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NOW HIRING!

We are seeking TWO very special people to join our wonderful team.

 

#1: OUTREACH ASSISTANT

15 hours per week, flexible, with occasional evenings and weekends
$18 per hour with regular reviews and consideration for raises

Humboldt Literacy Project is a longstanding 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization that helps adults improve their reading and writing by connecting them with volunteer tutors for free, confidential, one-on-one English language studies. We are seeking a friendly, detail oriented, part-time Outreach Assistant to help promote our programs, organize events, and create and distribute educational and promotional materials to our partners around the county.

Our new Outreach Assistant will have many of the attributes listed here:

    *Comfort working with people from diverse backgrounds

    *An outgoing personality for our clients, volunteers, donors and community partners

    *Basic office skills, like filing and data entry and envelope stuffing

    *Comfort with technology, Zoom, email, spreadsheets, word processing, cloud based files, and learning new things

    *Excellent command of the English language

    *Fluency in Spanish preferred

    *Social network knowledge and strategy

    *Some familiarity with grant writing and nonprofit fundraising and donation solicitation

    *Some event work experience (from getting the permits, to promoting, to locking the doors at the end of the night)

    *Some rudimentary graphic design and Photoshop ability (Can you make a simple flyer?)

    *Zero shyness when soliciting donations and asking for other support from the public

    *Strong communication skills to help this small office function effectively

    *Ability to hear, speak, read and write (We are teaching English literacy including penmanship and pronunciation.)

    *Ability to lift and carry a 25 lb box of books (We do a lot of that.)

    *Ability to reliably transport oneself at will between our Eureka and Fortuna Offices and locales around Humboldt as needed

    *Ability to wear an N95 mask correctly and practice distancing when requested

    *Other tasks as needed. We cross-train, help each other, and do what needs to be done

 

How many of those apply to you? Please email your cover letter and resume to LiteracyHelpers@gmail.com, and put the name of a book you love in the subject line, so we know you pay attention to detail. We hope to fill this position very soon. Thank you!

#2: PROGRAMS ASSISTANT


15 hours per week, flexible, with occasional evenings and weekends
$18 per hour with regular reviews and consideration for raises

Humboldt Literacy Project is a longstanding 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization that helps adults improve their reading and writing by connecting them with volunteer tutors for free, confidential, one-on-one English language studies. We are seeking a friendly, organized, part-time Programs Assistant to help recruit volunteers and clients, and support their ongoing work with learning materials, community resources, and general encouragement.


Our new Programs Assistant will have many of the attributes listed here:

    *Comfort working with people from diverse backgrounds

    *An outgoing personality for our clients, volunteers, donors and community partners

    *Empathy for the sensitive situations of some of the people you’ll meet

    *Basic office skills like filing and data entry and envelope stuffing

    *Comfort with technology, Zoom, email, spreadsheets, word processing, cloud based files, and learning new things

    *Advanced command of the English language

    *Fluency in Spanish very strongly preferred

    *Some understanding of the educational system

    *Some understanding of the social services system

    *Experience maintaining accurate records

    *Strong communication skills to help this small office function effectively

    *Ability to hear, speak, read and write (We are teaching English literacy including penmanship and pronunciation.)

    *Ability to lift and carry a 25 lb box of books (We do a lot of that.)

    *Ability to reliably transport oneself at will between our Eureka and Fortuna Offices, and locales around Humboldt as needed

    *Ability to wear an N95 mask correctly and practice distancing when requested

    *Other tasks as needed. We cross-train, help each other, and do what needs to be done

How many of those apply to you? Please email your cover letter and resume to LiteracyHelpers@gmail.com, and put the name of a book you love in the subject line, so we know you pay attention to detail. We hope to fill this position very soon. Thank you!

Humboldt Literacy Project connects adults 18+ who wish to improve their reading and writing with adult volunteer tutors for free, confidential, one-on-one English language tutoring.

 

For most of us, reading is such an integral part of daily life we almost take the ability for granted. However, in Humboldt County an estimated 13,800 adults are functionally illiterate—reading below a fifth grade level. Another 23,000 people in our county read below an eighth grade level. Since 1981, Humboldt Literacy Project has been working to raise the level of literacy in Humboldt County and improve the quality of life in our community.

We believe

 

  • All adults can learn

  • All individuals have the right to privacy and confidentiality

  • That a non-judgmental environment promotes mutual respect, trust, openness, comfort, and hope

  • Tutoring should be learner-centered.

  • In conducting ourselves with openness and integrity

  • In providing the highest quality service

 

 Our Mission

 

  • To teach adults in Humboldt County the literacy skills they need on the job, at home, and in our community

  • To increase public awareness regarding the magnitude and negative effects of illiteracy

  • To build public awareness about the social, political, economic, and cultural value of literacy

 Our Programs

 

  • Basic Literacy - support for native English speakers

  • Family Literacy - encouraging families and households to share the fun and challenge of reading, writing, and playing together

  • English as a Second Language - support for non-native speakers acquiring English

  • Humboldt County Correctional Facilities - helping incarcerated individuals improve their skills and prospects, during confinement and after re-entry.

 

 

For more information, contact us at literacyhelpers@gmail.com,  or call (707)445-3655.

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