Brooklyn Public Library

  • Contract - Team up to Read Program Leader (Winter 2020)

    Posted Date 3 months ago(11/22/2019 2:36 PM)
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    Youth & Family Services
  • Overview

    Applications are currently being solicited for Program Leaders for Team Up to Read, a fun weekend reading workshop for children ages 5-9 and their families. The Team Up to Read (TUTR) program leader will provide a series of programs designed to enhance reading fluency and comprehension in designated branches of the Brooklyn Public Library (BPL). 


    The program will run for 8 weeks on Saturdays in 11 branches and Sundays in at least one branch from late January through mid-March, 2020. 


    All program leaders must also attend the training session scheduled on Sunday, January 12, 2020 from 1-5 pm. Each program leader must be willing to travel to their assigned branch, and be available to present programs on the assigned dates.  A three-hour commitment is required for each session. 


    Stipend: $100 per session & $100 to attend the training session.


    The statements below are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by people assigned to this classification. They are not to be construed as an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties, and skills required of personnel so classified. All personnel may be required to perform duties outside of their normal responsibilities from time to time, as needed.

    • Use the TUTR curriculum, plan & conduct programs for children 5-9 years of age & their parents or caregivers.
    • Use books and other resources, facilitate inquiry around the concept on which the hands-on activity is based
    • Encourage children to build skills and test out their new knowledge with activities. 
    • Share tips & resourceful information with parents on incorporating reading practice in the home environment.
    • Work with students to assess reading level by taking running records
    • Provide feedback to TUTR Project Manager on parent involvement & participation, curriculum, books & materials, and conduct assessment surveys as needed.
    • Set up & clean-up program materials.
    • Gather information & surveys from participants for an evaluation of this project.
    • Coordinate with the assigned branch to prepare for the program ahead of each session.
    • Communicate regularly with the TUTR Project Manager.
    • Report any problems to library staff overseeing the program.


    • Bachelor’s degree required
    • Enrollment in or completion of a graduate education program desirable, but not essential; experience in Literacy instruction strongly preferred 
    • Experience leading school-age programs with 5-9 year-olds
    • Knowledge of literacy-based education practices
    • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills
    • Fluency in Spanish/Haitian Kreyol/Cantonese/Mandarin/Bengali/Urdu/Arabic/Russian a plus
    • Flexibility and willingness to travel
    • Ability to bend, reach, sit and stand as needed







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