Job Title: Reading Partners Literacy Lead - Los Angeles, CA
Los Angeles, CA United States
Education and Library, Other, Nonprofit and Volunteer Services
Reading Partners Literacy Lead - Los Angeles, CA
The AmeriCorps Literacy Lead directly tutors and gives student support within our reading centers, focusing on target students in need of more individualized instruction. This is a great opportunity to provide intensive tutoring to kids, and support the research creation of literacy trainings.
How will you do it?
Direct Tutoring & Student Support - Tutor an average of 15 target students twice a week, identifying alternative methods for providing more intensive and individualized literacy strategies to meet studentsí learning needs.
The Literacy Lead is an exciting role that hones in on tutoring and educational best practices. Literacy Leads partner with the regionís programming staff to support site set-up at multiple reading centers through the first month of launch. Once assigned to a reading center, our Literacy Leads collaborate with AmeriCorps Site Coordinators to identify, assess, and tutor students in need of additional instruction. A strong ability to understand our program is crucial, as is a love for working with students. Literacy Leads may also research and create tutor trainings to share best practices.
Relationship Management & Communication - Forge and maintain positive relationships within the school community to create a welcoming environment for students.
Creating strong relationships with target students is a significant aspect of the Literacy Leadís role. Because Literacy Leads regularly tutor a portfolio of approximately 15 students, an inherent ability to connect with and motivate children towards success is key.
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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