Brooklyn Public Library is seeking a Part-Time Early Literacy Outreach Associate to work as part of BPL’s NY City Council City’s First Readers Associate to provide quality outreach services to various early childhood agencies, clinics, homeless shelters, schools and child care centers in Brooklyn. They will also be expected to support children’s specialists in their outreach efforts. The successful candidate for this position will serve as an ambassador for library services for young children and families, promote early literacy practices to families, offer early literacy workshops to parents, caregivers and educators, and develop partnerships that are successful in encouraging parents, caregivers, and young children to engage in early literacy practices at home and to become library users. Special emphasis will be placed on using the Every Child Ready to Read (2nd edition) early literacy curriculum developed by the American Library association. He/she will collaborate with children’s specialists and other branch staff and community partners to identify the needs of local families and develop programs and services accordingly.
This position requires professional knowledge and judgment, including, but, not limited to, parent workshop planning and implementation, early childhood development, and early literacy. Staff at this level report to the Coordinator of Early Childhood Services and other assigned supervisors.
The schedule is 19 hours per week, up to 40 weeks per grant period. This position ends on June 30, 2018, but it may be extended if NY City Council funding is renewed.
The rate of pay for this position is $30/hour with a schedule of 19 hours per week.
This is a grant-funded position, funded through June 30, 2o18