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Literacy Through Hip Hop (LTHH)
Community Program Coordinator
Contract period: April 1 to December 31, 2006 (9 month contract)
Weekly schedule: 40 hours including some evenings and weekends
Salary $45,177 per annum (pro-rated to 9 months)
Pay rate based on salary rate of $23.53 per hour
Parkdale Project Read is a progressive, multi-racial community literacy program. We work with adults in the community who are fluent in English, and who want to improve their basic reading, writing and math skills. We receive funding to deliver and improve literacy services to adults in the Parkdale community.
Literacy Through Hip Hop provides a unique educational opportunity for youth who are struggling with literacy. The program teaches basic reading and writing skills to students who have been identified as having literacy problems, utilizing positive hip hop as the primary teaching tool. The program aims to improve basic literacy and reduce societal barriers that these youth may encounter.
The job will include:
? Identifying, coordinating and delivering Literacy Through Hip Hop programming at five sites throughout the GTA
? Facilitating LTHH sessions when required
? Coordinating special events, workshops, and media requests as needed
? Completing office and clerical tasks related to program delivery, including typing correspondence and report documents, maintaining filing system, data entry and photocopying/collating materials
We are looking for a person with:
? Experience working as part of a team
? Excellent written and oral communication skills
? Strong administrative, organizational and time management skills
? Solid computer and internet skills
? Knowledge of the special needs of youth and the issues youth struggling with literacy face
? Flexibility to work at least two evenings per week
? An ability to develop equal relationships with people of different cultural and class backgrounds
? Strong understanding of the strengths, challenges and needs of youth, particularly from differing backgrounds socio-economically and culturally.
? Leadership experience in the Hip-Hop community
? Established contacts in the Toronto and overall Canadian Hip-Hop communities
? Experience in national Canadian initiatives

Parkdale Project Read is an equal opportunity employer and strongly encourages members of equity groups to apply.

Please apply in confidence by mail, fax, or e-mail by Friday, March 17, 2006

Attention: Nadine Sookermany

Parkdale Project Read
160A Springhurst Ave.
Toronto, Ontario M6K 1C2
Tel: 416-531-6308
Fax: 416-531-5710
Email: projectread2@bellnet.ca
Website: www.nald.ca/ppr
 
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