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The Literacy Council is an inspiring place to join, with staff positively impacting the lives of so many adults in Northern Virginia. LCNV offers paid employment opportunities and unpaid internships.

Become an AmeriCorp Instructor

 Raymond Chow, Setara Habib, Catherine Ludwig, and Jessica RainesThe Literacy Council of Northern Virginia, in partnership with Loudoun Literacy Council ( in Leesburg and BEACON for Adult Literacy ( in Bristow, is recruiting AmeriCorps members for a service term of one year, beginning in early September. Our AmeriCorps members serve as lead classroom instructors for adult beginning learners of English. They teach the basic skills of reading, writing, speaking, and understanding English in order to empower them to participate more fully and confidently in their communities. Members are fully trained to fulfill the following duties:

  • teach a maximum of three classes at LCNV sites;
  • supervise volunteers and collaborate with partners at LCNV sites;
  • participate substantively in LCNV’s organizational management.
During their service period, AmeriCorps members receive a living allowance of $15,400, payable in bi-weekly allotments. Upon completing 1,700 hours of service, members receive a $5,350 education award from the Corporation for National and Community Service. Health coverage is provided. A car is required; mileage beyond normal commuting distance is reimbursed.
For information on AmeriCorps and how to apply, visit and submit your application to the Literacy Council of Northern Virginia program.
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AmeriCorps and the Literacy Council are Equal Opportunity Employers. AmeriCorps members have the right to reasonable accommodation and accessibility for any disability. AmeriCorps member positions are contingent on receipt of program funding from the Virginia Office on Volunteerism and Community Service, and the Corporation for National and Community Service.

Executive Assistant

The Literacy Council of Northern Virginia is seeking an Executive Assistant to support the leadership team in an administrative capacity and to facilitate communication with external stakeholders, e.g., clients, volunteers, donors, partners, and Board members.

This full-time position with benefits will be primarily responsible for front office management of phones, visitors, mail distribution, and book sales.

Administrative duties include, ordering office supplies and program supplies, maintaining data base address additions, changes and corrections, and overseeing the day-to-day order of common office spaces, and office equipment. Support to the Program Directors will require providing Spanish translation for incoming calls and visitors, and assisting with learner intakes as needed.  Finally, the position will support the finance office with administrative duties that include recording incoming checks, reviewing weekly accounts payable and maintaining vendor files.

Position requires a high school graduate, with at least one year prior office experience and bi-lingual Spanish/English. Skills in Microsoft Word, Excel, and Outlook are essential, some experience with cash transactions preferred. We are looking for positive, welcoming, hard-worker to join a congenial, mission-driven non-profit service environment.

Interested applicants should send resume and cover letter to Search Committee, Literacy Council of Northern Virginia, 2855 Annandale Road, Falls Church, VA 22042 or via email to EOE/AA