Literacy Program Coordinator

County of Calaveras
Full Time $51,209 - $62,233 Per year CA San Andreas Central Library, 1299 Gold Hunter Rd, San Andreas, CA 95249, United States


Position Description

The Literacy Division of the Calaveras County Library oversees the efforts of the Library to meet the educational needs of our adult population. Funding sources for this program include offering instruction to residents of the Calaveras County Adult Detention Center (ADF) and those recently released from this Center.  The position requires instructional sessions at the ADF by the Literacy Coordinator.  Additional funding comes from the California Library-Literacy Service of the State Library and from Health and Human Services through their CalWorks programs. Budget management, fund raising capacity, and accurate reporting and planning are key skills needed for this position. One office staff and a team of volunteers work to offer literacy services to adults in Calaveras County.
This position requires you to work in and around Inmates at the Calaveras County Jail.  As a condition of employment all applicants that meet the minimum requirements and are chosen from the oral interview process will have to clear an extensive Sheriff’s background investigation that includes but not limited to criminal history, credit check, drug use and character assessment.

Under supervision, to plan, implement and coordinate activities related to the County's adult literacy program; to recruit, train, evaluate and supervise literacy program volunteers; to supervise paid staff as assigned; to do related work as required.

Example of Duties

  • Plans, implements, coordinates and promotes the literacy program and literacy services to community organizations, library clientele, students and other interested parties. 
  • Arranges and coordinates tutor training classes. 
  • Coordinates recruitment of participatory learners and tutors. 
  • Evaluates learners and matches learners with tutors. 
  • Maintains regular contact with adult learners and volunteer tutors.
  • Reviews, selects and purchases training materials. 
  • Maintains, develops and evaluates the library's collection of literacy materials, both instructional and supportive. 
  • Coordinates fund-raising activities.
  • Plans, coordinates and implements publicity efforts.
  • Supervises assigned volunteers.
  • Establishes and maintains close working relationships with a wide variety of community agencies, organizations, schools and other interested groups.
  • Supervises staff and assists the librarian as needed.

Minimum Qualifications

Knowledge of:

Literacy program goals and services; materials that are used as resources to enhance the learning of adult students and others requiring literacy services; modern techniques of publicity, office management and staff supervision; variety of related educational programs available.

Ability to: 

Establish and maintain cooperative working relationships with others; effectively present program goals and contents to interested individuals; recruit and train interested volunteers; effectively manage an active outreach program including publicity efforts; demonstrate effective oral and written communication skills.

Education, Training, and Experience


Equivalent to graduation from high school.  A Bachelor's degree in a related field is highly desirable; a minimum of two years of library or literacy program experience is preferred.

Special Requirements

Possession of an appropriate California vehicle driver's license may be required.