Brooklyn Public Library

  • Part-Time Literacy Zone Resource Specialist (New Lots)

    Posted Date 3 weeks ago(10/29/2018 3:45 PM)
    Job ID
    2018-1764
    # of Openings
    1
    Category
    Adult Learning & Literacy
    Location Name
    Literacy New Lots
  • Overview

    The Brooklyn Public Library Adult Learning Program is dedicated to providing student-centered adult literacy services throughout the Brooklyn communities. We are seeking a part-time Literacy Zone Resource Specialist for three of our Family Welcome Center locations (Eastern Parkway, Flatbush, and New Lots). Under the guidance of of the Adult Learning Center's lead case manager, the resource specialist will help ensure that our neighborhood residents and program participants are aware of our our free programs that meets the needs of every member of a family.

    Responsibilities

     

    • Supports outreach and education efforts for all literacy programs within the Literacy Zone target area.
    • Works closely with case management staff to provide community and program participants with information and educational resources to help alleviate any barriers
    • Fosters relationships with community based organizations and other local agencies
    • Updates and maintain a resource tracker (on community contacts/referrals)
    • Attends community meetings and local events to share information and referrals.
    • Completes other relevant tasks as required by supervisor.

    Qualifications

    • High school and some college, required; Bachelor's degree preferred
    • One year community work experience
    • Must be reliable, highly motivated, detail oriented, organized, and able to work in a team environment
    • Knowledgeable about the community to be served
    • Strong communication skills including written and verbal
    • Experience working with adult education population
    • Knowledge of Microsoft Office and social media platforms

     

    This is a part time position.  The salary is $15 per hour up to 15 hours per week

     

    Liteacy Zones are a reform initiative developed by the New York State Board of Regents and the State Education Department to close the achievement gap in urban and rural communities.

     

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