At Make Way for Books, we know that sharing stories changes lives – especially young ones. We have built an extraordinary team of committed, passionate individuals working to make a real impact in the lives of children, families, and educators in our community. There are thousands of reasons to work at Make Way for Books – the thousands of children, families, and educators we serve every year – but here are a few more reasons why we love to “make way” every day:

    • 4 weeks of paid time off during your first year of employment (including a paid week of winter break), with additional PTO every year you work here
    • Health, dental, vision, and life insurance
    • Retirement match (for full-time employees)
    • Annual professional development provided
    • More children’s books than you could ever read!

Make Way for Books is an equal opportunity employer. If you are interested in working with us, please see the list below for our current career opportunities.

Executive Assistant, Tucson

Open date: 4/11/2024     Closing date: 5/12/2024

The Executive Assistant performs a wide variety of moderate to complex administrative, support, and operational tasks in support of the CEO and the Board of Directors.

Full-time; $46,030-$57,533 annually

Location: Tucson Main Office

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Associate degree in a related field.
  • 3 years’ experience in a similar executive support role.
  • Expert knowledge of office administration, administrative procedures, and recordkeeping systems.
  • Strong attention to detail and the ability to manage multiple projects concurrently.
  • Computer proficient with Microsoft Office Suite and other general business technology.
  • Excellent time management skills and the ability to meet deadlines.
  • Exceptional written and verbal communication skills and the ability to effectively communicate with internal and external stakeholders.
  • Ability to work independently under general direction.
  • Exceptional interpersonal skills and the ability to build relationships with flexibility and finesse.
  • Ability to problem-solve and make decisions within scope of responsibility.

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Family Literacy Specialist, Phoenix East Valley

Open date: 4/11/2024     Closing date: 5/31/2024

Family Literacy Specialists provide fun and meaningful early literacy education to families with children ages birth to five.  Literacy programs are offered as a weekly series where parents and children learn together.  Parents are empowered to foster their child’s emergent literacy and language skills through play-based interactions.  Responsibilities include recruiting families, implementing curriculum with fidelity, data collection and analysis, and resource distribution.

Full-time; $45,000-$48,000 annually

Location: Central Phoenix / East Valley (Chandler)

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree in early childhood education or other closely related field
  • Fluency in Spanish language
  • Knowledge of early childhood development, especially related to early language, communication, and literacy
  • Experience facilitating workshops for families
  • Familiarity with both early childhood and adult learning principles
  • Honors diversity and interacts with others in a culturally and linguistically competent manner
  • Possesses positive interpersonal skills
  • Excellent communication, writing, and public speaking skills
  • Proficient computer skills including word processing, data entry, internet research, and other platforms
  • Reliable transportation and the ability to work during evenings and weekends
  • Impeccable planning and organization skills
  • Ability to work independently and as part of a team

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