Early Literacy Program Specialist- Part-Time

Required Applicant Documents: Resume and Cover Letter
Request/Posting Number: 0407261
State Role Title: Education Support Specialist I
Pay band: 2
Pay Rate: Hourly
Specify range or amount: $15.00 an hour, 20 hours per week

General Info:

The Reading Road Show Program at the Institute for Innovation in Health and
Human Service (IIHHS) at James Madison University (JMU) is a literacy program
that serves the areas of Harrisonburg, Rockingham and Page County through two
mobile literacy vehicles. These vehicles visit neighborhoods, childcare centers,
family childcare providers and schools to provide story time, activities and book
checkout for children for all ages. The Gus Bus also serves the community as contact
point information on resources available to families.
The successful candidate must be available to work Monday through Friday 2:00
p.m. – 8:00 p.m. and also occasional weekend events.
This is a part-time wage position working an average of 20 hours per week over the
course of a calendar year with no benefits. This position is grant funded and is
contingent upon continued funding. Employment is contingent upon the successful
completion of a criminal background investigation.

Duties and Responsibilities:
To support JMU’s and IIHHS’ mission and vision to provide outreach programs to
the community and provide quality experiential learning opportunities to JMU
The successful candidate is responsible for assisting with planning and
implementing literacy enrichment after-school programming at Spotswood and
Stone Spring Elementary Schools and implementing the neighborhood program in
Duties include: distribution of book bags and food bags, maintenance of attendance
records, data collection and assisting with planning for appropriate activities for the
neighborhood stops and after-school programming as part of a 21st Century
Community Learning Center.

Must be able to work evenings (Monday through Friday 2:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.) and
occasional weekends; have knowledge of child development and best practices in
early childhood education; demonstrated ability to work with children; ability to
establish and maintain effective relationships with children, youth, adults, agency
professionals, school staff and community members; excel at multi-tasking and
taking initiative in an independent work environment and general computer skills
required with proficiency in Microsoft Word, Access, Excel and Publisher.

Bachelor’s degree or equivalent experience preferred. Ability to speak Spanish a
plus. Experience in a non-traditional classroom a plus.

Special instructions to applicants (This field includes all additional documents
to be mailed as well as the mailing address):
The names and contact information for three references will be requested at the end
of the application process. Each reference listed will receive an e-mail requesting
that they submit a letter of recommendation through the JobLink system.

Please contact Michael Maurice at mauricma@jmu.edu if you have any questions. No
phone calls please.

If interested, please apply for the position through the James Madison University
JobLink system: https://joblink.jmu.edu/