Literacy Specialist

Douglas County Libraries

Philip S. Miller Library

Application Deadline

Apply By Apr 15th, 2007


$3,094.00 per Month   Calculate


Castle Rock, CO




Not Required

Minimum Education

High School (or equivalent)

Library Experience


Supervisory Experience

Not Specified

Type of Library


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Job Description

The Douglas County Libraries has a full-time (40 hrs/wk) opening for a Literacy Specialist. This is an excellent opportunity for qualified candidates who are passionate and dedicated supporters of family literacy efforts. The incumbent will organize, supervise, and direct the literacy services division of the District. The position assumes responsibility for the effective execution of programs and services in support of English Language Learners and Family Literacy, within the District’s broader program of services. The incumbent will work closely with the District’s Community Services department to integrate family literacy initiatives into programming and other various library services. The position also requires developing partnerships with community-based organizations.

Additional Info & Requirements

Starting salary is $3094 per month with generous benefits, but could be increased to be commensurate with skills/experience. The position also requires developing partnerships with community-based organizations. The position requires broad knowledge of family literacy, including adult, young adult and child learning theories and philosophies. A proven ability to take initiative to grow, enhance and define a literacy program is required. Strong skills and abilities in developing interactive community relationships and partnerships are required. Excellent and proven oral presentation skills and written communication skills also required.

The Community

Douglas County has been nationally recognized as a great place to live, work and raise a family. In a May 2004 study, by the American City Business Journals (ACBJ), Douglas County ranked fourth in the nation for Quality of Life. ACBJ used 20 statistical indicators to rate living conditions in all 3,141 counties and independent cities across the nation. Douglas County ranked particularly well in the household income, homeownership rate and educational attainment categories. Combine those with our great location, excellent schools, wonderful weather and outstanding recreational and cultural opportunities and you will understand our high rank in the Quality of Life study.

HR Info

Submit resume and District application (required, available on our web site at or at any of our libraries) via mail, fax or e-mail (PDF, StarOffice or Word equivalent attachments saved in RTF only) to: Human Resources, Douglas County Libraries, 100 W. Wilcox St., Castle Rock, CO 80104. Fax: 303-688-7655. E-mail: EOE.

Posted Mar 19, 2007