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26 Jul 2019

Join our Team

We are growing again! We are looking for a new team member to lead our children's literacy programs into the future. Please submit a CV and cover letter to info@readsaskatoon.com. Deadline to apply is Wednesday, August 7th at noon. This position is part-time; 3 days a week. The salary range is $18-$24 per hour.

Position Profile
Children’s Literacy Coordinator

Job Purpose

The Children’s Literacy Coordinator oversees the Children’s Literacy Programming including the READing Guide Program and other Children’s Literacy initiatives.

READing Guide

The coordinator provides guidance and support to literacy volunteers to ensure the timely and coordinated planning and implementation of the READing Guide Program including training volunteers, ensuring commitments are being met, and program evaluation.

Children’s Literacy

The Children’s Literacy Coordinator will be responsible to support the development of new Children’s Literacy Programming with the Program Development and Evaluation Manager.

Major Responsibilities

  1. Deliver the READing Guide Program
  • Liaise with Saskatoon Public School Foundation point person to ensure positive outcomes and results
  • Recruit READing Guide Volunteers.
  • Train READing Guide Volunteers, assisting them to explicitly integrate tips and strategies to support children’s literacy.
  • Screen students for eligibility.
  • Match students and volunteer READing Guides.
  • Provide ongoing support to the READing Guide Volunteers.
  • Conduct parent workshops.
  • Conduct program evaluations and enter them into database in a timely manner.
  • Regularly review the work and progress of volunteers and children.

 

  1. Coordinate and administer the READing Guide Program.
  • Coordinate all aspects of the READing Guide Program.
  • Develop strategies to recruit READing Guide Volunteers.
  • Coordinate, train, and supervise READing Guide Volunteers.
  • Ensure that program deliverables are on time and of high quality.
  • Prepare program materials.
  • Follow budget guidelines.
  • Establish and maintain positive working relationships with resource room teachers and school administration.
  • Screen volunteers using READ Saskatoon Standard Operating Procedures
  • Write monthly, interim and final reports on projects for management and funders; report evaluation findings to the Program Manager and recommend changes to enhance the program, as appropriate;
  • Maintain forms and records to document program and volunteer activities, adhering to confidentiality and privacy policies of READ Saskatoon;
  • Track and maintain professional relationships and initiate new partnerships/contacts locally and provincially, through meetings, presentations, and networking opportunities;
  • Establish a communication schedule to update stakeholders including appropriate staff in the organization on the progress of the project;
  • Identify and evaluate the risks associated with program activities and take appropriate action to control the risks;
  • In collaboration with Program Manager, create, review, and revise a detailed work plan to successfully meet all outcomes and outputs determined by the agency;
  • Be aware of current literacy trends, resources and information related to needs of program;
  • If required, develop new initiatives to support the strategic direction of the organization

 

  1. Develop and Implement a Children’s Literacy Program.
  • Working at the direction of the Program Development and Evaluation Manager, develop children’s literacy programming;
  • Research, understand and integrate promising practices in the delivery of children’s literacy programming;
  • Working closely with the Executive Director, establish a fee for service children’s tutoring program. This program could include classroom instruction models, after school programming, individual tutoring, specialized camps, and other children’s literacy-based programming.

Qualifications

Education and Certification

  • University degree in education or the social sciences (B.Ed. preferred), or related experience.
  • Experience in Children’s literacy is an asset.
  • Experience in program development is an asset.
  • Current Criminal Record Check including Vulnerable Sector Search.

Knowledge Skills and Abilities

  • Understanding and appreciation of cultural adaptation;
  • Able to develop positive and collaborative working relationships with a variety of stakeholders (parent groups, children, community-based organizations, partners);
  • Knowledge of early childhood and adult learning principles
  • Strong leadership skills;
  • Volunteer recruitment and management experience;
  • Able to establish and maintain relationships with volunteers while setting appropriate boundaries;
  • Ability to monitor and assess learning progress and provide feedback on achievements

Experience

  • 3 to 5 years’ experience in a related field
  • Experience in program management, coordination, and event planning;
  • Experience working with parents, school aged children, and volunteers

Working Conditions

  • The Children’s Literacy Coordinator works a 3-day work week but may be required to work additional days during September and January during program initiation.
  • There is the potential for this program to become full-time.
  • Valid drivers license and access to a vehicle mandatory.

Children's Literacy Coordinator

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