Creating Young Readers Program Coordinator

Location:
325 N. Michigan Street
Toledo 43604
Start Date: 01/07/2019
Hours Per Week: 25
Salary: $18.00/hour
Certifications Desired: Associates or Bachelors in Early Childhood Education

Contact: Diana Bush - diana.bush@toledolibrary.org
Last Updated: 12/06/2018
Expiration Date: 02/01/2019


Job Description:

POSITION SUMMARY

The primary responsibility of the position is to assist in the successful implementation Creating Young Readers which seeks to encourage the development of literacy and social and emotional skills of children at Toledo Public School locations and selected preschools.   

 

 

PRIMARY RESPONSIBILITIES

 

1.     Train, place and oversee volunteers at elementary school sites including maintaining appropriate volunteer paperwork that meets all state requirements.

2.     Pro-actively communicate with appropriate staff to assure staff understanding of the nature of the program and to maintain current student lists and volunteer needs.

3.     Update student lists, attendance charts and supplies at sites on monthly basis as well as distribute books as scheduled.

4.     Maintain accurate account of numbers of volunteers and students in the three sites, making management aware of needs and trends that affect the success of the project.

5.     Work with school staff center staff to gather necessary information to assess the program’s success including the continued improvement of training, resources, assessments and outcome measurements.

6.     Work with partner agencies in Early Childhood Partnership including meetings, creating newsletters and helping plan parent events.

7.     Related duties to support Read for Literacy initiatives, events and other duties as assigned.

 

 

 

 

EMPLOYEE KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND TRAINING

Knowledge & Skills    

1.     Knowledge of literacy education and the ability to interact pleasantly with the volunteers and students of all ages from diverse socio-economic backgrounds.  

2.     Ability to communicate and work cooperatively and effectively with supervisor and co-workers. 

3.     Ability to work independently and perform detailed tasks neatly and accurately.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Training (includes education, specialized training, and certifications)

 

Associates or Bachelor’s degree in Early Childhood Education or related field.

 

Preferred

 

Experience in state-regulated child care center or willingness to learn about the laws and carry them into our program delivery.

 

Preferred

 

Ability to type 35 wpm accurately with proficiency with Microsoft office including excel, word. Knowledge of access databases a plus.

 

            Required

 

Knowledge of working with volunteers in a fast pace setting

 

Required

Valid driver’s license and transportation as needed

Required

 

 

JOB COMPLEXITY AND IMPACT

The successful candidate must be able to deal effectively and supportively with a wide array of volunteers, possess strong coordinative skills and have the capacity to work calmly and collaboratively in fast-moving and sometimes chaotic environments. 

 

 

WORKING CONDITIONS AND PHYSICAL DEMANDS

 

Periodic offsite travel required within county via personal vehicle.  Mileage is reimbursed

 

Evening/weekend hours are/may be part of regular schedule.

Physical Demands:

 

Frequent standing, walking and sitting.  Frequent reaching, stooping, bending, crouching and lifting, pushing/pulling and handling of books and objects weighing up to 50 pounds. 

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HOURS         

The position pays $18.00 and work 25 hours per week. One week paid vacation. One week of paid sick/personal time.

 

15 hours of personal time and 15 hours of vacation time are accrued throughout the year.


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