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Part-Time Position - Raising A Reader

POSITION TITLE:  Part-time Youth Services Associate: Raising a Reader

DEPARTMENT/DIVISION: Youth Services

Hours: Part-time: 8:00 am – 12:00 noon Monday –Friday during the regular school year.    Occasional evening and weekend responsibilities

Rate of Pay: $17.25/hour

Position Summary

If you have a passion for children and literacy, consider joining the Raising a Reader team at Braswell Library. Raising a Reader story presenters plan and deliver story time programming at day care centers and NC PreK classrooms in Nash and Edgecombe counties. They conduct pre and post program survey assessments with parents to gauge the success of the program. Working together, the team plans and conducts literacy based workshops for parents and teachers to emphasis successful story sharing techniques. Candidates invited to interview will create a story time presentation in response to a prompt.

Education and experience

Associate degree required. Preferred qualifications include: a degree in early childhood education, experience working with young children, experience preparing and presenting story time programming. Ability to speak Spanish is desirable, but not required.

Physical Requirements

Work is typically performed while sitting, standing, bending, crouching, or stooping.  The employee frequently lifts light objects, occasionally lifts heavy objects.

Additional Requirements:

Must have, or have the ability to obtain, a valid North Carolina driver’s license.

Available: August, 2019

Apply By: July 26, 2019

Review of applications will begin immediately. The position will remain open until filled.

To Apply: Please submit a cover letter, resume, and three professional references to hr@braswell-library.org

JOB DESCRIPTION

POSITION TITLE:                                 Youth Services Associate – Raising-a-Reader

POSITION CLASSIFICATION:             Library Associate: Part Time

REPORTS TO:                                    Youth Services Department Manager           

DEPARTMENT/DIVISION:                 Youth Services

RATE OF PAY:                                     17.25 per hour

POSITION SUMMARY: Raising A Reader is a national nonprofit organization that offers an evidence based program to improve reading readiness skills of children birth to age five. Components of the program include weekly literacy rich story time presentations to children in day care and preK classrooms. Each week children are provided with a red book bag containing a selection of award winning books to take home. At the completion of the program children are given a party to celebrate reading and they each receive a blue book bag and book that are theirs to keep. The mission of the program is to encourage daily reading routines, between parents and children, that foster parent-child bonding and early literacy skills.

The Raising A Reader associate will work twenty hours per week. The schedule follows the Nash-Rocky Mount and Edgecombe County school year calendar. The incumbent will work weekdays when school is in session from 8:00 am until 12:00 noon and occasional evenings and weekends. The incumbent will attend two days of face-to-face training in Raleigh or complete the Raising A Reading training online prior to the first week of story time presentations.

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS:

  • Plan and present story time programs that support early literacy skills acquisition
  • Classroom management skills as appropriate for story presenter
  • Conduct pre and post survey assessments, compile and report data accurately
  • Establish positive working relationships with teachers, coworkers, supervisor, etc.
  • Work with a team to plan and present parent and teacher workshops
  • Other duties as assigned

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, AND ABILITIES:

  • He or she must have the ability to be on time and dress appropriately.
  • Ability to plan and implement an effective schedule for the school year.
  • Ability to be a professional representative of Braswell Library in classrooms and other settings
  • Considerable knowledge of children’s literature
  • Proficiency in utilizing current technology and office management software applications, including but not limited to: Internet, MS Word, Outlook, online databases; knowledge of Integrated Library System (ILS) software
  • Ability to exercise initiative and independent judgment
  • Ability to accept supervision in a courteous and proactive manner

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:

Associate degree required.

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS:

Degree in early childhood education, experience working with young children, experience preparing and presenting story time programming. Ability to speak Spanish is desirable, but not required.

PHYSICAL DEMANDS:

Work is typically performed while sitting, standing, bending, crouching, or stooping.  The employee frequently lifts light objects, occasionally lifts heavy objects.

ADDITIONAL REQUIREMENTS:

Must have, or have the ability to obtain, a valid North Carolina driver’s license.

This description and/or job requirements are subject to change at any time