Under the general supervision of the Library and Arts Director, provides leadership, planning, implementation, coordination and evaluation of library literacy services with a strong customer focus, including the areas of adult one-on-one tutoring, jail-based instruction, GED testing and instruction, Reading Buddies for children, computer-assisted instruction, resource materials collection for adult new readers, resource materials collection for instructors, and workshops in art and writing. Implements BoulderReads! mission of helping people discover the power and joy of reading.
REQUIRED MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:
Bachelor's Degree in Reading Instruction or related field and a minimum of five years library or related experience including supervisory or managerial responsibilities and experience in the area of literacy. In-depth understanding of teaching reading, teaching writing, and serving at-risk learners (particularly adults); experience in educational assessment, grant-writing, experience managing or administering an educational or human service program, with responsibilities including but not limited to: identifying tasks and activities required to fulfill the program's mission; delegating those tasks and responsibilities to other staff members, coworkers, or volunteers; recruiting and retaining employees; developing and managing a budget, compiling reports demonstrating program effectiveness; collaborating with other departments or programs to implement a quality program. Must be able to communicate effectively in writing and orally. Computer experience, including electronic mail, Microsoft Word, Microsoft Access, PowerPoint, and Excel. Have and maintain acceptable background information, including criminal conviction history and credit history.
Master's degree and at least one year of paid or volunteer experience working in a human service agency, nonprofit organization, and/or public library; at least one year of experience recruiting, supervising, training, and retaining volunteers; experience administering the Comprehensive Adult Student Assessment Systems (CASAS), Test of Adult Basic Education (TABE) and other assessment tools measuring adult reading and language skills; knowledge of the Boulder area including, but not limited to, demographics, social needs, and availability of resources to meet those needs; bicultural or bilingual background (particularly of Latino or Asian background)
Complete a City of Boulder Employment Application. Applications are required for all City of Boulder position openings and must be filled out completely and accurately. Resumes and cover letters may be attached to applications. If the information requested does not apply, enter n/a. Refer to the job announcement for duties and requirements of the position. If the position your are applying for requires a valid driver’s license or a Commercial Driver’s License, you must complete the Driving Information section of the Employment Application. According to the Colorado Public Records Act, all information on applications is considered public information.
Human Resources Department
1101 Arapahoe Ave, First Floor
Boulder, CO 80302