Brooklyn Public Library

  • Part-Time Team up to Read Project Manager

    Posted Date 1 month ago(10/21/2019 10:25 AM)
    Job ID
    2019-1953
    # of Openings
    1
    Category
    Other
    Location Name
    Youth & Family Services
  • Overview

    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 grant-funded program. 

     

    Team up to Read is an eight-week family workshop series 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 from January-March 2020.  The program will be run by paid program leaders 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 (19 hours weekly) will run for 20 weeks, from approximately mid November 2019 through mid April 2020.

     

    The Team up to Read Project Manager will be based at the Central Library.  Some evening and weekend work may be necessary. 

     

    Responsibilities

    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
    • Recruitment for program leaders
    • Managing necessary administrative duties attached to the project, such as timesheets, purchase orders, contracts and invoices
    • Scheduling, coordinating, and facilitating training for the program leaders
    • 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
    • Adapt the curriculum in a train-the-trainer kit otoolkit 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 programs
    • Regular communication with the Coordinator of School Age Services
    • Contributing to the BPL Family Facebook page and exploring other social media promotion options
    • Other duties as required

     

    Qualifications

    • 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 (preferred)
    • 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)
    • Bilingual language skills preferred (Spanish, Mandarin, Cantonese)

    Physical Demands

    • Ability to bend, reach, sit and stand as needed during the demands of  program management and set-up.

    This is a part-time, temporary position with a salary of $40/hour at 19 hours per week.

     

     

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