Youth Literacy Coordinator (FOR Sto-Rox Public Library)

About Focus On Renewal: 

The Focus On Renewal Sto-Rox Neighborhood Corporation (FOR) was founded in 1969. FOR founders led a group of mobilized citizens and community activists to create an umbrella organization for much needed social services now ranging from food security, nutrition, early-childhood education, support groups and mental health to arts programs for all ages and small business incubation. 

Focus On Renewal employs 30+ staff at four locations throughout McKees Rocks and Stowe Townships. We work with a wide range of partners to ensure high quality programming is accessible to all 13,000 residents of the Sto-Rox Community. Our mission states that Focus on Renewal’s programs and partnerships connect children, adults, and families with the relationships, resources, and opportunities needed to develop and sustain a thriving community. 

About the Position: 


The Full-Time Youth Literary Coordinator will provide library services, programming and early literacy development for children and teens, including those with diverse backgrounds and abilities. 

Essential Job Responsibilities 

  • Design, promote, execute and evaluate a variety of library programs for youth and their families/caregivers 
  • Advocate for the library and library services offered 
  • Assist with the development of children/teen collection 
  • Outreach to/visit local schools, daycares and similar institutions to promote library services and programs 
  • Assist in maintaining the Sto-Rox library webpage 
  • Maintain the public calendar for library programming 
  • Collaborate with other staff on library projects and events 
  • Collaborate with staff from FOR Sto-Rox entities to develop programming 
  • Perform circulation desk duties 
  • Collect statistics on programs and attendance and complete reports as necessary 

Required Qualifications 

  • Minimum of two years’ experience in children’s library services or equivalent experience in Early Childhood Education/Development. 
  • Strong background in children’s literature and knowledge of emerging technology and child development required. 
  • Excellent communication skills including writing and public speaking. 
  • Must possess the ability to work well with the public. 
  • Ability to multitask, and be available for daytime, evening and weekend hours. 
  • Act 33/34 clearances must be provided prior to employment 
  • Fully vaccinated against the COVID-19 virus 

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