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Program Coordinator, Read 718 Remote 🔥

Program Coordinator, READ 718 Remote

About READ 718

READ 718 is a Brooklyn community-based organization providing individualized, evidence-based, one-to-one literacy instruction to children in grades 3-8 from low-income families who have fallen behind in reading. We are committed to closing the literacy gap in Brooklyn and to helping to ensure educational access and equity for all Brooklyn children. Our immediate goal is for our participants to leave our program reading at or above grade level; our ultimate goal is to make a substantial impact on our students’ lifelong education and life outcomes by strengthening their fundamental reading skills. In addition to READ 718 Remote, our remote program, we operate two literacy centers, one in Downtown Brooklyn and one in Bedford-Stuyvesant.

About READ 718 Remote

READ 718 Remote was born out of necessity when we closed our doors in March 2020 because of the Covid-19 crisis, but it has proven to be successful in furthering our mission of providing high quality, evidence-based reading instruction to children in grades 3-8 from low-income households who struggle with reading. Because of the success of the remote program over the past 18 months, we have decided to continue the program as an option for families who cannot, for whatever reason, meet with us in our centers. READ 718 Remote stays true to our original after school program by emphasizing the importance and value of individualized instruction, positive relationships between child and tutor, and structured reading time outside of school. READ 718 Remote currently serves 50 children. We expect the program to grow to serve at least 80 children within the next two years.

The Position

The READ 718 Remote Program Coordinator will work closely with the current coordinator to oversee the program in all of its facets. This includes recruiting and training volunteers, recruiting eligible students, conducting reading assessments and reader profiles, creating lesson plans based on existing curriculum, creating and maintaining materials and records in Google Drive, and helping ensure the program runs efficiently. It is our intention that this position grow into a management position (manager of READ 718 Remote) as the program grows over the course of the school year.

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Recruit both eligible students and volunteers to fill and grow the program.
  • Communicate directly and regularly with parents and guardians about registration and attendance
  • Conduct reading assessments and intake interviews with potential participants to determine eligibility (all over Zoom)
  • Recruit, orient, and train volunteers to fill and grow the program. Conduct volunteer orientations and trainings (on Zoom) regularly
  • Manage student and volunteer waitlists for the Remote Program
  • Provide guidance and support to volunteer tutors throughout the cycle
  • Design and regularly update 10-week lesson plans for individual students (using existing curriculum), informed by assessment results
  • Draft student profiles and share information with volunteers and parents
  • Organize and maintain materials; gather instructional materials for students
  • Cover for absent volunteer tutors during sessions
  • Potential to grow into a management role in a short amount of time
  • Excellent organizational and time management skills
  • Self-starter, problem-solver with collaborative, positive attitude
  • Passionate about READ 718 mission
  • BA in Education or closely related field; background in literacy education strongly preferred
  • Outstanding oral and written communication skills
  • Strong interpersonal skills
  • Experience working with children in grades 1-8
  • Experience designing lesson plans
  • Fluent in Spanish and English
  • Tech savvy -- familiar with Google Drive, Zoom, knowledge of Squarespace and Salesforce a plus!
  • Comfortable working both independently and remotely, as well as in-person and collaboratively
  • $40,000-$50,000 per year depending on experience (4 days per week)
  • Healthcare coverage
  • Somewhat flexible work schedule

Application Instructions:

If interested, please submit a cover letter and resume to Executive Director, Emily Kirven.

We strongly encourage people of color and individuals from the communities we serve to apply.