Books for Keeps is looking to hire up to two additional part-time seasonal staff members to help administer our Stop Summer Slide program this Spring. 2020 marks the first year we’ll be in every Clarke County Elementary School and we’ll need all the help we can get to make this year the best ever for the students in our community, and beyond.

The part-time, spring program coordinator position was created to provide vital support to Books for Keeps staff during spring book distributions. The Books for Keeps spring program coordinators will report to the program manager. This is a temporary position beginning after March 30 and ending by June 5. The Books for Keeps spring program coordinators will be paid $15.00 per hour on a contract basis.

This position relies heavily on the ability to interact positively with students, teachers, and volunteers. It is also dependent on the candidate’s ability to lift boxes – typically between 15 and 35 pounds apiece – repeatedly over a 4-5 hour period. The work is hard, but the rewards of helping students fall in love with reading abound!

The schedule for this position will fluctuate based on the needs of the program. Candidates must have availability between the hours of 7 a.m. and 4 p.m. at least two days per week from March 30 through June 5. Some days will be shift-based, with hours from 7:30 a.m. to 12 p.m., or from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Hours will be scheduled two to six weeks in advance, but may change based on shifting needs and availability of other staff. See below for an approximate schedule.


  • March 25th: 9:00 A.M. – 12:00 P.M.: Spring Key Volunteer Training
  • March 30 – April 10: 5 to 10 hours per week, totaling no more than 20 hours
  • April 13 – May 20: 10 to 20 hours per week
  • May 25 – June 5: Up to 10 hours per week


    • Dependability, flexibility, and strong interpersonal skills
    • Excellent attention to detail and strong organizational skills
    • Cultural competency and the ability to work with diverse groups
    • Enthusiasm for teamwork, collaboration, and an overwhelmingly positive attitude
    • Ability to provide own transportation
    • Ability to arrive at the schools between 7 and 7:30 a.m. two to three times a week


  • Must be able to bend, lift and carry full boxes of books (up to 35 pounds apiece) and stand for extended periods.


  • Observance of the Books for Keeps core values:
    • Equal access and equal opportunity – exemplified by treating stakeholders as individuals
    • Respect for – and catering to – all kinds of differences and diversity
    • Observance of the intelligence, dignity, and inherent worth of the clients and communities we serve
    • Pride of ownership
    • Reading and love of reading
    • Continuous evaluation and improvement of the program and organization (including being open to individual feedback)
    • The use of every possible resource to its highest, best purpose

If you are interested in applying for the position of Books for Keeps spring program coordinator, please submit a resume and a note of interest to Program Manager Justin Bray at Candidate finalists will be asked to submit references. The priority deadline for receipt of applications is 2/24/20.  No phone calls, please.


To view a printable file with further extensive details regarding the position, please follow the link provided below.

Books for Keeps Spring Program Coordinator Position