Position Description: Literacy Specialist

Main Responsibilities: 

  • Lead a team of librarians and administrative clerks to manage the school’s Primary and Secondary libraries and literacy improvement programmes at all campuses. 
  • Prepare, present and monitor the yearly library budget.
  • Ensure continuous improvement of all library services and maintain a conducive environment for all library users in the libraries at all times.
  • Provide frequent library usage orientation to all students and staff members, in particular in terms of library sections, research tools, digital library platforms and lexile levels.
  • Develop digital library options and promote the usage of those throughout the community
  • Plan and deliver library classes, e.g. research workshops, literacy circles and reading sessions
  • Assist in the selection and lead the implementation of a school-wide library management system
  • Provide training in the usage of the library management system
  • Serve as the contact person for any matter related to the library management system and work closely with the provider.
  • Ensure continuous improvement of the libraries by adding books, subscriptions, research tools, etc. using the analysis of student MAP test  and library usage data.
  • Coordinate the book purchase process and ensure that students and teachers are systematically requested to provide their book requests.
  • Propose changes to the facilities and design of the libraries and the libraries of future campuses as the school community expands.
  • Provide the community engagement team with materials than can be used to promote literacy and the library via social and other media
  • Liaise with national and international book sellers, public and private national and international libraries, literacy NGOs and other institutions that the school can partner with to improve and promote literacy among the school community.
  • Develop and implement specific literacy and library campaigns targeted to the literary improvement needs of the students
  • Engage in community events to promote love for reading
  • Collect, analyze and present all relevant data related to the activities of the usage of the libraries.
  • Engage in the continuous improvement cycle of the WASC accreditation processes and take ownership of the library related activities as stated in the school-wide action plan
  • Support the National Programme leadership in supporting literacy initiatives for Khmer language.

Desired Qualifications: 

  • Bachelor Degree in Education, Library Studies, Communication, Language Art or relevant fields. 
  • High level of English proficiency  
  • Experience or trained in data management and/or library management systems
  • Compassionate, organized, flexible and a team player
  • Excellent record of professional and personal integrity
  • Experience/certified to teach English is a plus
  • Experience working in an international school setting is a plus

If you wish to apply for this position, please send an email to hr@footprintsschool.edu.kh with a “Specified Position” in the subject line. Your application must include the following:

  • An up-to-date resume with a current ID photo
  • A copy of passport/ID
  • A copy of the Cambodian Visa when applied within the country  
  • Educational degree, certificates and licenses
  • Three professional references from direct supervisors; and
  • An up-to-date criminal record check/clearance report, issued within the last 6 months.