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Job Opportunities at EdSource

Development Manager

Founded in 1977, EdSource is a highly-respected independent, nonprofit organization with the largest team of state-based education reporters in the nation. Our principal focus is on California, within the context of education reform and innovation nationally.

EdSource is seeking an experienced Development Manager to manage and expand its current philanthropic funding base.

Reporting to the Executive Director you will lead the charge of researching and identifying new sources of funding, many from foundation and corporate giving, while helping to maintain relationships with previous institutional funders in a growing nonprofit. As the Development Manager, you will be a seasoned grant writer with experience in managing proposals. This is an ideal position for a development leader with experience in the social service sector, seeking to contribute to a collaborative team and working to improve education outcomes in California.

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Research funding opportunities, and assist in composing proposals for grants ranging
    from 5-to-6 figures.
  • Track and report to the Executive Director on progress of active grants and their
    deliverables.
  • Work with executive Director and the Director of Operations to meet grant
    deadlines and identify new contracts.
  • Monitor a portfolio of 12+ grants, contracts, and donations.
  • Assist with writing all necessary reports for funders and maintain reporting timeline.
  • Help in the fundraising strategy and effort; stay-up-to-date with the organization’s
    mission to educate current, previous, and prospective donors.
  • Meet tight deadlines and be flexible in adjusting proposals or concepts as needed.
  • Represent EdSource at funders’ meetings as needed.

Qualifications:

  • 3+ years of grant writing experience, specifically with foundation grant reporting and
    proposals.
  • Excellent writing skills and ability to communicate clearly and effectively.
  • Ability to manage a project from start to finish; availability to work nights, weekends,
    and events as needed
  • Knowledge of education reforms in California and nationally a plus.

This is a half-time position (20 hours) based in Oakland, but applicants interested in a consultancy contract will also be considered.

Along with the opportunity to do meaningful work with a team of experienced journalists, EdSource offers a comprehensive benefits package that includes a range of medical plans, a retirement savings plan, generous vacation leave and paid holidays, as well as professional development opportunities.

To Apply:

Send a cover letter, resume, contact information for three references, and three to four samples of your writing (such as proposals, letters of inquiry, and grant reports) to jobs@edsource.org.  Please include job title “Development Manager” in subject line. EdSource is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

 


Journalism Resident

EdSource, a California nonprofit organization with the state’s largest team of education reporters, is seeking a Journalism Resident to contribute to the news organization’s coverage of East Bay schools.

The inaugural program is designed to help an education reporter, or an aspiring one, hone his or her writing and reporting skills alongside an award-winning team of education journalists in California. It is based on the model of “teacher residencies” in which teachers-in-training work alongside mentor teachers to become highly effective educators.

EdSource is looking for a passionate and resourceful reporter who understands how to write with impact and can place local education challenges within a state and national context. As part of his or her ongoing professional work, the Journalism Resident will have the opportunity to engage and collaborate with other EdSource journalists through daily editorial meetings and on stories and projects.

Applicants should have excellent news judgment and a willingness to learn. The position would ideally be full-time but could also be part-time, depending on the availability of the candidate. The term of the fellowship would be a minimum of three months – or as long as a year – depending on the candidate’s availability. There also could be opportunities to extend employment beyond the initial term.

EdSource is the leading reporting organization covering all aspects of education reform in California. Articles are published online, in daily email newsletters, and through partnerships with other news organizations.

The Journalism Resident will be based at EdSource main office in downtown Oakland.

Qualifications:

  • Interest in education
  • Some reporting experience; knowledge of education issues a plus but not required
  • Knowledge of the San Francisco Bay Area preferred
  • Audio or video reporting skills a plus

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Write lively stories, including enterprise and breaking news
  • Maintain an active online presence, as well as develop new ways to build an audience

To Apply:

Send a cover letter, resume with contact information for three references, links to your social
media accounts and links to or samples of your written/digital work to  jobs@edsource.org. Please include job title in subject line. Amount of resident salary to be determined.

 


Senior Reporter

EdSource, a California nonprofit organization with the state’s largest team of education reporters, is seeking an enterprising reporter to cover student wellness and school climate, with a secondary focus on alternative discipline strategies.

A successful candidate will have a proven track record of developing relevant, engaging and data-driven stories and possess multimedia skills. We’re looking for a creative and resourceful reporter with a knack for distilling complex topics and education jargon into clear, compelling features that shed new light on issues and trends across pre-school, K-12 and postsecondary levels.

Reporter must have excellent news judgment and bring a strong watchdog focus to her or his beat. Writing for EdSource provides an unusual opportunity to break from the treadmill of daily reporting, and write on the most significant changes occurring in public education.

EdSource is one of the nation’s most established and respected nonprofit journalism organizations, with a long track record of reporting on important education issues. While its principal focus is on California, EdSource covers issues within a national context.

Reporters will join an influential and growing organization recognized as one of the most authoritative sources of education reporting in a state with the nation’s largest system of public education. Articles are published online, in daily email newsletters, and through partnerships with other news organizations.

Position can be based in Oakland or Los Angeles.

Qualifications:

  • At least 7 years of professional media experience, preferably working with a daily journalism publication;
  • Excellent writing skills, along with the ability to report aggressively and place issues within a larger context;
  • Creative self-starter who is eager to explore new ways of covering issues in education through multimedia digital formats;
  • Strong digital skills, including podcast and video experience, are a plus;
  • Experience in education reporting and children’s issues preferred but not required;
  • Proven ability to work independently under deadline pressures, and as part of a team; commitment to working collaboratively.

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Write lively and knowledgeable stories in a variety of styles and formats, including enterprise, investigative and breaking news stories;
  • Maintain an active online presence, as well as develop new ways to build an audience.

Along with the opportunity to do meaningful work with a team of experienced journalists, EdSource offers a comprehensive benefits package that includes a range of medical plans, a retirement savings plan, generous vacation leave and paid holidays, as well as professional development opportunities.

To Apply:

Send a cover letter, resume and contact information for three references, links to your social media accounts and links to, or attachments of, four to six examples of your written/digital work to jobs@edsource.org. Please include job title in subject line.