The Program Manager is an experienced professional who provides support and leadership to Reach Out and Read program sites by fostering engagement and assuring quality. The Program Manager is a valued strategic contributor to the Northwest team and works closely with the Reach Out and Read Northwest Program Director and teammates in Oregon and Washington to sustain, expand, and enhance Reach Out and Read program sites. The Program Manager cultivates relationships with medical providers and strategic community partners to help sustain our impact and expand our reach.
This is a highly relational job, both within a virtual team, and when working directly to support our medical clinic partners. As the Program Manager you will need to be a problem solver eager to learn new skills and technology, adapt to an evolving and growing organization, and work as an effective team member with colleagues in virtual and in-person working environments. It requires a commitment to equity combined with the ability to influence without direct authority and diagnose systems challenges, while respecting and supporting clinic and family cultures. The position provides a unique opportunity to contribute to taking a nationally proven program to scale in the Northwest, while simultaneously providing creative, collaborative leadership to engage the health care system in broader efforts to support child, parent, and community well-being. This role reports to the Regional Program Director.
Your Key Responsibilities Will Include:
Supporting High Quality Program Implementation (60%)
Program Data and Reporting (20%)
Book Support and Funding (10%)
Partnership Development and Sustainability (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 many of the qualifications and experiences listed below:
Compensation and Benefits
Salary will be competitive with similar roles at non-profit organizations of a comparable size, and you will receive a robust benefits package. The target salary for this position is $70,000. We offer medical, dental, and vision insurance, 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 country – half of whom identify as BIPOC and a quarter of whom come from low-income families.
Reach Out and Read is the only national early literacy intervention delivered through pediatric care providers. The program has been the subject of over 20 independent studies, the largest body of scientific research for any psychosocial intervention in pediatrics. Research shows that children served by Reach Out and Read are read to more often, enjoy sharing books more, and have better expressive and receptive language skills.
About Reach Out and Read Northwest
To learn more about Reach Out and Read, visit www.reachoutandread.org.
Equal Opportunity Employer
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 email HR @ reachoutandread.org and our HR team will work to accommodate your needs.