Reading Partners launched in 2001 with the mission to expand opportunities for children in underserved communities by fostering a lifelong love of reading, developing strong literacy skills, and building the confidence and self-esteem critical to empowerment and community development. Reading Partners provides children with robust one-on-one reading support through a structured, research-based curriculum that engages students and provides basic building blocks to supplement their academic growth. On average, Reading Partners students gain 1.7 months of reading skills for every month in the program.
Working in partnership with teachers, schools, and community volunteers, Reading Partners has grown from serving 100 students in 2003 in northern California with a budget of $180,000 to serving over 2,900 students in California, Washington, D.C., New York, Texas, and Maryland with a budget of almost $8M. A recipient of significant Social Innovation Fund funding through the Edna McConnell Clark Foundation, Reading Partners has plans for continued rapid growth into other regions. For more information about Reading Partners, please visit www.readingpartners.org.
Reading Partners is conducting a nationwide search to find an experienced, entrepreneurial Director of Talent to lead talent recruitment and development for the nationally-scaling organization. Over the last 6 years the organization has grown from 6 employees to nearly 200 and anticipates growing the staff by 50% annually within the coming years. The successful candidate for this position will have a proven investment in the education reform and nonprofit sector. With strong relationship cultivation and building skills, this person will create the strategic vision for how the talent department will operate as the organization grows within existing regions and into new parts of the country. S/he will have experience aligning talent management practices with strategic organizational initiatives and will build performance management systems to support the talent assessment and staff development planning process from either leading a talent department or managing and developing staff. S/he will also cultivate and promote a positive organizational culture both internally and externally that is in line with the values and mission of Reading Partners, with the goal of retaining the entrepreneurial aspects as the company grows to become a national institution.
The Director of Talent and Human Resources will report to the Chief Financial Officer and is a member of the Reading Partners Management Team. Direct reports include a Human Resources Manger, who in turn manages a Human Resources Coordinator. Though Reading Partners is headquartered in Oakland, CA, this person will work closely with all departments and regional offices throughout the United States and can be based outside of Oakland.
Talent Strategy and Departmental Leadership
Talent Management and Organizational Development
Please upload a resume and thoughtful cover letter outlining how your skills and experience meet the qualifications of the position, in Word format, to Michael Lombardo, CEO, at http://jobs.cgcareers.org/application.aspx?id=1911. Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis.
Reading Partners is an Equal Opportunity Employer with a strong commitment to diversity in the workplace.
About Commongood Careers
Reading Partners has partnered with Commongood Careers to conduct the search for a Director of Talent. Commongood Careers is a mission-driven search firm that supports the hiring needs of the nation’s most innovative and high-performing nonprofit organizations. Since its founding in 2006, Commongood Careers has completed over 500 searches at 150 organizations in 26 states. Founded and staffed by nonprofit professionals, Commongood Careers offers personalized, engaged services to jobseekers and organizations throughout the hiring process, as well as access to a wealth of knowledge about nonprofit careers. Learn more about nonprofit jobs at Commongood Careers.