JOB: Literacy Program Specialist, San Jose Public Library, San Jose

The Library is seeking Literacy Program Specialists to join our team and change the lives of those we serve! The ideal candidate for these positions will understand, support, practice and promote the San José Way of library innovation and the Mission, Vision, & Values statements of the City of San José and the San José Public Library; demonstrate leadership and a commitment to active customer service; have knowledge of current literacy technology and trends; have experience working with a diverse community and staff; and enjoy working in a fast-paced, innovative team environment. Literacy Program Specialists will be responsible for coordinating programs and services at our Family Learning Centers.

The Library’s Family Learning Centers are located at seven of our branch libraries. Each Family Learning Center space has a classroom, computers with special software, and materials that provide the tools enabling families and individuals to attain self-efficiency.

Program and service areas include but are not limited to: library orientation, adult and family literacy, ESL, citizenship, digital literacy, life skills, parenting, early education, and multilingual instruction. More information about our sites is available online.

Literacy Program Specialists are community connectors. They collaborate with partner organizations, identify community needs, and guide library customers to information and helpful resources. Specialists are responsible for performing a variety of professional duties including: conducting library tours and orientations; training and supervising volunteers; planning/implementing or finding partners for library programs; conducting community outreach; evaluating the effectiveness of programs, computer software, and materials; formulating a strong partnership with the Library’s Adult and Family Literacy department, Partners in Reading; having knowledge of current literacy trends. These positions will include evenings and weekend shifts. Although not required, proficiency in a non-English language is highly desired.

These positions require lifting, carrying, pushing, or pulling materials and objects up to 25 pounds, or heavier weights, in all cases with the use of proper equipment.

This recruitment may be used to fill multiple positions in this, or other divisions or departments. If you are interested in employment in this classification, you should apply to ensure you are considered for additional opportunities that may utilize the applicants from this recruitment.

Additional information and application instructions available online.

Application deadline: 6/30/2017