Global Citizen

Global Citizen: Program Director – Full-time

Posted on March 17, 2020

Global Citizen is a non-profit organization dedicated to civic engagement among diverse groups through volunteering, education, community building, service learning, economic opportunity, leadership development, and dialogue. Global Citizen brings together people of all ages and backgrounds through active citizenship and civic responsibility that result in breaking down barriers, building understanding, and fostering ongoing, diverse partnerships.

Read by 4th is a city-wide campaign managed by the Free Library of Philadelphia. Read by 4th brings over 150 partner organizations together with the shared goal of all children reading at grade level by the start of fourth grade.

The Community Mobilization Working Group is the community branch of the Read by 4th Campaign, and the Reading Captains Initiative empowers individual community members to support families in raising readers their own neighborhoods. Reading Captains share information and resources with other adults in their communities so that their children have what it takes to read at grade level. Reading Captains are the front lines of building a movement to support every child’s right to read and grow the advocates for early literacy across the city.

Job Description:

The Program Director is responsible for developing and implementing a city-wide vision to grow civic engagement around early literacy. This includes building and ensuring usage of an online portal to recruit and support volunteers for a number of efforts related to Read by 4th and further developing the Reading Captains Initiative. This involves engaging volunteers, nonprofit organizations, and other community partners to grow and support a corps of community volunteers sharing early childhood literacy information with friends and neighbors and identifying other opportunities to engage the community in early childhood literacy efforts.

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