Executive Director – Silicon Valley Region
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 1.6 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 5,000 students in California, Washington, D.C., New York, Texas, and Maryland with a budget of almost $13M. 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.
WHAT WE DO AND HOW WE DO IT
Reading Partners is dedicated to transforming struggling young readers into confident readers who are excited about learning.
How we do it:
Reading Partners seeks a dynamic fundraiser and self-motivated leader to be the Executive Director in our Silicon Valley Region. S/he will lead the development strategy for a $1m+ budget, and manage a staff of 15+ people delivering programs serving 20 - 25 elementary schools throughout the region. The Executive Director - Silicon Valley, is charged with growing and scaling the region fiscally and programmatically, and acting as the primary contact to both internal and external stakeholders. The ideal candidate is an accomplished fundraiser and social entrepreneur with connections to the K-5 educational and/or non-profit sector, state/local officials and philanthropic leaders.
Staff Coaching and Management
Local travel within the Silicon Valley on a weekly basis. Occasional trips to our national office in Oakland, or offices in regions may be required, including overnight stays.
TYPICAL PHYSICAL & MENTAL DEMANDS
Requires prolonged sitting with some bending, stooping and stretching; eye-hand coordination and manual dexterity sufficient to operate a keyboard, telephone, photocopier, calculator and other office equipment. Requires normal range of hearing and eyesight to record, prepare and communicate appropriate reports. Also requires moderate to intense concentration due to complexity and/or need to meet deadlines, and flexibility to readily adapt to a changing environment.
COMPENSATION AND BENEFITS
Competitive and commensurate with experience. This is a full-time, exempt position with comprehensive benefit plan including health, dental and vision benefits, vacation, and sick time.
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Reading Partners is an Equal Opportunity Employer, with a strong commitment to diversity in the workplace.
Applications will be considered on a rolling basis. Position will remain posted until filled. No phone inquiries.