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Last updated May 22, 2024


Program Coordinator Position Available

Reading to Kids is seeking a second full-time Program Coordinator to work under the direction of our Managing Director.  As one of three paid employees of the agency, the Program Coordinator will have an exceptional opportunity to work with a grassroots nonprofit organization.

This individual must be able to embody the organization's mission, inspire others to become involved, and serve as a point-person for thousands of volunteers and community members. This position offers the opportunity to help direct the growth of Reading to Kids and to bring the joy of reading to many more children in Los Angeles.

The Program Coordinator serves in a variety of capacities, including but not limited to the following:


School Relations


Working with our current schools to coordinate each month's reading clubs, reaching out to potential partner schools.


Volunteer Coordination


Volunteer recruitment, maintaining relationships with volunteer groups, and ensuring and improving the quality of the Reading to Kids volunteer experience.


Community Outreach


Public representation of Reading to Kids at fairs, school events, and meetings. Outreach to community organizations, individuals, and businesses. Manage Reading to Kids social media.


Development and Fundraising


Assisting with fundraising events; outreach to local businesses for in-kind donations; assisting with grant writing.


Board/Taskforce Relations


Participation in Board and Taskforce meetings and involvement with Taskforce committees as a facilitator and coordinator.




Data recording and analysis post-reading clubs. Ordering, inventory, and distribution of prize books.

Qualifications for the position should include a minimum of a B.A./B.S. degree with experience in volunteer management and program coordination. An ideal candidate will have outstanding written and oral communication skills, exceptional people skills, a keen attention to detail, an energetic personality, an enthusiasm for the benefits that our program offers, and a genuine motivation to work toward providing children with an enthusiasm for reading. Candidates must possess a valid driver's license, be able to deliver books to schools, and be available for some evening and weekend commitments.

Starting salary will be between $42,000 and $48,000 plus benefits.

If you are interested in applying for the position, please e-mail your cover letter and resume as a single Microsoft Word or Adobe Acrobat PDF attachment to
The cover letter and resume must be in one document named "LastName_FirstName"
(e.g., Doe_John). The subject line of your email must include the phrase "Program Coordinator."

Questions can be addressed to Reading to Kids Managing Director Charlie Orchard, Charlie.Orchard @ Cover letters and resumes will not be accepted by mail or facsimile, or in any format other than as a Microsoft Word or Adobe Acrobat attachment.