The OLC is Hiring

The Oakland Literacy Coalition team is growing! We are thrilled to be launching two positions that will bring exciting new talent and capacity to support our programs and network of partners. We encourage you to share these opportunities broadly.

Program Manager, Continuous Learning
We are seeking a Program Manager to develop, coordinate, and deliver a range of continuous learning opportunities to our network of members and partners.

The position is full-time (40 hours per week) based out of our office located near Jack London Square. The position will require local travel to off-site meetings and events and occasional evening and weekend hours. Compensation for this salaried, exempt position is dependent on experience and includes a great benefits package.

The ideal applicant will have at least 3-5 years of experience as an educator in a school or community-based setting along with a deep understanding of the developmental stages of reading and writing and familiarity with literacy curriculums and instructional strategies, particularly for the early grades. They also have at least 3-5 years of experience designing programs, curriculum, or trainings and a strong background in project management.

Oakland Reads Mini Grants Outreach Coordinator

We are seeking an Outreach Coordinator for our Oakland Reads mini-grants programs (Family Reading Celebrations and Summer Reading Mini Grants). The position will be key in building a broader network of community and faith-based grantee organizations and supporting them to plan and implement fun and impactful family literacy events.
This is a six-month, part-time independent contractor position. We anticipate that the role will require 6-10 hours per week, the majority of which will be spent out in the community with partner organizations. The position will be paid hourly at a rate of $18-$20 depending on experience. The initial contract will be for six months with a possibility to extend upon completion.

The ideal candidate will have a community outreach or organizing background and deep knowledge of the Oakland community and landscape of community and faith-based organizations and leaders. Experience planning community or school-based events preferred. Independent work style and pro-active, professional communication a must.


The Promise of Summer: A Community Update

Mon, March 20, 2017; 12:00–1:30 PM
Preservation Park, Nile Hall
668 Thirteenth Street

Please join us on March 20 from 12 to 1:30 pm for The Promise of Summer, a special update on summer learning in Oakland, featuring Devin Dillon, Oakland Unified School District’s interim Superintendent and David Silver, Director of Education for Oakland Promise and the Mayor’s Office.  In addition to lunch and networking, we will be releasing a National Summer Learning Association report on the state of summer in Oakland.  This is a collaborative event of the Oakland Summer Learning Network, the Oakland Literacy Coalition, the Oakland Unified School District and the Oakland Fund for Children and Youth.

Please RSVP here.

The data about summer learning loss is clear and devastating, particularly for young people whose families cannot afford expensive summer program fees.  It is critically important that we come together as a community to plan and provide as much affordable, high quality summer learning as possible for Oakland youth.  We hope you will join us.

Jennifer Peck,  President and CEO, Partnership for Children and Youth
Sanam Jorjani, Co-Director, Oakland Literacy Coalition
Julie McCalmont, Coordinator, Summer Learning Programs, Oakland Unified School District
Mike Wetzel, Program Planner, Oakland Fund for Children and Youth