Texas Family Literacy AmeriCorps - AmeriCorps Member

The Alliance

About the organization

The Alliance is a leading nonprofit organization for welcoming and empowering those who face financial, educational, health, language or cultural barriers to realizing their dreams. Beyond core refugee settlement, social-educational, and wellness services, The Alliance houses several innovative social enterprises: Alliance Language Network, the Driver’s Education and Mobility Center, and, The Community Cloth, a microenterprise initiative for artisan refugee women. All increase support for client self-sufficiency and employment opportunities so clients can thrive in our community.

Texas Family Literacy AmeriCorps Program is a service program that provides literacy services to adults, children, youth and families in communities in two regions of Texas. The program is directed by the Literacy Coalition of Central Texas and operates out of two locations: Austin and Houston. Service with TFLA will allow members to grow as nonprofit professionals, while serving our local community.

Duties

This is a full time position where Texas Family Literacy AmeriCorps members become community educators and quality instructors. For adults, members teach/tutor in English as a Second Language (ESL), Adult Basic Education (ABE) (basic reading and writing), GED and workforce literacy. All programs are research-validated and operate through our network of 40+ community-based nonprofit partners.

Members will do one of the following:
1. Teach classes or tutor adults in English as a Second Language, Adult Basic Education, or GED classes.
2. Provide Workforce Literacy for adults seeking to improve their employment and careers.

Members also participate in team meetings, professional development, community service, and team building activities.

Qualifications

Our positions are dynamic, well-rounded, and fun!

We strive to build a diverse team of individuals who want to commit to national service. Experience in education and/or working with diverse populations is preferred. A willingness to share your knowledge, to learn from others, and to grow as an individual is necessary. Applicants should be comfortable with both independent and team-based work that includes team meetings, group planning, reflection, and community service projects.

A minimum of a high school diploma is required, and a college degree is preferred. Proficiency in Spanish is helpful.

Application instructions

Contact email: [email protected]

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