School-Based AmeriCorps Member

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

Join us for a 900-hour service term January-June 2022!

-Lead or co-lead student support to implement the distance tutoring program at an assigned school.

Delivering a distance tutoring program takes agility, flexibility, patience, and comfort in a fast paced environment. Program Coordinators will manage tutoring schedules and support student success by developing a strong understanding of our curriculum. This knowledge is key to ensuring students and tutors have successful distance tutoring sessions in order to meet student growth outcome goals. Program Coordinators focus on providing additional targeted tutoring support to students and coaching to volunteer tutors to improve program quality.
Program Coordinators will also provide direct technical support, as needed, to students and families while implementing the distance tutoring program.

-Forge and maintain positive relationships with student families, tutors, and with AmeriCorps peers to create welcoming environments for students, caregivers, faculty & staff, and volunteer tutors.

Strong relationships are a cornerstone of the Program Coordinator’s success. Because Program Coordinators interact with a significant number of students, school staff, families, volunteer tutors, and Reading Partners staff across the region, the ability to foster trust and positive relationships is a must. The ability to motivate kids in their learning and to manage their behavior is also a significant responsibility.

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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