Reporting to the Board of Directors, the President & CEO will provide overall leadership to the daily operations of RAR, overseeing the development of programs and resources in conjunction with the 15 staff members. Working closely with the Board and senior team, this individual will lead efforts to continue RAR’s long history of developing innovative and validated literacy solutions, with particular attention to children and families at highest risk for educational failure. The President & CEO will serve as a spokesperson for RAR, often advocating for programs or support of programs. The successful candidate will be an energetic fundraiser and have the ability to elevate RAR’s profile in the community. The preferred candidate will have a minimum of 7 to 10 years of successful experience in a leadership role of a national nonprofit, ideally with offices in multiple geographic locations. A background in the nonprofit literacy and/or family engagement sector is highly desired. A bachelor’s degree is required; and advanced degree is preferred.
Raising A Reader has retained Morris & Berger to conduct the President & CEO search. To view the full position description and to apply, please submit application, including resume and a letter of interest, in confidence to Morris & Berger through their website: www.morrisberger.com/currentsearches/raisingareader.
Raising A Reader seeks an innovative and entrepreneurial leader to serve as its next President & CEO. Raising A Reader (RAR) is a national nonprofit which helps families build home literacy routines essential for reading skill development. RAR offers local agencies an evidence-based early literacy and parent engagement program that has demonstrated it can improve the reading readiness skills of c...hildren from birth to age eight. Since 1999, RAR’s model has been validated by more than 30 independent evaluations. RAR operates in over 2,700 locations nationally, has reached over 1.5 million children, and has over 15 million books in rotation. With an annual budget of $4 million, RAR is headquartered in Redwood City, CA and has a warehouse in Milpitas, CA as well as an East Coast office near Baltimore, MD. For additional information, please visit www.raisingareader.org.