For information about how to apply, see this link: https://www.smartfamilyliteracy.org/positions. 

Position Title: Literacy Outreach Coordinator

This position has been filled. Please visit the website again in June for the next new SMART leadership position.  

Posted: March 1, 2022

Deadline to apply:  March 15, 2022

Position Description: The literacy outreach coordinator serves an important social role in the professional leadership team, connecting the diverse community with the nonprofit organization’s early childhood and health literacy program opportunities and resources. The literacy outreach coordinator engages families with fun reading parties and family-friendly health literacy events. Working with people of all ages and education levels is essential to the interaction with volunteers and partners, who make the large outreach possible for a relatively small staff. Educational outdoor events, in high demand since the pandemic, are one of several opportunities for expansion of this role.  

Organization: SMART Family Literacy, Inc.

SMART Family Literacy is a high impact, growing charitable organization, known for its reading parties, vegetable teaching gardens, outdoor education, and generous distribution of 30,000 children’s books annually in Galveston County, Texas. The mission is to deliver active, innovative, and inclusive educational programs, integrating science, math, art, reading, and technology (SMART), so that learners of all ages can achieve and thrive. Our vision is a future with education reinvented, creating healthy inspired resilient learners. SMART gives equal attention to academics and health in its programs, which include research and evidence-based practices, as well as locally customized relevant topics.  

Position Responsibilities:

The Literacy Outreach Coordinator will be responsible for:

  • Planning and implementing 40 to 50 inclusive active family engagement events annually.  

  • Recruiting, training, engaging, and facilitating volunteer individuals and groups of all ages and education levels for outdoor and indoor tasks.

  • Face-to-face outreach to hundreds of childcare centers and elementary school classrooms, especially those separated by the digital divide and ESL barriers.

  • Reading aloud to children and their parents during evening and Saturday family events.

  • Overseeing the SMART Children’s Book Bank and distribution of 30,000 children’s books annually in Galveston County to educationally matched recipients.

  • Working with the team to maintain, organize, and analyze data, update mailing lists, and communicate regularly with parents, educators, and volunteers regarding opportunities and content in science, math, art, reading, and technology (SMART).

  • Communicating effectively through multiple methods, including websites, social media, digital newsletters, and other emerging formats to achieve the mission outcomes and outputs.

  • Working with the team to achieve grant goals and objectives, meeting required deadlines.

  • Accepting other duties as assigned by the Executive Director of SMART Family Literacy.


Requirements:

The literacy outreach coordinator must:

  • Hold a bachelor’s degree or higher in one of the following fields: education, medical, social work, science, math, art, reading, or technology (SMART).

  • Possess a high level of accuracy in written and spoken English language skills, including digital communication. Additional language abilities, especially Spanish, are an asset.  

  • Enjoy connecting people of all ages to other people and resources.

  • Work well with a team, inspiring, creating, and collaborating with others.

  • Possess a high level of integrity and independence.

  • Manage schedules for self and others, working some evenings and weekends.

  • Model a heart-healthy lifestyle, willing to consume fresh vegetables and provide physically active programs, to facilitate the early childhood health mission.

  • Lift, push or carry a minimum of 50 lbs., work in harsh environments, and operate a vehicle.

  • A valid driver's license is required.

Compensation:

Salary is commensurate with experience and education level.

This position is full-time, exempt, 12 months. 

Generous personal/vacation/sick leave after six months.

This position is not remote.

To be eligible, applicants must reside in and be able to work physically in Galveston County.

To apply for a position with SMART Family Literacy, Inc., email your information to the search committee at: 

SMARTFamilyLiteracy@gmail.com.

Only complete application packets from qualified applicants will be contacted for interviews. Partial applications will be destroyed after one month. Applications from applicants not contacted for interviews will be destroyed after one month.

Send the following:

  • Preferred contact method for making an interview appointment.

  • Indicate whether you are interested in a full-time or part-time position.

  • A resume or CV.

  • A letter of recommendation from a former supervisor.

  • A well-written cover letter addressed to the SMART Search Committee. Include your physical address.  Explain why you believe you would be a good match for SMART Family Literacy in Galveston County, Texas.

If you are a recent college graduate with a limited resume, send:

  • A letter of recommendation from a professor.

  • A transcript (unofficial copies are acceptable).