Dinner with an Author
Join us for our signature fundraising gala, Dinner with an Author! Please check back at the end of the year for more information or reach out to firstname.lastname@example.org for questions.
Save the Date: May 14, 2020
Emerging Leaders Committee
Raising A Reader MA’s Emerging Leaders Committee was conceived and established by the Board of Directors as an independent group with its own management structure in order to raise awareness of and funds for Raising A Reader MA to young professionals.
The Emerging Leaders Committee is a membership based group, whose participants regularly contribute to the progression of the organization's core mission and develop into potential future leaders, specifically as potential Raising A Reader MA board members.
EL members apply to participate in the group and have a fundraising goal for the year. Applications are reviewed and accepted by the Emerging Leaders Committee.
Co-Chair – Emily Leinbach, The Bowdoin Group
Co-Chair – Chapman Leedy, Federal Reserve Boston
Chair Emeritus – Josh Schaer, Freshii Boston
Lauren Atsalis, Bass Doherty
Manusha Chereddy, Harbourvest
Sarah Curry, Jones Lange Lasalle Boston
Jack Gilbert, Cambridge Associates
Parker Greiwe, Boston Children's Hospital
Bill Hall, Gordon's Wine & Liquor
Serene Liu, IBM Labs
Kevin O’Hanlon, Marcus & Millichap
Brendan Rice, Magellan Jets
Clune Walsh, Boston Consulting Group
Ian White, Workbar
Tesla Quinn, Bain & Company
Emerging Leader Fundraising Events:
Full-time, Boston, MA
Director of Programs
The Raising A Reader MA (RAR-MA) Director of Programs is a key member of the executive team, with direct responsibility for leading and managing the program team to reach its goals by 1) designing a program model responsive to research and experience; 2) overseeing the planning, implementation, and evaluation of the RAR-MA program in Massachusetts, including supervising and supporting program staff across MA; and 3) initiating and conducting outreach and collaboration meetings with communities, strategic partners, and other stakeholders across the state.
This is a full time executive level position reporting to the Executive Director and collaborating closely with other members of the executive team. It is based in our headquarters in Boston.
- Passionate belief in RAR-MA’s mission and values, plus a deep commitment to creating high-impact opportunities for children and families
- 10+ years of work experience in program management and implementation, including demonstrated experience in early childhood education or literacy
- Understanding of current early childhood landscape in MA, and background in early childhood development theory and best practice
- Bachelor’s Degree in education or related field, or equivalent, required; Masters preferred
- Strong, demonstrated communication skills – including written, oral, and listening skills
- Demonstrated success in coaching teams to meet goals, and fostering strong team culture and employee satisfaction; and ability to work independently and as a member of a team
- Ability to take initiative with enthusiasm, plus exceptional work ethic and follow through
- Ability to deal with uncertainty and handle multiple tasks simultaneously
- Budgeting and reporting experience required
- Strong analytical skills, including research design, analysis, and excellent attention to detail
- Experience in an entrepreneurial environment
- Knowledge of current business communications standards and practices (including style/format of letters, memoranda, minutes, and reports)
- Proficiency in QuickBooks and Microsoft Office Suite required, advanced Excel preferred; some experience in Salesforce preferred; high comfort level in learning new technology
To apply, please send resume and detailed cover letter to email@example.com. Please state where you learned of this position.
Part-time of full-time, Chelsea or Lawrence, MA
Raising A Reader MA currently has an opening for a part time (20 hrs/week) Program Coordinator, to be based in our Chelsea office, with frequent travel to program partner sites across Greater Boston (Chelsea, Revere, Malden, Everett, Lynn). They will work at the direction of a region-based Senior Program Manager.
- Entrepreneurial and charismatic with motivation and ability to establish Raising A Reader MA as an effective partner in the community
- Deep commitment to creating high-impact opportunities for children and families
- Familiarity with community preferred
- Bilingual in English and Spanish required
- Training and marketing abilities, leadership skills, and public speaking experience
- Creative thinking, specifically related to project implementation
- Ability to work independently
- Familiarity and comfort with technology applications; experience with Salesforce or similar data management system preferred
- Strong administrative capabilities, organizational skills and ability to multitask
- Exceptional ability to work effectively with people representing diverse cultures
- Car and valid driver’s license
- Bachelor’s degree (or equivalent professional/life experience) in Education, Human Services, or other related field
- 1+ years of experience in early childhood development, education or social services
To apply, please send resume and detailed cover letter to firstname.lastname@example.org. Please indicate preference for schedule and location, as well as where you learned about this opportunity.
Other Ways to Support Us
Businesses, schools and community groups often host new and used book drives to support Raising A Reader MA.
Assist in tasks such as entering family pre- and post- Red Bag implementation surveys, entering information forms, and entering partner surveys. Other administrative volunteer opportunities available, as well.
Did you know most companies will match their employees’ contributions to our organization? After you make your donation, ask your employer about its matching gifts program. If your company is eligible, request a matching gift form from your employer, and send it completed and signed with your gift, or the process may be electronic. We will do the rest. The impact of your gift to this organization may be doubled or possibly tripled!
THROUGH OUR AMAZON WISHLIST
Give the gift of literacy when you provide us with workshop supplies such as gift cards, flip chart paper, and books!
Gifts by will are a meaningful way to leave unrestricted funding to Raising A Reader MA and to help create the next generation of readers and leaders. Please consult your attorney and consider gifting us a specific dollar amount, a percentage of your residual estate or a specific asset. We hope you will also consider informing us of this decision so we can properly thank you. Email email@example.com if you choose to do so.
Assist in tasks such as translating documents (Arabic, Somali, Haitian Creole, Cape Verdean Creole, Spanish, and more needed), contributing to our monthly newsletter, researching new funder prospects, and graphic design.
Interested in these and other opportunities?
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