Job Title:  FAMILY LITERACY SPECIALIST

Job Description
The goal of the Family Literacy Specialist position is to strengthen the collaboration between families and educators to support children’s literacy development.

Responsibilities

  • Collaborate with families in promoting literacy
  • Help create positive, goal orientated relationships between families and educators
  • Promote best practice and evidence-based programming
  • Incorporate families’ culture and language into school-based programs 
  • Implement family literacy programs
  • Conduct outreach and recruit volunteers and participants for various initiatives
  • Lead family literacy professional development for teachers and school staff
  • Lead Parent Engagement Workshops
  • Evaluate and assess program effectiveness
  • Coordinate Family Literacy Nights
  • Provide literacy-supporting resources
  • Liaise with community partners to coordinate service delivery 
  • Collaborate with literacy coach, school psychologist, social worker, counselor, and other support services staff to build home-school literacy connections
  • Create reports necessary to comply with MDE CLSD grant requirements

Qualifications

  • Understanding of educational systems and the continuum of literacy development for age/grade bands served
  • Self-starter able to take initiative
  • Effective communication skills, orally and in writing
  • Knowledge and experience in working with diverse cultures that match school community populations
  • Experience in effective interactions with families and educators in a variety of situations
  • Working knowledge of Title I programs and family engagement expectations
  • Ability to effectively collaborate as a team member in a school environment
  • Facilitation experience with adults

Application Procedure:  Apply online at: www.faribault.k12.mn.us

Application Deadline:  December 6, 2021 or until filled