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Job Title: Engage the DC community as an AmeriCorps member in 2018-2019
Location: Washington DC, DC United States
Position Type: Full Time
Post Date: 08/06/2018
Expire Date: 12/19/2020
Job Categories: Education and Library, Other, Nonprofit and Volunteer Services
Job Description
Engage the DC community as an AmeriCorps member in 2018-2019
The Role

Interested in empowering community volunteers to provide 1:1 tutoring to our amazing students? Check out our Volunteer Coordinator role!

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! Reading Partners AmeriCorps offers an amazing chance to give back and as a member youíll receive benefits, a great place to serve, and the opportunity to springboard a glowing and growing career. Our top Volunteer Coordinators are ambassadors for service, demonstrate a hunger for community outreach, and strongly believe in our vision and values.

What youíll do and how youíll do it:

Volunteer Recruitment and Engagement

Lead Reading Partnersí efforts to recruit volunteer tutors in the respective region.

As a face of Reading Partners in the community, Volunteer Coordinators demonstrate an ability to communicate our mission, vision, and volunteer opportunities throughout the region. Volunteer Coordinators can successfully tailor their recruiting pitches to different audiences and demonstrate a high level of comfort with public speaking. Identifying and implementing effective recruitment strategies is a significant component of the Volunteer Coordinator role, as are the creation and execution of retention strategies, planning for and hosting volunteer recognition events, and developing ways to appreciate partnerships.

Partnership Cultivation and Management

Cultivate and manage a portfolio of community partners that serve as pipelines for Reading Partnersí tutor recruitment efforts.

We believe volunteers get results; our program canít run without our volunteer reading partners! A self-starting individual will thrive best in this role, as Volunteer Coordinators must balance a variety of responsibilities, including partnership research and cultivation to broaden the volunteer base, maximizing existing partnerships, and providing marketing support to the region. Stellar organizational skills are a must for accurate tutor and partnership record tracking, data management through Salesforce, and supporting the high volume of volunteer tutor calls.

Qualifications & Requirements
Youíll 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
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Contact Information
Contact Name:Cody Howard
Contact Email:americorps@readingpartners.org
Website:https://chm.tbe.taleo.net/chm02/ats/careers/v2/viewRequisition?org=READINGPARTNERS&cws=40&rid=306
Company Description:
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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