Brooklyn Public Library is seeking a Full-Time Early Literacy Outreach Associate to work as part of a grant from the Robin Hood Foundation’s Fund for Early Learning to provide quality outreach services to various early childhood agencies, clinics, homeless shelters, schools, child care centers, and more in the Brownsville and Bushwick neighborhoods respectively and help us develop a robust, in-branch brain-building, early literacy program. The successful candidate for this position will work with branch and Youth and Family Services staff to create a culturally competent, brain-building, early literacy program for children 0-3 years and their parents or caregivers. The candidate will also serve as an ambassador for library services for young children and families, promote early literacy practices to families, provide early literacy programming both inside and outside the library, 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, as well as research-based information available from Vroom (https://www.vroom.org/). He/she will collaborate with colleagues 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, storytime program planning and implementation, early childhood development, data gathering and evaluation, and early literacy. Staff at this level report to the Coordinator of Early Childhood Services and other assigned supervisors, working in collaboration with the staff at their branch. The schedule is 35 hours per week (non-union). This is a three-year, grant-funded position.