Overview

If you are an energetic, well-organized self-starter with a passion for early literacy and enjoy
meeting new people, this opportunity could be for you. Strong Start to reading™ is a registered charity that provides volunteer-delivered, community–based reading assistance programs to children in the early grades of elementary school. In this role, you will coordinate the delivery and lead the expansion of our well-established Letters, Sounds and Words™ program within the communities and schools of London, Elgin, Middlesex and Oxford.

To be successful in this position, you will be able to develop a variety of relationships. You will liaise with school board decision makers, support program leaders within the schools, engage philanthropists and donors and welcome and train new volunteers in the program. You will thrive with multiple priorities and enjoy public speaking and working from home. Strong written and verbal communication skills and attention to detail are required. A background in primary education, early literacy and language, marketing or public relations would be an asset. Responsibilities include program coordination, fund development, budget management and publicity.

Preference will be given to former leaders from within the education community who bring an established professional network and profile and are local to this region. You will report to the Director of Program and training will be provided. You must have a reliable car and be able to work 15-20 hours per week. Computer competency in Microsoft Word, Excel, internet, e-mail and use of projector equipment is required. You must have the ability to safely lift and move materials weighing up to 25 lbs.

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How to Apply

Please click here to submit your application online including resume and cover letter. We thank you in advance for your interest. Only those being invited for an interview will be contacted. To learn more about the Letters, Sounds and Words program, we invite you to visit our programs page on our website.

About Strong Start Charitable Organization

Strong Start® Charitable Organization is a registered Canadian charity that helps children learn to read. Our programs involve working with children directly in addition to providing resources for families to support the development of strong literacy skills. We work through partnerships with schools, community centres, educators, and volunteers to create lifelong readers. Together, we are helping young children reach their potential and strengthening communities.