AmeriCorps Member - School-based Roles

Reading Partners

About the organization

Reading Partners is a national literacy nonprofit that engages community volunteers and AmeriCorps service members to support elementary-aged students on their path toward reading proficiency. Our dedicated volunteers come from diverse backgrounds and life experiences and provide bi-weekly one-on-one tutoring to students, either in person or through our new online tutoring system. Our traditional, in-person program is proven to help children master the reading fundamentals necessary to become confident learners across all subjects. In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, Reading Partners urgently evolved program delivery to ensure students continue to receive critical literacy tutoring in any learning environment. Our people are the heart and soul of our organization; we are all passionately engaged in a common mission to help all children become confident, lifelong learners. Reading Partners is also committed to building a culturally competent and representative team.

Duties

The AmeriCorps Program Coordinator is the face of Reading Partners in elementary schools, responsible for implementing our traditional and distance learning programs, or a hybrid of the two, in partnership with other AmeriCorps members and/or Reading Partners staff. They accomplish this by leading the full-time program coordination, operations, and relationship development at their school. The Program Coordinator also serves as the site’s full-time lead for family, student, and volunteer engagement support, ensuring their success in the Reading Partners Traditional or Reading Partners Connects (RPCx) program. They accomplish this by coordinating and coaching tutors, communicating with, coordinating, and supporting families, observing tutoring sessions for student needs, and maintaining data systems.

Qualifications

Are dedicated to national and community service
Root your service in our vision & values
Can problem-solve through challenges and failures
Are flexible given the ever-changing environment of serving in public schools, and are adaptable in both work style and work environment
Understand this position is an AmeriCorps service commitment
Are dedicated to successfully completing a full 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
Demonstrate an eagerness to train and manage volunteers
Take initiative in meeting goals and seeking professional growth
Can quickly learn new technology systems like Salesforce and have a high level of comfort with Google Apps and Zoom Conferencing
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

Salary

Living Stipend

Application instructions

Contact email: [email protected]

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