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Executive Director

Company: Family Reading Partnership
Date Posted: February 1, 2016

Family Reading Partnership (FRP) Board of Directors is searching for a proven visionary leader to direct its small, but growing and dynamic community organization that promotes early literacy. The successful candidate will be tasked with developing national partnerships while strengthening the organizational core of a nearly million-dollar operation. Numerous opportunities to develop, nurture, and secure funding relationships will be afforded this individual.

FRP, a nationally recognized early literacy organization, is a locally grown coalition of individuals, businesses, schools, libraries, and other organizations that have joined forces to create a culture of literacy by promoting family reading practices throughout a diverse community. FRP provides books and encouragement for families to make reading aloud a part of everyday life. Its more than twelve programs and initiatives celebrate the joy and benefits of reading aloud with children. In addition, FRP carries an exciting array of family engagement products promoting literacy.

FRP is proud of its recent partnership with the National Head Start Association to promote the Books are My Super Power Read-Aloud Challenge in March. In 2015 Family Reading Partnership earned a Library of Congress award for best practices in community literacy.

The successful candidate must have demonstrated effective leadership abilities and experience building collaborative relationships, ability to work with a broad and diverse community, and strong grant writing skills.

Five years of experience in a leadership role and a Bachelor’s degree are required. Preference will be given to those who have worked in a not-for-profit. Salary is commensurate with experience.

Interested parties should submit a cover letter, resume, and contact information for three references to: FRP_ED_Search@familyreading.org

 

Applications should be received by: February 29, 2016

 

Family Reading Partnership is committed to a diverse and inclusive environment