[kids-lib] New York State Library looking for early literacy project coordinator

Katie Anderson katie.anderson at state.or.us
Mon Dec 2 08:14:59 PST 2013

Posted on behalf of the New York State Library:
Please forward this email to those that may be interested in applying. The deadline for submitting a quote is December 18th.

The New York State Library is seeking to purchase project coordination services from a vendor in support of a new statewide early literacy services initiative Ready to Read at New York Libraries. Services will be provided for approximately eighteen months, beginning tentatively January 6, 2014 and ending June 30, 2015.

In order to apply for this position, applicants should meet the following qualifications and submit a quote. For full details see http://www.nysl.nysed.gov/libdev/earlylit/


Mandatory Requirements:
•      All vendors must have a New York State vendor ID number or be able to obtain one. Individuals must have a formal DBA (Doing Business As) certification
•      MLS (Masters of Library Science) degree from an accredited program in library and information studies
•      Expertise in public libraries and services to youth
•      Extensive knowledge of early literacy and pre-reading skill
•      Demonstrated project management skills
•      Expertise in facilitating and group management

Preferred Requirements:
•      Expertise in large-scale project coordination
•      Experience in grants management
•      Experience with strategic planning
•      Familiarity with outcome-based evaluation
•      Experience with public libraries in New York State
•      Familiarity with online project management systems
•      Excellent writing and editing skills
•      Able to work effectively in a collaborative, team environment
·   Interpersonal skills that foster the building of community partnerships
Questions? Contact:
Karen Balsen
Youth Services Coordinator
Library Development
New York State Library
New York State Education Department
Cultural Education Center  10B41
Albany, New York  12230
fax: 518.486.5254
kbalsen at mail.nysed.gov<mailto:kbalsen at mail.nysed.gov>
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