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Storymobile Program Manager
Reading Is FUNdamental Pittsburgh is looking for a bright, energetic, entrepreneurial individual to join the Storymobile team.
RIF Pittsburgh is dedicated to reducing the literacy gap in our community by providing books and motivational reading programs to our community’s most economically disadvantaged children.
The Storymobile program offers RIF Pittsburgh a unique opportunity to engage low-income families and children in their own neighborhoods. In bi-weekly visits, this lending library-on-wheels travels to early childhood centers, PreK and kindergarten classrooms, afterschool programs, and public housing communities to engage parents, caregivers, and children on the importance of literacy. The Storymobile demonstrates best literacy practices primarily through age-appropriate story times that are paired with skill-based activities, as well as opportunities to self-select books. These frequent visits allow RIF Pittsburgh to build strong relationships within these communities, tailor programming to their unique preferences and needs, and hopefully develop the Storymobile into a gathering place for positive, multi-generational interaction. Our Storymobile also participates in community events throughout the year, increasing our presence and impact, as well as raising awareness of our activities and our role in the local literacy community.
The Storymobile Manager will be involved in all aspects of the program including site selection and scheduling, program development and delivery, community and partner relations. The Storymobile Manager will also be involved in continuing to innovate and develop our program to deliver the best service possible to our partners and communities.
Applicants must possess a can-do positive attitude, the ability to manage multiple tasks, excellent problem solving skills, strong written and verbal communication skills and solid computer skills, including Microsoft Outlook, Word, Excel, and Power Point. Experience with library software is a plus. Additional pluses include a teaching and/or early childhood literacy background. Individual must be innovative, well organized, and able to prioritize duties, and understand the “team player” nature of a small organization, and be open to doing whatever needs to be done! Position includes full operation of the vehicles.
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Children’s Literacy Outreach Coordinator
Summer 2017 and Full Year 2017-2018
Reading Is FUNdamental Pittsburgh is looking for bright, energetic, entrepreneurial individuals to join our team as KEYS Service Corps, AmeriCorps members for both the Summer 2017 term and the Full Year 2017-2018 term. We are looking for individuals who are interested in both the Summer and Full Year programs and individuals who are interested in only the Full Year program. We are not looking for Summer only applicants.
RIF Pittsburgh is dedicated to reducing the literacy gap in our community by providing books and motivational reading programs to our community's most economically disadvantaged children.
We run a number of programs that serve our mission of increasing a love of reading among children. AmeriCorps members play an integral role as Outreach Coordinators who engage youth in enjoyable literacy activities by serving with one or more of our programs:
The Books for Keeps Program, which operates at over 85 different sites, including schools, early childhood centers, and after-school programs, allows children to self-select a brand-new, age-appropriate book 3-5 times a year during fun Reading Celebrations. The member will be responsible for a group of sites and use his/her own creativity and planning to organize and conduct activities with the sites.
The Storymobiles are libraries on wheels that bring books and storytimes to early childhood centers and public housing communities throughout the city. AmeriCorps members will plan, coordinate, and conduct Storymobile visits and activities by working closely with the Storymobile program team at our 40+ Storymobile sites.
Everybody Wins! is a lunchtime literacy and mentoring program that pairs community volunteers with children in public schools to read one-on-one each week. The outreach member will work closely with the Everybody Wins! program director, volunteers, students, and school personnel to facilitate weekly reading sessions.
As a member of the RIF Pittsburgh team, you will be the face that the children look forward to seeing and will remember for years to come.
Applicants must possess a positive attitude, the ability to manage multiple tasks, excellent problem solving skills, and strong written and verbal communication skills. Ideal applicants have experience working with children and are also innovative, well-organized, able to prioritize duties, and work well within a small organization team environment. Applicants should also have solid computer skills, including Microsoft Outlook, Word, and Excel; experience with Access and library software is a plus.
Please note that this is a position through KEYS Service Corps, AmeriCorps, not a staff position with RIF Pittsburgh. The KEYS AmeriCorps Summer program (May 23 – August 11, 2017) stipend is $3,514. The KEYS AmeriCorps Full Year program (August 23, 2017 – June 30, 2018) stipend is $13,780. Both program terms receive an additional education award at the completion of service.
For more information on KEYS Service Corps, AmeriCorps: