What You'd Do
SPANISH LANGUAGE FLUENCY REQUIRED
Work in the Early Learning Department with children from birth through kindergarten and the adults in their lives, including parents, caregivers, and educators. Provide storytime in Spanish and English for babies, toddlers, and preschoolers in outreach settings across the City. Support the Read Aloud Program by providing storytime and recruiting, training, and supporting volunteers. Connect with and support parents, caregivers and educators to provide research-based, engaging workshops, in both English and an additional language, on the importance of early learning and how to support early learning in the home and school environments. Connect with community partners to support early learning efforts across the City. Work closely with the City's diverse immigrant populations. Connect the department's customers with library resources. Support early learning efforts in DPL branch locations across the City.
Passion for serving children from birth through kindergarten and empowering their parents, caregivers, and educators to support early learning at home and in early childhood environments. Knowledge of and/or interest in early child development. Skill in public speaking and sharing information effectively with groups of adults and children in both English and Spanish. Ability to connect with and support customers from diverse backgrounds in engaging and strengths-based ways. Ability to build and maintain relationships with schools and community organizations. Ability to demonstrate positive attitude, excellent interpersonal skills, cultural sensitivity and a sense of humor in working with customers, coworkers, volunteers and the community. Ability to train, coach, evaluate and provide feedback to storytime providers. Ability to work independently and within a team to creatively solve problems in a positive manner. Ability to be innovative, flexible and well-organized. Ability to use workplace technology including email, internet, databases, eMedia, social media and other software. Ability to pass a background check after the offer to hire has been made.
A Bachelor's degree in a related field of study.
Two years experience providing services to children and their caregivers in a variety of settings.
Spanish language fluency.
Please submit an application at https://www.governmentjobs.com/careers/denverlibrary/jobs/2174798/library-program-associate-early-learning-department?page=2&pagetype=jobOpportunitiesJobs by Friday August 24, 2018 in order to be considered.
Although the full salary range for this position is provided, starting salary is typically made at or near the range minimum. The City and County of Denver benefit package will be offered.
The schedule will be determined by the needs of the department and may include evening and weekend hours.
Please include a resume detailing your experience and a cover letter connecting your experience to the details in this job posting.