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ECRR Advocate Trainer

Job Title:  Every Child Ready to Read Advocate/Trainer


Purpose: The position Every Child Ready to Read Advocate/Trainer directly engages our community partners and their patrons on the fundamentals of Every Child Ready to Read.  Every Child Ready to Read Advocate/Trainer will manage one/or multiple community partners in the county to educate parents on how to promote literacy and life-long reading for young readers.

Location: Multiple throughout St. Charles County, but responsibilities will be assigned from Administrative Office located at 77 Boone Hills Dr. St. Peters, MO 63376.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Advocate/promote Every Child Ready to Read best practices at community partner locations
  • Assist Children’s Services Librarians with outreach to community partners
  • Read out loud and demonstrate how to read out loud to children
  • Works with Ready 2 Read Volunteer Manager to identify best locations to visit
  • Helps collect information/registration cards from assigned community partner locations

Reports to: Extension Services Specialist

Length of Appointment: The Every Child Ready to Read Advocate/Trainer will serve for at least 1 year and can stay on as a permanent position.

Time Commitment: At least, one day per month (Every Child Ready to Read Advocate/Trainer choice) for two hours.  This is two hours per partner of the program and a Every Child Ready to Read Advocate/Trainer may work with up to 2 partners.

Qualifications:

  • Trained in Every Child Ready to Read curriculum (provided by district)
  • Out-going and not afraid to engage strangers in conversation
  • Basic knowledge of working in office environment
  • Basic knowledge of computer and data entry
  • Passion for reading and helping others
  • Pleasant manner, patience, problem-solving ability, dependability
  • Ability to mutli-task and manage multiple projects
  • Vehicle to travel to partner locations

Support: Training/orientation for this position will be provided.  In addition, the Extension Services Specialist will be available for questions and assistance.

Age Requirement: 18 years or older

Dress Code:  Casual