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Greater Miami Regional Development Director

Supervisor: CEO
Work Location: Home office, in Greater Miami
Travel: Moderate with corporate partner & local school/ site visits
Status: Part-time employee or independent contractor
Full-Time or Part-Time: Part-time, 10 hours per week

Position Overview
The Regional Development Director manages development efforts and fundraising to support
program stability and growth.  S/he works to expand Read to a Child’s impact in the region and
to help nurture/ expand a united, sustainable organization that maximizes impact on children
nationwide (primarily through its flagship Read Aloud Mentoring Program). S/he will also seek
and receive local support from a Regional Board of Advisors.

Specific Job Responsibilities
Will Include All or Some of the Following
● Identify and secure local funding from all sources — corporations, foundations, community
organizations, individuals, etc. – to ensure long-term program sustainability and growth. 
● Manage, with support from the National Office and Regional Board of Advisors, a major
annual fundraising event.
● Partnerships (funding and volunteers). Manage existing and actively build new local
partnerships. Ensure that partners are appreciated, well-informed and engaged.
● Manage, engage, inspire, and assist in recruiting new members of the Regional Board of
● Work with National VP, Program Management and regional program staff to ensure program
success by supporting the hiring, developing, supervising and retaining of program staff as
needed and as funding allows. Regional program staff will report to the National VP, Program
● Work with regional program staff to sustain strong existing school relationships and build new
● Seek and act on opportunities to increase Read to a Child’s visibility.
● Ensure accurate database records of donors and prospects. Work closely with the National
Office on other operations items (timesheet review, banking, communications, thank you
letters, etc.)
● Financial and Strategic Accountability. Responsible for actual results (all revenue and
actionable expenses), forecasting, budgeting; steering strategy for growing students served in
the region; and operating efficiently and in alignment with the organization’s strategic plan.

Key Qualifications
 Bachelor’s degree required
 A minimum of 5 years of experience and demonstrated success in a professional working
environment and fundraising role
 Commitment to Read to a Child’s mission and vision, and a strong desire to support the
organization’s growth
 Eager to learn and master historical information about the organization and its stakeholders,
and work collaboratively with colleagues across the organization
 Professional, positive, self-directed work style
 Excellent interpersonal, verbal and written communication skills.
 Experience driving major gift campaigns, demonstrated success securing philanthropic gifts
of $20K+
 Experience in building cross-sector relationships as well as identifying and developing
strategic partnerships with corporations and other key stakeholder groups
 Strong business acumen, with ability to understand organization dynamics and navigate
corporate cultures
 Experience coordinating and developing executive presentations
 Top-notch organization skills, and ability to comfortably plan, prioritize, and coordinate
multiple projects simultaneously – with a positive attitude
 Commitment to efficient use of resources and model “all hands on deck” as needed
 Demonstrated success at supervising and evaluating staff, delegating and following-through
to ensure timely project completion, and facilitating meetings to ensure effective use of time
for all participants
 Experience with Microsoft Office, Google Suite, CRM database (Salesforce a plus) and
video conferencing
 Access to a car. Local travel required, as well as potentially an annual work session.
About Read to a Child
Read to a Child is a national literacy and mentoring non-profit that fosters a love of reading,
improves literacy skills, and empowers underserved children by inspiring adults to read aloud to
them regularly.

To apply: please email Kaela Mento, National Vice President, Program Management: infomiami@readtoachild.org
Please include a resume and a cover letter explaining why this is the perfect job for you.

***Read to a Child, Inc. is an equal opportunity employer that does not discriminate against any employee or job applicant based on race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, veteran or disability status.***

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