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Published by Ajira Zetu tz on Wednesday, September 5, 2018



Literacy Facilitator, Literacy Field Jobs

Position Overview

The Literacy Facilitator is responsible for supporting and coaching teachers, librarians, and principals to adopt new ways of working with children to increase their literacy skills and habit of reading.  The Literacy Facilitator will report to the Senior Literacy Program Associate. The Literacy Facilitator has no direct reports.

Roles & Responsibilities

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Program Implementation, Training, and Monitoring

  • Serves as the technical resource in the schools on applying literacy skills and the habit of reading techniques in the classroom or library.
  • Through the Senior Literacy Program Associate, coordinates closely with the Instructional Design and Teacher Support Unit to ensure they are successfully implementing the program design and able to provide feedback on how well it is working.
  • Regularly observes, demonstrates and coaches Grade 1 and 2 teachers in delivering the instructional component of the Literacy Program.
  • Regularly observes, demonstrates and coaches all primary grade teachers and librarians in the implementation of the library period and reading activities.
  • Supports Grade 1 and 2 teachers in effective use of ongoing student tracking assessments to inform instruction.
  • Conducts and analyzes data related to formative student assessments to inform support for Grade 1 and 2 teachers.
  • Regularly provides an update to the principal on progress and coaches him/her on ways to support teachers and ensure longer-term sustainability of literacy outcomes within the school.
  • Attends and participates in teacher and librarian training related to the Literacy program.
  • Participates in literacy events, parent meeting and other community activities.
  • Participates in regular review meetings and any other activities which may be required to be undertaken to fulfill the objectives of the organization.
  • Supports donor visits through demonstration projects and presentation, as needed.

Planning, Reporting and Documentation

  • Conducts ongoing planning, documentation, and reporting of school visits.
  • Documents best practices and lessons learned and share with the Senior Literacy Program Associate.  

Qualifications and Experience


  • University degree in Education, preferably with a major in Language/Linguistics
  • 1-2 years of related work experience
  • Proficient user of Microsoft Office (Outlook, Word, Excel), internet and related applications
  • Good command of English (both written and oral)
  • Good interpersonal skills and a team player
  • Ability to monitor progress of program implementation
  • Prior success working closely and building relationships with diverse groups of people
  • Ability to juggle multiple priorities simultaneously and take initiative
  • Desire and ability to spend 90% of time traveling and visiting school sites to provide coaching and monitor progress of program implementation
  • Experience working with young children
  • Experience working with schools and teachers
  • Experience with reading, literacy or learning improvement programs

To be successful as a member of the Room to Read team, you will also:

  • Have a passion for our mission and a strong desire to impact a dynamic non-profit organization
  • Be an innovative and creative thinker – not afraid to try something new and inspire others to do so
  • Have a very high level of personal and professional integrity and trustworthiness
  • Have a strong work ethic and require minimal direction
  • Work well independently as well as part of a team
  • Thrive in a fast-paced and fun environment
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Room to Read is proud to be an equal opportunity employer committed to identifying and developing the skills and leadership of people from diverse backgrounds. EOE/M/F/Vet/Disabled

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