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3271Job Opening: Reading Partners seeks a Regional Executive Director - Silicon Valley, CA Region

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  • Vonnie Chan
    Nov 2, 2012
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      Click here to apply (http://bit.ly/S34b76)

      Reading Partners is seeking a dynamic, self-starter to be Regional Executive Director (RED).  S/he will oversee programs serving 20-25 elementary schools, lead a program, development, and administrative staff of 20-25 people, and have bottom line fiscal responsibility and partnership development for the region.

      The ideal candidate is a social entrepreneur who has deep connections to the K-5 educational and/or non-profit sector,  state/local officials and philanthropic leaders who can accelerate Reading Partners regional program expansion.


      Executive Leadership and Fund Development

      • Serve as the overall executive manager of field operations within the region, with responsibility for leading staff through training, implementation of launch and growth plans for sites.
      • Work with the national office to set fund development goals in alignment with the regional launch plan and ensure that these goals are consistently met or exceeded.
      • Provide executive oversight of all program operations, ensuring their compliance with national standards of program quality and efficacy in advancing RP’s organizational mission.
      • Work with the national office to set fund development goals in alignment with the regional plan and ensure that these goals are consistently met or exceeded.  
      • Partner with the RP national office to execute a rigorous program monitoring and evaluation system designed to provide the highest levels of quality assurance.
      • Oversee all business functions (accounting, HR, IT, legal, etc.) with the highest degree of professional standards in cooperation with the national office.
      • Build organizational infrastructure and capacity to support future growth.

      Staff Management

      • Build and lead a high-caliber staff of program, development, and operations professionals.
      • Oversee professional development and management training for regional staff, upholding RP’s culture of continuous improvement and employee advancement. 

      Constituent Relations

      • Engage and manage relationships with elected officials and public sector partners (municipal, school board, state and district staff for Congressional offices) to support advancement of Reading Partners as a key partner in the educational system in the region.
      • Support RP's role in the policy dialogue around literacy, education and national service.
      • Increase organizational visibility and profile in local media markets through the successful implementation of a regional communications plan.
      • Serve as primary local public spokesperson for RP, acting as the public face of the organization within the region.
      • Create and lead a broad coalition of nonprofit, for-profit, and governmental entities to work together to affect students’ reading success. 


      Competitive Salary.  This is a full-time, exempt, salaried position with a generous and comprehensive benefits package.

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