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Program Coordinator

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Location: Durham
Position Type: Full-time
Closing Date: March 10, 2021

Book Babies Program Coordinator
Level: Full-time
Salary: $30,000 – $33,000
Benefits: 3% contribution to a 403b retirement fund, generous PTO and sick time, dedicated PD funds
and time
Contact: Email; no phone calls
Requirements: resume, cover letter, contact information of two references, fluency in Spanish and
English; applications will only be reviewed if they include all elements. The priority deadline for receipt
of applications is March 10, 2021.

Founded in 2011 and based in Durham, North Carolina, Book Harvest ( is a
nonprofit organization that provides an abundance of books and ongoing literacy support to families and
their children from birth and serves as a model for communities committed to ensuring that children are
lifelong readers and learners. Our vision is of a world in which reading, learning, and access to
information are considered rights, not privileges, so that all children thrive.

To date, we have provided more than 1,450,000 books and literacy supports to children
and families in central North Carolina through programs that are innovative and informed by evidence.
Book Babies is a program of Book Harvest that provides books and literacy-rich home visits to children
and their families from birth. A family enrolls in the program for five years, from the time their child is
born. Every year, trained coaches provide 20 new, age-appropriate books to enrolled families. Book
Babies Coaches also engage in literacy coaching during their visits. By the time a child graduates from
Book Babies and starts kindergarten, s/he/they will own 100+ age-appropriate books and will, we
believe, enter school more ready to learn.

Job Description
The Book Babies Program Coordinator is a full time position, responsible for engaging in all aspects of
the Book Babies program; s/he/they will work closely to support all members of the Book Babies team,
especially the Lead Coach, and will report to the Book Babies Lead Coach.

Responsibilities include, but are not limited to, the following.

Community Work and Outreach (40%)
● Communicate with all Book Babies families as appropriate and needed (i.e. outreach for
meetings and events, check ins, invitations, etc).
● Coordinate the content and manage the texting program that Book Babies families receive
through Remind and Ready4K. Each cohort of families receives weekly messages.
● Coordinate and facilitate community events (i.e. Lincoln Community Health Center Storytime,
participation in the Incredible Years workshops at Welcome Baby, and others as deemed
● Manage referrals to the Book Babies program: outreach to partners, sharing materials, receiving
referrals, and assigning referrals to the Book Babies Coaches.
● Oversee partnerships with local programs (i.e. DPfC’s DPIL, Museum of Life and Science Ignite
Learning Program, and others as deemed appropriate).
● Coordinate the content and distribution of the quarterly Book Babies Newsletter.

Program Support (50%)
● Manage volunteers for support of various program efforts and logistics.
● Organize, maintain, and order Book Babies books and supplies (bags, folders, stickers, magnets,
bookshelves, flyers, documents), and track receipts of all purchases.
● Coordinate the logistics, invitations, and execution of successful Book Babies events and
meetings, including: an annual holiday celebration, an annual graduation, regular meetings,
weekly Book Babies storytime, and events with Book Babies families.
● Serve as the liaison for donations to the Book Babies program (New Mom kits, Literacy kits,
bookshelves, blankets, computers).
● Provide translation and interpreting services in Spanish as needed.

Meetings and special projects (10%)
● Attend weekly staff meetings, Book Babies Team Meetings, and reflective supervision with Book
Babies Lead Coach.
● Meet with new and potential referral partners and share information about the program.
● Meet with the Associate Director for Early Literacy as needed and continue to support external
evaluation projects, and other projects as necessary.

● Utter dependability, flexibility, and strong interpersonal skills.
● Fluent English and Spanish speaking skills required, both oral and written; ability to provide translation
● Strong planning and organizational skills; ability to work with minimal supervision at times.
● Ability to complete assignments independently, efficiently, and on time.
● Enthusiasm for teamwork and collaboration;
● Prioritization and excellent time management skills.
● Excellent attention to detail and prompt follow-through.
● An ability to cultivate relationships and develop trust with a wide variety of stakeholders.
● A belief in the capacity of families to make decisions that are best for them.
● Cultural competence and sensitivity.
● A willingness to work evenings and weekends when needed.

We offer a competitive salary and benefits package and an engaging, purposeful workplace culture. Book
Harvest is committed to creating an inclusive work environment and is proud to be an equal opportunity
employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race,
color, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, genetics,
disability, age, or veteran status.

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.
If you are interested in applying for the position of Book Babies Program Coordinator, please submit a
resume, cover letter, and contact information of two references to
No phone calls, please.

The priority deadline for receipt of applications is March 10, 2021.