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Behind the Book is looking for young professionals to join its Young Executive Board.
Behind the Book’s mission is to excite children and young adults about reading. Working with low-income students in New York City’s K-12 public schools, Behind the Book brings authors and their books into individual classrooms to build literacy skills and nurture a new generation of book readers. We make reading something more than schoolwork—we make reading something kids want to do.
The Young Executive Board (YEB) provides an opportunity for young professionals in New York City to develop their management and leadership skills while helping us make a difference in public schools.
YEB members will lead projects that address the most important issues facing Behind the Book. The YEB will plan at least two fundraisers each year, taking full ownership from design to execution to bringing in guests. Additional projects will vary with the organization’s needs but might include fostering corporate partnerships, analyzing the organization’s growth opportunities, or helping expand the network of Behind the Book supporters.
The YEB will be comprised of Core members who will be responsible for the direction and goals of the board and General members, who will provide contacts and support for events.
Who should apply?
Young Executive Board candidates come from different backgrounds and all have demonstrated leadership in their fields and share a passion for improving access to impactful public education. Candidates must live or work in New York City. While there is no age restriction, generally members are between the ages of 23 and 35, and have at least one year of work experience.
Download the application and more information here.