Want to be part of Madison Reading Project?


We are excited you're interested in joining our team. Madison Reading Project is a small, but expanding,

non-profit which serves the city of Madison and surrounding Dane County. Our mission is to connect our community with free books and high-quality literacy resources that ignite a love for reading and affirm and reflect the diversity of young readers. 


Here are our current openings!


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Madison Reading Project
Fundraising Events Coordinator

We are looking for a hardworking, organized individual to

join our team as a Fundraising and Events Coordinator. This exciting opportunity will allow an energetic individual to play an essential role at Madison Reading Project by communicating with sponsors and creating sponsorship packages, events, and providing us the funding we need to run our various book and literacy programs.


15 - 20 hours a week pending schedule, non-exempt.

What You Will Love About Working With Us:

  • Collaborating with a hardworking, energetic and supportive team of book lovers 

  • Flexible schedule and ability to take time off for personal, family or vacation needs of the organization

  • Ability to work on a variety of different projects and have input on the growth and direction of the organization

  • Working directly with local educators and connecting with Madison/Dane County communities to get the best possible books into the hands of kids that need them most

  • The work space and culture being surrounded by books and experiencing the joy that we get to bring to kids and educators when they pick out their books

  • A workplace that values your mental and physical health and well-being 

What Your Responsibilities Will Be:

  • Events

    • Run and organize fundraising and marketing events

    • Recruit sponsors 

    • Help create printed materials

    • Choose food and beverage offerings

    • Manage ticket sales, check-in and guests

    • Work with the location on AV, organization, and set-up issues

  • Corporate Donations:

    • Help create sponsorship packages

    • Work with corporations to become event sponsors and supporters

    • Manage follow-through to make sure sponsorship packages are fulfilled (coordination with other staff)

  • Planning, Fundraising, and Organizing

  • Work with Executive Director and team on year-round philanthropy programs and fundraising communications. 

  • Build relationships with donors and track necessary communication with CRM

  • Attend networking events as necessary

  • Assist development of budgets, projections, and reports

  • Work with Volunteer Coordinator and Literacy and Outreach Coordinator to coordinate staff and volunteer time

  • Work with the Communications Coordinator to create social media content

  • Raise awareness of the MRP mission, programs and services

  • Other Tasks:

    • Create related content and helping to edit the newsletters

    • Create spreadsheets and procuring data from the Little Green Light database

    • Work on special projects, which includes:

      • Taking the bus to visit sponsors 

      • Setting up Amazon CharityLists and Facebook Fundraising 

  • Other duties as assigned 

What We Are Looking For:

  • Knowledge of and commitment to understanding the diverse need of our community  

  • Flexible schedule (availability on some nights and weekends)

  • Experience in fundraising, event planning, and day-of-coordination

  • Experience using Google Suites

  • Must pass background check and driver's license verification

  • Must show a demonstrated commitment to promoting and enhancing diversity, equity, and inclusivity, in the workplace and in the community 

Physical Requirements:

Work is performed in a combination of environments ranging from a standard office environment to community sites. This will require walking, bending, climbing stairs and getting in and out of the MRP van etc. Must be able to drive a vehicle safely in the community. Must be able to safely use computer equipment for extended periods of time. Requires sufficient hand, arm, and finger dexterity to operate computer keyboard or other office equipment. Requires visual acuity to read and write words and numbers. Requires speaking and hearing ability sufficient to communicate in person, publicly or over the phone.  Must be able to lift up to 40 pounds unassisted on an occasional basis but at those times the lifting could be repetitive. Must be able to stand, walk, bend, reach, stoop, crouch, crawl, sit, twist, turn. The noise level varies from quiet to loud.

Pay Range: 

Pay range for this position is from $19 to $23 per hour.


How To Apply:
Interested candidates should forward a cover letter and resume to the Executive Director, Rowan Childs, rowan@madisonreadingproject.com. For best consideration, apply by June 28th.

You can find the complete job description here.


We will receive applications until position is filled.