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Job Title: Empower New York students to succeed as an AmeriCorps member
Location: New York, NY United States
Position Type: Full Time
Post Date: 08/06/2018
Expire Date: 01/06/2020
Job Categories: Education and Library, Other, Nonprofit and Volunteer Services
Job Description
Empower New York students to succeed as an AmeriCorps member
The Roles

Interested in serving at a school site? Check out our two program 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, build partnerships with faculty and staff, and get a hands-on approach to a literacy program that works! Reading Partners AmeriCorps offers an amazing chance to give back, and as a member you’ll receive benefits, a great place to serve, and the opportunity to springboard a glowing and growing career. Our top Site Coordinators are ambassadors for service, demonstrate a passion for improving education, and strongly believe in our vision and values.

What you’ll do & how you’ll 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 Regional Site Coordinator** is the right hand of our programming team within a given region. This role serves as a mobile coordinator to support multiple reading centers identifying trends and sharing best practices across schools, tutoring, and acting as a peer support to AmeriCorps Site Coordinators. This is an exciting opportunity to serve in a leadership capacity and get involved in a literacy program that works! Reading Partners AmeriCorps offers an amazing chance to give back and as a member you’ll receive benefits, a great place to serve, and the opportunity to springboard a glowing and growing career. Our top Regional Site Coordinators are ambassadors for service, demonstrate strong leadership skills, and strongly believe in our vision and values.

What you’ll do & how you’ll do it:

Program Support: Collaborate with AmeriCorps Site Coordinators to implement the Reading Partners program at a portfolio of partner school sites, ensuring that all students receive support to meet their learning needs.

Relationship Management & Communication: Forge and maintain positive relationships within multiple school communities and with AmeriCorps peers to create welcoming environments for students, volunteer tutors, faculty, and staff.

Volunteer Onboarding and Tutor Retention: Lead the efforts to onboard, train and retain volunteer tutors across a portfolio of schools.
Qualifications & Requirements
About you! You’ll be successful in this role if you:

-Are dedicated to national and community service
-Understand this position is an AmeriCorps service commitment and are dedicated to successfully completing a term of service.
-Demonstrate a passion for working with children
-Possess a natural ability to connect with people
-Are eager 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
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Contact Information
Contact Name:Cody Howard
Contact Email:americorps@readingpartners.org
Website:https://chm.tbe.taleo.net/chm02/ats/careers/v2/viewRequisition?org=READINGPARTNERS&cws=40&rid=309
Company Description:
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.
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