Job Title: Empower students to succeed with Reading Partners in Los Angeles!
Los Angeles, CA United States
Education and Library, Other, Nonprofit and Volunteer Services
Empower students to succeed with Reading Partners in Los Angeles!
The AmeriCorps Site Coordinator is the face of Reading Partners within our reading centers in elementary schools, leading the full-time program coordination, operations, and relationship development at their school. This is an exciting opportunity to serve directly with kids, coach volunteers, build partnerships with faculty and staff, and to get a hands-on approach with a literacy program that works! Our top Site Coordinators are ambassadors for service, demonstrate a passion for improving education, and strongly believe in our vision and values.
The AmeriCorps Volunteer Coordinator serves as the face of Reading Partners within the community, leading the charge in recruiting and onboarding volunteer tutors, while also executing community engagement initiatives. No two days are alike for Volunteer Coordinators - this is an exciting opportunity to develop recruiting skills, build and maintain relationships with local organizations, and make a real impact in the community! 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 Volunteer Coordinators are ambassadors for service, demonstrate a hunger for community outreach, and strongly believe in our vision and values.
What We Offer:
AmeriCorps members earn a living stipend of $952.38, paid twice monthly, for the duration of your service term, 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 $3,047.50 after successfully completing their service term.
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 (approximately 40 hours/week) from December or January through June 2019 , and must commit to a service term of 900 hours.
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.
Volunteer Coordinators are constantly traveling throughout the community, and need reliable transportation to attend partnership meetings, career fairs, and other events. AmeriCorps members also make occasional trips to regional offices and service day events.
Typical physical and mental demands: Requires prolonged sitting with some bending, stooping and stretching; eye-hand coordination and manual dexterity sufficient to operate a keyboard, telephone, photocopier, calculator and other office equipment. Requires normal range of hearing and eyesight to communicate with volunteers as well as maintain Reading Center records. Also requires flexibility to readily adapt to a changing environment.
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 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
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 and AmeriCorps service members in under-resourced elementary 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 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.
AmeriCorps/VISTA engages more than 80,000 Americans in intensive service each year at nonprofits, schools, public agencies, and community and faith-based groups across the country. Since the program’s founding in 1994, over 1 million AmeriCorps members have contributed more than 1.4 billion hours in service across America while tackling pressing problems and mobilizing more than 2.3 million volunteers for the organizations they serve.
At Reading Partners we have 350 AmeriCorps and VISTA members serving in various positions across the country. This AmeriCorps service opportunity is school-based, supporting and implementing the Reading Partners mission while at the same time exemplifying the AmeriCorps motto of “getting things done.” Reading Partners strives to recruit AmeriCorps members dedicated to a year of service in the community. Read on for more details about our service opportunities!
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