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Project Read Plus Literacy Coordinator

Richland Community College

Richland Community College

Posted on Tuesday, January 30, 2024

Project Read Plus Literacy Coordinator

Non-Discrimination Statement

Richland Community College does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, disability, or age in its programs. The following person(s) has been designated to handle inquiries regarding the nondiscrimination policies:
Nicole DelMastro-Jeffery, Title IX Coordinator and Kristie Dawson Deputy Title IX Coordinator titleix@richland.edu
For further information on notice of nondiscrimination, visit for the address and phone number of the office that serves your area, or call 1.800.421.3481.

Contact Information

For questions about this posting or other general HR inquires please email Human Resources (hr@richland.edu)

Position Details

Position Information
Position Title Project Read Plus Literacy Coordinator
Job Category Full-Time Staff
Division Academic Services
Department Main Campus
Job Description
Project Read Plus helps adults increase their reading and/or math skills through free one-on-one tutoring. The Literacy Coordinator is responsible for monitoring student progress and creating, adapting, and selecting strategies, policies, procedures and tools that help students in unique ways that best serve them. The Coordinator will work collaboratively with staff to develop and implement best practices for recruiting, assessing, creating individualized plans of study, supporting student/tutor teams, and collecting and analyzing data for program improvement. The Coordinator will also work closely with volunteers, partners, donors, and community members to identify ways to meet students’ needs, reach program outcomes, and increase awareness of adult literacy issues. Staff is cross trained in all of the basic program components, processes and procedures.

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS
  • Develop and oversee strategies to recruit volunteers and learners, match students with volunteer tutors, and provide support for student/volunteer teams to ensure successful one-on-one tutoring.
  • Collaborate with community partners and social service agencies to identify and eliminate students’ barriers in order to achieve tutoring outcomes.
  • Create and oversee orientation and intake procedures for students and initial and on-going training for volunteers.
  • Identify and implement ways to tutor diverse students in equitable ways that are adapted to fit each learner’s unique and specific needs and goals.
  • Collaborate with students and partners to plan and facilitate smooth transitions when students leave our program and move forward to meet goals related to additional education, training, jobs, and personal life.
  • Establish benchmarks and goals in reading and math with clear procedures for assessing, recording, and reporting individual and program progress.
  • Maintain records and collect and analyze data to evaluate and improve our program and services.
  • Lead continuing development of reading and math curricula and materials written by Project Read Plus staff and coordinate evaluation and selection of additional materials for student’s individual plans of study.
  • Develop and facilitate ways to encourage and help staff, students, volunteers, and partners increase the use of instructional technologies.
  • Review current research, developments, and trends in the literacy field and incorporate evidence-based, best practices into our programs and services to reach outcomes.
  • Plan and implement ways to educate the community and potential donors about adult literacy issues and increase awareness of our program and the success of our students.
  • Establish and maintain active working relationships and collaboration with a wide variety of community agencies, organizations, schools and training programs, employers, and other interested groups who value an educated population.
  • Assist with special projects such as grant writing, workshops, speaking engagements, and fund-raising as needed.
  • Increase knowledge and grow skills through internal and external professional development; share ideas and resources with Project Read Plus team and discuss ways to apply information.
  • Perform other duties as assigned.
Required Qualifications
MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS
Associate’s degree plus two years of relatable job experience. Proficiency in Microsoft Word is
required.

REQUIRED KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, AND ABILITIES
Share information and problem-solve through appropriate and effective oral and written communication skills.
Work as a team with Project Read Plus Program Director and staff and with Richland staff and faculty. Also work collaboratively with volunteers, tutors, adult students, partners, donors, and community members. Take on leadership roles as appropriate.
Manage time efficiently and prioritize work to meet deadlines.
Exhibit strong interpersonal skills and show respect for and understanding of a diverse student
population.
Preferred Qualifications
Experience in Excel, Power Point, and Social Media.
Physical Demands
EXPECTED HOURS OF WORK
A full-time Literacy Coordinator works 40 hours per week: 9 hours per day, Monday through Thursday, and 4 hours on Friday. Typical work schedule is Monday – Thursday 8:00 – 5:30. Typical Friday schedule is 8:00 – 12:00. Some flexibility in the work schedule may be allowed if our program and students’ needs are still met. Staff may arrange occasional remote work from home when working on special projects. There may be some weekend and/or evening hours for meetings/activities with local partners or for professional development.

TRAVEL
Most work takes place at the Project Read Plus office/tutoring center in the Decatur Public Library building. There also may be weekly travel to Richland Community College campus and local partner agencies such as the Macon County Jail and Crossing Recovery Center and other sites. Possible in-state travel for professional development. Personal and reliable transportation may be needed for off-site assignments.

PHYSICAL/MENTAL DEMANDS AND WORK ENVIRONMENT
Receive, process, and provide visual and verbal information.
Work effectively in stressful situations.
Provide timely response to externally/internally conditions and deadlines.
Respond to concurrent, multiple, non-related issues.
Work is routinely performed in an office environment, classroom environment, large and small meeting rooms. May work in a secure classroom with up to 12 students in the Macon County Jail or in small, secure meeting rooms with one person.
Subject to standing, walking, sitting, using hands and fingers, and occasional lifting of objects up to 10 pounds.
Salary Pay Band E-9: $42,443/yr
Posting Detail Information
Posting Number S199P
Number of Vacancies 3
Job Open Date 01/19/2024
Job Close Date 02/02/2024
Open Until Filled Yes
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