Hob: Full-Time Literacy Tutor (2018-19, AmeriCorps)

The Literacy Lab

1 Federal Street
Springfield, MA 01105

Company Description:
The Literacy Lab serves children from age three through grade three. We partner with school districts to help close the literacy gap largely by embedding full-time, rigorously-trained tutors in early childhood centers and elementary schools.
Salary Range:Location:
Per Year ,
Job Type:Category:
Full TimeEducation/Training
Education Level:Work Experience:
High School or Equivalent
Preference: Required

Preference: Nice to have
- Preference: Nice to have
At minimum, a tutor must:
- Serve EITHER 20-25 hours/ week or 40-45 hours/week; including:
- Normal school staff hours (e.g. M-F, 8AM- 2PM or 5PM; varies by school)
- Required professional developments; trainings; community service, etc. (occasional late afternoons/early evening hours)
- Commit through the end of the program year (usually July 2018)
- Seize additional opportunities to serve your school and community (e.g. volunteering at a local library or food bank one evening/week, etc.)
- Implement ongoing feedback through regular observations by your coaches
- Adhere to a data-driven, scripted tutoring program

Before, during, and after service, tutors will:
- Receive training and coaching in effective, evidence-based strategies from literacy experts and school-based staff
- Access national Literacy Lab and AmeriCorps networks
- Have a foot-in-the door with local school systems

Over the course of their service term, tutors receive:
- A modest living allowance; varies by region (Springfield + Holyoke, MA: $700- $1,400/month)

Note: Allowances listed are pre-tax amounts. We recommend using a free online tax calculator to estimate your take-home income.

- An AmeriCorps Education Award of approximately $3,000- $6,000
- Federal student loan forbearance
- Basic health insurance (premiums covered by The Literacy Lab)
- Childcare and SNAP assistance (if eligible)

The Literacy Lab is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Reasonable accommodations are provided upon request. Required physical/sensory job functions are provided upon request.
We seek a diverse tutor corps who is:
- Excited to help close the literacy gap in high-need communities
- Interested in educational equity and/or social justice
- Dedicated to community service
- Conscientious about adhering to scripted interventions and assessments
- Receptive to incorporating constructive feedback from coaches and program staff
- Driven to uphold exceptional standards of time-management, ethics, and integrity

At minimum, all applicants must:
- Be at least 18 years old
- Have a high school diploma, GED, or equivalency
- Have served no more than 3 previous AmeriCorps terms
- Be a US citizen, national, or permanent resident legal alien

Unfortunately, potential applicants with DACA status are not eligible at this time.

Candidates MUST NOT be registered, or be required to register, on any sex offender registry.

Candidates must apply on our website: https://theliteracylab.org/apply-18-19/