Literacy Coordinator, Part-time


Posting Number: 0600945-NC Position Type: Classified, Part-time Position Title: Literacy Coordinator, Part-time Division/Department: Adult Basic Skills Location Albany Campus, Albany, OR Job Summary:

Coordinates the Volunteer Literacy Tutoring program. Recruits, trains and supports volunteers to teach adults and interfaces with other literacy providers in the community.

Required Qualifications:

Education and Experience: Position requires an AA/AS degree with an emphasis in education or related field, plus a minimum of three years’ experience working in Volunteer Education or related area that includes working with adult learners, or a BA/BS degree plus one year of relevant experience; or the equivalent combination of education and experience that would enable the performance of the full scope of the position.

Knowledge and Skills: Requires desire and commitment to work with volunteers and adult learners. Requires knowledge of, and skills in routine clerical and office policies, procedures, and equipment, including use computers, database, and word processing applications. Requires good clerical skills including typing, data entry, basic accounting, record keeping, and report writing. Must have strong planning, organizing, and prioritizing skills. Requires well-developed communication skills, and knowledge of supervisory or leadership processes. Requires knowledge of personnel practices, adult learning theory, and learning needs assessment.

Abilities: Requires the ability to independently perform the duties of the position efficiently and effectively. Must be able to quickly analyze situations using tact, diplomacy and empathy, adapt as needed, and respond appropriately to the needs of students and volunteers. Requires the ability to organize, plan and prioritize duties in order to meet schedules and timelines. Requires the ability to communicate both formally and informally with a wide range of contacts both inside and outside the college, frequently under stressful circumstances. Requires ability to sensitively deal with volunteers and students who require assistance with academic performance. Must be able to operate general office equipment including computers, word processing, and database applications. Must be able to perform all clerical duties required.

Preferred Qualifications:

Experience with coordination and working with volunteers is preferred.

Physical Requirements and Working Conditions:

Learned physical skills are required to use a computer and operate lab equipment. Must be able to communicate effectively with staff and students in person, over the phone, and in a group setting. Must be able to lift and carry light to medium weight (10-30 pounds) materials.

Work is performed indoors in an office setting with little potential for exposure to hazardous materials. Considerable time is spent working on a computer. Occasional travel may be required.

Essential Duties:

Provides supervision for volunteer literacy tutors. Orients new volunteers to college policy and procedures provides assistance, answers questions, and provides support as needed. Ensures communication is maintained by scheduling meetings with faculty and preparing and mailing newsletters to tutors and faculty each term.

Interviews, screens and assesses students who request tutor assistance. Recruits, interviews, and selects volunteer literacy tutors for Adult Basic Education, General Education Diploma program, English Language Acquisition program, and community literacy needs. Acts as a resource person/contact person for students and staff with questions about literacy tutoring.

Communicates and collaborates with literacy groups, libraries, etc. Attends regular meetings with other literacy providers and interested members to coordinate training, workshops, and literacy needs in the community. Provides outreach and recruitment activities. Researches and compiles mailing list of professionals and community resources for mailing recruitment materials. Speaks at service clubs, chambers of commerce, and other organizations.

Schedules and conducts tutor training workshops, refresher courses, and advanced training. Trains volunteers to teach reading, writing, spelling, math, and English to adults. Coordinates schedules with other literacy providers. Publicizes and organizes the training.

Matches and assigns students to appropriate tutors based on the students’ needs and level, and the expertise of available tutors.

Assists tutors with completing needed paperwork and forms. Maintains records of students registered, tutor hours, timesheets, evaluations, and placements.

Administers assessments and maintains records of student progress. Enters data into a computerized system. Prepares annual narrative and statistical reports.

Works with other agencies, including the Oregon Employment Department, Department of Human Services, Corrections, and Head Start to provide services to clients, training for employees, and referrals as needed.

Participates in a volunteer Managers network.

Maintains a central supply of materials and equipment. Inventories, tracks, and purchases supplies, materials, and equipment for students and tutors.

Monitors budget expenditures.

Performs other related duties as assigned.

Applicant Instructions:

In addition to completing the online application, applicants must attach the following documents when applying:

1) Resume
2) Transcripts (if being used to meet the minimum qualifications)

Applications are reviewed for minimum qualifications. In order to be considered, your application must clearly show you meet the minimum qualifications for this position.

U.S. Veterans will need to attach proof of honorable discharge (Form DD-214) to their application to qualify for veteran’s consideration.

Proposed Start Date: Full-time or Part-time Part-time Number of hours/week: 10-19 Posting Date: 04/28/2021 Closing Date: Open Until Filled: Yes Special Notes to Applicants:

As a condition of employment, all new employees are required to be compensated via direct deposit.

LBCC is an Equal Opportunity Educator and Employer.

LBCC offers a pay incentive to eligible employees who demonstrate proficiency in conversational Spanish when evaluated and formally certified by a college-approved professional or agency. Eligibility to apply for and receive bilingual pay incentives for Spanish and languages other than English are subject to the provisions of Administrative Rule 6025-06. For more detailed information, please review the LBCC Bilingual Pay Incentive Administrative Policy

Salary Grade 16 Salary/Rate


Supplemental Questions

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Required Documents
Required Documents
  1. Resume
  2. Academic Transcript
Optional Documents
  1. Cover Letter
  2. Academic Transcript 2
  3. Academic Transcript 3
  4. U. S. Veteran Proof of Honorable Discharge DD-214, Copy 4

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