Boston Site Team Leader - Stipended
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Recruiting Organization: Literations
Literations improves the literacy skills of young children through grade four by engaging professionally trained older adult volunteers as literacy coaches in our partner schools and after-school programs. We serve communities where opportunity gaps exist to ensure all students have the resources to become strong readers, develop confidence and unleash their potential in the classroom and beyond. Our highly-effective programming annually serves thousands of children in the Greater Boston area. Literations is an affiliate of AARP Foundation Experience Corps, a national leader in engaging older adult tutors to improve student literacy in grades 1-4.
GENERAL STATEMENT OF POSITION
The Site Team Leader (STL), under the supervision of Program Staff, is responsible for supporting a team of literacy coaches and their students at either a school or afterschool site in Boston or Framingham. A Site Team Leader serves up to 20 hours per week as needed and attends reading sessions at their assigned site, as well as regular meetings with their team and other STLs. We are seeking to fill up to 2 positions within Boston Schools.
Program Coordination and Literacy Coach Management
- Attend STL training in September 2022 prior to program start-up
- Assist Program Staff withcoordination of volunteer literacy coach program, including:
- Welcoming volunteers to the team;
- Support site set-up process of materials, folders, etc.;
- Regular communication to the team via email, phone/text, and Zoom;
- Oversight of daily schedules, volunteers and students;
- Tracking volunteer entries for weekly timesheets and student data, as well as programmatic data as needed
- Create agendas for monthlyteam meetings and send out reminders to team in advance of each meeting
- Serve as day-to-day point of contact and relationship manager for volunteers and site partner representatives (e.g. teachers, club education directors, etc.) through in-person and email communications
- Organize records for student referral, guardian consent and student/volunteer assignment under the guidance of Program Staff
- Supervise volunteers throughout the program year by regularly observing coaching sessions, providing ongoing feedback and support related to following the program model and completing two formal reviews per volunteer
- Provide or redirect volunteers to technical support regarding coaching sessions
- Work with Program Staff to address volunteer/student issues of absenteeism, performance, behavior, and other challenges as they arise
- Positive attitude, commitment to Literations’ mission, and appreciation for older adults and intergenerational work
- Comfort and experience in leading teams, whether in a school environment or elsewhere, and/or the desire to grow and learn as a leader
- Patience, flexibility, a sense of humor, and creativity and initiative when solving problems
- Deep knowledge of the Literations literacy model, 30 minute structured session, reading material and curriculum (training will be provided)
- Excellent interpersonal and customer service skills and ability to work productively with a diverse group of community stakeholders, volunteers, and staff
- Strong verbal and written communication skills, including timely follow through on needs/requests from volunteers and Program Staff
- Strong technology skills, including basic knowledge of email and Zoom and the ability to learn new systems to record programmatic data
- Access to reliable transportation and wifi/internet access
- Bilingual in Spanish, Creole, or Vietnamese a plus
HOURS AND COMPENSATION
This is a volunteer service position that offers a tax-exempt stipend (must be 55+ to qualify) of $5,000 for 9.5 months of service starting on September 6, 2022 until June 22, 2022 and an average weekly service commitment of 15-20 hours per week.
You can learn more about Literations by visiting www.literations.org.
Literations is an equal opportunity employer, committed to creating and supporting a diverse work environment. Candidates of color, bi-/multilingual, bicultural, and LGBTQIA+ are strongly encouraged to apply.
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This opportunity is recurring
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