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354 NE Greenwood Ave, Suite 109Bend, OR 97701


Purpose of the Assignment
The Site Coordinator serves as the "engine" for the SMART (Start Making A
Reader Today) program, ensuring that it is up and running each fall and keeping it
operating throughout the school year. Under the Site Coordinator's leadership, children and volunteer Readers experience the magic and love of reading.

Reports to: SMART Senior Program Manager

Key Responsibilities
Maintain open and regular communication with SMART staff.
Create a welcoming, organized, and comfortable reading space

Contact returning and potential volunteer readers to invite them to join SMART
Ensure that volunteer readers are trained, understand their role and enjoy their
Provide oversight during all reading times to help children and volunteer readers
select books, answer questions, observe and offer reading tips.
Maintain the SMART book inventory at the site
Invite new volunteers to join the program throughout the year to ensure every
identified child has a volunteer Reader
Submit monthly reports on program data and statistics
Actively participate in trainings, site visits and program assessments

Helpful Qualities and Skills
Advocate of children's literacy and dedication to community service
Flexibility to interact with a diverse group of people
Personable communication and good customer service
Strong organizational skills and attention to detail
Positive, open-minded, reliable and independent
Previous educational experience and/or understanding of school environments a
Computer skills

Training and Support
Training is provided prior to the start of the SMART program and throughout the
program year
SMART staff are available to answer questions or to make a site visit
Site Coordinators have access to mentors and are encouraged to visit other
Each site has identified a specific contact person for site-related questions

Provide program oversight throughout the school year
Most programs operate during the school day with a few programs being offered
during after school programs
Times and days vary depending on the particular school and schedule
established; in many cases, SMART days can be chosen based on Site
Coordinator preference

Location of Volunteer Assignment
SMART partners with hundreds of schools throughout Oregon. View a list of SMART
sites online at www.GetSMARTOregon.org or request a list from the local SMART office.

Benefits to You
Volunteering helps you stay healthy and keeps your brain sharp
The satisfaction of helping children and having a significant, long-term impact on
their lives
The opportunity to work with educational professionals

Offers a connection to the local school community

The potential to make new friends

The opportunity to lead a team of committed volunteers making a significant
contribution to the local community

Apply online today at www.GetSMARTOregon.org


Good Match For

People 55+

Requirements & Commitment

  • Background Check
  • Must be at least 18
  • Orientation or Training
  • weekly - varies

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