Literacy Program Coordinator

  • County of Colusa
  • Colusa, California
  • Apr 01, 2021
Full Time Library Services
  • Salary: $3,401 USD
  • Salary Top: $5,583
  • Negotiable/DOQ: Yes
  • Apply By: Apr 23, 2021



To plan organize and coordinate the Literacy Programs of the County Library and to work with the Literacy Council for fundraising and establishing goals for the Literacy Program.

Job Description


Important responsibilities and duties may include, but are not limited to, the following:

Coordinate and administer the Library Literacy Programs: Adult Literacy, Family Literacy and Mobile Literacy.

Prepare, develop and implement literacy program guidelines, procedures and manuals.

Prepare and submit a variety of reports on the Literacy Programs.

Prepare and submit required applications/grants to various agencies for continuation and enhancement of program funding.

Ensure appropriate program monitoring, evaluation, disbursement of funds and fiscal control.

Ensure timely submission of all federal, state and other agency reports.

Coordinate, develop and implement fundraising efforts, community events and recognition programs.

Conduct community needs assessments via surveys and focus meetings.

Establish and work with the Literacy Council in coordinating fundraising activities and establishing goals for the Literacy Program.

Meet goals necessary for the recruitment of adults and volunteer tutors.

Establish and liaison with the Literacy Council and referral agencies.

Collect and analyze data on existing programs.

Conduct surveys and prepare proposals to meet established goals and objectives. Prepare public relations materials.

Recruit and match adult learners and volunteer tutors.

Participate in tutor workshops, in-service training and special events.

Perform related duties as assigned.

Job Requirements


Any combination of education and experience that would likely provide the required knowledge and abilities is qualifying. A typical way to obtain these abilities would be:

  • Bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university with major course work in education, community development, social services or a related field
  • One year of professional experience in education, community development or social services
  • Experience working with volunteers and/or adult learners is highly desirable, but not required

Upon hiring, college transcripts verifying degree or equivalent will be required.

Special Instructions

Please mention you found this employment opportunity on the job board.


Applications may be obtained from and returned to:

Human Resources Department

250 5th Street Colusa, CA 95932

Phone: 530-458-0420

Scanned completed application packets may be emailed to:

Download application:


A complete application packet will include:

  • A signed completed standard Colusa County Application REV.111317
  • Answers to Supplemental Questions (see back of flyer)

Submitting an incomplete packet will result in the disqualification of your application.

The applications will be used to select the best qualified applicant to participate in the selection process. A qualifications appraisal interview will be used to assess the candidate' s knowledge, skills, and training experience. The County Librarian will make the final selection and appointment.

Additional Information


1. Describe your combination of experience, education, and/or training which demonstrates your knowledge and ability to organize and conduct community programs and presentations to groups of adults.

2. Describe your training and/or experience related to recruiting, working with, or training volunteers.

3. Describe your education, training and/or experience which demonstrates your knowledge and ability to maintain accurate literacy program records, monitor budgets, and complete narrative and financial reports.

4. Describe your education, training and/or experience which demonstrates your knowledge and ability to work with Community Advisory Councils, write grants, and conduct community fundraising.


CalPERS retirement plan, either 3 @ 60 for Classic, or 2 @ 62; deferred compensation plans available with monthly matching employer contributions; paid holiday, vacation and sick leave; Health Reimbursement Arrangement account; paid health insurance, life insurance, dental insurance and vision insurance for employee. If employee elects not to enroll in County insurance and can provide proof of other group health insurance coverage, they may be eligible for a $300 monthly cash in-lieu benefit. This position is part of the Colusa County Employees Association (CCEA), Professional Unit.

THIS POSITION IS OPEN UNTIL FILLED, FIRST REVIEW: APRIL 23, 2021. It is to your advantage to submit an application as soon as possible as the recruitment may close at any time following the review date. Application forms must be filled out completely and show clearly that all minimum requirements are met. Faxed applications will not be accepted. Meeting the announced requirements does not guarantee selection in the examination process.

Note: The information contained in this flyer is general in nature and does not constitute an expressed or implied contract. Colusa County does not reimburse applicants for any travel or related expenses incurred in connection with applying for employment. Colusa County participates in E-Verify. To view the Notice of E-Verify Participation and the Right to Work posters, please visit the Employment Opportunities section of the Colusa County website.

Retirees: Colusa County invites all qualified candidates to apply for positions; however pursuant to Government Code Section 21221 (h) and 21224, hiring restrictions may apply to California Public Sector Pension Plan Retirees.


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