Director of Early Literacy Initiatives

The Irene E. & George A. Davis Foundation is a private family foundation located in and dedicated to serving Hampden County in Massachusetts. Established over 20 years ago, the Davis Foundation supports a variety of local initiatives and nonprofit organizations seeking to improve the quality of life for local residents in the domains of early education (birth to 5), primary education (K-12), higher education, education policy, health, social services, and the arts.  Early literacy is a burgeoning cross-cutting area of focus for the foundation–and for the Hampden County community as a whole. From the establishment of one of the country’s first Campaigns for Grade Level Reading to local campaigns Cherish Every Child and, most recently, Reading Success by 4th Grade (RS4G), Hampden County is poised to continue to lead in the early literacy space. The Davis foundation is committed to supporting this important work.


The Davis Foundation is seeking a skilled Director to set the vision for and launch the foundation's renewed approach to early literacy, including setting strategic priorities, defining a thoughtful approach to relevant grant making, and elevating the role of community-based approaches to promoting children’s early literacy development. By engaging the principles of collective impact, and drawing on recent breakthrough research findings in early literacy and improvement science, the new Director will sharpen and deepen the foundation’s vision for transformative change, including the possibility of establishing a new organization to scale the impact of early literacy work.




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  • Kevin Perez
    published this page in Job Board 2023-03-03 17:30:16 -0500