Reporting to a North Carolina Senior Program Manager, the Northeast NC Program Manager has a unique opportunity to help shape the future direction of Reach Out and Read in the area assigned. The Program Manager will be a valued team member who plays an essential role supporting early childhood systems integration work through the medical home and community. This position is highly relational, requiring you to collaborate closely with a virtual team and provide support to medical and clinic partners. Your role involves promoting equity, influencing without direct authority, diagnosing systems challenges, and respecting diverse clinic and family cultures. You'll establish collaborative relationships with medical providers and staff at various program sites, providing professional development and guidance to ensure adherence to Reach Out and Read best practices. You'll also engage with your assigned programs through regular communication and visits, helping to build champions for the Reach Out and Read program among medical providers and staff.
The Program Manager is a results-oriented professional who can lead efforts to expand and improve programming, communicate effectively with external partners, and achieve outcomes. If you are comfortable interacting with diverse stakeholders, providing exceptional customer service, working independently, and staying solutions-focused, you'll be a great fit. As a Program Manager, you should also be a problem solver, eager to learn new skills and technology, adapt to an evolving organization, and collaborate effectively with remote colleagues in a virtual working environment.
Northeastern NC region currently includes the following counties: Beaufort, Bertie, Camden, Chowan, Currituck, Dare, Edgecombe, Franklin, Gates, Granville, Halifax, Hertford, Hyde, Martin, Nash, Northampton, Pasquotank, Pitt, Tyrrell, Vance, Wake (partially), Warren, Washington.
*The ideal candidate lives within this geographic area.
Programmatic Assistance and Support (50%):
Community Engagement (30%)
Program Data and Reporting (10%):
Book Support and Funding (10%):
Qualifications and Experience
There are innumerable ways to learn, grow and excel professionally. We respect this when we review applications and take a broad look at the experience of each applicant. We want to get to know you and the unique strengths you will bring to the work. We’ll honor your lived and professional experience as key aspects of your candidacy for the role and prioritize applicants with experience dismantling the structural inequities that disproportionately impact children and families with traditionally marginalized identities. We are most likely to be interested in your candidacy if you can demonstrate the majority of the qualifications and experiences listed below:
Additional desirable qualifications (not required)
This is a full-time, exempt position. The Northeastern NC Program Manager will work from a home-based office, as part of a virtual team. Regular travel throughout the assigned region and attendance at regional meetings is required.
Compensation and Benefits
The salary range for this position is $50,000 - $60,000 annually and is commensurate with experience. ROR offers a robust benefits package including medical, dental, and vision insurance, a 401(k) retirement plan with match, paid time off, and more.
Commitment to Diversity
Reach Out and Read is committed to building an organization that embraces diversity, pursues equity, and fosters an environment of inclusion. ROR sits at the intersection of health and education, uniquely positioned to play a critical role in addressing systemic disparities and inequities in the public health framework. ROR strives to be an antiracist organization, using its influence to fight against social injustice by supporting a culture of learning, empowerment, equity, and a deep appreciation for the unique experiences that we each bring to our communities. And, we believe that changing the world begins with holding ourselves and our workplace to that same standard.
About Reach Out and Read
Founded in 1989, Reach Out and Read is a national non-profit organization working to ensure all families have the opportunity to create meaningful everyday moments through shared reading aloud and building relationships. By leveraging pediatric care to champion the positive effects of reading daily and distributing books, Reach Out and Read gives young children a foundation for success and reaches 4.2 million children across the county – half of whom identify as BIPOC and a quarter of whom come from low-income families.
Reach Out and Read’s tens of thousands of trained pediatric providers use books as a diagnostic tool during regular check-ups, and teach parents how to engage their child with a book to promote positive parent-child interactions during the rapid brain growth between birth and age five. The daily practice of reading aloud with a parent supports children’s literacy and math skill development, their social-emotional development, and prepares them for future success in school. Working together with our sites and providers, we leverage our three decades of expertise, build on our literacy foundations, and engage our shared networks as a catalyst for change, focusing on equitably strengthening and deepening our impact on the children, families, and communities we serve.
To learn more about Reach Out and Read, visit www.reachoutandread.org.
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Reach Out and Read is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate on the basis of sex, race, color, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national origin, cultural heritage, ancestry, political belief, age, marital status, pregnancy, physical or mental disability or veteran status. Reach Out and Read is compliant with the Americans with Disabilities Act and we are committed to making special accommodations for your interview or work as a member of our team. If specific accommodations are needed, please email HR @ reachoutandread.org and our HR team will work to accommodate your needs.