Under the direction of the Supervising Librarian, the Outreach Associate will conduct outreach in the community and work closely with the librarian in charge to prepare and conduct programs for youth (ages birth to 21 years) with and without disabilities.  These programs include, but are not limited to: Read and Play; After School Stories; Our Garden Club; Family Lego; and class visits.  

Duties & Responsibilities:

  • Act as liaison between Inclusive Services and the Flatlands branch.
  • Outreach that entails representing the Library and Inclusive Services at community meetings; site visits to special education programs and schools, daycare centers, early intervention programs and therapeutic nurseries; community and agency fairs; and other events.
  • Maintain Inclusive Services’ webpage and social media accounts on Facebook, Twitter and conducting outreach through blogs and other online venues
  • Create displays for appropriate areas such as programming rooms and parenting centers
  • Recruiting, training and supervising volunteers with and without disabilities and compiling monthly volunteer timesheets
  • Conducting and/or assisting with parenting workshops
  • Submitting monthly and biannual reports as well as real time statistics
  • Maintaining collections and supplies which includes library materials, toys and craft items
  • Assisting the Librarian in charge with processing and tracking supply and material orders; preparing memos and reports as needed and maintaining records and files
  • Maintaining mailing lists; linking library card applications
  • Assist with staff training as appropriate
  • Helping organize events such as workshops, conferences and fairs
  • Creating PECs templates and other Augmentative and Assistive communication modalities
  • Maintain the garden at the Flatlands & Central branches

Skills & Qualifications:

  • BA degree desirable in Early Childhood Education, Special Education or related field
  • 1-2 years experience working with youth
  • Excellent Communication, organization & customer relations skills
  • Ability to work in a team environment
  • Computer literate in Microsoft Office, social media platforms & other computer applications
  • Proficiency in ASL, Spanish or other language a plus.
  • Ability to work evenings and weekends as needed

This is a grant funded position in the bargaining unit.  The salary for this position is $35,123.

Interested and qualified applicants should submit a cover letter and resume to job2167@bklynlibrary.org

Brooklyn Public Library is an Equal Opportunity Employer