The Development Director has a unique opportunity to help shape the future direction of Reach Out and Read Oklahoma. Reporting to the Executive Director and working closely with Oklahoma and National Center colleagues, the Development Director is a results-oriented fundraising professional who will lead on all aspects of fundraising and communication strategy and implementation for ROR OK. They will be responsible for leading efforts to build out an individual giving program for the Affiliate and securing and sustaining financial support from other revenue streams, such as foundations, sponsorships, and government contracts. This is an exciting opportunity for an experienced development professional with a passion for equity and education to take on a leadership role at a growing organization. A successful candidate will be a strategic, savvy, and effective champion for the organization and its initiatives– skilled at identifying opportunities, building relationships, and establishing strong partnerships.
Individual Donors and Major Gifts
Communications and Publications
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 are most likely to be interested in your candidacy if you can demonstrate the majority of the qualifications and experiences listed below:
COMPENSATION & BENEFITS
The salary range for this position is $80,000-85,000 commensurate with experience. We offer a robust benefits package including medical and dental insurance, 401(k) retirement plan with match, paid vacation, professional development stipend, and more.
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 distribute 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 checkups 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 5. 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.
Our 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.
To learn more about Reach Out and Read, visit www.reachoutandread.org.
Reach Out and Read is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate on the basis of sex, race, color, religion, sexual orientation, 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 notify HR @ reachoutandread.org and we will work to accommodate your needs.