The AmeriCorps Program at Springfield College recruits AmeriCorps members to support the academic and social-emotional success of students in the Springfield Public Schools.
The Massachusetts Reading Corps at Springfield College is seeking half-time and full-time Literacy Tutors to serve in pre-K classrooms in Springfield, MA. Literacy Tutors provide early literacy assessment, instruction, interventions, and support to children ages 3 to 5, ensuring that every child enters kindergarten ready to learn how to read.
As members of the AmeriCorps Program, Literacy Tutors are also required to:
- attend AmeriCorps orientation
- attend monthly member meetings
- attend the midyear training
- attend member development events
- maintain good academic standing
- assist with Humanics in Action Day
- complete a team service project
- participate in Opening Day, the annual kick-off of the AmeriCorps service year
- submit weekly journal entries
- submit biweekly timesheets
To be successful, candidates should possess most or all of the following: high moral and ethical standards; commitment to community service; ability to work independently; strong organizational and time management skills; knowledge of or experience working with diverse populations; experience working with youth ages 3 to 5, especially in an urban school setting; proficiency in online applications and platforms such as Google Drive; a high level of professionalism; strong interpersonal/relationship-building skills; ability to be flexible. Access to email is required. Ideal candidates will be able to serve five days a week, Monday through Friday.
These positions are ideal for current undergraduate/graduate students, recent graduates looking to complete a gap year, retired educators, career changers, stay-at-home parents/guardians, and anyone eager to serve their community.
- Youth Services
- Literacy / Reading
- Community Outreach
- Relationship Building
Good Match For
Requirements & Commitment
- Driver's License Needed
- Background Check
- Must be at least 18
- Orientation or Training
- 20 - 40 hours per week