Director of Development

By: Reach Out and Read

Job Summary:

The Reach Out and Read Development Director position in Wisconsin provides a unique opportunity to help shape the future direction of our organization in the state. The Development Director will be a valued member of our growing team who plays an essential role in bringing our work in the state to the next level. Currently, 260 participating clinics touch the lives of 156,000 children and their families each year – one in three infants, toddlers, and preschoolers in the state. As an evidence-based, highly scalable program, Reach Out and Read has the potential to significantly influence child and family outcomes in Wisconsin.

You are an ideal candidate for the position if you are a results-oriented professional with an entrepreneurial spirit who will enjoy the opportunity to design and lead the development strategy for Wisconsin, while building a development and communications department. 

Reporting to the Executive Director and working closely with Wisconsin and National Center colleagues, the Development Director is a strategic, savvy, and effective champion for the organization and its initiatives, skilled at identifying opportunities, building relationships, and establishing strong partnerships. The Development Director must be able to: apply creative and strategic thinking; learn new skills, content, and technology; adapt to an evolving and growing organization; and work as an effective team member with remote colleagues in a virtual working environment.

This newly created position is responsible for creating and executing a comprehensive fundraising strategy to raise approximately $500,000 annually initially and generating increased revenue over time and playing a pivotal role in the sustained growth of Reach Out and Read programming in the state.  
The Development Director works (now) from a home-based office and preference is for this person to be in the Madison or Milwaukee metropolitan areas. Salary range: $80-85K, commensurate with experience and a robust benefits package.

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How to Apply:

Please email cover letter and resume, with subject line "ROR Wisconsin Development Director Applications" to