The PEI Literacy Alliance is looking for new board members. An ideal candidate is not only passionate about Literacy, they are committed to providing leadership to the dedicated staff responsible for delivering the Literacy Alliance’s impactful programs.
Since it began in 1991, the Alliance has worked to create a culture of literacy and learning, where all Islanders have the opportunity to reach their potential and make a meaningful contribution to society.
The PEI Literacy Alliance’s mission is to advance literacy for the people of Prince Edward Island. There is a high need for quality, accessible and sustainable literacy programs in PEI. A 2013 survey (PIAAC) showed that 46% of working-aged Islanders struggle with foundational skills such as reading, document use and numeracy. More than 1100 elementary-aged children in PEI are struggling with reading, writing and/or math. The Alliance works to address these challenges by raising the public’s awareness of literacy and essential skills, and by offering free programs to those most in need.
The Alliance’s Ready Set Learn program has been in operation for 18 years and has grown into a highly successful program that is making a real difference in the lives of 800 children every summer. The Alliance’s adult literacy programs are also proving invaluable. They were implemented in response to a need for free programs for Islanders with the lowest literacy rates.
“With core funding now in place, thanks to the provincial government, we are now seeking to diversify our board of directors by adding new members,” says Alliance board chair Jeff Murphy. “Specifically, we are looking for individuals with a passion for literacy, a strong track record in raising funds for not-for-profit organizations, and prior board experience. One of the open positions is the Treasurer role”.
If you have a passion for literacy and are willing to commit time and energy to this important cause, please visit www.peiliteracy.ca to read the job description. Please send a cover letter and resume to: firstname.lastname@example.org. The deadline is July 6th, 2018.