Reading Corps Coaching Specialist - Western Slope

Colorado Youth for a Change

About the organization

Colorado Youth for a Change (CYC) is an educational nonprofit organization that has made significant strides in reducing the dropout rate in Colorado since its inception in 2005, using collaboration with school districts & community agencies to achieve its mission. From serving 55 students in 2005 to 2,700 in 2020, CYC is at the forefront of statewide efforts to improve educational outcomes for all students, ensuring that they graduate from high school. CYC began by providing reengagement services to out-of-school youth and has evolved to also provide in-school dropout prevention services (Corps for a Change and Reading Corps) to PreK through high school aged students. Colorado Reading Corps began in 2012 and CYC began managing the program in 2017. Colorado Reading Corps is an AmeriCorps program that has capacity for 220 tutors serving across the state focusing on improving early literacy for PreK to 3rd grade students. This position will be supporting the Mesa County School District


Reading Corps envisions that all children will become successful readers by the end of 3rd grade. Reading Corps does this by training and coaching AmeriCorps tutors who provide evidence-based reading interventions for at-risk preschool and K-3 students, using formative assessment to guide decision-making, and incorporating school-based and external coaching for support. The Colorado Reading Corps Coaching Specialist is the coach that provides supervision and coaching support to each tutor and school participating in Reading Corps to support implementation and ensure fidelity to the Reading Corps model. Coaching Specialists support schools in utilizing a data-based decision making model to ensure Reading Corps students are making progress.

• Provide supervision and support to caseload of assigned tutors and schools
• Ensure that tutors implement the Reading Corps model with fidelity, this includes benchmark assessments, assessment reliability checks, selection of students, scheduling, observations, data management
• Ensure tutors are held accountable with data entry as it relates to literacy interventions


• Knowledge of and experience using curriculum-based measurement
• Knowledge of and experience using scripted reading interventions (Standard Treatment Protocol), including a clear understanding of the efficacy of scripted reading intervention with direct instruction, modeling, and student practice
• Strong consulting skills related to assessment and intervention, including the ability to model; observe and provide corrective feedback; ask questions to solve challenges; exercise sound judgment; communicate effectively with individuals, teams and administrators
• Knowledge of and experience in working within a Response to Intervention (RtI) or Multi-tiered System of Support or other data-based decision making model to support students
• Experience facilitating adult learners through training, coaching, supervision and observation
• Exceptional interpersonal skills for effectively communicating and problem-solving with school administrators, teaching staff, Reading Corps tutors, and Reading Corps program staff
• Strong capacity to be flexible and adaptable to varied circumstances, paired with a conscientious commitment to adhere to the Reading Corps model with fidelity
• Knowledge of and experience in working within school settings, including how schools provide resources and roles typically filled by school staff
• Preferred degree: School Psychology, Educational Psychology, Special Education, Speech & Language, Elementary Education, Educational Administration



Application instructions

Contact email: [email protected]

We offer a competitive salary. This is a non- exempt full time position. The salary is $43,000 per year. We offer medical, dental, vision, matched retirement plan, FSA, EAP, company paid short and long term disability and a life insurance policy. Vacation, sick time and floating hours available. We also give paid spring break and winter break. Visit us at:

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