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Cause Areas

When

Mon Aug 29, 2016 08:00 AM - Tue Jun 20, 2017 03:00 PM

Where

Springfield College263 Alden StreetRichard B. Flynn Campus Union, Suite 350Springfield, MA 01109

Getting Things Done!

About

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.

Skills

  • Tutoring
  • Youth Services
  • Literacy / Reading
  • Community Outreach
  • Relationship Building

Good Match For

N/A

Requirements & Commitment

  • Driver's License Needed
  • Background Check
  • Must be at least 18
  • Orientation or Training
  • 20 - 40 hours per week
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