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  • Elementary Literacy Tutor-Iowa Reading Corps Americorps Program/Carroll Community School JobID: 446
  • Position Type:
      Support Staff/Teacher Associate

  • Date Posted:

  • Location:
      Fairview Elementary (PK - 2)

  • Date Available:

  • Closing Date:
      open until filled

  •   Description: You can help students develop the literacy skills they need to succeed by serving as an AmeriCorps member with Iowa Reading Corps. Whether you’re looking to explore a new career in education, reenter the workforce, or simply want to work with kids, you can make a positive impact by serving eleven months as an AmeriCorps member with Iowa Reading Corps at Fairview Elementary or Adams Elementary.

    The Iowa Reading Corps AmeriCorps Program trains members to serve as Elementary Literacy Tutors in schools across Iowa. As a tutor, you will be trained to implement research-based strategies, monitor progress, and help children believe in themselves and succeed—all while building your own skills and professional network. Iowa Reading Corps is a replication of the successful Minnesota Reading Corps model and has seen real results in helping catch students up to their grade-level peers in reading.

    During your eleven-months of AmeriCorps service, you’ll receive extensive training, support and general professional development opportunities. In addition, you will receive a living allowance of $569 every other week (before taxes), a Segal AmeriCorps Education Award of $5,775 to pay for college expenses or to repay qualified student loans, health insurance, and child care benefits (if eligible). Members will begin their term of service on September 1, 2016 and will serve full –time (approximately 40 hours/week) through July 31, 2017. Strong preference is given to applicants who can begin at the beginning of the school year.

    Elementary Literacy Tutors work one-on- one with K-3 children who need help learning to read.  They use prescribed literacy interventions and conduct weekly progress monitoring to ensure their students are on track to read at grade level by the end of third grade. They commit to daytime hours that often extend beyond the typical school day and serve at one school for the duration of their term of service. During the summer months, members will participate in summer tutoring and enrichment programs, and/or summer reading programs at local libraries.

    Contact Matthew Nosco, Iowa Reading Corps AmeriCorps Program Manager at

    Job Summary:            
    Member Duties : Iowa Reading Corps AmeriCorps members serve as Elementary Literacy Tutors and are assigned to one elementary school throughout the duration of their term of service. Reading Corps will provide you with extensive training, support and literacy interventions that have seen real results for struggling students. You will conduct tutoring sessions during school hours; you’ll monitor students’ progress and work with a coach to ensure they get on track to read successfully by the end of third grade. Members serve approximately 40 hours per week. During the summer months, members partner with local United Ways to recruit volunteers and support community engagement by providing literacy activities at summer feeding programs, assisting with district-led academic summer programs, and/or coordinating children's summer literacy programs at local libraries.
    Program Benefits : Health Coverage, Training, Living Allowance, Childcare assistance if eligible,  Education award upon successful completion of service. 
    Terms : Car recommended,  Permits working at another job during off hours,  Permits attendance at school during off hours.
    Service Areas: Children/Youth, Education. 
    Skills : Education. 

    Strong interest in education, specifically helping young children practice reading skills
    Experience working with children, preferably as a literacy tutor
    Dedication to community service
    Computer skills, including the ability to navigate and use online database systems and e-mail
    Speak, read, and write English fluently
    Organized, responsible, flexible, motivated, professional
    Excellent oral and written communication skills
    Ability to accept and incorporate constructive feedback from coaches and program staff
    Ability to take initiative and work independently
    High school diploma or GED and must be at least 18-years- old
    As per federal AmeriCorps regulations, members must be a U.S. Citizen or lawful Permanent Resident Alien
    Successfully pass a heightened, three-part background check


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