Monday, May 19, 2014

Summer Literacy Support Program Coordinator - Hartford Public Library

Summer Literacy Support Program Coordinator - Hartford Public Library is hiring a Summer Literacy Support Program Coordinator to provide services and programs to Hartford area summer providers at the library. This program is part of the library’s five summer learning programs, and is a joint program with Hartford Public Library and its collaborative partners. This is a fun summer job that offers great pay and a chance to work independently! This is a contract position without benefits, for $8,000.00 (based on $20/hr for approximately 400 hours in the contracted period). Work to commence ASAP and end at end of August. Scope of Services: Coordinate summer programming for the Summer Literacy Support Program, a joint program with Hartford Public Library and its collaborative partners. Includes all agencies participating in the City of Hartford Department of Families, Children, Youth and Recreation’s Summer Learning and Enrichment Program and the Hartford Foundation for Public Giving’s Summer Support program. Register all agency participants and providers in appropriate Summer Reading Programs; create individual, specific guidelines for reading and distribute to agencies; Create menu of services with training, tours, reader services, events, activities, etc.; Purchase materials for Treasure Box and incentives; Monitor and track reading; award and distribute incentives; Assign library staff liaisons to agencies; provide all necessary contact information; Coordinate and conduct all agency library visits at their local library branches; create library cards; Conduct all one-on-one agency literacy, reading, or library trainings, including individual or small group training by phone or in-person at appropriate local library branches; Develop book lists for reading or purchase and webliograhies for all agencies as needed; Create and conduct two literacy-based family engagement educational events; events will include literacy games, crafts, activities, snacks, and a special offering; register all participants; Revise/create literacy-based Family Engagement Activity Booklet; Coordinate and conduct two ice cream socials for agencies that reach reading goals as determined by library; Book performers, coordinate, and lead all workshops for agency participants (10-20 programs depending on size of agency programs); Help create and lead 1-2 sensory story-time and movie events for disabled youth; Work with agencies at Summer Reading Kickoff (June 7, 2014) and Finale (Aug 14, 2014); Work closely with Youth Services staff at Downtown and branch libraries; Collect statistical information and compile reports as needed. Must have valid CT driver’s license and own transportation. Regular travel within the city of Hartford required. Hartford Public Library requires a Criminal Background Check and Pre-employment Drug testing on applicants who are selected as a finalist for the position. Applicants will be provided a copy of any positive drug test results. A criminal record does not necessarily eliminate you from employment with Hartford Public Library. Each conviction will be reviewed with respect to the offense, circumstances, seriousness, and the position for which you apply. Contact Lisa McClure, Please attach basic resume and very brief cover letter.