AmeriCorps Read Today Director

Posting ID : A1068483858
Date Posted : 2015-08-18
Category : Nonprofit

Position:AmeriCorps Read Today Director
Hiring Organization:Roosevelt Elementary School, South Salt Lake
Reports to:Principal Malynda Cloward

Read Today, part of the Read. Graduate. Succeed. initiative, places AmeriCorps members in elementary schools, grades 1-8, to focus on improving students' reading and literacy through two one-on-one tutoring options; Mentor Tutoring and STAR program, both conducted by volunteers during the school day. Mentor tutoring is a class-to-class delivery system that is conducted over a six week period. Data from the past six years shows an average growth of 27.1 words per minute (wpm). Adult volunteer tutoring is done using the STAR program. Tutoring occurs twice a week for 30 minutes over 30 weeks. 79% of the students who scored below proficiency on the previous year's state assessment are likely to score at proficiency after participation in this program.

Roosevelt Elementary is seeking a full-time AmeriCorps Read Today Director to coordinate this program and to serve the students identified to participate. Members will:

1.Recruit literacy tutors (60 volunteers for full-time)
2.Coordinate scheduling of students' tutoring times and support/supervise literacy volunteers
3.Conduct training sessions using tutoring programs for literacy volunteers
4.Collect and organize student data on reading
5.Attend fall and spring trainings as scheduled
6.Complete assignments and participate in monthly study group
7.Organize service projects for National AmeriCorps Week (May) and Martin Luther King Day

AmeriCorps members will also be required to:
1)Complete 1,700 hours during the school year
2)As part of hours, engage in community service -- 100 hours for fulltime members
3)Recruit volunteers to act as tutors or mentors in afterschool programs

Full-time members are paid $15,000 over 10 months and will receive an education award of $5,550 at the conclusion of their service. Full-time members may qualify for health insurance assistance and help with child care expenses.

Submit resume and cover letter to email provided. Start date immediately.

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