Brooklyn Public Library

  • Part-Time Literacy Zone Resource Specialist

    Posted Date 3 weeks ago(11/1/2019 4:03 PM)
    Job ID
    2019-1961
    # of Openings
    1
    Category
    Adult Learning & Literacy
    Location Name
    Literacy New Lots
  • Overview

    The Brooklyn Public Library Adult Learning Program provides student-centered adult literacy services throughout the Brooklyn communities. We are seeking a part-time Literacy Zone Resource Specialist for our Family Welcome Center location New Lots. Under the guidance of the Adult Learning Center's case managers, the resource specialist will help ensure that our neighborhood community partners and program participants are aware of our free programs that meets the needs of every member of a family.

    Responsibilities

    • 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 needed

    Qualifications

    • High school and some college, required; Bachelor's degree preferred
    • At least one year of community service 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
    • Willing and available to work a flexible schedule that meets program needs (mornings, evenings, and some Saturdays)

    This is a part time grant-funded position. The salary is $17 per hour up to 19 hours per week

     

    Literacy 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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