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Tulsa AmeriCorps Member - Programming
Location Tulsa
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Reading Partners AmeriCorps - Programming (2017-18)

Tulsa, OK

 

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.

 

The Roles

 

Interested in serving at a school site? Check out our two programming opportunities below!  

The AmeriCorps Site Coordinator is the face of Reading Partners within our reading centers, leading the full-time program coordination, operations, and relationship development at their school. This is an exciting opportunity to work with kids, coach volunteers, and build partnerships with faculty and staff.

 

How will you do it? 

 

  • Program Implementation - Coordinate the day-to-day operations of Reading Partners’ program at a partner school to ensure Reading Partners’ program and curricula meet students’ learning needs.  

  • Relationship Management & Communication - Forge and maintain positive relationships within the school community to create a welcoming environment for students, volunteer tutors, faculty, and staff.

 

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The  AmeriCorps Literacy Lead  directly tutors and gives student support within our reading centers, focusing on target students in need of more individualized instruction. This is a great opportunity to provide intensive tutoring to kids, and support the research creation of literacy trainings .

How will you do it?

 

  • Direct Tutoring & Student Support - Tutor an average of 15 target students twice a week, identifying alternative methods for providing more intensive and individualized literacy strategies to meet students’ learning needs.

  • Relationship Management & Communication - Forge and maintain positive relationships within the school community to create a welcoming environment for students.

 

About you!

You’ll be successful in this role if you:

  • Are dedicated to national and community service

  • Demonstrate a passion for working with children

  • Possess a natural ability to connect with people

  • Eagerness 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

Bonus Points if you:

  • Are an AmeriCorps, Peace Corps, and other national service alum/alumna

  • Have experience volunteering with other community-based or education programs

 

 

What We Offer:

  • AmeriCorps members earn an annual stipend ranging from $16,445 to $17,702 (dependent upon start date), along with medical, dental, and vision coverage at no cost for our members; childcare assistance is available through AmeriCorps for those who qualify. You may be eligible for student loan forbearance on federal student loans. AmeriCorps members can earn an education award of $5,815 after successfully completing their service term. AmeriCorps members will have an allotment of personal days for sick/vacation.  

  • We offer an exciting and dynamic culture, and we commit to investing in and supporting our amazing people to grow their careers with us. As such, we provide ongoing professional development opportunities.

 

 

The Other things you Need To Know:

  • Service Terms: AmeriCorps members serve full-time from August or September 2017 through July 2018, and must commit to a service term of 1700 hours over an 11-month period.

  • Travel: AmeriCorps members regularly travel to school sites throughout the week, and need access to reliable transportation on a daily basis. AmeriCorps members also make occasional trips to regional offices and service day events.

  • Reading Partners AmeriCorps Orientation: At the start of each program year, Reading Partners holds an intensive program orientation training to take a deeper dive into our program, foster relationships with regional teams, and learn the skills necessary to execute their respective AmeriCorps role.  

 

We look forward to hearing from you!

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Reading Partners is an Equal Opportunity Organization, with a strong commitment to diversity in the workplace.

Applications will be considered on a rolling basis. Position will remain posted until filled. No phone inquiries.