SMART Site Coordinator

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SMART (Start Making A Reader Today)

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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
  • Team-oriented
  • 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 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 professional
  • 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
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Children & Youth Community Education & Literacy


We'll work with your schedule.


354 NE Greenwood Ave, Suite 214Bend, OR 97701




  • People 55+


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

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