Reading Partners is changing the education landscape. We are a leader in working to solve the literacy crisis in our country by leveraging community volunteers in under-resourced schools. Our diverse and expansive volunteer base provides one-on-one tutoring to students twice weekly, and our program is proven to help children master the reading fundamentals they need to unlock their potential as successful, happy and confident readers in school and in life. Our people are our heartbeat and our greatest resource; we are all passionately rallied around our mission to help children become lifelong learners by empowering communities to provide individualized instruction that works.
Learn more about us at http://www.readingpartners.org.
The AmeriCorps Site Coordinator is the face of Reading Partners within our reading centers, leading the full-time program coordination, operations, and relationship development at their school. This is an exciting opportunity to work with kids, coach volunteers, build partnerships with faculty and staff, and get a hands-on approach to a literacy program that works! Reading Partners AmeriCorps offers an amazing chance to give back, and as a member you’ll receive benefits, a great place to serve, and the opportunity to springboard a glowing and growing career. Our top Site Coordinators are ambassadors for service, demonstrate a passion for improving education, and strongly believe in our vision and values.
What you’ll do and how you’ll do it:
Program Implementation: Coordinate the day-to-day operations of Reading Partners’ program at a partner school to ensure Reading Partners’ program and curricula meet students’ learning needs. • Leading program implementation is a huge responsibility! As the head of a reading center, Site 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 schedules, managing accurate data records, and tracking student progress through regular assessments. Site Coordinators also work directly with students to provide ongoing tutoring throughout the year. Relationship Management & Communication: Forge and maintain positive relationships within the school community to create a welcoming environment for students, volunteer tutors, faculty, and staff. • Fostering relationships within the school community is a key component of a Site Coordinator’s success. Site Coordinators demonstrate an aptitude for communication, adapting their communication styles to best suit the needs of students, volunteer tutors, Reading Partners colleagues, and school-based faculty/staff. The ability to motivate kids in their learning and manage their behavior is a significant responsibility, as is the ability to train, guide, and give feedback to volunteer tutors.
Reading Partners is an education non-profit dedicated to addressing the literacy crisis. We empower community volunteers to provide 1:1 tutoring to struggling elementary school readers using a simple, structure curriculum that yields measurable results. AmeriCorps members are the heart and soul of our program, and we look forward to hearing from you!
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