Job Opening Literacy NJ Ocean & Atlantic-Cape Programs

Program Coordinator

Job Opening- Program Coordinator of Literacy NJ Ocean & Atlantic-Cape Programs

Since 1979, Literacy New Jersey (formerly Literacy Volunteers of New Jersey) has been committed to strengthening New Jersey’s workforce, families and communities by ensuring that free, high quality literacy instruction is available to low literate adults in every New Jersey community.

Literacy New Jersey provides free instruction to adults who need help with reading, writing, math and speaking English. Trained volunteer tutors work with adults one-to-one or in small groups to help them improve their language and literacy skills so they can reach their life goals. Our students are at the lowest levels of literacy, including those who seek to learn English as a Second Language, improve their basic reading and writing skills, prepare to obtain their High School Equivalency diplomas, or become U.S. citizens.

We are currently seeking a Program Coordinator for Literacy NJ-Ocean and Literacy NJ Atlantic-Cape. The Program Coordinator is responsible for overseeing the work of the programs under its direction so that it can meet its stated mission.  The primary functions include management of literacy staff (both paid and volunteer), program development, fiscal and grant management, and a limited responsibility for fundraising. 


  1. B.A. or equivalent from an accredited college or university. 
  2. Minimum of three years of experience in supervision of a non-profit organization and in volunteer supervision.  Advanced skills may be substituted for experience. Interest/experience in adult literacy preferred.
  3. Willingness to work flexible hours.
  4. Computer literacy: Microsoft Office, email. Ability to learn database management software (LACES).
  5. Possession of a driver’s license valid in New Jersey is required as the operation of a vehicle is necessary to perform the essential duties of the position.
  6. Knowledge of program policies, procedures and practices and the ability to effectively communicate same to others.
  7. Communicate clearly and effectively in English, both orally and in writing.
  8. Ability to research and prepare accurate and comprehensive reports containing statistical, operational or other analysis that result in findings, conclusions and recommendations.
  9. Ability to write grants and other fundraising documents, correspondence, media materials, newsletters and memoranda.
  10. Ability to maintain confidentiality of information.
  11. Ability to effectively prioritize and organize assigned work, analyze problems, develop effective work methods and meet deadlines.
  12. Ability to operate office equipment, computers and software in an effective manner.
  13. Ability to maintain a poised and professional demeanor which includes sensitivity to cultural diversity, and to represent the program in a professional manner.
  14. Ability to work collaboratively with COO, CEO, and statewide team.


This is a 25 hour/week grant-funded position. Start date is December 16, 2020. Visit our job posting on Idealist to apply.