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Program Coordinator- Danville VA

Company: The Literacy Lab
Location: Danville
Posted on: May 16, 2022

Job Description:

POSITION: -The Literacy Lab is seeking a hard-working, organized, resourceful, full-time Program Coordinator to support its programs and operations in Danville, VA. - The Program Coordinator ensures the successful implementation of The Literacy Lad's programs by supporting full-time tutors, program delivery, and partner school sites. This Program Coordinator also identifies problems, manages projects with limited supervision, and occasionally supports other organizational operations. This is an excellent opportunity to join an entrepreneurial, fast-moving team and a high-performing nonprofit dedicated to closing the literacy achievement gap. -
ABOUT THE LITERACY LAB: -The Literacy Lab is a fast-paced, Washington, DC-based nonprofit organization whose mission is to provide low-income children with individualized reading instruction to improve their literacy skills, leading to greater success in school and increased opportunities in life. We partner with school districts to add capacity in high-need schools to close the literacy achievement gap before third grade. -
THE LITERACY LAB'S COMMUNITY IMPACT:The education system in the United States continues to be deeply impacted by a long history of unjust policies that socio-economically disinvest in communities of color. The Literacy Lab's mission is to address inequities by providing students of color with individualized reading instruction to improve their literacy skills. We believe that when young people of all races and from different economic brackets have equitable access to robust educational and professional development opportunities, they will be more successful as adults, and their communities will be more resilient and prosperous. Since 2009, The Literacy Lab has provided evidence-based literacy interventions to more than 30,000 children from marginalized communities to master early literacy skills. By embedding rigorously trained tutors in pre-K classrooms and elementary schools to tutor students of color from pre-K through third grade, The Literacy Lab strives to create a full six-year continuum of support for young readers.
RESPONSIBILITIES: The Program Coordinator reports to the Program Manager and is responsible for the following: -

  • In partnership with the local Program Team, managing a diverse and impactful cohort of full-time literacy tutors and ensuring the successful completion of their service term
  • Supporting the implementation of The Literacy Lab's programs and ensuring that tutors are engaged in a meaningful service experience during their program year -
  • Providing excellent support and communication to a caseload of school principals and coaches -
  • Supporting regional programming to promote advancement, fulfillment, and development of tutoring corps, including organizing trainings and institutes, planning ongoing professional development, preparing meaningful service and social events, and creating opportunities for leadership development
  • Managing projects to completion with limited supervision from the Program Manager -
  • Leading - and managing integral components of the team's effort to - recruit a diverse cohort of highly- motivated full-time tutors
  • Maintaining tutor files, data records, timesheets, and other program elements to meet AmeriCorps compliance standards
  • Serving as an ambassador to build support for The Literacy Lab with prospective funders, schools, community partners, and the Virginia Office of Volunteerism and Community service
  • Ensuring seamless communication and integration of regional and central support team efforts -
  • Managing special projects within the region and across the organization when opportunities arise and availability permits
  • Participating in professional development activities to grow management autonomy -
  • Other duties as assigned
    QUALIFICATIONS: We are seeking candidates with: -
    • Excellent organizational skills and meticulous attention to detail and deadlines
    • Passionate about learning and incorporating an anti-racist approach to all aspects of their work -
    • A deep commitment to equity, inclusion, justice, and the celebration of the richness of diversity
    • The ability to work flexibly and independently in a fast-paced environment
    • Strong problem solving skills, creative thinking, and a can-do attitude
    • Written and verbal communication skills that evoke confidence and competence
    • A deep commitment to service, especially to historically marginalized communities across identities
    • A deep commitment to education and eliminating the opportunity gap
    • Good working knowledge of Google and Microsoft Office 2010 (or later) applications, especially Word and Excel -
    • Experience in education, adult education, counseling, or community outreach/ support programs, preferred
    • Bachelor's Degree, Preferred
      WORK LOCATION: This position will be based in Danville, VA.
      TRAVEL: This position requires local travel to multiple service sites across the work location. This position may also require out-of-town travel with notice for training, staff events, conferences, and other program needs.
      COMPENSATION AND BENEFITS: The salary range for this position is $45,000- $48,000. Benefits include a flexible work environment, employer-paid health, dental, and vision insurance, employer-paid short and long-term disability, employer-paid life insurance, a 403b retirement plan, and paid vacation. -
      APPLICATION DETAILS: Please send a cover letter, resume, and three references with contact information via email to jobs@theliteracylab.org (with the subject line ATTN: Danville Program Coordinator)
      The Literacy Lab is an equal opportunity employer. The Literacy Lab's policy is to provide equal opportunity at all times without regard to race, color, religion, sex, pregnancy, national origin, ancestry, age, marital status, sexual orientation, family responsibility, physical or mental disability, medication, or status as a veteran.

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