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Program Director

SMART, Portland

Job - Non-Profit

Close Date: 03/14/2017

Want to be the heartbeat of our organization? Consider a leading role on the front lines of the state’s largest volunteer-based literacy nonprofit organization, SMART (Start Making A Reader Today) reading program. SMART partners with schools around the state and engages community volunteers to read one-on-one with 10,500 PreK-3rd grade children annually, helping strengthen literacy skills and encourage a love of reading. Participating children also receive new books each month to keep and read with their families.

Behind the scenes, our Program Director leads program initiatives and implements the strategic plan. A top goal is advancing our overarching commitment to equity: on our team, in our selection of books, with our volunteers, the children we serve, and in the schools.

With 10,500 children, 5,000 volunteers, and nearly 40 employees in 9 regions, you need to know how to provide commanding leadership, make the team believers in our values, and orchestrate memorable celebrations of our success.

This position is one of five on the organization’s core leadership team. You are at the table as the subject expert on early childhood literacy with Executive Director and Directors of Finance, Communications, and Development.

To catch our attention please tell us what you know about:

· Your experience and education in early education/early literacy programs.

· Equity in curriculum and in life. First-hand experience in underrepresented communities is a plus.

· Reaching monolingual speakers in languages other than English.

· Program management of geographically disbursed sites.

· Motivation of volunteers and staff.

· Experience with literacy evaluation tools

You will also want to confirm your formal training and university education in literacy.

First review of applicants will be March 14. The position will be considered opened until filled.

Salary range and benefit information will be disclosed if selected for phone interview.

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