Reading Partners Program Coordinator

Reading Partners

About the organization

Reading Partners is a national nonprofit that mobilizes communities to provide students with the proven, individualized reading support they need to read at grade level by fourth grade.

We know that reading is the foundation for all future learning. The ability to read transforms lives and empowers children and communities to reach their full potential. Research shows that students who read at grade level by fourth grade have a greater opportunity to succeed in school and beyond.

That’s why we partner with under-resourced schools and engage volunteer reading partners to work one-on-one with students who struggle with reading. Our volunteers provide hour-long tutoring sessions to students— following a structured, evidence-based curriculum developed with an expert team of curriculum advisors.

Our program model works and is backed by evidence-based research which proves that our students make significant gains in reading.

Duties

Program Implementation & Support - Traditional, In-person Program

Coordinate the day-to-day operations of Reading Partners’ program at a partner school to ensure the Reading Partners’ program and curriculum meet students’ learning needs.

Leading program implementation is a huge responsibility! As the head of a reading center, Program Coordinators demonstrate a strong understanding of our program and can effectively coach volunteer tutors through the curriculum. Superb organizational skills are paramount in meeting student enrollment goals (an average of 40-80 students), coordinating constantly changing schedules, managing accurate student and tutor data records, and tracking student progress through regular assessments. Program Coordinators also serve directly with students to provide ongoing tutoring throughout the year.

Qualifications

You’ll be successful in this role if you:

-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

Bonus Points if you:

-Are an AmeriCorps, Peace Corps, and other national service alum/alumna
-Have experience volunteering with other community-based or education programs

Application instructions

Contact email: [email protected]

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