22 Apr 2021

Literacy Program Assistant – Summer Student

We are searching for a creative, dynamic, energetic summer student. This is a full-time summer position starts May 17, 2021 (or sooner if possible). This position pays $18.00/hr.

In your cover letter please outline:

  • Experience working with children and families
  • Experience in customer service
  • Experience working independently and remotely
  • Possible start date.

Posting closes Wednesday, May 5th, 2021 at noon


Literacy Program Assistant – Summer Student

Job Purpose

The Literacy Program Assistant supports READ Saskatoon summer literacy initiatives and is responsible for literacy material creation, duplication, and distribution.

Major Responsibilities

  1. Duplicate Family Literacy Event Materials
    • Follow budget guidelines
    • Purchase and assemble materials required for two family literacy event kits: The Saskatchewan Odyssey and Payday Playday
    • Ensure the creation of the kits meets program standards


  1. Prepare Family and Children’s literacy kits for distribution
    • Work alongside literacy coordinators to determine scope of summer work
    • Prepare literacy kits for Spark and ongoing Family Literacy programming


  1. Assist with Family and Children’s program delivery
    • Work alongside literacy coordinators to support ongoing summer program delivery
    • Provide one-to-one tutoring support to 2 children


  1. Provide support to Financial and Adult literacy coordinators
    • Assist with program material duplication


Education and Certification

  • Working towards degree or diploma in education or related field
  • Current Criminal Record Check including Vulnerable Sector Search

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

  • Interest in family and children’s literacy is an asset
  • Understanding and appreciation of cultural adaptation
  • Ability to develop positive and collaborative working relationships with a variety of stakeholders (parent groups, children, community-based organizations, partners)
  • Strong leadership skills
  • Ability to monitor and assess learning progress and provide feedback on achievements


  • Experience in customer service
  • Experience working with children and families is an asset

Working Conditions

  • Valid drivers license and access to a vehicle mandatory
  • Ability to work independently from home


Submit resume to:
Rachael Sutherland, Program Manager, READ Saskatoon
#2-706 Duchess Street
Saskatoon, SK S7K 0R3