Literacy Program Coordinator

  • San Andreas, California
  • Mar 08, 2024
Full Time Project Management
  • Salary: $51,209.60 - $62,233.60 Annually USD Annually
  • Salary Top: 62233 USD Annually

Job Description

Position Description

The Literacy Division of the Calaveras County Library oversees the efforts of the Library to meet the educational needs of our adult population. Funding sources for this program include offering instruction to residents of the Calaveras County Adult Detention Center (ADF) and those recently released from this Center. The position requires instructional sessions at the ADF by the Literacy Coordinator. Additional funding comes from the California Library-Literacy Service of the State Library and from Health and Human Services through their CalWorks programs. Budget management, fund raising capacity, and accurate reporting and planning are key skills needed for this position. One office staff and a team of volunteers work to offer literacy services to adults in Calaveras County.

This position requires you to work in and around Inmates at the Calaveras County Jail. As a condition of employment all applicants that meet the minimum requirements and are chosen from the oral interview process will have to clear an extensive Sheriff’s background investigation that includes but not limited to criminal history, credit check, drug use and character assessment.

Under supervision, to plan, implement and coordinate activities related to the County's adult literacy program; to recruit, train, evaluate and supervise literacy program volunteers; to supervise paid staff as assigned; to do related work as required.

Example of Duties

  • Plans, implements, coordinates and promotes the literacy program and literacy services to community organizations, library clientele, students and other interested parties.
  • Arranges and coordinates tutor training classes.
  • Coordinates recruitment of participatory learners and tutors.
  • Evaluates learners and matches learners with tutors.
  • Maintains regular contact with adult learners and volunteer tutors.
  • Reviews, selects and purchases training materials.
  • Maintains, develops and evaluates the library's collection of literacy materials, both instructional and supportive.
  • Coordinates fund-raising activities.
  • Plans, coordinates and implements publicity efforts.
  • Supervises assigned volunteers.
  • Establishes and maintains close working relationships with a wide variety of community agencies, organizations, schools and other interested groups.
  • Supervises staff and assists the librarian as needed.

Minimum Qualifications

Knowledge of:

Literacy program goals and services; materials that are used as resources to enhance the learning of adult students and others requiring literacy services; modern techniques of publicity, office management and staff supervision; variety of related educational programs available.

Ability to:

Establish and maintain cooperative working relationships with others; effectively present program goals and contents to interested individuals; recruit and train interested volunteers; effectively manage an active outreach program including publicity efforts; demonstrate effective oral and written communication skills.

Education, Training, and Experience :

Equivalent to graduation from high school. A Bachelor's degree in a related field is highly desirable; a minimum of two years of library or literacy program experience is preferred.

Special Requirements

Possession of an appropriate California vehicle driver's license may be required.

Bargaining Unit 7 - Service Employees International Union Local 1021

For available Health/Dental/Vision insurance please visit the County BENEFITS WEBPAGE. Please note that Extra-hire positions that are benefitted, are only offered our CORE medical plan and are not offered dental or vision.

NEW * Assist-To-Own program to help Couny employees purchase a home.

Program Highlights:
  • Down Payment Assistance, up to 5.5% of the Total Mortgage Loan.
  • Available with purchase of a primary residence.
  • Variety of Mortgage Loan options (FHA, VA, USDA and Conventional Mortgage Loans).
  • No first-time homebuyer requirement to qualify.
  • Flexible guidelines: Minimum FICO 640; Maximum DTI 50%.
  • Flexible income limits, up to moderate income levels; no income limits for FHA and VA.
For more information, vists Calaveras County Assist-to-Own

Boot Allowance: $150 per year and is distributed once a year, in the first full pay period in the month of December.Qualifying Classifications: Registered EH Specialists, EH Techs, OSS Engineers, Fleet Manager, Junior Engineer, Mechanic series, Sheriff's Mechanic, Public Works Inspector, Road Maintenance Worker series, Integrated Waste Worker series, AG Techs, and AG Biologists, and Recycling Program Coordinator I/II, Permit Tech I/II, Engineering Tech I/II assigned to the Rock Creek Landfill facility, and Air Pollution Control Tech.

Uniform Allowance:$600 per calendar year split into monthly payments.Payments will be made monthly on the second pay check.Qualifying classifications: Custodian series, facility maintenance worker series, facilities maintenance engineer.

Extra-hire employees are not eligible for step advances, vacation, seniority rights, holiday pay or other certain employee benefits. They are entitled to 24 hours of sick leave per year and eligilbe for the county's CORE Medical plan but not eligible for dental or vision insurance.

Vacation days:

0 - 3 complete years = 80 hours per year.

After 6 months you can take your first week.

3 - 10 complete years = 120 hours per year

10 years+ = 160 per year

Holidays:13 paid holidays per year.

Life Insurance: $50,000.00 County paid

Sick Leave: 12 days annual sick leave accrual with unlimited accumulation.

Sick leave is accrued at 3.69 hours for each full 80 hours of payroll period.

60 hours of sick leave can be used for immediate family, parent spouse, child or sibling.

Merit: After successfully completing twenty-six (26) pay periods, a 5% merit increase may be granted.Merit increases may be granted annually thereafter to the top step.

Probation Period: New employees remain in a probationary status for 26 pay periods..

Longevity Incentives @ 2.5% for each of the following:
  • 5.5 years (if hired before March 28, 2005)
  • 6 years
  • 10 years
  • 15 years
  • 20 years
  • 25 years

Bi-Lingual pay:$75 per month for specific approved job classifications.

Flexible Spending: Pre-Tax Medical Reimbursement - Max contribution of $2,500 annually

Flexible Spending:Pre-Tax Dependent Care Account - Max contribution of $5,000 annually

Section 125 Plan:Additional insurance is available through the Section 125 plan and may be purchased from a representative during open enrollment or by appointment when they are on-site.


Heart & Stroke Insurance

Cancer Insurance

Accident Insurance

Universal Life Insurance

Short Term Disability Insurance




Extra-Hire's will be enrolled into Public Agency Retirement System (PARS) unless you are already a member of CalPERS.

Additional Retirement Plan:

The County offers a 457 Government plan. Employees can contribute u to this deferred compensation plan (Pre or Post Tax options).The County utilizes VALIC.

Participating employees will receive a County paid match of up to $50 a month.

Closing Date/Time: Continuous

Base Pay


Job Address

San Andreas, California United States View Map