Reading Corps Coaching Specialist

Colorado Youth for a Change [cid:3966]

About the organization

Organization and Program Overview: 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 and 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. Our team is growing!


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.
The Coaching Specialist serves as the primary organizational point of contact for their caseload of tutors, the school, and the Internal Coach. The Coaching Specialist provides day-to-day oversight of the Colorado Reading Corps AmeriCorps tutors. They are responsible for onboarding and supervising AmeriCorps tutors, monitoring tutor requirements and performance, facilitating monthly team trainings, assisting with tutor exit and enrollment, and complying with internal processes, policies, timelines and program reporting. This includes hours management for tutors, evaluations, cluster groups, and planning professional development throughout the year. They coordinate and facilitate monthly tutor meetings.


• Bachelors or at least five years of work experience
• OR some college and two years of work experience
• Early Childhood Education preferred for our PreK coaching positions
• 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
• 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


$ 43,000.00

Application instructions

Contact email: [email protected]

We offer medical, dental, vision, matched retirement plan, FSA, EAP, company paid short and long term disability and a life insurance policy. Company pays the premium for employee’s medical and dental insurance Vacation, sick time and floating hours available. We also give paid spring break and winter break. Visit us at:
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To request accommodations for the purpose of applying for one of our positions,
contact Human Resources at 720-339-3607

Please send current resume, cover letter and three references to:
[email protected]

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