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Outreach Coordinator/Literacy Coach

Category: Professional and Management
Location:
Cambridge, MA

Department: Agenda for Children
Employment Type: Full Time
Job Type: Non-Union
Work Shift: Days
Work Days: M-F days plus occasional evenings and Saturdays
Hours/Week: 40
Date Posted: 08/11/2017
Requisition Number: hrq-77370

Job Details

  • Job Purpose: Under the supervision of the Manager of the Agenda for Children Literacy Initiative, the Outreach Coordinator/Literacy Coach is responsible for supporting early literacy development of young children in Cambridge through the work of the Agenda for Children Literacy Initiative, based at Cambridge Public Health Department.  
    Responsibilities include: 1) Planning, organizing and leading program activities of Let's Talk!, a program of the Agenda for Children Literacy Initiative 2) Recruiting, hiring, training and supervising multi-lingual, multi-cultural Literacy Ambassadors (part-time staff). 

    Responsibilities:  • Work with the Agenda for Children Literacy Manager to develop parent education "interventions" to be delivered in multiple venues (such as maternity ward, homes, community). • Plan, develop, implement and lead program activities throughout year such as maternity ward visits, home visits, playgroups, family events, Book Bike, dads' activities, parent workshops, etc. • Collaborate with community partners to implement programs. • Recruit, hire, train and supervise part-time multilingual staff (Literacy Ambassadors). • Strategize about outreach efforts to reach all families with young children in Cambridge with particular focus on immigrants, low income parents, fathers, etc. • Participate in development of and implement the evaluation of the Let's Talk! program • Identify opportunities for program improvement • Instruct and oversee accurate data collection by literacy ambassadors and maintain program records data bases. • Collect program data, maintain program records and files, and perform routine administrative tasks, including report writing. • Conduct inventory, order, store, and distribute program materials. • Create and update education materials and outreach flyers. • Participate in relevant community meetings or coalitions • Work on other Agenda for Children team projects and events, such as Book Bike • Work on CPHD projects such as Hoops and Health • Participate in continuing education and training • Performs other related duties as assigned or directed. • Work with the Agenda for Children Literacy Manager to develop parent education "interventions" to be delivered in multiple venues (such as maternity ward, homes, community). • Plan, develop, implement and lead program activities throughout year such as maternity ward visits, home visits, playgroups, family events, Book Bike, dads' activities, parent workshops, etc. • Collaborate with community partners to implement programs. • Recruit, hire, train and supervise part-time multilingual staff (Literacy Ambassadors). • Strategize about outreach efforts to reach all families with young children in Cambridge with particular focus on immigrants, low income parents, fathers, etc. • Participate in development of and implement the evaluation of the Let's Talk! program • Identify opportunities for program improvement • Instruct and oversee accurate data collection by literacy ambassadors and maintain program records data bases. • Collect program data, maintain program records and files, and perform routine administrative tasks, including report writing. • Conduct inventory, order, store, and distribute program materials. • Create and update education materials and outreach flyers. • Participate in relevant community meetings or coalitions • Work on other Agenda for Children team projects and events, such as Book Bike • Work on CPHD projects such as Hoops and Health • Participate in continuing education and training • Performs other related duties as assigned or directed.

    Qualifications: Bachelor's degree or commensurate experience in education, family support or related field.

    Experience: Three to six years' experience in education, family support or related field; one year of home
    visiting experience preferred. Experience working with diverse and underserved populations. Experience facilitating workshops. Experience with and commitment to working with children and families

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