Reading Partners is a nonprofit literacy organization that recruits and trains community volunteers to provide one-on-one reading tutoring to students in under-resourced schools across the country. Our highly-effective program has helped thousands of children master the fundamental reading skills they need to succeed in school and beyond. For more information, please visit www.readingpartners.org
AmeriCorps is a one year service commitment that meets a community's critical needs in education, public safety, health, and the environment. Reading Partners partners with AmeriCorps to provide full-time service opportunities in our programs across the United States, supporting communities' critical needs in education. Reading Partners AmeriCorps members dedicate 1700 hours of volunteer service per year in exchange for leadership and career development, and a living stipend provided by our AmeriCorps grant. AmeriCorps is an exciting opportunity for service-minded individuals who are passionate about education and the nonprofit sector.
This AmeriCorps position requires a minimum six-month commitment to service. The service term will begin in December 2013/January 2014 and run through June 2014.
The Site Coordinators role plays a very important role in the main operations of Reading Partners. Site Coordinators will be placed in partner schools, where they will oversee the operations of the Reading Partners Reading Center, a special learning environment created in a room provided by the school. The Site Coordinator will be responsible for managing 35-80 community volunteers from all walks of life who will serve as tutors at the school. Each Site Coordinator will report to and work with a Program Manager, a staff member with a strong educational background who will provide direct instruction and coaching. Site Coordinators will also receive ongoing instruction and coaching from Reading Partners staff.
The program operates from 9am-5pm, Monday through Thursday. Members will spend Fridays focusing on professional development and preparation, as well as participating in team volunteer activities. This is an exciting opportunity for a service minded and mission-driven individual who is passionate about education and the nonprofit sector.
Reading Partners is currently recruiting Site Coordinators in the Pasadena area.
Site Coordinators are responsible for transportation to and from their school site, as well as occasional transportation to the offices, school sites, or National Day of Service events.
TYPICAL PHYSICAL & MENTAL DEMANDS
Requires prolonged sitting with some bending, stooping and stretching; eye-hand coordination and manual dexterity sufficient to operate a keyboard, telephone, photocopier, calculator and other office equipment. Requires normal range of hearing and eyesight to communicate with volunteers as well as maintain Reading Center records. Also requires flexibility to readily adapt to a changing environment.
This position is part of the AmeriCorps service program and is a Half Time (900 hours) service commitment. As a member of AmeriCorps, you will be serving your community through the Reading Partners program and receive a living stipend, as well as full health, dental, and vision benefits. You will receive a living stipend of approximately $8,000 from January 2014 - June 2014.
Additionally, at the successful completion of your service term, you are eligible for an education award of approximately $2,775, to be used for college, trade school or other educational expenses, including qualified federal loans. During your service in AmeriCorps, you may also be eligible for forbearance on outstanding federal student loans. AmeriCorps also assists with childcare expenses, if eligible. For more information, please visit www.nationalservice.gov/programs/americorps.
If you feel you are a strong fit for this position, please submit:
In order to meet AmeriCorps eligibility requirements, please certify the following statements at the end of your cover letter. Please copy and paste the full questions and provide your responses. Applications must have these certifications to be processed.
Reading Partners is an Equal Opportunity Employer, with a strong commitment to diversity in the workplace.