Position Available

Outreach Programming Coordinator

Job Description:
Position is responsible for outreach and community library services including developing, implementing, promoting, and coordinating the STEM 4 ALL program. The Outreach
Programming Coordinator will work closely with Director of Libraries and Kinston Housing Authority Property Managers for the purpose of building community relations and coordinating outreach projects.

  • Grant funded position beginning July 1, 2019 and tentatively ending June 30, 2020.
  • 18-19 hours a week (after-school program)
  • May be asked to represent the Library at community events. May involve some evening or weekend hours.
  • $15.00 per hour with no benefits

Knowledge, Skills & Abilities:

  • Ability to get along with community members and colleagues;
  • Self-motivated employee with outstanding human relations, communication skills, and a positive attitude towards public service work;
  • Ability to set priorities and manage multiple priorities as well as schedule own time and that of others;
  • Ability to plan, implement, and evaluate special STEM based programs and organize
    volunteers to assist students with homework help;
  • Ability to communicate effectively and professionally with staff and public;
  • Strong knowledge of educational best practices and classroom management techniques.

STEM 4 ALL Abstract:

The Neuse Regional Library System will offer onsite programming two to four times per week at public housing apartments in Kinston that will increase the literacy and learning
engagement of students. The Library will use this time to participate in STEM activities with students, offer homework help, and give students outlets for creatively expressing
themselves through interactive activities. An incentive-based program will also use
mentoring and rewards to encourage students to increase the frequency of their reading in a group setting, at home with family members, and independently. The Library hopes to assist students with developing intrinsic reading motivation at this critical age through these teen peer and family engagement activities.

Working Conditions:

  • Physical Demands: Job involves a considerable amount of movement and activity. Work routinely involves lifting or handling material weighing up to 15 lbs., using computer, travel to other work locations, and transporting materials and equipment related to programming and outreach services.
  • Emotional Demands: Some stress related to public contact. Some pressure related to
    sustained periods of high-volume activity and multiple demands.
  • Physical Environment: Typical office/library environment. Some periods of elevated noise
    levels during programs and peak times.
  • Mental Demands: This is high-level professional and technical work requiring sophisticated reasoning and independent judgment. Work is performed with minimal supervision and allows for significant discretion and variance in work routine.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • College degree with outreach and STEM experience.
  • Must hold a valid North Carolina Driver’s License

Application and 3 professional references should be submitted by Friday, June 21, 2019 at 5:00 pm to nrl@neuselibrary.org. EOE

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