Organization: Reach Out and Read ColoradoTitle: Executive Director
Categories: Nonprofit Jobs
Region: Denver Metro Area
Org Type: 501(c)(3)
The mission of Reach Out and Read Colorado is to give young children a foundation for success by incorporating books into pediatric care and encouraging families to read aloud together.
Reach Out and Read Colorado (“ROR CO”) is a 501c(3) nonprofit corporation based in Denver, CO and one of 32 statewide coalitions affiliated with the Reach Out and Read National Center located in Boston, MA. Our program builds on the unique relationship between a parent and the medical providerand helps families, especially those living in poverty, to cultivate early literacy skills so that their children enter school prepared to succeed at reading. The program is designed to support and facilitate healthcare professionals’ improving early childhood development throughout the State of Colorado when they conduct well-child checkups and “prescribe” new, age-appropriate books which they give to the children and use to teach parents about the importance of reading aloud with their children.
ROR CO has an annual budget of $1,260,000. Although a small non-profit with six staff members in the Denver office, ROR CO’s program connects to 56 counties in the state and is assisted by 4 regional coordinators in regional offices, along with a program advisory committee and 4 regional medical ambassadors.
In 2015 ROR CO served 103,524 children, distributed 189,040 books and, as of 12/31/15, had 287 participating program sites around the State. In 2016, ROR CO intends to serve over 110,000 children in 56 of Colorado’s 64 counties and distribute over 200,000 books. There are now 291 participating program sites and during 2016 ROR CO will have trained on a cumulative basis, over 1500 healthcare providers to prescribe the Reach Out and Read program in Colorado.
The Executive Director serves as the Chief Executive Officer and is responsible for the overall leadership and management of the work of Reach Out and Read Colorado reporting directly to the Chair of the Board and functions in accordance with the directions set by the Board of Directors.
ROR CO offers a competitive salary and benefits, which will be determined based upon qualifications and experience.
PRIMARY DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
Strategist – Serve as the organization’s primary spokesperson. Advocate to increase visibility and enhance the organization’s reputation and standing, including speaking at local, state and national events; serving on boards and committees; and communicating regularly with community leaders, funders, and other stakeholders.
Board Development – Maintain a strong partnership with the Board, working to build consensus and commitment to the vision and mission, and develop a unified voice for the organization.
Management and Administration – Hire, supervise and evaluate all ROR Colorado staff and manage all human resource needs to include professional growth and development, the development and implementation of benefits packages, legal compliance, and general oversight.
Fundraising and Financial Management – Create and oversee the annual and long-term fundraising plans.
Communications – Serve as primary spokesperson of the organization to assure that ROR CO’s unique program isarticulated to themedia and general public.
Oversee the development and implementation of a strategy to increase the visibility of ROR CO.
Program Leadership – Oversee the implementation of all goals and objectives and ensure all programs align with the strategic vision and mission.
The ED of ROR CO will be an energetic leader with vision and initiative, with a track record in fundraising and management, and with a passion for early literacy/child development.
Education: B.S./B.A. degree in non-profit management, education, public health, medical services, business, marketing, or a related field. MBA or other graduate degree strongly preferred.
Work Experience: Minimum of 5 years work experience in a leadership position of a nonprofit or for profit organization or as a medical professional. Experience in development, program management and communications. Experience working with low-income families, early literacy programs and/or in a medical setting preferred.
Desired: Bilingual - Spanish.
Email your resume and cover letter (including salary requirements) to the ROR CO Selection Committee, Bobby King, firstname.lastname@example.org Please use “Executive Director of Reach Out and Read Colorado” in the subject line of your email. Deadline is 5:00 pm MST, April 30th.
To learn more about ROR CO, please visit the ROR CO website at reachoutandreadco.org.
REACH OUT AND READ COLORADO is an equal opportunity employer.
This is a posting on Colorado Nonprofit Association’s Career Center.