Job Title: Reading Partners AmeriCorps Member 2018-19 - Twin Cities
Twin Cities, MN United States
Education and Library, Other, Nonprofit and Volunteer Services
Reading Partners AmeriCorps Member 2018-19 - Twin Cities
The AmeriCorps *Volunteer Coordinator serves as the face of Reading Partners within the community, leading the charge in recruiting and onboarding volunteer tutors, while also executing community engagement initiatives. No two days are alike for Volunteer Coordinators - this is an exciting opportunity to develop recruiting skills, build and maintain relationships with local organizations, and make a real impact in the community!
What You'll Do & How You'll Do It
Volunteer Recruitment & Engagement - Lead Reading Partnersí efforts to recruit volunteer tutors in the respective region by utilizing effective recruitment strategies, planning for and hosting volunteer recognition events, and executing on volunteer retention strategies.
Partnership Cultivation & Management - Cultivate and manage a portfolio of community partners that serve as pipelines for Reading Partnersí tutor recruitment efforts. Responsibilities include partnership research and cultivation, maximizing existing partnerships, providing marketing support to the region, and accurately tracking tutor and partnerships records.
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, and build partnerships with faculty and staff.
How will you do it?
Program Implementation - Coordinate the day-to-day operations of Reading Partnersí program at a partner school to ensure Reading Partnersí program and curricula meet studentsí learning needs.
Relationship Management & Communication - Forge and maintain positive relationships within the school community to create a welcoming environment for students, volunteer tutors, faculty, and staff.
The AmeriCorps *Regional Site Coordinator is the right hand of our programming team within a given region, serving as a mobile coordinator to support multiple reading centers, identifying trends and sharing best practices across schools, tutoring, and acting as a peer support to AmeriCorps Site Coordinators. This is an exciting opportunity to serve in a leadership capacity.
How will you do it?
Program Support - Collaborate with AmeriCorps Site Coordinators to implement the Reading Partners program at a portfolio of partner school sites, ensuring that all students receive support to meet their learning needs.
Relationship Management & Communication - Forge and maintain positive relationships within multiple school communities and with AmeriCorps peers to create welcoming environments for students, volunteer tutors, faculty, and staff.
Qualifications & Requirements Youíll be successful in this role if you:
-Are dedicated to national and community service
-Possess a natural ability to connect with people
-Have an eagerness for a dynamic work schedule
-Boast a deep belief in and passionately promote our mission
-Demonstrate a love for relationship building and public speaking
-Have flexibility and adaptability in both work style and work environment
-Take initiative in meeting goals and seeking professional growth
-Can problem-solve through challenges and failures
-Pay strong attention to detail and manage competing priorities effectively
-Can quickly learn new technology systems and have a high level of comfort with MS Office, Google Apps
-Root your work in our core values
-Possess a high school diploma or GED
-Hold US Citizenship or Permanent Resident Status
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
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. Join our stellar team leading the charge to deepen our impact and expand our service. Learn more about us at www.readingpartners.org.
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