| Oct 20, 2010
The International Reading Association (IRA), established in 1956 and operating with a $15 million annual budget, seeks a Director of Reading Research to begin on or around July 1, 2011, or sooner. IRA is a professional education nonprofit membership organization dedicated to providing high levels of pre-K to adult literacy professional development products and services, with an emphasis on K-12 teachers, researchers, and teacher educators in the United States. The Association consists of multiple business units dedicated to cooperatively achieving the Association’s mission. They include: Conferences, Membership, Publications (books and journals), Global Affairs, Government Relations, and Member Engagement.
The Director of Reading Research will serve as the senior member of the staff and will be expected to identify and translate cutting-edge reading research into practical content to inform the development and delivery of professional development resources that are aimed at increasing the quality of classroom literacy instruction. The incumbent will provide literacy-related information and analytic support to the Association’s staff in order to facilitate strategic planning and resource allocation.
Requirements: Flexibility to act as an individual contributor as well as excellent leadership skills and ability to work cross-functionally. Proven ability to translate research data into usable professional development information. Project and program management experience with the ability to manage and track a budget. Must be organized, detail oriented, and focused on execution. Outstanding communications skills, both verbal and written. Must have a “can-do” attitude. Earned doctorate in reading or related field.
Please send cover letter and resume by e-mail to the International Reading Association at firstname.lastname@example.org. Deadline for application is November 12, 2010. The International Reading Association is an Equal Opportunity Employer. To learn more about IRA, visit the Association's website.