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Build Strong Readers with Strong Futures as a Full-time Literacy Tutor! (August 2017 – July 2018)

The Literacy Lab

The Challenge: Over 6.5 million US children from birth to third grade are on track for reading failure. Children who are not reading on grade level by the end of third grade are four times less likely to graduate from high school.

Our Response: Our approach to this challenge is to provide schools with evidence-based literacy intervention and assessment tools, rigorously trained full-time tutors to implement the model, and a coaching and support structure that ensures the success of the program and the age 3 – grade 3 students we serve.

*Serve daily in the school setting, adhering to a consistent tutoring schedule
*Consistently allocate 40 – 45 hours/week; includes normal school hours (e.g., 8AM-4:30PM) AND occasional late afternoons/evenings *Seize additional opportunities to serve your school and community (e.g., volunteering at local library or food bank one evening/week, etc.) *Attend ongoing trainings

Required Qualifications:
Minimum Requirements: All professional backgrounds and/or majors are encouraged to apply. College coursework is preferred, but not required. Our most successful tutors share some common qualities: *Commitment to serving in high-needs communities Interest in education and/or youth development *Energetic, results-oriented, student-focused style Strong planning and time-management skills *Strong personal standards of excellence, ethics, and integrity *Ability to remain calm and positive in sometimes challenging and high-pressure environment *Ability to work with diverse personalities *Ability to accept and incorporate constructive feedback from coaches and program staff *Consistent follow-through *Conscientious commitment to adhere to the tutoring model with fidelity *Strong capacity to be flexible and adaptable in varied circumstances At minimum, candidates MUST: *Be at least 18 years old *Have a high school diploma, GED, or equivalency *Have served no more than 3 previous AmeriCorps terms *Be a US Citizen, national, or permanent resident legal alien *Be fluent in American English (reading, writing, speaking, and listening) Candidates MUST NOT be registered, or be required to register, on any sex offender registry.
Modest living stipend ($1,400/month, pre-tax); AmeriCorps Education Award of approximately $6,000; Federal Student Loan Forbearance; Basic health insurance (covered by The Literacy Lab)
Benefits: *Modest living stipend; varies by region (Richmond Metro Area: $1,400/month, pre-tax) *AmeriCorps Education Award of approximately $6,000 *Federal student loan forbearance *Basic health insurance, covered by The Literacy Lab Training and experience in effective, evidence-based strategies *Support and coaching from literacy experts and school-based staff Professional skill-building and development in data-driven decision-making, collaboration, résumé building, and other transferrable skills *Access to the national Literacy Lab and AmeriCorps alumni networks *Foot-in-the-door with local school staff
How to apply:
Please apply via our website (link provided). If you have additional questions after reviewing our website, you may email recruitment@theliteracylab.org.
Posting Organization:
The Literacy Lab