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Literacy Coordinator
YM & YWHA of Washington Heights & Inwood
54 Nagle Ave
New York, NY 10040

Principal Responsibilities:

To apply, please send cover letter and resume to Emma Sprecher at

Through generous funding from the Brooke Jackman Foundation, the Y offers family literacy programming for children ages 5-10. This program supports developing literacy skills in young learners while also fostering a lifelong love of reading. During our 2022-23 program year, we are offering Family Literacy at the Y twice weekly for children and their caregivers through a hybrid model: once weekly in-person socially distanced and once weekly over Zoom. The program is free of charge for families and includes snacks, book giveaways, interactive read-aloud, games, arts and crafts, and a quarterly showcase/special activity with a meal for the entire family.

Our Literacy Coordinator will be responsible for developing and directly facilitating the Family Literacy Program, funded by the Brooke Jackman Foundation. Our literacy-based activities are intended to engage children and their parents/caregivers in utilizing critical literacy skills. Activities should motivate childrens love for reading and learning, as well as support caregivers active involvement in their childs literacy skill development.

During program sessions:

Outside of program time:


Approximately 6 - 8 hours per week for the duration of the program (approximately 24 weeks throughout the year). This includes roughly 2 - 3 hours per week of family engagement, outreach, and lesson planning, and 3.5 hours of direct facilitation (inclusive of set-up and breakdown). More hours for planning and outreach may be required in advance of special events. The Schedule of facilitation hours are dependent upon the final program schedule.

Minimum Qualifications:



This job description is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties or responsibilities that are required of the employee. Other functions and responsibilities may change or may be assigned.

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential function satisfactorily. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform essential functions.

YM & YWHA of Washington Heights & Inwood provides equal employment opportunities to all individuals regardless of their race, color, creed, religion, gender, age, sexual orientation, national origin, disability, veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by state, federal, or local law.


Under $25,000

Agency Information:

Established in 1917 as one of the first Jewish community centers in New York City, the YM & YWHA of Washington Heights and Inwood (the Y) is a thriving and visionary not-for-profit human services organization in Northern Manhattan. We welcome people of diverse ethnicities and all ages, from pre-school to older adults, into the Y family with a wide range of educational, recreational and social services and programs that focus on improving the quality of their lives. With a long and distinguished history, the Y is a multi-service community center that is well known for its nurturing environment and non-judgmental philosophy.