• Manager of Early Literacy Programs

    Location US-NY-Manhattan
    Job ID
    # of Openings Remaining
    Full-Time Regular
    YES Youth Education Services
  • Overview

    The Manager of Early Literacy Programs is responsible for all Educational services for children aged 0-5 and their families and caregivers, as well as partnerships with early childhood service providers and schools. They manage a team of four Early Literacy coordinators to develop, implement and sustain system-wide early literacy programming policies, guidelines, training, and curricula supporting 87 branches and more than 120 children’s librarians. They lead partnerships with Department of Education, City’s First Readers, the NYC Early Learning Network and other City and State agencies and organizations.

    Principal Responsibilities

    Reporting to the Associate Director of Branch Youth Education, the Manager of Early Literacy Programs will:


    • Develop and lead a team of four early literacy coordinators who support branch programs in 20+ branches each through training and coaching of branch staff to meet early literacy programming and outreach standards and targets.
    • Partners with City, State and National agencies, non-profit organizations and networks to enhance services to the early childhood population, including: partnering with the NYCDOE to support for 3K for All and Pre-K for All and their growth into 0-3 programming; and professional development for early childhood educators.
    • Oversees development of print and web program and marketing materials
    • Manages the early childhood programming budget and administering large scale grants including the IMLS Raise the Bar grant running through FY20.
    • Collaborates with School Age and Young Adult Programming Managers on systemwide projects and policies supporting the youth services community of practice at NYPL.

    NYPL Core Values




    Minimum Qualifications

    • MLIS or M.Ed and at least three years’ experience designing and delivering educational programs for children aged 0-5 and their caregivers
    • Must include a minimum of one year of supervisory experience
    • Demonstrated skill with budget and grant management
    • Experience working with, advocating for and serving diverse populations
    • Demonstrated skill with project management
    • Excellent communications and interpersonal skills required

    Preferred Qualifications

    • Spanish or Chinese language skills
    • Experience working with children with disabilities

    Work Environment


    • Office setting
    • Public library setting



    Physical Duties

    • Limited physical effort is required
    • Light lifting required
    • Will require weekly travel within NYC
    • Will require semiannual national travel to conferences

    Union / Non Union

    Non Union


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