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Job Title:  Youth Education Coordinator

Status: Full-Time
Weekly Hours: 40 hours per week; may includes weekends and evening hours

Overview:WPL staff members put quality in people’s lives by listening to constituents’ needs, identifying community issues, and responding with relevant solutions while responsibly managing resources. Community Services staff are responsible for all services and programs that reach into the community including: programs and education, Literacy programs in English and Spanish, marketing and public relations strategies, volunteer recruitment and management, fundraising and grant writing, engagement and outreach.

The Youth Education Coordinator will align programming and classes with the educational goals of the library and needs of the community.  They will develop curriculum, metrics and processes to ensure programming is culturally and educational responsive to the literacy needs of the children, youth and adults. In addition, they will support grant development, program evaluation and the implementation of a metric system.  The learner focus will be from pre-school through high school.

Education and Experience:
Bachelor’s degree preferred with an emphasis on education, library services to children
Experience in development of children’s educational activities in a library or learning/educational environment

Coordinate and work directly with all departments delivering children’s and youth education
Determine and respond to community needs by creating impactful youth educational programs
Review and evaluate staff created youth programs and classes for impact
Create metrics system for youth programming, in coordination with overall literacy outcomes and goals
Ensure youth programs are culturally relevant
Communicate youth program class logistics effectively to management and library staff
Manage  use and logistics of space for youth programming and classes, including scheduling of programs and classes in Evance
Coordinate youth program budgets with Grant and Data Coordinator
Coordinate youth program and class outcomes and assessments with Children’s Department
Collect, interpret, and report program and class data for evaluation and/or grant administration
Prepare monthly statistical reports
Use Common Core State Standards as guidelines for impact and measurement
Coordinate collection resources to support programs and classes and ensure impact
Assist with grant writing and administration
Work closely with partner organizations
Utilize Matrix database to enter, retrieve and analyze data
Attend general staff and department team meetings
Other duties as assigned

Pleasant personality, able to work with a diverse public and staff
Excellent listening and telephone skills
Able to work efficiently and independently and complete assignments with limited supervision
Familiar with computer productivity software, e-mail and timesheets
Sound decision maker, able to respond appropriately in interpreting and applying policy
Fluent in English, oral and written; fluent in Spanish a plus

Send resume to:  Waukegan Public Library
                               128 N. County St.
                              Waukegan, IL  60085
                              Attention:  HR

Email resume to:  jobs [at] waukeganpl [dot] info  No telephone calls please



Join Our Team

The Waukegan Public Library serves an ethnically and culturally diverse community of approximately 90,000. We are seeking an outgoing, service oriented staff to learn and grow in the profession, in a stimulating and challenging environment.

The Waukegan Public Library is an equal opportunity employer. No applicant for employment shall be discriminated against because of age, race, color, religion, sex, marital status, national origin, or disability.

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