Job Description: 

The mission of Reach Out and Read Colorado is to give young children a foundation for success by incorporating books into pediatric care and encouraging families to read aloud together.

Reach Out and Read Colorado is a 501c(3) nonprofit corporation based in Denver, CO and one of 32 statewide coalitions affiliated with the Reach Out and Read National Center located in Boston, MA. The program builds on the unique relationship between parents and medical providers and helps families, especially those living in poverty, to cultivate early literacy skills so that their children enter school prepared to succeed at reading.

Reach Out and Read Colorado has an annual budget of over $1 million. Although a small non-profit with ten staff members, Reach Out and Read Colorado’s program connects to virtually every county in the state, assisted by regional coordinators in regional offices.

In 2018 Reach Out and Read Colorado served 125,000 children, distributed 230,000 books and, as of 12/31/18, had 327 participating program sites around the State.


The Executive Director serves as the Chief Executive Officer and is responsible for the overall leadership and management of the work of Reach Out and Read Colorado reporting directly to the Chair of the Board and functions in accordance with the directions set by the Board of Directors.

Areas of Responsibility

Strategist, Board Development, Management and Administration, Fundraising and Financial Management, Communications, Development, Program Leadership.  For full descriptions go to


  • Qualifications: The ED of Reach Out and Read Colorado will be an energetic leader with vision and initiative, with a track record in fundraising and management, and with a passion for early literacy/child development as well as the following:
  • Education: B.S./B.A. degree in non-profit management, education, public health, medical services, business, marketing, or a related field. MBA or other graduate degree strongly preferred.
  • Work Experience: Minimum of 5 years work experience in the leadership of a nonprofit or for-profit organization or as a medical professional.
  • Additional Skills: Experience in development, program management and communications. Experience working with low-income families, early literacy programs and/or in a medical setting preferred.
  • Desired: Bi-lingual – Spanish.

Competitive Salary and benefits offered. Will be determined based upon qualifications and experience.

How To Apply

Email your resume and cover letter (including salary requirements) to the Reach Out and Read Colorado Recruiting Consultant, Robert N. King at Please use “Executive Director of Reach Out and Read Colorado” in the subject line of your email. Deadline is 5:00 pm MST, February 8th.

To learn more about Reach Out and Read Colorado, please visit the Reach Out and Read Colorado website at

REACH OUT AND READ COLORADO is an equal opportunity employer.

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