Title: Book Babies Durham Manager
Level: Full-time; manager-level position; work is based in Durham, NC
Salary: Starting at $52,000
Benefits: 3% employer contribution to a 403b retirement fund, generous PTO and sick time, paid
holidays, dedicated professional development funds, stipend of $350/month for health care costs.
Contact: Email BBmanager@bookharvest.org; no phone calls.
Requirements: Resume, cover letter, and contact information of two references.
Priority Deadline: Thursday, September 23, 2021.
As with all Book Harvest positions, we strongly encourage applications from candidates who identify as
Black, Indigenous, or People of Color; people with lived experience of poverty or homelessness;
LGBTQIA applicants; and people with disabilities.
Founded in 2011 and based in Durham, North Carolina, Book Harvest (www.bookharvest.org) is a
nonprofit organization that provides books to children and engages families and communities in promoting
children’s literacy and a lifelong love of reading. Book Harvest believes that books are essential to
children’s healthy development and well-being, that all children deserve to grow up in book-rich homes,
and that all parents deserve access to the literacy resources and information that will enable them to be
their children’s first and best teachers and brain builders.
To progress as a community organization and change the education landscape in positive ways, we at
Book Harvest believe it is our responsibility to be actively anti-racist, and we are dedicated to continuing
the fight against racism in our society so that every child has the opportunity to reach their full potential.
To date, Book Harvest has provided more than 1,640,000 books and a wide array of literacy supports to
children and families. Durham, North Carolina is our learning lab, and we are committed to the replication
and expansion of our work throughout North Carolina and across our country.
In Book Harvest’s Book Babies program, trained literacy coaches
meet quarterly with parents and children, either virtually or in the
family’s home, to deliver books and a research-informed curriculum
from birth to age 4; in the final year of the program, families receive
support for a successful transition to school. The goal of this
five-year collaboration with enrolled families is a trusted relationship
with parents and strong language development and kindergarten
readiness for children. External and internal research demonstrate
the program’s efficacy and impact.
Book Harvest’s Book Babies Durham Manager oversees all aspects of program delivery in Durham,
North Carolina during a time of Book Babies program expansion in Durham County. This full-time position
includes direct supervision and training of the Book Babies Literacy Coaches, the Pre-K/K Transition
Coach, and the Program Coordinator; management of quality program delivery and fidelity; data systems
and program evaluation; core administrative processes; and the development and nurturing of community
partnerships in support of the program’s growth and effectiveness. The Book Babies Durham Manager
also has a caseload of Book Babies families with whom s/he/they partners to implement the Book Babies
The Book Babies Durham Manager will report to the Associate Director for Early Literacy. The
responsibilities for this role include but are not limited to:
Supervision and Team Management (40%)
● Ensure Book Babies Literacy Coaches and Pre-K/K Transition Coach have information, tools, and
training for optimal implementation of all aspects of the home visiting curriculum;
● Review and monitor Literacy Coach and Pre-K/K Transition Coach coaching schedules, child
files, and data entries, ensuring fidelity to the program model and achievement of appropriate
benchmarks for the program, caseload, and annual home visit goals;
● Attend at least two home visits (or viewing video of home visit) per year with each coach;
● Oversee and adhere to any protocols needed for external evaluations; train staff, participate and
manage data collection for potential publication or analysis as needed;
● Manage and support the Book Babies Program Coordinator in his/her/their responsibilities;
● Review Book Babies staff performance annually, with additional quarterly and mid-year check-ins
toward workplan and professional development goals;
● Hire, onboard, and train new Book Babies staff members.
Literacy Coaching Home Visits (35%)
● Develop and maintain partnerships in the community to grow the program and to streamline the
● Maintain a caseload of approximately 40 families and provide quarterly home visits to each,
consistent with Book Babies curriculum.
o Respond to referrals and conduct initial visits, subsequent home visits (virtual or
in-person) and book deliveries.
o Complete appropriate data entry and evaluation activities.
Organization Meetings (15%)
● Meet weekly with the Associate Director for Early Literacy;
● Conduct weekly reflective supervision with the Book Babies team in order to learn together, listen,
observe, and provide feedback creating a safe place to process their experiences;
● Attend Book Harvest staff meetings as needed;
● Attend and facilitate family meetings and events as needed;
Data and Program Protocols/Evaluation/Expansion (10%)
● Regularly review, revise, and update the Book Babies curriculum and related protocols.
● Design, implement, and track evaluations of the program (i.e. Parent Surveys, Parent Focus
● Work with the Associate Director for Early Literacy to map out the long term goals and activities
for Book Babies;
● Manage Book Babies data systems, with special attention paid to continuous improvement of
data collection and integration;
● Prepare updates and briefings, and present findings on data and evaluation internally to a wide
range of internal and external audiences.
Qualifications / Characteristics
Experience with home visiting and/or parent engagement and meticulous tracking of information via
databases are essential requirements for the Book Babies Durham Manager. An abundance mindset and
an unswerving commitment to parent and family leadership are core characteristics for this role. An
innovative approach to challenges, a desire and the know-how for program growth, an enthusiasm for
teamwork, patience, perseverance, and an attitude of gratitude, respect, and possibility are a must.
Characteristics of a strong candidate include:
● Background in education, psychology or social work preferred;
● Utter dependability, flexibility, and strong interpersonal skills;
● Cultural competence and the ability to work with diverse groups. Understanding of systemic
racism and the challenges and strengths of Black, African-American, Latinx, immigrant, and
refugee families that interact with these systems; Enthusiasm for teamwork and collaboration;
● Ability to handle confidential information;
● Ability to use personal experiences as a tool for helping others build success while also
maintaining professional boundaries and confidentiality;
● Ability to set up systems and handle data; familiarity with Pivot Tables and intermediate
knowledge of Excel.
● Ability to provide own transportation and to work evenings and weekends as needed.
Book Harvest is an Equal Employment Opportunity employer committed to an inclusive and multicultural
Book Harvest is committed to protecting children through its child safeguarding policies. All staff are
subjected to criminal background checks and are held to high standards of child protection.