22 days old

BookNook Program Facilitator

Brilliant Detroit
Detroit, MI 48210



BookNook Program Facilitator


Employee Status: Part-Time (20 hours/wk)

Location: Detroit, Michigan; remote work until COVID precautions permit return to office

Salary: $16.64/hr

Reports to: Program Director


Brilliant Detroit Overview 

In 2015 Brilliant Detroit was created to provide a radically new approach to kindergarten readiness in neighborhoods. The idea was to create a unique delivery model in our approach to early childhood development by using underutilized housing stock to create early child and family centers in neighborhoods. Brilliant Detroit homes provide holistic services for kids 0-8 predicated on evidence-based programs around health, family support, and education. Brilliant Detroit was born to create kid success neighborhoods. Today, in each location, neighbors come together for fellowship, activities and learning to assure school readiness, and provide needed support for families.


This work will be done in accordance with the core principles of our Detroit-based non-profit team.



With, For, and By: This work is guided by the leadership and ongoing input of our participants.

Coordinated and Continuous: Evidence-based programs are coordinated to meet the goals and  needs of participants continuously throughout early childhood.

Whole Family and Holistic: Evidence-based programs operate holistically, meeting an array of needs to improve literacy, health, and family stability. These programs focus not just on children but on caregivers as well.

Love, Safety, and Growth: It takes creating an atmosphere of love and safety, where people feel truly seen and cared for, before we can grow.

Asset-Based: Everybody has a gift or talent that they can share and a purpose they can play in building kid success neighborhoods.

Neighbor-to-Neighbor Across Zip Codes: Brilliant Detroit offers opportunities for people to connect and build community as neighbors regardless of the zip code in which they live.


Job Summary

Brilliant Detroit is seeking a BookNook Program Facilitator. Brilliant Detroit and our partner BookNook are offering virtual literacy tutoring to serve students 1st-3rd grade. The remote tutoring program uses Zoom video conferencing and the BookNook digital literacy platform to provide time for students to connect with mentors and improve their literacy skills each week. Volunteer Mentors lead students through pre-planned, 40 minute lessons that BookNook recommends based on students skill level and areas of need.

Prior to COVID, the BookNook tutoring program was an in-person program that would be offered at any one of the various Brilliant Detroit locations, where students could come and work with tutors. However, now BookNook is offered virtually over a designated Zoom call where both students and tutors are placed into a breakout room and log onto the BookNook platform to work collaboratively on literacy through 40-minute-long sessions. As the organization returns in-person, there may be an opportunity for some or all of these tutoring sessions to be offered in-person.


The BookNook Program Coordinator will work with Brilliant Detroit Community Engagement staff and the Program Lead and will report to the Interim Program Director. This position will work in concert with multiple parties on projects and efforts related to the organization's online literacy program. This person must work well with multiple stakeholders and be able to work in a fast-paced environment. An ideal candidate should be professional, polite, and attentive while also being accurate.


Responsibilities and Duties 

  • Implement the BookNook program in adherence to established guidelines, creating additional process documentation where needed and revising processes as required to strengthen impact

  • Coordinate with program partners and program evaluators

  • Support community engagement staff in outreach/recruitment and session reminders

  • Assist the Volunteer Team as needed in recruiting volunteer tutors for the program

  • Organize and facilitate BookNook tutor trainings and assist with DEI trainings as needed; host practice sessions for tutors

  • Pair families with tutors and send family match emails 

  • Host orientation sessions for families

  • Schedule BookNook sessions

  • Communicate with BookNook families and tutors on an ongoing basis, ensuring any anticipated student absences are communicated to volunteers and ensuring coverage when tutors are absent

  • Record volunteer attendance data with fidelity and prepare student attendance data for input into Apricot

  • Create documents and templates necessary for BookNook implementation

  • Other duties as assigned



  • Must be familiar with Google Drive and Google Suite

  • Must be detail-oriented and organized

  • Must submit to a background check

  • Must possess excellent communication skills in order to interact with stakeholders and staff.


Working Conditions

  • The ability to work cooperatively with different personalities and individuals of diverse racial/economic/cultural backgrounds

  • This position may require evening and/or weekend work

  • Local travel may be required, reliable transportation needed

  • This is currently a virtual position with the understanding that it could transition into in-person work in the future, depending on public health/COVID circumstances.



  • Must be familiar with Google Drive and Google Suite

  • Must be detail-oriented and organized

  • Must submit to a background check

  • Must possess excellent communication skills in order to interact with stakeholders and staff.


Brilliant Detroit provides equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability or genetics. In addition to federal law requirements, Brilliant Detroit complies with applicable state and local laws governing nondiscrimination in employment in every location in which the company has facilities. This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment, including recruiting, hiring, placement, promotion, termination, layoff, recall, transfer, leaves of absence, compensation and training.


Posted: 2022-07-22 Expires: 2022-08-21

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