This is a 30-hour position, working from the Boston office on the Charlestown line as the liaison with Reach Out and Read pediatric and family practices in Boston, primarily supporting existing practices in their implementation of Reach Out and Read, as well as recruiting new practices and collaborating with other agencies with a similar mission. This Boston Regional Coordinator will work closely with the Massachusetts Programs Director of Reach Out and Read, and ten of the 30 hours will involve doing clerical support. It is not, of course, directly related to library science, but it uses a creative and proven program to expose children to reading the best books at the earliest ages, with the goal that they grow up with a lifelong love of books and reading.
This position is looking for someone who is
- Collegial, efficient and autonomous
- Not unwilling to schlep boxes or do low-skill clerical tasks
- Confident but tactful with busy doctors and stonewalling receptionists
- An excellent writer (Simmons standards!)
- Passionate about bringing the best books to children who might not otherwise have access to them
The salary is approximately $25/hour, with generous vacation time and pro-rated benefits.
Someone in this position will:
- Provide training and support to Boston-area Reach Out and Read pediatric and family practices, ensuring Sites’ implementation of Reach Out and Read’s best practices, and working in close collaboration with the Massachusetts Programs Director. (20 hours)
- Provide administrative and clerical support to the Massachusetts Programs Director, including database and materials/books management, volunteer and book drive management and newsletter formatting, as well as mailing and other clerical duties. (10 hours)
This role includes but is not limited to:
- Site support and quality assurance, including program implementation and fund-raising support as well as compliance with training requirements for between 35 and 50 new and existing Reach Out and Read Sites in Suffolk and Middlesex Counties, through regular Site visits, telephone and email contact.
- Identification and recruitment of new Sites.
- Collaborating with other Boston-area early education and care organizations on issues of literacy. Attending periodic networking meetings and organizing training and professional development opportunities.
- Collegial, efficient and autonomous self-starter willing to perform a variety of tasks from professional to clerical.
- Demonstrated high level of written and verbal communication and organizational skills.
- Excellent customer service skills and commitment to problem-solving both in and out of the office.
- Small-group platform speaking skills, including networking and/or outreach experience.
- Fluency in MS Word, Excel, social networking tools.
- Reliable automobile transportation.
- Ability and willingness to lift and move boxes of books.
Desired background includes
- experience in early childhood development, pediatric medicine, and/or family literacy
- familiarity with children’s literature and a commitment to the importance of early literacy development
- experience working in or with community health centers and/or physicians
Read the full job description at http://boston.craigslist.org/gbs/npo/3075893496.html. If interested, email a cover letter and resume to Alison Corning-Clark at firstname.lastname@example.org.