Literacy Coordinator - P/t

  • City of Newport Beach, CA
  • Newport Beach, California
  • Jul 20, 2022
Full Time Public Health
  • Salary: $28.80 - $40.53 Hourly USD

Job Description


Come join our team as a part-time Literacy Coordinator! Watch our video to see what it is like to work for the City of Newport Beach!

This position will oversee the Library’s Project Adult Literacy Program. The ideal candidate will effectively present program goals and contents to interested individuals, recruit and train volunteer tutors, conduct community outreach, maintain program data, and develop and maintain partnerships. The position will participate in the Program’s budget preparation and management, coordinate fundraising events, and prepare grant applications as required. The chosen candidate will work up to 30 hours a week in the Central Library.

  • Application Evaluation: Applications will be accepted on a continuous basis with the first review date of Tuesday, August 9. This position will remain open until the position is filled. Candidates are encouraged to apply immediately as this recruitment may close at any time.
  • Virtual Interview: Tentatively scheduled for Tuesday, August 30. Passing applicants will be placed on an eligibility list that may be used to fill future vacancies as they occur.
The City offers an excellent benefit package and membership in the California Public Employees' Retirement Systems (CalPERS) Retirement formula is based on appointment date and membership status with CalPERS and the employee is required to contribute 13% of pay toward retirement costs.
Essential Duties
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Experience & Education and License/Certificate
A combination of experience and education that would likely provide the required knowledge and abilities may be qualifying. A typical way to obtain the knowledge and abilities would be:

Experience: Two years of professional experience in one of the following: development, implementation or coordination of an adult literacy program; tutoring and/or teaching of adults; or program administration and management involving the recruitment and coordination of volunteers.

Education: Possession of Bachelor's degree in Education-related field or equivalency required. Masters degree in Education or Social Services is desirable.

License/Certificate: Due to the performance of some field duties which require the operation of a personal or City vehicle, a valid and appropriate California driver's license and an acceptable driving record are required.

Please Note: Candidates deemed most qualified, as reflected in their application materials, will be invited to continue in the recruitment process. The prospective candidate must successfully complete a thorough background review, including being fingerprinted by the Newport Beach Police Department. The resulting report of your conviction history, (if any), will be evaluated along with the other information received in connection with your application. Except as otherwise required by law, a criminal conviction will not necessarily disqualify you from the position. The nature, date, surrounding circumstances, and the relevance of the offense to the position applied for may, however, be considered.

Disaster Service Worker: In accordance with Government Code Section 3100, City of Newport Beach Employees, in the event of a disaster, are considered disaster service workers and may be asked to respond accordingly.


This position is Part-time/Seasonal and is provided the following minimum benefits:

Depending on the assignment, part-time employees are enrolled in either the Public Agency Retirement System (PARS) OR Public Employees Retirement System (PERS) beginning on their first day of employment.


For employees enrolled in PARS, the total defined contribution to the plan is 7.5% of your compensation of which the City pays 3.75%.


For employees enrolled in PERS, the retirement formula is based on appointment date and membership status with CalPERS as follows: 

TIER 2 Employees (existing CalPERS members hired 1/1/13 or after with less than a six-month break in service OR employees hired on 1/1/13 or after with current membership in a reciprocal CalPERS agency with less than a six-month break in service) shall contribute 13% of pay toward retirement costs with a retirement formula of 2%@60 calculated on the average 36 months' salary.

TIER 3/PEPRA Employees (new CalPERS Miscellaneous members hired 1/1/13 or after) shall contribute 13% of pay toward retirement costs with a retirement formula of 2%@62 calculated on the average 36 months' salary.

*Pension contribution limitations set by PEPRA are currently $161,969 for new members or  $305,000 for classic members.

The City does not participate in the federal Social Security program. Your benefits may be reduced if you work for an employer who does not withhold Social Security taxes from your salary.

Medicare:  Federal mandate requires all employees hired or rehired by any government agency on or after April 1, 1986 to participate in Medicare. The City matches the employee's Medicare contribution, which is 1.45% of salary. Enrollment and deduction amounts are subject to change based on negotiated terms and additional laws.

Closing Date/Time: Continuous

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