Job Posting 89497

Delta Community Literacy Outreach Coordinator
Boys and Girls Clubs of South Coast BC
Vancouver & Lower Mainland
Delta, BC
closed 2 days ago (Tue, 29 Nov)
part time - temporary / contract  •  $33.50/ hour for 650 hours per year, approximately 10-12 hours per week

Overview:

The intent of community literacy coordination is to provide leadership for community development, which focuses on coordinating, building, and enhancing literacy services, programs, and networks within the community of Delta. Key areas of activity are partnership building, strategic planning, literacy plan implementation, training and professional development, and public awareness. The Coordinator reports to the Delta Community Literacy Steering Committee and works with their partners (Decoda and other community-based organizations) to enhance literacy networks and help build the capacity of the community to deliver and sustain local literacy programs and services.

 

The Coordinator is the link between the Delta Community Literacy Steering Committee and the community of Delta. The successful candidate will undertake the implementation of a Literacy Plan for Delta, working closely with community groups to identify and address literacy needs, and provide relevant information, tools, and support.

 

Specific responsibilities:

  • Facilitate the Literacy Steering Committee and conduct regular meetings of this group
  • Liaise with members of the Child & Youth Committee (CYC) and gather information about community literacy issues, gaps, and current services
  • Set annual goals and develop a Literacy Plan to meet those goals
  • Prepare an annual Literacy Report for Decoda Literacy Solutions and the BC government, reporting on the literacy projects and their impacts on citizens of Delta

Credentials:

  • Relevant post-secondary degree or diploma in the field of education, literacy training, or equivalent experience 

Experience:

  • Knowledge of or experience with the issue of literacy (particularly as it relates to policy, program delivery, and awareness) and/or with community development
  • Proven ability to organize events, manage projects, and develop partnerships
  • Experience in research and/or evaluation; critical thinking skills and good judgment

Abilities:

  • Strong consultation, facilitation, and team-building skills
  • Excellent written communication and facilitation skills – particularly with individuals and groups of diverse interests and backgrounds
  • Strong time management, project management, and priority-setting skills
  • Computer software competence, including online communication and research
  • Ability to work independently and in a team environment 

Attributes:

  • Entrepreneurial, adaptable, constructive, and creative approach to the challenges and opportunities of a dynamic work environment; high degree of self-initiative
  • Inclusive, sensitive, and respectful approach to collaboration amidst diversity – accommodating community uniqueness, different points of view, and cross-cultural contexts
  • Willingness to travel within the region as necessary

Proposed start date:        December, 2022

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