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Program Director Position Available
June 2, 2009
Dear Friends of Reading to Kids,

After more than three years of service to Reading to Kids, our current Program Director, Jessica Tritsch, has decided to step down from her position in summer 2009 to plan a move east to be closer to family. 

If you are interested in working at Reading to Kids, or you know someone who might be interested in applying for the open position, please read on to review our job posting:

Reading to Kids is seeking a full-time Program Director. As the lead employee of the three-employee agency, the Program Director will have an exceptional opportunity to direct a grassroots nonprofit organization entering its eleventh year of serving the community. 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 organizationís 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: 
Manage the two Program Coordinators, the Reading to Kids Taskforce, office volunteers, and interns.
Volunteer Coordination

Recruit volunteers, maintain relationships with volunteer groups, and ensure and improving the quality of the Reading to Kids volunteer experience.

School Relations
Work with our current partner schools to coordinate the reading club program; reach out to potential partner schools.
Development and Fundraising
Write grant proposals; cultivate foundation, corporate, and individual donations and donor recognition.  Coordinate fundraising events.
Community Outreach

Represent Reading to Kids at fairs, school events, and meetings.  Outreach to community organizations, individuals, and businesses.

Strategic Planning

Collaborate with the Reading to Kids Taskforce to design and implement strategic plans to extend program's reach, impact and funding base.

Board/Taskforce Relations

Participate in Board and Taskforce meetings; facilitate and coordinate Taskforce committees.


Maintain website, multiple databases and office organizational systems.

Qualifications for the position should include a minimum of a B.A./B.S. degree with at least three 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 $45,000 and $50,000 plus benefits.  The position will be available starting July 2009.

If you are interested in applying for the position, please e-mail your cover letter and resume as a Microsoft Word or Adobe Acrobat PDF attachment to hiring @ 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 our current Program Director, 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 or Adobe Acrobat attachment.

Reading to Kids 
1600 Sawtelle Blvd, Suite 210 
Los Angeles, CA 90025 
(310) 479-7455 
(310) 479-7435 (FAX) 

Reading to Kids is a 501(c)(3) non-profit corporation. Visit http://readingtokids.org for more information.

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