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Program Coordinator

Position Available

May 5, 2010

Dear Friends of Reading to Kids,

After two years of wonderful service to Reading to Kids, one of our current Program Coordinators, Rachel Zwass, has decided to step down from her position at the end of this month to pursue a graduate degree in Psychological Studies in Education at UCLA.† We will be planning an event later this month to thank Rachel for all she's done for the program.††

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 Coordinator to work alongside our current Program Coordinator.† 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 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 Coordinator serves in a variety of capacities, including but not limited to the following:
School Relations
††
Working with our current schools to coordinate each monthís reading clubs; reaching out to potential partner schools.
Volunteer Coordination
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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.
Development†and†Fundraising
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Assisting with fundraising events; outreach to local businesses for in-kind donations; assisting with grant writing.
Board/Taskforce†Relations
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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 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.

Starting salary will be between $30,000 and $35,000 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 hiring@readingtokids.org.
The cover letter and resume must be in one document named "LastName_FirstName"
(e.g., Doe_John).†

Questions can be addressed to Joby.Mahto@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.

Sincerely,

Joby Mahto and Rachel Zwass
Reading to Kids
1600 Sawtelle Blvd, Suite 210
Los Angeles, CA 90025
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