Brooklyn Public Library

Team up to Read Project Manager (Part-Time)

1 month ago(12/12/2017 4:50 PM)
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Youth & Family Services


Brooklyn Public Library is seeking a qualified Project Manager for direct management, development and maintenance of curriculum and materials for Team up to Read, a new grant-funded program. 


Team up to Read is a new six-week family workshop series that meets for an hour each week with the goal of supporting early readers ages 5-9 and their families. Fun activities designed to reinforce reading skills and comprehension will provide caregivers with the information they need to support their children’s literacy skills while fostering a lifelong love of reading.


The program will operate in select BPL libraries throughout Brooklyn. The program will be run by paid interns who have received special training, with support from branch staff.  In addition to programming, the Team up to Read Project Manager will take part in creating and promoting supporting materials for the BPL website and social media outlets.


This part-time position will begin in January 2018 and continue through January 2019. The Team up to Read Project Manager will be based at the Central Library.  Some evening and weekend work may occur. 



With support and oversight from the Coordinator of School Age Services, Team up to Read Project Manager will be primarily responsible for:


  • Developing, reviewing, and updating program curriculum, web content, materials, and evaluation of Team up to Read along with a project educational consultant
  • Recruiting interns to lead programs
  • Managing necessary administrative duties attached to the project, such as timesheets, purchase orders, contracts and invoices
  • Scheduling, coordinating, and facilitating training for the interns involved in programs
  • Coordinating program logistics with branch staff hosting the programs
  • Selecting, ordering, and distributing necessary program supplies and materials
  • Conducting model programs for staff to observe as needed
  • Developing a Train-the-Trainer toolkit to support sustainability of the Team up to Read program as a future after-school program
  • Collecting, organizing, and analyzing data required for program evaluation and grant reports
  • Coordinating outreach activities for off-site programs and assisting as required
  • Developing resource materials (print handouts, brochures, and signage)
  • Creating flyers, writing email blasts, posting to local parent email lists and blogs to promote the program
  • Contributing to the BPL Family Facebook page and exploring other social media promotion options
  • Regular communication with the Coordinator of School Age Services
  • Other duties as required



  • Minimum B.A. in relevant subject area (M.S., M.L.S. or graduate background in Education preferred)
  • Minimum of three years of experience conducting literacy programs for ages 5-9
  • Experience working in an urban library setting preferred
  • Background in training others in implementing programs for children preferred
  • Experience with compiling statistics, data analysis, and outcomes based evaluation.
  • Experience managing and supervising staff
  • Ability to think, plan and problem-solve creatively
  • Familiarity with NYC education standards and Common Core standards a plus
  • Able to work evenings and weekends as needed
  • Social media content creation and promotion skills
  • Web content management skills (basic HTML a plus)
  • Bilinual language skills preferred (Spanish, Mandarin, Cantonese)

The Salary range for this position is $25-$28 per hour with a schedule of a 19 hours a week.




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