Thursday , February 2 2023

City of San Jose Employment – Literacy Program Specialist

Website City of San José

Job Description:

San José Public Library (SJPL) is the largest public library system between San Francisco and Los Angeles. A proud recipient of the IMLS National Medal for Museum and Library Service and the Gale/Library Journal Library of the Year Award, the library is an acknowledged leader in providing innovative services to meet changing customer needs. The San José Public Library enriches lives by fostering lifelong learning and by ensuring that every member of the community has access to a vast array of ideas and information. With 24 branches, plus the Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Library, we offer tremendous opportunities for learning, discovery and pure enjoyment.

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Job Responsibilities:

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 are responsible for coordinating programs and services provided by the library.

Literacy Program Specialists are community connectors. They identify community needs, collaborate with partner organizations, and guide library customers to information and helpful resources. Specialists are responsible for performing a variety of professional duties including: implementing grants;  planning/implementing or finding partners for library programs; conducting community outreach; evaluating the effectiveness of programs, computer software, and online learning tools; formulating a strong partnership with the Library’s Family Learning Centers, Early Education, Expanded Learning, Education Programming Services, Partners in Reading and SJPL Works units; and having knowledge of current literacy trends. These positions may include evenings and weekend shifts.

Job Requirements:

Bachelor’s Degree in Literacy, Education, Social or Human Services, or related field.

One (1) year experience working in a literacy program

Federal law requires all employees to provide verification of their eligibility to work in this country. Please be informed that the City of San Jose will NOT sponsor, represent, or sign any documents related to visa applications/transfers for H1-B or any other type of visa which requires an employer application.

Job Details:

Company: City of San José

Vacancy Type:  Full Time

Job Location: San Diego, CA, US

Application Deadline: N/A

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