Job Description of a Literacy Coordinator

By Neil Kokemuller; Updated July 05, 2017
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A literacy coordinator in a school or school district manages English instruction. Specifically, you train and develop English teachers on effective writing and reading instruction techniques. The coordinator develops, implements and evaluates literacy programs in schools, communicating with school administrators to discuss goals and results. You also meet with classroom teachers and reading program leaders to discuss goals and to monitor student progress.

Background Requirements

You need at least a bachelor's degree in education or English to qualify for a job as a literacy coordinator, although a master's degree is often preferred. You must also meet your state's teacher certification standards. This position requires some experience as a teacher, because a major part of the job is training teachers and offering guidance on instructional plans for writing and reading. You need excellent communication skills and computer skills to gather, organize and evaluate literacy data. The ideal candidate works well independently and within teams.

About the Author

Neil Kokemuller has been an active business, finance and education writer and content media website developer since 2007. He has been a college marketing professor since 2004. Kokemuller has additional professional experience in marketing, retail and small business. He holds a Master of Business Administration from Iowa State University.