Southwest/South central Regional Literacy Consultant

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Wisconsin Literacy is a statewide not-for-profit organization that supports 81 adult, family, and workplace literacy agencies through grant funding, resource development, professional development, information and referrals, training, and advocacy. Under this organization, the Wisconsin Health Literacy division was formalized in 2010 and works nationally, statewide, and locally to increase health literacy in communities and in healthcare organizations through its projects, activities, and events.

WL has a clear vision to be the place where a diverse mix of talented people want to come, to stay, and to do their best work. We work in close partnership with communities across Wisconsin to improve multiple literacies, including digital, workforce, health, English language and adult foundational literacy skills.

WL’s dedication to promoting diversity, multiculturalism, and inclusion is reflected in the communities we serve and the partnerships we have built. We believe that increased diversity of race, gender, sexual orientation, religion, ethnicity, national origin, and all the other characteristics that make us different, makes us a better, stronger organization.

More information is available at WisconsinLiteracy.org.

Wisconsin Literacy Mission: Changing lives by strengthening literacy statewide.

Wisconsin Literacy Vision: All people have the necessary literacy skills to reach their full potential.

Passion for moving people forward through literacy and education is a constant among our team. Reporting to the Associate Director, the Regional Literacy Consultant (RLC) is a key position and provides guidance, consulting, training, and professional development designed to improve capacity and administration of the 81-member literacy agencies, as well as potential member agencies in Wisconsin. The RLC will work approximately 30-38 hours a week.

RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Support member organizations to build capacity and improve outcomes
  • Conduct at least one site visit annually with each member in the region and complete site visit report
  • Plan one Regional Meeting for members
  • Plan and facilitate professional development opportunities, including Fall Conference and Winter Conference (both virtual)
  • Connect with members throughout the year via Zoom, phone, e-mail and in-person meetings
  • Attend member events throughout the year
  • Participate in community initiatives
  • Help communities address unmet literacy needs
  • Guide emerging programs
  • Assist members with purchasing supplies when needed
  • Workforce Development:
    • Develop collaborations with local technical college, W-2 agencies and workforce partners
    • Build capacity of members to prepare adult learners for secondary education and improved employment
  • Enhance the referral system within: technical college districts, local workforce boards, area job centers and Wisconsin Works (W-2) personnel
  • Some project management and member compliance
  • Attend the following meetings:
    • Wisconsin Literacy monthly all-staff meeting (via Zoom)
    • Regional workforce meetings
    • Conferences (regional and national) as appropriate
    • Wisconsin Biennial Health Literacy Summit

JOB QUALIFICATIONS:

Knowledge and Competencies:

  • Demonstrated ability to collaborate and multi-task
  • Excellent research, writing, and communication skills (in-person and virtual)
  • Excellent organizational skills
  • Fluency in English is required
  • Experience collecting and synthesizing data for reporting
  • Excellent listening, written and oral communication skills, including research and advocacy skills
  • Comfort with computer technology as a means of communication, learning and information sharing
  • Experience with adult literacy, nonprofit management, or related field
  • Experience working in a multi-cultural, multi-lingual environment
  • Bachelor’s degree in education, public administration or related field (preferred) or equivalent work experience
  • Comfortable working with little supervision and making independent decisions
  • Ability to manage multiple projects at one time
  • Valid Wisconsin driver’s license
  • Familiarity with regional education and workforce organizations
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office Suite
  • Ability to travel throughout region

Physical Requirements:

  • Ability to sit and/or stand for 8 hours
  • Ability to type at a computer for 6-8 hours
  • Ability to lift up to 10 lbs.

Some benefits offered for part-time positions include holidays, vision and dental insurance, 401K savings venue with employer contribution, and others.

To apply, please send a letter of interest outlining your education and experience as they relate to the job description, a resume, and three professional references by August 2nd to:

Jake Gorges, Wisconsin Literacy, 211 S. Paterson St., Suite 170, Madison, WI 53703

Email: info@wisconsinliteracy.org

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