as part of a team

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