AmeriCorps Member - School-based Roles
About the organization
Reading Partners is changing the education landscape. We are a leader in working to solve the literacy crisis in our country by leveraging community volunteers and AmeriCorps service members in under-resourced elementary schools. Our dedicated and expansive volunteer base provides one-on-one tutoring to students twice weekly, whether in person or through a remote tutoring system. Our traditional, in-person program is proven to help children master the reading fundamentals they need to unlock their potential as successful and confident readers in school and in life. Reading Partners is evolving our program to ensure students continue to receive the critical support they need despite entering into a different educational landscape as a result of the global health crisis. Our people are the heart and soul of our organization, and our greatest resource; we are all passionately rallied around our mission to help children.
Direct Tutoring & Student Support
Tutor an average of 10-15 target students twice per week, identifying alternative methods to provide more intensive and individualized literacy strategies to meet our students’ learning needs.
The Literacy Lead is an exciting role that hones in on tutoring and educational best practices. Literacy Leads partner with the region’s school-based team to support site setup at multiple reading centers through the first month of launch. Once assigned to a reading center, our Literacy Leads collaborate with AmeriCorps Site Coordinators and AmeriCorps Distance Tutoring Coordinators to identify, assess, and tutor students in need of additional instruction. A strong ability to understand our program is crucial, as is a love for serving directly with students.
Relationship Management & Communication
Forge and maintain positive relationships within the elementary school community to create a positive tutoring environment for students and caregivers.
Creating strong relationships with target students is a significant aspect of the Literacy Lead’s role. Because Literacy Leads regularly tutor a portfolio of approximately 10-15 students, an inherent passion and ability to connect with and motivate children towards success is crucial.
Are dedicated to national and community service
Understand this position is an AmeriCorps service commitment and are dedicated to successfully completing a full term term of service.
Demonstrate a passion for working with children
Possess a natural ability to connect with people
Are eager for a dynamic schedule
Pay strong attention to detail and manage competing priorities effectively
Boast a deep belief in and passionately promote our mission
Demonstrate a love for relationship building and public speaking
Have flexibility and adaptability in both work style and work environment
Take initiative in meeting goals and seeking professional growth
Can problem-solve through challenges and failures
Can quickly learn new technology systems like Salesforce, and have a high level of comfort with Google Apps and Zoom Conferencing
Root your work in our core values
Possess a high school diploma or GED
Hold US Citizenship or Permanent Resident Status
Have not completed more than three (3) prior AmeriCorps or VISTA service terms
Contact email: [email protected]
Equal Opportunity Employment
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