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Afterschool Reading Coaches Needed in West Valley (Phoenix)

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Read Better Be Better

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Hello, we are urgently seeking facilitators for our afterschool program. We have just SIX more school sites to fill (out of 77) for this Fall 2021 elementary school semester.

Here are the sites needing coverage:

- Avondale Elementary School District school (85338), T/TH 3:20-5:15pm

- Littleton Elementary School District school (85323), T/TH 3:25-5:15pm

- Littleton Elementary School District school (85323), T/TH 3:25-5:15pm

- Pendergast Elementary District school (85392), T/TH 2:15-4:15pm

- Pendergast Elementary District school (85037), T/TH 2:15-4:15pm

- Pendergast Elementary District school (85037), T/TH 3:00-5:00pm


Do you want to help create opportunities instead of obstacles for our children? Arizona has a literacy crisis that YOU can help solve.

RBBB's after-school reading comprehension program offers community members the unique opportunity and training to impact our education system by making a direct contribution to schools.

As an RBBB Program Coach, you will work with students in Grades 6, 7, and 8 as well as 3rd graders. Program Coaches train middle school volunteers to implement a simple, but highly-structured summer and after-school program for 3rd graders. The older students work one-on-one with the younger students, modeling and fostering active engagement with a variety of texts. The program also includes constructive play activities purposefully chosen for their ability to focus attention and improve concentration.


MISSION: Read Better Be Better's mission is to connect young readers and youth leaders to inspire a love of literacy and learning.

VISION: A Society in which all children master the foundational skills necessary to become independent learners.

Be Excellent Be Kind

Job Title: Program Coach

Reports To: Program Coordinator


  • Attend RBBB Orientation and Program Coach Training(s) prior to being placed at a program site.
  • Ensure RBBB program materials are complete and in good repair.
  • Ensure RBBB program materials are prepared and ready for student arrival time.
  • Take class attendance and maintain attendance records.
  • Facilitate Read Better Be Better activities included in the curriculum for the duration of each program session.
  • Encourage student participation to enhance student experience.
  • Ensure that all RBBB procedures and program structure is being followed.
  • Wrap up each program session and dismiss students.
  • Return the site to order and carefully store all program materials for the next use.
  • Train & monitor Reading Leaders as necessary.
  • Maintain general communication with school certified staff to optimize student experience and performance.
  • Effectively communicate program successes and challenges to Program Coordinator.
  • Be able to substitute for fellow Program Coaches in other schools/districts as necessary.
  • Attend weekly offsite district team meetings and all-team mandatory meetings at RBBB headquarters each semester.
  • Rebuild program materials at the end of the semester to prepare for the next cohort of students.
  • Perform all other duties as assigned that are required of the employee in this job.

Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions of the job.


  • Ability to conduct yourself in accordance with the Read Better Be Better organization, vision, mission and values.
  • Ability to communicate clearly and effectively with students and teachers.
  • Ability to motivate and direct groups of up to 32 students.
  • Ability to work independently without any direct supervision.
  • Demonstrate a professional demeanor.
  • Seek opportunities to develop and grow the Read Better Be Better vision and mission within the community when possible.
  • Maintain a good attendance record.
  • It is essential that Program Coaches are punctual for all classes.


  • Must have High School Diploma, GED or equivalent.
  • Basic computer/technology skills including email and applications used for communication, program attendance and payroll.
  • IVP Fingerprint Clearance Card (RBBB will pay the application fee).
  • COVID-19 Vaccination (must be fully vaccinated and provide card)


  • Enrollment in relevant degree program preferred (i.e. teaching, educational studies, youth & early childhood development, social justice, etc.)
  • Experience working with children in any capacity preferred.


  • This position operates in an elementary school library or classroom setting.


  • Ability to lift/push material carts up to 50 lbs.
  • Ability to stand and walk around a classroom for 1.5 hours


  • Travel to assigned school sites and to substitute school sites as necessary.
  • Travel to RBBB headquarters for meetings as necessary.

Read Better Be Better is an Equal Opportunity Employer. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, age, non-disqualifying physical or mental disability, national origin, veteran status or any other basis covered by appropriate law. All employment is decided on the basis of qualifications, merit, and business need.


  • The health and safety of our colleagues and their families, as well as our clients, potential candidates, and the communities we serve, are of the utmost importance; therefore, RBBB has implemented safety measures following CDC and local guidelines.

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About Read Better Be Better


715 E Montecito Ave, PHOENIX, AZ 85014, US

Mission Statement

Read Better Be Better's mission is to connect young readers and youth leaders to inspire a love of literacy and learning.


Read Better Be Better (RBBB) was founded by Sophie Etchart in 2014 in Phoenix as a response to Arizona’s literacy crisis. The state is ranked 45th in the nation for childhood literacy and 48th for PreK-12th education. Currently, 69% of 3rd graders from low-income families in Arizona do not read at grade level and often are unable to make the necessary transition from "learning to read" to "reading to learn" by 4th grade.

Students who do not read proficiently by the end of 3rd grade are four times less likely to graduate from high school. But with proper reading intervention, there is an 89% chance that students who can read at grade level by the end of 3rd grade will graduate from high school, irrespective of socio-economic status.

RBBB’s after-school program serves 2nd - 4th grade Readers who have been identified by their teachers as needing targeted reading intervention. Readers are paired for a semester with middle - high school Leaders who improve their leadership skills while helping their Reader improve their literacy skills. The Leaders are provided with ongoing training in implementing reading strategies, leadership, and coaching skills by RBBB Program Coaches, many of whom are education majors. Together the Program Coaches, Leaders, and Readers work to improve concentration, reading comprehension, and the enjoyment of reading.

Children & Youth
Education & Literacy


Wed Oct 13, 2021 - Fri Dec 24, 2021
02:15 PM - 05:15 PM


AvondaleAvondale, AZ 85323



  • Tutoring
  • Mentoring
  • Literacy / Reading
  • Youth Services
  • Child Care
  • Child Development


  • Kids


  • Driver's License Needed
  • Background Check
  • Must be at least 18
  • Orientation or Training
  • approx. 5 Hours/Week for the Fall 2021 elementary school Semester
  • REQUIRED EDUCATION & EXPERIENCE: -Must have High School Diploma, GED or equivalent -Basic computer/technology skills -IVP Fingerprint Clearance Card (RBBB will pay the application fee) -COVID-19 Vaccination (must be fully vaccinated and provide c

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