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Program Director Position Available

UPDATE: This position has now been filled, and we are no longer accepting resume submissions.
Thank you for your interest.

Reading to Kids is seeking a full-time Program Director. As the sole paid employee of the agency, the Program Director will have an exceptional entrepreneurial opportunity to direct a grassroots nonprofit that will soon be entering its seventh year. The Program Director will work at the Reading to Kids office located at 1600 Sawtelle Blvd., Suite 210, Los Angeles, CA 90025.

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 Director serves in a variety of capacities, including but not limited to the following:

School Relations    Liaising with local schools, coordinating each month?s Reading Clubs, and 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.
Development and Fundraising    Grant writing; cultivating foundation, corporate, and individual donations; and donor recognition.
Strategic Planning    Collaboration with the Reading to Kids Taskforce to design and implement strategic plans to extend program?s reach, impact and funding base.
Community Outreach    Public representation of Reading to Kids at fairs, public school district events, Children?s Literacy Collaborative meetings, and the Adopt-A-School Council.
Management    Management of the Reading to Kids Taskforce, office volunteers, and interns.
Board/Taskforce Relations    Participation in Board and Taskforce meetings and involvement with Taskforce committees as a facilitator and coordinator.
Administration    Maintenance of website, multiple databases and office organizational systems.

Qualifications for the position include a minimum of a B.A./B.S. degree with at least two years of experience in the nonprofit sector with fundraising and program management experience. 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.

Starting salary will be between $40,000 and $45,000 plus benefits. The position will be available starting July 18, 2005.

If you are interested in applying for the position, please e-mail your cover letter and resume as a Microsoft Word attachment to programdirector@readingtokids.org. The cover letter and resume should be in one document. Please name the document as follows: "Last Name, First Name" (Doe, John).

Questions can be addressed to ErinEisenberg@readingtokids.org. Cover letters and resumes will not be accepted by mail or facsimile, or in any format other than as a Microsoft Word attachment.

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