Position Details

If you are an energetic, well-organized self-starter with a passion for early literacy, this opportunity could be for you. Strong Start to reading is a registered charity that provides volunteer-delivered, community–based reading assistance programs to children in the early grades of elementary school. In this role, you will coordinate the delivery our our well-established Letters, Sounds and WordsTM program within the communities and schools of Waterloo Region.

To be successful in this position, you will be able to develop a variety of relationships. You will liaise with school board decision makers, support program leaders within the schools, engage philanthropists and donors and welcome and train new volunteers in the program. You will thrive with multiple priorities and enjoy public speaking. Strong written and verbal communication skills and attention to detail are required. A background in education, early literacy and language, marketing or public relations would be an asset. Responsibilities include program coordination, fundraising, budget management and publicity.

Preference will be given to candidates from the communities of Waterloo Region. You will report to the Director of Program and training will be provided. You must have a reliable car and be able to work 15-20 hours per week. Computer competency in Microsoft Word, Excel, internet, e-mail and projector equipment is required. You must have the ability to safely lift and move materials weighing up to 25 lbs. Please forward your resume with cover letter to opportunities@strongstart.ca. We thank you in advance for your interest. Only those being invited for an interview will be contacted. To learn more about the Letters, Sounds and Words program, we invite you to visit our programs page.