Family Literacy Specialist

per month
Part time: 20 hours/week
Monday, February 4, 2013
Monday: 8:00 am-12:00 pm
Tuesday: 1:00 pm-5:00 pm
Wednesday: 1:00 pm-5:00 pm
Thursday: 8:00 am-12:00 pm
Friday: 8:00 am-12:00 pm
Schedule Notes: 

Location: Ruth G. Hardman Adult Literacy Service;

Irregular; requires occasional evenings and weekends based on programming needs

Job Summary: 

This creative, flexible, and autonomous professional will help every child in Tulsa County grow up able to compete globally by coordinating grant-funded programs that provide new books and outreach each month to children and teachers at Title 1 elementary schools. As the Family Literacy Specialist, this individual will be an early literacy spokesperson to the public and will proactively plan, organize, and lead Every Child Ready to Read® workshops designed to promote effective, fun and simple early literacy activities in a variety of settings for parents and caregivers throughout Tulsa County.


Essential Functions: 
  1. Coordinates grant-funded family literacy programs that provide books to at-risk elementary school children;
  2. Develops and presents Every Child Ready to Read® workshops to parents, caregivers, and educators of infants, toddlers, and preschoolers;
  3. Develops and uses appropriate tools to measure the outcomes of family literacy programming and materials;
  4. Selects and orders quality children’s books for distribution at workshops and through Title 1 elementary school classrooms;
  5. Facilitates special family literacy events such as Read Across America Day and family literacy booths at community festivals and events;
  6. Cultivates and maintains partnerships with TCCL children’s librarians, Family and Children’s Services, Tulsa Public Schools, the Tulsa City-County Health Department, and other children’s and family service agencies;   
  7. Manages funds from family literacy grants and donations; gathers, maintains, and shares qualitative and quantitative data for grant reporting;
  8. Stays abreast of current issues related to family and children’s literacy;
  9. Assists with the adult literacy program as needed;
  10. Performs other duties as instructed and assigned.
Required Knowledge, Skills & Abilities: 
  1. Knowledge of principles of child development, reading skills acquisition, and children’s literature;
  2. Strong interpersonal, communication, and problem-solving skills;
  3. Ability to present to groups;
  4. Ability to model research-based storytime techniques that promote early literacy skill development;
  5. Ability to develop positive, productive relations with people at all levels of the library and in the community;
  6. Ability and initiative to work without close supervision;
  7. Skilled in the use of relevant online tools, computer hardware, software, and various other office machines and equipment;
  1. Ability to attend offsite meetings and programs.


Education & Experience: 
  1. Bachelor’s degree is required;
  2. Project management experience preferred;
  3. One to three years experience in teaching, tutoring, or librarianship;
  4. Or equivalent technical training, education, and/or experience;
  5. Valid Oklahoma Driver’s License with a good driving record is required.
Physical & Environmental Conditions: 

Work routinely requires lifting of moderately heavy items, such as equipment, boxes (up to 40 pounds) and/or very long periods of walking on a routine basis, and/or standing for long periods of time and/or frequently requires stooping or bending.


Work environment involves occasional minor discomforts from exposure to less than optimal temperature and air conditions. The job may involve dealing with modestly unpleasant situations, such as occasional exposure to office chemicals and/or extensive use of video display terminals.

How to apply: 

Tulsa City-County Library
Business Office
400 Civic Center
Tulsa, OK 74103

FAX YOUR RESUME TO: (918) 549-7379

The above job description is not intended as, nor should it be construed as, exhaustive of all responsibilities, skills, efforts, or working conditions associated with this job.

Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions of this job.