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||Charlotte, NC United States
|| Education and Library, Other, Nonprofit and Volunteer Services
Empower students to succeed as an AmeriCorps member in Charlotte|
AmeriCorps/VISTA engages more than 80,000 Americans in intensive service each year at nonprofits, schools, public agencies, and community and faith-based groups across the country. Since the program’s founding in 1994, more than 1 million AmeriCorps members have contributed more than 1.4 billion hours in service across America while tackling pressing problems and mobilizing more than 2.3 million volunteers for the organizations they serve.
At Reading Partners we have 400 AmeriCorps/VISTA members serving in various positions across the organization and across the country. This AmeriCorps service opportunity is school-based, supporting and implementing the Reading Partners mission while at the same time exemplifying the AmeriCorps motto of “getting things done.” Reading Partners strives to recruit AmeriCorps members who are dedicated to a year of service in the community, and we welcome your interest and application. Read on for more details!
Interested in serving at a school site? Check out our two program opportunities below!
The **AmeriCorps Literacy Lead is a direct tutoring support within our reading centers, focusing on target students in need of more individualized instruction. Our top Literacy Leads are ambassadors for service, demonstrate a passion for tutoring, and strongly believe in our vision and values.
What you’ll do and how you’ll 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 students’ learning needs.
The Literacy Lead is an exciting role that hones in on tutoring and educational best practices. Literacy Leads partner with the region’s 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 Lead’s 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.
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 & how you’ll do it:
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.
Qualifications & Requirements
You’ll be successful in this role if you:
Are dedicated to national and community service
Understand this position is an AmeriCorps service commitment and are dedicated to successfully completing a term of service.
Demonstrate a passion for working with children
Possess a natural ability to connect with people
Are eager 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
|Contact Name:||Cody Howard|
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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