Read! Write! Create! (RWC) Program Coordinator
Brooklyn Public Library - Brooklyn, NY

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Brooklyn Public Library is seeking a highly organized and dynamic Program Coordinator for the Read! Write! Create! (RWC) literacy program. RWC is a childhood literacy project with activities to be offered at three public housing developments and three library branches. The Program Coordinator is a full-time, two-year staff position responsible for direct management of the program. BPL will partner with the Comic Book Project to introduce a workshop series during which children will write, design and produce original comic books, and their parents will become informed about family reading engagement, school readiness and summer learning. The six-session series will be offered during the summer and fall of 2014 and the spring, summer, and fall of 2015. The goals of RWC are to strengthen reading and writing skills in eight- to eleven-year-old children from low-income households through enriching hands-on workshops, to strengthen ties between branch libraries and families living in public housing developments, and to raise awareness of the importance of recreational reading and writing practice as it pertains to in-school learning and child development.

Duties & Responsibilities:
  • Planning and coordinating with project partners;
  • Adapting and refining the curriculum from the Comic Book Project, creating additional program materials, publicity, and evaluation;
  • Recruiting part-time workshop facilitators;
  • Scheduling and coordinating trainings with the Comic Book Project for the workshop facilitators and staff involved in programs;
  • Supporting participating library staff and advising volunteers;
  • Attending internal and external meetings and conferences;
  • Procuring and distributing necessary program supplies and materials;
  • Managing necessary administrative duties attached to the project, such as timesheets, purchase orders, contracts and invoices;
  • Collecting, organizing, and analyzing data required for program evaluation and grant reports;
  • Managing the project budget;
  • Other duties as required
Skills & Qualifications:
  • Minimum B.A. in relevant subject area (M.A., M.L.S. or graduate background in elementary education preferred)
  • Experience in project management
  • Experience conducting programs for school-age children
  • Background in training others in implementing programs for children preferred
  • Experience working with social media
  • 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 elementary education standards and Common Core standards a plus
  • Able to work evenings and weekends as needed
  • Bilingual language skills preferred
Interested applicants should send a cover letter and resume to job2187@bklynlibrary.org .

Brooklyn Public Library is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

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