South San Francisco

Literacy Services Coordinator-Casual/Grant-funded

San Francisco/Peninsula
Until filled
$33.93-$41.24 Hourly

Please review the special instructions before applying for this job opportunity.


520 Tamarack Lane South San Francisco, 94080


Applications are being accepted for the position of Literacy Services Coordinator - Casual/Hourly and Grant-funded Position with the City of South San Francisco's Library Department.


SALARY RANGE:  $33.93 to $41.24 an hour

The City of South San Francisco is a fully independent and highly commercialized full-service city with an estimated population of 65,710 growing to 100,000 during business hours. City departments include: Police; Fire; Parks & Recreation; Public Works; Economic and Community Development; Information Technology; City Attorney; Library; Finance; Human Resources; and Office of the City Manager. The City has a Council-City Manager form of government with more than 400 full– and part-time employees. 

Literacy Services Coordinator position available is a grant-funded, non-benefited, temporary appointment which operates out of the Community Learning Center, a branch of the Library Department. Incumbents coordinate the delivery of tutoring and support services for learners. Coordinator exercises considerable initiative and judgment, possesses good communication and assessment skills, and is able to work accurately and independently. The South San Francisco Public Library is a full-service library committed to delivering quality services to a diverse community. Library services are available at three sites, including the Main Library (on West Orange Avenue) the Grand Avenue Branch Library, and the Community Learning Center (CLC). Lifelong literacy services are provided by Project Read and at the CLC. The CLC offers reading, writing, computer, parenting, and workplace literacy skills, and homework assistance for elementary school students. This position would require the Coordinator to work a regular afternoon shift from Monday through Friday and occasional nights or weekends.


  • Works cooperatively with colleagues, volunteers, and participants; develops relationships with other agencies to ensure that necessary services are provided to clients.
  • Coordinates the delivery of educational services for adult and/or children learners in the program; performs student portfolio assessments to measure student progress and develops participants' personal goals and objectives.
  • Coordinates participant advisory committee; leads focus groups.
  • Recruits and trains other instructors in delivering the functional curriculum through multiple intelligence modalities.
  • Supervises Homework Club staff.
  • Researches materials an creates a dynamic curriculum that includes material relevant to the student's life experience.
  • Serves as a liaison with other educational agencies to deliver comprehensive services for participants; maintains contact with referral agencies.
  • Participates in program planning process.
  • Performs ongoing evaluation and design development of program to maximize student learning.
  • Maintains accurate records and compiles quarterly statistics.
  • Performs related duties and responsibilities as assigned.

EXPERIENCE/TRAINING:  Three years professional experience in an adult/ children literacy, adult/ children education, or an educational setting. A bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university with major coursework in education, social science, human services, or a related field. Spanish language is highly desirable.

LICENSES AND CERTIFICATES: Possession of, or ability to obtain, a valid, appropriate California driver’s license and a satisfactory driving record, which must be maintained as a condition of employment.

APPLY ONLINE AND UPLOAD A COVER LETTER AND RESUME.  For additional information, please contact Karla Molina Bourdon, Library Program Manager - Literacy Services  / 650.829.3870.

City of South San Francisco, Library Department   EOE

This general announcement is subject to change.  It does not constitute an express or implied contract.

Special Instructions


A cover letter and resume are required, however, they do not substitute for a completed online application.

Prior to hire, candidates will be required to successfully complete a pre-employment process, including a pre-employment physical and drug screening (when applicable), reference checks, and a Department of Justice (DOJ) fingerprint check. A conviction history will not necessarily disqualify an applicant from appointment.

Candidates requesting veteran’s preference must provide a copy of U.S. Government Form DD 214 "Certificate of Release or Discharge from Active Duty" as an attachment to their CalOpps application.

Candidates with a disability who may require special assistance in any phase of the application or testing process should advise the Human Resources Division upon submittal of application.  Documentation of the need for accommodation must accompany the request.

The policy of the City of South San Francisco is to grant equal employment opportunity to all qualified persons without regard to race, color, sex, gender, age, religion, ancestry, physical or mental disability, sexual preference, marital status or national origin.  It is the intent and desire of the City of South San Francisco that equal employment opportunity will be provided in recruiting, hiring, training, promoting, wages, benefits, and all other privileges, terms and conditions of employment.  The City of South San Francisco is an Equal Opportunity Employer (EOE).

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