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Bilingual Program Manager

Raising A Reader MA

Published: 11/8/2018
Employment type: Full-Time (Paid)
Function: Programs
Primary domain: Education
City: Boston
Postal code: 02108

State: Massachusetts
Country: United States

Organization Information:


$0 - $1M



Mission statement:

Raising A Reader MA is an evidence-located early literacy organization dedicated to helping families of young children (newborn through age 6) develop, practice and maintain habits of reading together at home. Our work, which both increases access to books and offers families tools and support for strengthening the culture of reading at home, is driven by 25 years of research that shows the single most significant factor influencing a child's academic achievement is being regularly read to by their parents and adult caregivers before starting kindergarten.

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Organizational Overview
Raising A Reader MA (RAR MA) is guided by a set of core values that set the stage for our work, as well as our hiring practice. We are: collaborative, evidence-located, culturally inclusive, family-focused, and committed to exceptional quality. Our mission requires that our staff have contact with and understand constituents from a broad array of backgrounds and cultures. To this end, we strive to create and support a team who also come from diverse backgrounds and traditions and who vary by their race and ethnicity, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, nationality, culture, religion, physical abilities, and educational backgrounds. RAR MA puts emphasis on hiring staff who are familiar with and reflect the backgrounds and practices of the families we serve. Raising A Reader MA welcomes new ideas and encourages an effective and active exchange of views in an environment of mutual respect.
Position Overview

The Program Manager will be located in either our Boston headquarters, with frequent travel to program partner sites across Boston and Greater Boston (Chelsea, Revere, Malden, Everett, Lynn). S/he will work at the direction of a region-located Senior Program Manager.

Program Team Overview
Each member of the program team is assigned a caseload of partners within and/or across communities, and is responsible for ensuring that all components of our program within those partnerships are implemented with fidelity. Specific community and partnership assignments may vary from year to year, and frequent travel between program sites is required.

As part of a data-driven organization, the Program Manager will work independently and with a team to achieve the following goals:
   » 25% of participating children in the region have a parent who receives Raising A Reader MA parent educational content
   » All program and site partners receive appropriate support through visits and trainings, and maintain at least 90% fidelity to the implementation model
   » Families report increasing the frequency of reading interactions and use of dialogic reading strategies

Program Manager Job responsibilities:
   » Build and maintain positive relationships at a programmatic level:
   » Manage relationships with partner administrators
   » Train partner staff (program implementers) and attend to their continuing development as implementers
   » Organize and facilitate parent workshops
   » Cultivate the engagement of Parent Ambassadors and volunteers
   » Adhere to annual program calendar and ensure program goals are met by coordinating program implementation with an identified caseload of partners
   » Hold overall responsibility for community level results, with support from the Senior Program Manager, by:
   » Supporting program evaluation strategies and tracking necessary data in Salesforce software
   » Collaborating with community stakeholders, including community literacy councils, libraries and other community leaders
   » Managing regional social media and other outlets for deepening community integration and raising consciousness
   » Working closely with manager to monitor expenses and stay on budget all over the year
   » Coordinating parent engagement efforts with the Parent Liaison
   » Develop a deep knowledge of the community s/he serves: agencies present, areas and resources of need, funding streams, power players, neighborhood-aligned businesses, and more
   » Build and maintain long-lasting, strategic relationships in the community and effectively promote Raising A Reader MA
   » Recruit new partners to expand Raising A Reader MA's reach in the community, as appropriate
   » Support development staff in developing funding proposals and reporting results to funders
   » Recruit and manage project-located interns and volunteers, as appropriate
   » Contribute to the Program Team to advance the impact of Raising A Reader MA
   » Perform other related tasks as assigned

Appropriate qualifications:

Appropriate qualifications:
   » Entrepreneurial and charismatic with motivation and capability to establish Raising A Reader MA as an effective partner in the community
   » Deep commitment to creating high-impact opportunities for children and families
   » Exceptional capability to work effectively with people representing diverse cultures
   » Familiarity with community preferred
   »Bilingual in English and Spanish required
   » Training and marketing abilities, leadership abilities expertise, and public speaking practice
   » practice leading or teaching adults preferred
   » Creative thinking, specifically related to project implementation
   » capability to work independently
   » Familiarity and comfort with technology applications; practice with Salesforce or similar data management system preferred
   » Strong administrative capabilities, organizational expertise and capability to multitask
   » Car and valid driver's license
   » Bachelor's degree (or equivalent professional/life practice) in Education, Human Services, or other related field
   » 3+ years of practice in early childhood development, education or social services


Not Specified


Less than $60k

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Application Process:

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Job Location: Boston, Massachusetts
Company Type Employer
Post Date: 11/08/2018 / Viewed 3 times
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Contact Email: careers@raisingareaderma.org

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