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Great River Regional Library - Youth Literacy (LitMN)
 
 
 
Reading builds success, and we love to help kids and families achieve their dreams. Great River Regional Library (GRRL) is a large public library system in Central Minnesota. We have 32 branches, and our communities are amazing. People here have so much potential and also a number of challenges. Many communities have high poverty rates and a lack of broadband or other services. We have rural districts, urban zones and college towns. Our service area is becoming more diverse, with growing refugee and immigrant communities. We are committed to our communities and providing child and youth programs based on diversity, equity, inclusion and belonging. We have a large and diverse team of staff working in our libraries as well. Some have been leading storytimes for years, and some haven’t done it once. Our Literacy Leadership VISTA will increase our ability to train staff at all 32 locations, no matter their experience, to develop and present great programs. We want to ensure that we are always growing with our communities as well. Our VISTA will create tools to evaluate our programs so we can continue to do meet individual, family and community needs. Join us and you will gain skills in research, networking, program development and evaluation. You’ll learn about public libraries and our commitment to our patrons in all their diversity. You will help us now and in the future to better serve children of color, immigrant families and English language learners. Our ideal candidate is committed to public service, works well with teams, is comfortable with technology, and has solid organizational skills. We hope you’ll also bring a sense of humor and fun. *Additional benefits: Bus pass, professional development, flexible schedule.
 
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Member Duties : Our 2022-2023 Literacy Leader will build on the many successes of the program’s first year to expand children’s programming. Our VISTA will develop fun programs that spark a joy of learning and build confidence. These programs will include literacy plus science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) and develop positive social and cultural identity. You will train staff to make use of local partners to serve more families better. Finally, you will create evaluation tools to help our staff make programs more accessible for children who are struggling due to poverty and lack of resources. *Position is part of Literacy Leadership program of Literacy Minnesota (LitMN), which places AmeriCorps VISTA members with nonprofits, public agencies & Tribal Nations across the US to build capacity to improve literacy. We foster an organizational culture welcoming & inclusive to all. Applications reviewed on rolling basis. Alternate start dates possible. More info: literacymn.org/americorps-vista
 
Program Benefits : Living Allowance ,  Choice of Education Award or End of Service Stipend ,  Education award upon successful completion of service ,  Training ,  *Healthcare allowance, CSA share ,  Childcare assistance if eligible ,  Health Coverage* ,  Relocation Allowance . 
 
 
*For details about AmeriCorps VISTA healthcare benefits, please visit http://www.vistacampus.gov/healthcare
 
Terms :
Permits working at another job during off hours ,  Permits attendance at school during off hours . 
 
Service Areas :
Community and Economic Development ,  Children/Youth ,  Community Outreach ,  Education ,  Technology . 
 
Skills :
Public Speaking ,  Computers/Technology ,  Education ,  General Skills ,  Leadership ,  Team Work ,  Youth Development ,  Teaching/Tutoring ,  Social Services ,  Community Organization ,  Writing/Editing ,  Communications . 
 
 
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SUMMARY
Program Type:
AmeriCorps VISTA

Program
Great River Regional Library - Youth Literacy (LitMN)

Program Start/End Date
08/01/2022  -   07/31/2023

Work Schedule Full Time

Education level
Some college

Age Requirement
Minimum:  18    Maximum:  None

Program Locations MINNESOTA  

Languages
Spanish and/or Somali helpful
English

Accepting Applications
From  04/01/2022  To  07/01/2022 

Contact Brandi Canter
1300 W Saint Germain St
Saint Cloud   MN   56301
320-650-2530
brandic@grrl.lib.mn.us
www.griver.org

Listing ID 102786


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