We are seeking a passionate, qualified early literacy project manager for our national Book Buzz program which aims to provide a strong foundation and love of reading for families, babies and toddlers in remote communities. Ideally, this role is based in Sydney and involves travel to remote communities (predominantly in WA, Qld and NT) to establish, develop and evaluate the program. In addition, this role involves researching, sourcing and trialing of new resources for the program.
This is a unique opportunity for an Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander professional to make a positive contribution to early literacy in remote Indigenous communities. The suitable candidate requires qualifications in early education and with a minimum of three years experience working in remote communities.
EARLY LITERACY PROJECT MANAGER – ILF’s BOOK BUZZ Program
Reports to: Program Manager
1. BOOK BUZZ PROGRAM
1.1 Help to package Book Buzz resources (These include an Instruction Manual with DVD, and marketing collateral such as posters);
1.2 Consult with new organisations in remote communities to set up Buzz;
1.3 Manage and oversee the organisation of all field trip visits with the assistance of the Program Co-ordinator (Typically this management involves written permissions and permits with all relevant organisations; all travel bookings; delivery of all resources for the community visit);
1.4 Manage ILF database for reporting, monitoring and evaluation (ILF uses Sales Force).
2.1. Work with ILF’s consultant to complete an assessment framework for Book Buzz that can be implemented before and after the program is offered in remote communities. (Note this framework is currently being developed and will need to be tested and revised with feedback from relevant communities);
2.2 Travel to Buzz communities and implement program (this includes the trial of the assessment tool);
2.3 Liaise and document data and testimonials for Evaluation;
2.4 Write reports to be delivered to Management and ILF Board;
2.5 Identify and help select new communities and potential partnerships (health centres, playgroups);
3. BOOK BUZZ RESOURCES
3.1 Source and ‘trial’ new books for Buzz program (both electronic and print);
3.2 Assist in the development of the Book Buzz publishing program, initially in 2017 in two communities and two languages;
3.3 Manage translations of Buzz books from English into first languages for identified communities;
3.4 Assist in the book buying and sourcing of Buzz resources;
- Provide input into annual planning for 2018 and beyond;
- Brief corporate sponsors/fundraisers and media;
ESSENTIAL QUALIFICATIONS/WORK EXPERIENCE
• Early Education Tertiary qualifications
• Minimum 3 years work experience in early education in remote communities
• Drivers Licence – preferably off road driving experience
• Working with Children Licence (in any State)
(must be eligible to qualify for other states)
• Demonstrated excellence in organisation and management skills
• Ability to work to and meet deadlines
• Excellent working experience with Apple computers and various database programs (ILF uses Sales Force).
• Excellent written & spoken communication
• Highly motivated and energetic
• Ability to work well in a small team
WHAT ILF OFFERS
• A unique opportunity to make a positive contribution to early literacy in Indigenous communities
• Attractive Not-for-Profit Salary packaging
• Small, passionate and friendly staff
Please submit written applications, with current references, asap.
Please send to: ILF, PO Box 663, Broadway NSW 2007
Enquiries to: Karen Williams (02) 9280 0655 or 04040 75924
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