Positions

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English Early Literacy Tutor

Bilingual Early Literacy Tutor

Half-Time English Early Literacy Tutor

Half-Time Bilingual Early Literacy Tutor

 

 

 

 

Position Descriptions

 


English Early Literacy Tutor – AmeriCorps Member

Learning to read opens the door to a bright future ahead. Literacy First Members tutor emerging readers in Central Texas. Expand opportunity. Serve with Literacy First.

Essential Functions: Literacy Tutoring

  • Conduct 30-minute tutoring sessions with K-2nd grade students using Literacy First English curriculum
  • Serve 35 hours each week, Monday – Friday from 7:30am-2:30pm
  • 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

  • $1,467 gross monthly living allowance
  • Three quarter-time AmeriCorps members earn a $4,441.50 Segal AmeriCorps Education Award upon successful completion of AmeriCorps term of service
  • Loan forbearance
  • In-depth early childhood literacy coaching from staff experts
  • Professional development opportunities including resume-writing, coordinating service events, blog writing, social media, and recruitment
  • Access to an employee assistance program that includes free short-term counseling, financial/legal services, referrals to resources, etc.
  • 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 students 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

AmeriCorps Requirements

  • U.S. citizen or lawful permanent resident alien
  • 18 years or older
  • Commitment to serve 9 months, September 1, 2021 through May 27, 2022
  • Complete 1200 hours of service by May 27, 2022
  • Serve 35 hours per week

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 available to all, without regard to race, color, national origin, gender, age, religion, sexual orientation, disability, gender identity or expression, political affiliation, marital or parental status, genetic information and military service. Reasonable accommodations are available upon request.

 

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Bilingual Early Literacy Tutor – AmeriCorps Member

Learning to read opens the door to a bright future ahead. Literacy First AmeriCorps Members tutor emerging readers in Central Texas. Expand opportunity. Serve with Literacy First.

Essential Functions: Literacy Tutoring

  • Tutor daily in Spanish
  • Conduct 30-minute tutoring sessions with K-2nd grade students using Literacy First Spanish curriculum
  • Serve 35 hours each week, Monday – Friday from 7:30am-2:30pm
  • 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

  • $1,467 gross monthly living allowance
  • Three quarter-time AmeriCorps members earn a $4,441.50 Segal AmeriCorps Education Award upon successful completion of AmeriCorps term of service
  • Loan forbearance
  • In-depth early childhood literacy coaching from staff experts
  • Professional development opportunities including resume-writing, coordinating service events, blog writing, social media, and recruitment
  • Access to an employee assistance program that includes free short-term counseling, financial/legal services, referrals to resources, etc.
  • 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

  • Basic Spanish proficiency in speaking, reading and writing
  • Interest in literacy, education, community service, educational equity, or non-profit work
  • Desire to work with young students 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

AmeriCorps Requirements

  • U.S. citizen or lawful permanent resident alien
  • 18 years or older
  • Commitment to serve 9 months, September 1, 2021 through May 27, 2022
  • Complete 1200 hours of service by May 27, 2022
  • Serve 35 hours per week

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 available to all, without regard to race, color, national origin, gender, age, religion, sexual orientation, disability, gender identity or expression, political affiliation, marital or parental status, genetic information and military service. Reasonable accommodations are available upon request.

 

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Half-Time English Early Literacy Tutor – AmeriCorps Member

Learning to read opens the door to a bright future ahead. Literacy First AmeriCorps Members tutor emerging readers in Central Texas. Expand opportunity. Serve with Literacy First.

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
  • 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

  • $1,118 gross monthly living allowance
  • Half-time AmeriCorps members earn a $3,172.50 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
  • Access to an employee assistance program that includes free short-term counseling, financial/legal services, referrals to resources, etc.
  • 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 students 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

AmeriCorps Requirements

  • U.S. citizen or lawful permanent resident alien
  • 18 years or older
  • Commitment to serve 9 months, September 1, 2021 through May 27, 2022
  • Complete 900 hours of service by May 27, 2022
  • Serve 30 hours per week

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 available to all, without regard to race, color, national origin, gender, age, religion, sexual orientation, disability, gender identity or expression, political affiliation, marital or parental status, genetic information and military service. Reasonable accommodations are available upon request.

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Half-Time Bilingual Early Literacy Tutor – AmeriCorps Member

Learning to read opens the door to a bright future ahead. Literacy First AmeriCorps Members tutor emerging readers in Central Texas. Expand opportunity. Serve with Literacy First.

Essential Functions: Literacy Tutoring

  • Tutor daily in Spanish
  • Conduct 30-minute tutoring sessions with K-2nd grade students using Literacy First Spanish curriculum
  • Serve 30 hours each week, Monday – Friday from 7:30am-1:30pm
  • 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

  • $1,118 gross monthly living allowance
  • Half-time AmeriCorps members earn a $3,172.50 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
  • Access to an employee assistance program that includes free short-term counseling, financial/legal services, referrals to resources, etc.
  • 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

  • Basic Spanish proficiency in speaking, reading and writing
  • Interest in literacy, education, community service, educational equity, or non-profit work
  • Desire to work with young students 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

AmeriCorps Requirements

  • U.S. citizen or lawful permanent resident alien
  • 18 years or older
  • Commitment to serve 9 months, September 1, 2021 through May 27, 2022
  • Complete 900 hours of service by May 27, 2022
  • Serve 30 hours per week

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 available to all, without regard to race, color, national origin, gender, age, religion, sexual orientation, disability, gender identity or expression, political affiliation, marital or parental status, genetic information and military service. Reasonable accommodations are available upon request.

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