20Apr 22

Literacy Program Assistant – Summer Student

We are searching for a creative, dynamic, energetic summer student. This is a full-time summer position starting May 16 until June 24, 2022. 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

Posting closes Wednesday, May 4, 2022 at noon


Job Purpose

The Literacy Program Assistant supports READ Saskatoon summer literacy initiatives for six weeks 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. 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

  • Please be advised that READ Saskatoon has a Covid-19 Vaccination Policy to protect the health and safety of all who work with us. We will require proof of vaccination to demonstrate a ‘fully vaccinated’ status as defined by the Public Health Agency of Canada prior to commencing with us, and periodically from time to time as reasonable throughout involvement with our organization.
  • 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

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