Literacy Source is an equal opportunity employer that celebrates diversity and does not discriminate on the basis of sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, religion, race, color, physical or developmental ability, or ethnic origin in the hiring of its personnel. We strongly encourage applications from people of color, immigrants, refugees, women, people with disabilities, members of the LGBTQIA community, and other underrepresented and historically marginalized groups.

Talk Time Program Lead

LOCATION: This position will work at three Seattle Public Library locations each week- Central Library, Beacon Hill Library, and Lake City Library.


Literacy Source partners with the Seattle Public Library to offer Conversational English classes throughout the community. The Talk Time Program Lead will develop curriculum, help facilitate classes in public library settings, and will orient, train, and supervise community volunteers to serve as conversation partners for students.

The Talk Time Program Lead reports to the Instructional Director. Responsibilities Include:

  • Coordinate and serve as instructional lead on curriculum development and weekly multi-level conversation classes in Seattle Public Library locations (Central, Beacon Hill and Lake City branches)

  • Monitor student progress, providing learning recommendations, resources, and referrals to program participants

  • Coordinate and conduct orientation and training for volunteers and provide ongoing support and supervision

  • Serve as the main point of contact for individuals interested in joining Talk Time and work with the Literacy Source Volunteer Program Manager to match new volunteers to the program

  • Coordinate the on-boarding process for volunteers and work with Library staff to ensure compliance with necessary training and procedures

  • Maintain records and documentation in accordance with contract requirements, including tracking and reporting participant numbers and volunteer hours on a monthly basis and sending them to the Literacy Source Data Manager and library contact for each branch

  • Coordinate meetings with program volunteers to plan each new quarter’s lesson leads and topics, and give feedback about the previous quarter

  • Plan and coordinate volunteer recognition opportunities for Library volunteers


  • Bilingual/bicultural with fluency in an additional language such as Spanish, Amharic, Tigrigna, Somali, or Chinese

  • Committed to teaching for equity and inclusion

  • At least one year of experience coordinating and managing volunteers

  • Minimum one year of experience teaching ESOL in a community-based setting, including curriculum and lesson planning, or degree in TESOL or educational field

  • At least one year of experience managing community programs and partnerships

  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills and demonstrated competence in interpersonal relationships and group facilitation

  • Ability to work independently, plan a yearly workflow, organize, and prioritize competing demands

  • Experience with diverse adult multi-level, multi-lingual classroom settings, including learners who have little or no formal educational experience

  • Flexibility, enthusiasm, and experience in furthering the educational development of adult learners from diverse backgrounds

  • Able to work flexible hours, including evenings and weekends


This is a part-time, 15-20 hours per week position. Compensation is at $22.00. Schedule must include availability during planned classes, including:

Lake City Library – Tuesdays, 6- 7:30 pm

Central Library – Wednesdays, 3-4:30 pm

Beacon Hill Library – Saturdays, 10:30 am-12 pm


Submit a resume and cover letter by e-mail to Eileen Aparis at:

CLOSING DATE: Open until filled.