The OLC is in an exciting phase of strategic growth and organizational development to deepen our impact as an innovative, effective, and sustainable literacy hub for Oakland. Our passionate and entrepreneurial team, led by two women Co-Executive Directors, is committed to fostering collaboration and continuous learning internally and across our network to advance our mission.




The Director of Programs will provide strategic direction and leadership for the Oakland Literacy Coalition’s programmatic efforts to advance our mission of working together to ensure that every Oakland child learns and loves to read. This pivotal position will oversee the development, implementation, and evaluation of a portfolio of programs to achieve organizational goals and drive impact.

This is a full-time, exempt position (40 hours per week) based in Oakland, CA. This is a hybrid remote position. Our team is required to work Mondays and Thursdays out of our office in Oakland, CA. Occasional evening and weekend hours will be required.

This is a salaried position with an annual compensation of $90,000 – $100,000, and a competitive benefits package that supports employees’ overall well-being.

Hiring timeline: Applications opened March 1 and we anticipate a late May/early June start date.

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We value and honor our team and are committed to seeing employees thrive professionally and personally. We offer the following benefits (some are dependent on position status):

  • Comprehensive medical benefits.
  • 3-4 weeks paid vacation leave (grows with years of tenure) and paid sick leave.
  • 12 observed holidays and a paid winter break.
  • Simple IRA retirement plan with up to 3% annual salary match.
  • Paid professional development opportunities.
  • Opportunities to take paid time out of the workday for community volunteering.



The Oakland Literacy Coalition is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer. Studies have shown that marginalized communities – such as women, LGBTQ+ and people of color – are less likely to apply to jobs unless they meet every single qualification. The Oakland Literacy Coalition is dedicated to building an inclusive, diverse, equitable, and accessible workplace that fosters a sense of belonging – so if you’re excited about this role but your past experience doesn’t align perfectly with every qualification in the job description, we encourage you to still consider submitting an application.

In compliance with applicable laws, the Oakland Literacy Coalition does not discriminate on the basis of age, race, ethnicity, color, national origin or ancestry, cultural background, religion, sex, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, marital status, physical or mental disability, medical condition, veteran status, primary language, citizenship, or immigration status.

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