WELCOME BACK TO SCHOOL  Look for Raising A Reader at your child’s Back-to-School night. Learn about the brain science at work when you and your child are reading together. Hear about some simple techniques to enhance your family’s read-aloud time. Read together often!

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ASSOCIATE DIRECTOR OPPORTUNITY WITH RAISING A READER ASPEN TO PARACHUTE Full-time, salaried position. Help guide the growth of an innovative nonprofit seeking to foster deep parent engagement in the language and literacy development of young children. Will manage a staff of 3 – 4 half-time employees. Skills required: BS or BA college degree; Background in education, childhood development, literacy and/or nonprofit management; Effective leadership and staff management skills; Passion for collaboration and the ability to foster effective partnerships; Capacity to think strategically and creatively about the organization’s ability to inform, guide, engage and educate; The ability to plan, organize, coordinate and track many overlapping program elements. For additional requirements, please request the full job description by emailing rick@rar4kids.org.