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Program Coordinator Position Available

Reading to Kids is seeking a full-time Program Coordinator to work under the direction of our Program Director. As one of two 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:

Volunteer Coordination    Volunteer recruitment, maintaining relationships with volunteer groups, and ensuring and improving the quality of the Reading to Kids volunteer experience.
School Relations    Working with our current schools, coordinating each month?s Reading Clubs, reaching out to potential partner schools.
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.
Development and Fundraising    Assisting with grantwriting; fundraising events; outreach to local businesses for in-kind donations.
Board/Taskforce Relations    Participation in Board and Taskforce meetings and involvement with Taskforce committees as a facilitator and coordinator.
Administration    Data recording and analysis post-reading clubs. Ordering, inventory, and distribution of prize books.

Qualifications for the position 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.

Starting salary will be between $30,000 and $35,000 plus benefits. The tentative starting date of the position is July 1, 2006.

If you are interested in applying for the position, please e-mail your cover letter and resume as a Microsoft Word attachment to programcoordinator @ 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 Jessica.Tritsch @ 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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