Individuals in this new Program Specialist position will have a unique opportunity to increase Reach Out and Read’s impact in the region by supporting Reach Out and Read programs at community health centers. Public health centers offer comprehensive care for children and families in at-risk and underserved populations. Individuals in this position will have frequent in-person and virtual contact with assigned centers to build collaborative relationships with medical providers and staff. This individual will be a key member of the Northeast Regional Team, a highly collaborative group looking for someone who shares their commitment to equity, respect for health center and family cultures, and desire to support young children on the path to bright, healthy, language-rich futures. This position reports to the Northeast’s Program Director.
Programmatic Assistance and Quality Assurance Support
Program Data and Reporting
The above statements are intended to depict the general nature and level of work assigned to the employee(s) in this job. They are not intended to represent an exhaustive list of accountable duties and responsibilities required.
Qualifications and Experience
There are innumerable ways to learn, grow and excel professionally. We take this into consideration when reviewing each candidate’s experience. 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 that you possess most of the qualifications and experiences listed below:
Additional desirable qualifications (not required)
Full-time, 40 hours per week, non-exempt, position located in the Northeast Region. The FQHC Support Specialist will work regularly from a home-based office but will travel to clinic sites within the region as required.
Compensation and Benefits
Salary will be competitive with similar roles at non-profit organizations of a comparable size, and you will also receive a robust benefits package. The hourly rate range for this position is $24 - $26, and will be commensurate with experience. We offer medical and dental insurance, 401(k) retirement plan with match, paid vacation, professional development stipend, 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. We believe that changing the world begins with holding ourselves and our workplace to that same standard.
About Reach Out and Read
Reach Out and Read, Northeast is part of a national nonprofit that was founded in 1989. Reach Out and Read works to ensure that 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 is the only national early literacy intervention delivered through pediatric care providers. The program has been the subject of more than 17 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.
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, 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 us and our HR team will work to accommodate your needs.