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San Jose: Help Solve the Literacy Crisis as a Lead Project Manager

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American Youth Literacy Foundation

3 reading is forever

Have you ever wanted to do something AMAZING to change the world but didn't know where to start?

Here is an opportunity to help underprivileged children, to help under-served children, to help ALL children displaced from school due to COVID-19, and even to help many adults who can't read.

We are looking for very special people, who have the skills, expertise, experience, passion, and time to be part of something amazing that is about to fundamentally change the lives of millions of children. Right now, millions of children have no hope; but soon, they will have the opportunity to learn how to read, which, in turn, will open a window to education and to a world of potential for them that, not only, has never been opened before, but that has never even been seriously contemplated as a potential reality.

What we are talking about is adaptive learning, gamified smartphone app, called FUNetix, that can literally, teach a child how to read, in the comfort of their home, in an average of just 12 hours of total use time!

We are the American Youth Literacy Foundation, and we have been teaching children how to read for more than 17 years! We have been developing this app for about five years, and in January of this year, we launched the FUNetix 12 Hour Reading App in the App Store and Google Play to help save millions of children from a lifetime of illiteracy!

Now we are building a global brand and an ecosystem to deliver the app to the more than 20 million children in the United States who can't read, even though they are in school, and the millions of more adolescents and young adults who have dropped out of school because they can't read.

We are looking for intelligent, creative, enthusiastic, cheerful, optimistic individuals with significant experience in managing complex tasks across multiple teams. We are looking for hands-on, "can do" individuals who are willing to execute production tasks.

Our lead project managers will help-

  • Creating long- and short-term plans, including setting targets for milestones, adhering to deadlines, and allocating resources
  • Identifying and managing potential risks and liabilities of multiple projects
  • Assisting in the definition of project scope and goals
  • Making effective decisions when presented with multiple options for how to progress with the project
  • Serving as a point of contact for teams when multiple units are assigned to the same project to ensure team actions remain in synergy
  • Adjusting schedules and targets on the project as needed
PS: Ideal candidate must have 2-4 years of Project Management experience. PMP certificate is a plus.


Already, there are millions of children who are struggling to learn how to read. Already, there are millions more who have given up on reading and are destined to go through life either completely illiterate or with semi-literate skills at best. And now with the displacement of tens of millions of children from school, for an indeterminate amount of time, the loss of reading capacity of the next generation presents a new, crisis moment in American education and a very real threat to future success of millions of young students.

The curriculum that our app is based on is a patented reading decoding system and is so effective at teaching children how to read, that it usually only takes 4 hours for them to reach a 1st-grade level, and another 8 hours (12 hours total) to reach a 2nd-grade reading level. Compare this to many of our students who have been in the public school system for 6 years and still can't spell the word "the." Compare this to millions of students who have dropped out of school, primarily because they can't read (more than 10 million per decade).

Our organization is a 12-year-old, nationwide, charitable 501 c 3 non-profits. We started out as a tutoring program and we still tutor. But our focus has always been on finding a scalable solution to the literacy crisis in America.

If you wish to be considered for this opportunity, please send us a cover letter and resume to hr@YouthLit.org

Thank you! We hope this opportunity finds you at the right place and the right time in your career to make a difference and an impact, in an amazing way, for millions of children who are waiting for someone, or something, to lead them out of a life of impoverishment, to help them get through this COVID-19 setback, and help them surge into a future of unlimited possibility and potential.

Mr. R. Kali Woodward
Founding, Executive Director

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About American Youth Literacy Foundation

Location:

492 REGINALD LN, COLLEGEVILLE, PA 19426, US

Mission Statement

The mission of the American Youth Literacy Foundation is to help ALL American children become literate before they reach the end of 5th grade by providing simple, phonics-based tools and reading curricula, together with training and support, to parents, teachers, tutors and organizations that work directly with students in need.

Description

In support of our mission, Youth Lit develops and directs free after school tutoring programs in association with public libraries, YMCA's and other community outreach organizations. Most of our tutors are high school and college student volunteers who are earning community service credits while making a valuable contribution to their communities.

Children & Youth
Community
Education & Literacy

WHEN

We'll work with your schedule.

WHERE

San Jose and vicinitySan Jose, CA 95112

(37.34562,-121.88472)
 

SKILLS

  • Literacy / Reading
  • Strategic Planning
  • Critical Thinking
  • Organization
  • Problem Solving
  • Project Management

GOOD FOR

N/A

REQUIREMENTS

  • Must be at least 18
  • Periodic meetings with tasking in-between; as much time as you can commit. Your ability to commit time to this will be a determining factor. If you can only commit limited time but still want to participate, we will keep your resume on file.

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