Positions

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Full-Time Early Literacy Tutor

Three-Quarter-Time Early Literacy Tutor

Half-Time Early Literacy Tutor

 

 

 

 

Position Descriptions

 


Full-Time Early Literacy Tutor – AmeriCorps Member

Learning to read opens the door to a bright future ahead. Literacy First Members tutor struggling readers in Kindergarten, 1st, and 2nd grade in Austin, Texas. Be someone’s hero. Teach a child to read.

Essential Functions: Literacy Tutoring

  • Conduct 30-minute tutoring sessions with K-2nd grade students using Literacy First curriculum
  • Serve 45 hours each week, Monday – Friday from 7:30am-3:30pm tutoring and 5 hours with a community partnership
  • Listen to and document student vocalizations in a noisy environment
  • Communicate effectively with Literacy First staff, school staff, and teammates
  • Maintain organized and proper documentation of all lesson plans and student data
  • Attend pre-service training and ongoing literacy trainings throughout the year
  • Administer assessments to identify students that qualify for Literacy First tutoring
  • Assess and record students’ progress using weekly progress monitoring probes
  • Attend data meetings with campus staff to communicate student progress

Secondary Functions: Community Service

  • Participate in a weekly community partnership with nonprofits and/or after-school programs
  • Attend occasional weekend service projects
  • Engage in professional development activities

Benefits and Professional Development

  • $1,460 gross monthly living allowance
  • $6,095 Segal AmeriCorps Education Award upon successful completion of AmeriCorps term of service
  • Loan forbearance
  • In-depth early childhood literacy coaching from staff experts
  • Experience teaching economically disadvantaged students in low-income schools
  • Professional development opportunities including resume-writing, coordinating service events, blog writing, social media, and recruitment
  • Option to pursue alternative teaching certification through Region 13 during a second term of service
  • Connection to Austin AmeriCorps’ Housing Network and Housing Guide for relocating to Austin
  • University of Texas discounts including free public transportation
  • Maintain connections with the AmeriCorps Alums Network

Desired Qualifications

  • Interest in literacy, education, community service, educational equity, or non-profit work
  • Desire to work with young children ages 5-8
  • Responsible, professional, motivated
  • Thrives in a structured environment
  • Ability to work cohesively on a team
  • Proficient computer skills, including data entry and email correspondence
  • Bilingual applicants must be proficient in speaking Spanish. Email literacyfirst@austin.utexas.edu if you have questions about becoming a bilingual tutor

AmeriCorps Requirements

  • U.S. citizen or lawful permanent resident alien
  • Commitment to serve 10 months, September 1, 2020 through June 25, 2021
  • Complete 1700 hours of service by June 25, 2021
  • Serve 45 hours per week
  • High school diploma or equivalent required

Service Environment

Literacy First Tutors work in elementary schools with young children and share a workspace with 1-3 other Tutors

Reports to

Literacy First Tutors report to their Literacy First Supervisor and Program Staff

Apply Here

Literacy First is an equal opportunity employer. Reasonable accommodations are available upon request.

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Three Quarter-Time Early Literacy Tutor – AmeriCorps Member

Learning to read opens the door to a bright future ahead. Literacy First AmeriCorps Members tutor struggling readers in Kindergarten, 1st, and 2nd grade in Austin, Texas. Be someone’s hero. Teach a child to read.

Essential Functions: Literacy Tutoring

  • Conduct 30-minute tutoring sessions with K-2nd grade students using Literacy First curriculum
  • Serve 35 hours each week, Monday – Friday from 7:30am-2:30pm tutoring
  • Listen to and document student vocalizations in a noisy environment
  • Communicate effectively with Literacy First staff, school staff, and teammates
  • Maintain organized and proper documentation of all lesson plans and student data
  • Attend pre-service training and ongoing literacy trainings throughout the year
  • Administer assessments to identify students that qualify for Literacy First tutoring
  • Assess and record students’ progress using weekly progress monitoring probes
  • Attend data meetings with campus staff to communicate student progress

Secondary Functions: Community Service

  • Attend occasional weekend service projects
  • Engage in professional development activities

Benefits and Professional Development

  • $1,127.78 gross monthly living allowance
  • $4,266.50 Segal AmeriCorps Education Award upon successful completion of AmeriCorps term of service
  • Loan forbearance
  • In-depth early childhood literacy coaching from staff experts
  • Experience teaching economically disadvantaged students in low-income schools
  • Professional development opportunities including resume-writing, coordinating service events, blog writing, social media, and recruitment
  • Option to pursue alternative teaching certification through Region 13 during a second term of service
  • Connection to Austin AmeriCorps’ Housing Network and Housing Guide for relocating to Austin
  • University of Texas discounts including free public transportation
  • Maintain connections with the AmeriCorps Alums Network

Desired Qualifications

  • Interest in literacy, education, community service, educational equity, or non-profit work
  • Desire to work with young children ages 5-8
  • Responsible, professional, motivated
  • Thrives in a structured environment
  • Ability to work cohesively on a team
  • Proficient computer skills, including data entry and email correspondence
  • Bilingual applicants must be proficient in speaking Spanish. Email literacyfirst@austin.utexas.edu if you have questions about becoming a bilingual tutor

AmeriCorps Requirements

  • U.S. citizen or lawful permanent resident alien
  • Commitment to serve 9 months, September 1, 2020 through May 28, 2021
  • Complete 1200 hours of service by May 28, 2021
  • Serve 35 hours per week
  • High school diploma or equivalent required

Service Environment

Literacy First Tutors work in elementary schools with young children and share a workspace with 1-3 other Tutors

Reports to

Literacy First Tutors report to their Literacy First Supervisor and Program Staff

Apply Here

Literacy First is an equal opportunity employer. Reasonable accommodations are available upon request.

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Half-Time Early Literacy Tutor – AmeriCorps Member

Learning to read opens the door to a bright future ahead. Literacy First AmeriCorps Members tutor struggling readers in Kindergarten, 1st, and 2nd grade in Austin, Texas. Be someone’s hero. Teach a child to read.

Essential Functions: Literacy Tutoring

  • Conduct 30-minute tutoring sessions with K-2nd grade students using Literacy First curriculum
  • Serve 30 hours each week, Monday – Friday from 7:30am-1:30pm tutoring
  • Listen to and document student vocalizations in a noisy environment
  • Communicate effectively with Literacy First staff, school staff, and teammates
  • Maintain organized and proper documentation of all lesson plans and student data
  • Attend pre-service training and ongoing literacy trainings throughout the year
  • Administer assessments to identify students that qualify for Literacy First tutoring
  • Assess and record students’ progress using weekly progress monitoring probes
  • Attend data meetings with campus staff to communicate student progress

Secondary Functions: Community Service

  • Attend occasional weekend service projects
  • Engage in professional development activities

Benefits and Professional Development

  • $866.67 gross monthly living allowance
  • $3,047.50 Segal AmeriCorps Education Award upon successful completion of AmeriCorps term of service
  • Loan forbearance
  • In-depth early childhood literacy coaching from staff experts
  • Experience teaching economically disadvantaged students in low-income schools
  • Professional development opportunities including resume-writing, coordinating service events, blog writing, social media, and recruitment
  • Option to pursue alternative teaching certification through Region 13 during a second term of service
  • Connection to Austin AmeriCorps’ Housing Network and Housing Guide for relocating to Austin
  • University of Texas discounts including free public transportation
  • Maintain connections with the AmeriCorps Alums Network

Desired Qualifications

  • Interest in literacy, education, community service, educational equity, or non-profit work
  • Desire to work with young children ages 5-8
  • Responsible, professional, motivated
  • Thrives in a structured environment
  • Ability to work cohesively on a team
  • Proficient computer skills, including data entry and email correspondence
  • Bilingual applicants must be proficient in speaking Spanish. Email literacyfirst@austin.utexas.edu if you have questions about becoming a bilingual tutor

AmeriCorps Requirements

  • U.S. citizen or lawful permanent resident alien
  • Commitment to serve 9 months, September 1, 2020 through May 28, 2021
  • Complete 900 hours of service by May 28, 2021
  • Serve 30 hours per week
  • High school diploma or equivalent required

Service Environment

Literacy First Tutors work in elementary schools with young children and share a workspace with 1-3 other Tutors

Reports to

Literacy First Tutors report to their Literacy First Supervisor and Program Staff

Apply Here

Literacy First is an equal opportunity employer. Reasonable accommodations are available upon request.

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