Texas Family Literacy AmeriCorps - AmeriCorps Member

Literacy Coalition of Central Texas

About the organization

The Literacy Coalition of Central Texas exists to improve the quality and availability of literacy instruction services. We support and coordinate literacy programs outside the public K-12 educational system, including adult literacy, GED classes, ESL instruction for adults, family and early childhood programs, and workforce programs to help our clients improve their employment status. The Coalition creates a more literate Central Texas by providing crucial resources, support, and visibility for this hidden, under-funded network of vital literacy programs.

The Texas Family Literacy AmeriCorps program is a key piece of delivering on our mission. The Coalition and its partners directly benefit from the service of AmeriCorps members. Service with TFLA will allow members to grow as nonprofit professionals, while also having a notable impact on our local community. As with serving in the Peace Corps, AmeriCorps lets you serve your local community, making it stronger and healthier.

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. Members deliver family literacy programs for parents and children (under 5) and also provide early childhood literacy for children (ages 2-5). 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.
3. Provide early childhood interventions for low-income families.
4. Coach parenting program (called PALS) to promote cognitive and language development. 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]

Our application process is two steps. Click on link provided in this posting to complete our internal application. Once you complete this you’ll be contacted by our program staff.

In order to be accepted into the program, you will also need to create a profile and submit an application at MyAmeriCorps.gov in addition to our internal application. If you already have a MyAmeriCorps account, you can submit an application here: https://my.americorps.gov/mp/listing/viewListing.do?fromSearch=true&id=100893%20

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Equal Opportunity Employment

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