Brooklyn Public Library

  • Part-Time Adult Learning Outreach Liaison

    Posted Date 2 weeks ago(8/7/2018 5:04 PM)
    Job ID
    # of Openings
    Adult Learning & Literacy
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  • Overview

    Brooklyn Public Library’s Adult Learning Department is seeking an Outreach Liaison to build relationships and interact with community partners to increase knowledge of BPL’s Adult Learning Programs and other compelling resources that the Library offers.


    • Build institutional relationships with community partners, such as Career Advance, the Brooklyn Educational Opportunity Center, BIDs, neighborhood civic associations, NYCHA partnership coordinators and public school parent coordinators.
    • Present BPL Adult Learning programs and the Library’s wider offerings at community meetings, nonprofit partner staff meetings, community engagement gatherings led by City agencies (such as the Brownsville vacant lot initiative) and other local events.
    • Highlight Library’s many compelling free resources to help remove the stigma of learning to read as an adult and to better reach those whose literacy challenges are otherwise invisible.
    • Work to create a mobile outreach kit, including print and digital materials, as well as custom signage for the consultant to staff information tables and make presentations at school parent-teacher conference nights, community health and street fairs.
    • Help develop and maintain the Adult Learning section of the new BPL website as well as the department’s social media presence.
    • Coordinate quarterly partner breakfasts and meetings at BPL Learning Centers, where local community based organizations will be invited to learn about BPL’s Adult Learning programs and other offerings, ask questions and network among themselves.
    • Track activities and outreach statistics and help write reports for funders and other stakeholders on the impact of outreach activities on student recruitment, partnership building, and program visibility.
    • Participate in departmental as well as system wide meetings and trainings to share and learn about program developments, new initiatives, and institutional goals.


    • BA/BS degree in education or related field
    • Experience in adult education and/or working with adult learners
    • 1 year experience in non-profit outreach or marketing
    • Ability to communicate effectively (verbally and in writing); ability to present effectively
    • Experience building partnerships and collaborating with various agencies and programs
    • Travel to other locations and non-library locations as required
    • Must be able to work evenings and weekends as needed
    • Fluency or familiarity in other languages is a plus

    This is a grant-funded, part time position with a schedule of 10-15 hours per week at $15.00 per hour.


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