Job Opportunities

DCLC at Chester PA 19013 is seeking qualified candidates for the following openings:

About Delaware County Literacy Council (DCLC)

Delaware County Literacy Council (DCLC) is a nonprofit organization providing free literacy services to local adults since 1975. Our programs are offered free of charge to adults who struggle with basic reading, writing, math, and English Language skills so they can thrive in the workplace and community. DCLC is a leader in creating a community of lifelong learners and is recognized as an expert educational resource and valued community partner.

Reporting Relationships: Reports to Executive Director

Position Overview

The Director of Adult Education is the leader of adult education programming at DCLC and responsible for ensuring that DCLC’s students receive high quality, relevant instruction that prepares them to achieve their academic and career goals. This position is a highly collaborative leader willing to work across internal departments and with external partners. The candidate is expected to bring a global mindset and a passion for diversity, equity, and inclusion to the work. Contributing to our grant writing process, or a desire to learn, is necessary.

Essential Job Functions

  • Plan the scope of services to be offered at the Chester main site and partner sites aligned to the strategic plan and agency priorities
  • With relevant Leadership Staff, set goals, plan and coordinate program services, monitor progress and solve problems, and ensure program compliance with applicable state, federal, and other grant requirements
  • Provide leadership, direction, and management of all adult educational programming, including supervision of teaching staff engaged with various educational efforts and hands on work directly delivering educational programming and experiences
  • Monitor curriculum and assessment to ensure it meets state and federal standards and includes foundational skills, CCRS, ELPS, and digital literacy
  • Utilize technology to enhance service delivery, tracking and monitoring of all metrics related to serviced delivery for classroom-based programs
  • Examine existing programs to maximize mission-alignment, interest, and efficacy and evolve programming accordingly
  • Work with the Executive Director to examine potential educational revenue opportunities
  • Represent DCLC as an adult education expert locally, regionally, and nationally
  • Lead the agency’s In-House Professional Development Staff (IHPDS) to plan staff professional development implementation and measurement
  • A working knowledge of PDE Adult Education guidelines and policies, or a willingness to learn, is necessary
  • Ensuring all required reporting and documentation are accurate and sent on time
  • Collaborating with the Finance Department to create program budgets and fiscal controls. Adhere to all funding agency guidelines when spending funds
  • Preparing and delivering at least one adult education class per program year
  • Additional duties as assigned by the Executive Director

Additional Functions

  • Attend weekly meetings with the Executive Director
  • Attend weekly Senior Staff meetings and occasional Board-level meetings
  • Work closely with the Executive Director, Director of Student Support, and Director of Development to support grant writing/reporting
  • Work occasional evenings/weekends; attend fundraisers and donor recognition events when relevant
  • Position is expected to be on-site in Chester, PA 3 days/week, with flexibility regarding which days/hours

Qualifications of the Ideal Candidate

While no one candidate will embody all the qualifications enumerated below, the ideal candidate will possess many of the following professional and personal abilities, attributes, and experiences:

  • Bachelor’s degree in education or related field
  • Experience with adult students and teaching
  • Minimum of five (5) years’ experience in adult education
  • Experience integrating program evaluation and data collection into program development and service delivery
  • Ability to work independently and in a team
  • Demonstrated strong interpersonal skills, including the ability to develop positive working relationships, build rapport and motivate diverse groups of people
  • Team building skills, including the ability to motivate, negotiate, and persuade team members into a course of action
  • Excellent communication skills, including verbal, written, and public speaking
  • Analysis and synthesis skills, including the ability to collect information, decide key goals, and act strategically to promote desired results
  • Successful experience working with facilitation, consensus building, managing, and problem-solving groups
  • A passion for education and working with educational systems


  • 100% paid health insurance, including medical, dental and vision
  • Retirement savings up to 3% annual salary match
  • Generous paid time off including 10 vacation days, 10 holidays, Winter Break December 24 thru January 1, and accrued sick time
  • Hybrid work schedule with flexibility to choose exact days and hours

Director of Development/Marketing

Position Overview

The role of the Director of Development/Marketing is to engage our stakeholders in DCLC’s mission and vision, utilizing the established CRM software and procedures to maintain accurate constituent and donation information that will inform fundraising, marketing, and programming decisions in the organization. Utilize digital platforms and tools, such as online forms and email marketing software, to maintain the organization’s flow of communication with its constituents.

Essential Job Functions

  • Develop a calendar of development activities and volunteer and staff participation required for each action
  • Oversee writing, editing, and mailing of winter appeal and spring appeal
  • Write and distribute at least six press releases per year that promote the organization and its activities. Maintain good relations with press contacts. Publicize other organizational activities as needed via social media, print, radio media
  • Work with IT and Program Teams (Student Support, Volunteer Tutor Teams, etc.) to ensure that all information on website, online forms and social media outlets is up-to-date, consistent and effectively communicating the DCLC mission
  • Work with IT to create an updated development website, including options for annual, major and planned giving donations
  • Work with Development Committee to lead the planning and implementation of the annual fall fundraiser and coordinate all logistics, including publicity
  • Work with Development Committee to lead the creation, planning and implementation of an annual spring fundraiser, and coordinate all logistics, including publicity
  • Establish legacy society (1975 Providence Society) and planned giving program
  • Coordinate an annual donor appreciation event to cultivate donor engagement.
  • Provide reports on the status of fundraising efforts for each Board Meeting
  • Identify new grant opportunities and write at least three grant applications per year
  • Have responsibility for assisting Executive Director with grant applications
  • Enter all donations (checks, online donations, gifts in kind, grants, ACH donations) into CRM software and generate acknowledgments letters for all donations (i.e., Eleo, DonorPerfect, eTapestry, Raiser’s Edge, etc.) and an integrated email marketing software, such as Constant Contact or MailChimp
  • Oversee and supervise accessing online payment websites to generate documentation for third-party donations, such as United Way and employee payroll deduction donations.
  • Annually review all print and online communication materials for consistency, accuracy, and effectiveness
  • Monitor analytics and industry trends to inform strategy
  • Other duties and assignments as needed, and assigned by the Executive Director.

Qualification Requirements

  • Bachelor’s Degree and three years of experience in communications and development
  • Ability to manage and follow-through on multiple tasks in a timely manner, work in a fast-paced environment with changing deadlines
  • Excellent writing and organizational skills and attention to detail to supervise accurate data reporting and data entry
  • Experience using Facebook, YouTube; LinkedIn, Instagram, Twitter, email marketing, Hootsuite, and other emerging marketing tools; knowledge of Microsoft Teams and Zoom for communication purposes
  • Extensive experience with a nonprofit CRM database. Proficient in MS Office programs.
  • Ability to work evenings and weekends as needed
  • Ability to supervise appropriate volunteers to complete development and communications assignments

The position reports directly to the Executive Director. References to be provided upon request. Interested applicants are asked to send resumes, and a statement describing their vision for development and marketing for the organization, to Deb Charley, HR Director.

Salary commensurate with experience. Generous benefits package offered. Hybrid work arrangements may be available.

arrangements may be available.

NOTE:  This job description is not intended to be all-inclusive. Employee may perform other related duties as negotiated to meet the ongoing needs of the organization.


It is DCLC’s policy to provide equal opportunities without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, gender, sexual preference, age, or disability.