Parent Time/Early Literacy Specialist

Posting Details

Posting Details

Posting Number F00178
Position Title Parent Time/Early Literacy Specialist
Position Number ELSPT1
Salary for Announcement

Commensurate with experience and education

Employee Category Affiliate Faculty
Department FLC - Family Literacy Pgm
EClass Code Part-Time Affiliate Faculty
Position Summary

MSU Denver Family Literacy Program has an opening for a part-time Parent Time/Early Literacy (PT/EL) specialist to work with adults in their Families Learning Together program at three sites in west Denver. Position is semester-based. Candidate will teach classes in Parent Time classes and Early Literacy for a five-component Family Literacy Program.

EO STATEMENT: Metropolitan State University of Denver is an equal opportunity employer.


The PT/EL specialist is responsible for instruction, materials and activities of both the Parent Time and the Interactive Literacy Activities components (including take-home activities) based on the FLT curriculum; summer literacy projects; and evening literacy activities among three Family Literacy sites. The PT/ELS will:
-Provide Parent Time classes are scheduled weekly at each of the three family literacy sites;
-Work as a team with Early FL Coordinator, ECE teachers, lead teachers, home visitor and school age elementary classroom teachers to coordinate Parent and ILA activities;
-Monitor requirements for the Colorado Basic Literacy Act, making sure that the literacy skills of school age students are diagnosed, monitored and tracked;
-Work with teachers to design trainings and activities for parents based on needs of ILP and IEP students;
-Stay apprised of the latest Scientifically Based Reading Research (SBRR) and special needs findings, and provide workshops to FLT staff and parents as needed;
-Oversee screening and preparation, testing, referrals to counseling, developmental and support services of Family Literacy Program applicants, in partnership with school and FLT staff, as needed;
-Attend workshops, trainings and in-services as requested by Coordinator;
-Foster encouraging and supportive learning environment for families by responding to instructional needs and concerns.

Required Qualifications

-Bachelor’s Degree in education or related field
-Training in Reading Recovery or other early reading strategies
-Significant experience in instruction of children ECE to 2nd grade in Literacy, Language Arts, and/or Reading Intervention Strategies
-Strong skills and demonstrated experience working with parents and parenting groups
-Knowledge of current Scientifically Based Reading Research (SBRR) techniques and materials
-Ability to work and be sensitive to the educational needs of immigrant, low income, and diverse urban populations

Preferred Qualifications

-Master’s degree in Education or related field
-Bilingual in English/Spanish

Posting date 05/09/2014
Closing date
Closing Instructions Open Until Filled
Special Instructions to Applicants

IMPORTANT: In order to be considered as an applicant you must apply via the online application system, www.msudenverjobs.

If you have previously worked for this department you only need to attach an updated resume.

All new applicants must submit all of the requested applicant documents.

Copies of transcripts will be required of all finalists.Official transcripts will be required of the candidates selected for hire.

Applicant Documents

Required Documents
  1. Resume
Optional Documents
  1. Cover Letter/Letter of Application
  2. References

Supplemental Questions

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