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Position Description

Position: Assistant Director, Brown Memorial Tutoring Program

Reporting relationship: Reports to the Program Director

Supervisory accountabilities: Assists in supervising 70 - 80 volunteers

Employment status: Part Time (74% FTE)

About the Program: The Brown Memorial Tutoring Program’s mission is to improve literacy skills and to awaken a love of reading in elementary school students. The program has been operating for 56 years, serving children from Baltimore City public elementary schools that have been identified by their teachers as reading significantly below grade level and behind their peers. The tutoring program is affiliated with and located in Brown Memorial Park Avenue Presbyterian Church.

Position Objective: To assist the Director in all areas of program planning and leadership with a specific focus on tutor management training and student evaluation. The tutoring program corresponds with the school year. Planning, data analysis, program wrap-up, and tutor onboarding takes place during the summer months.

Major Areas of Responsibility

Management and Training of Tutors

●    Recruit and provide training for tutors (new and returning)

●    Coordinate daily tutor, substitute, and student schedules throughout the year

 

Curriculum Development

●    Develop theme for the year

●    Select books and educational materials related to the theme           

●    Create writing prompts related to theme to inspire written expression

School Partnerships

●    Coordinate with school principals and teachers to select students who will attend the program and manage onboarding process to enroll students in program and help to match with tutors.

 

Student Assessment

●    Conduct assessments of each student at the start of the program year to:

○    Provide an individual education plan and goals

○    Consider the appropriate materials and methods (for the tutor)

○    Provide a baseline from which to measure progress each year

○    Assessments measure phonemic awareness, phonetic knowledge, code knowledge, reading fluency, reading comprehension, and writing ability

●    Monitor student progress. Including:

○    Administer mid-year assessment (design it and tutors administer)

○    Administer end of year assessment (design it and tutors administer)

○    Communicate with teachers throughout the year, and pass along information to the tutors as needed

○    Provide monthly data to university or non-profit partners for program evaluation

Other Responsibilities

●    Prepare the tutoring center space for each new year

●    Coordinate summer book club

●    Plan events: Opening Day, Holiday Party, Open House for Parents, End of Year Celebration, Thank You Luncheon for the tutors

●    Tutor 1-2 students and fill in for tutors as needed

●    Attend Tutoring Commission meetings

●    Liaise with church on fulfilling the Safe Church Policy

 

Professional Development Expectations

●    Stay abreast of current trends regarding teaching/training students with learning differences

●    Attend trainings to improve program management as needed

●    Participate in annual review by Tutoring Director

Qualifications

●    Bachelor’s Degree in relevant field or commensurate experience

●    Highly organized

●    Effective interpersonal skills to engage principals, children in the program and their families, tutors, and church staff

●    Must be compassionate with children

●    Ability to recruit and motivate tutors

●    Willingness to work as a team as well as independently

●    Practices inclusivity regardless of race, ethnicity, social background, religion, gender, age, disability, sexual orientation, veteran status, and/or national origin.

●    Strong written and oral communication skills

●    Flexible and innovative

●    Regular use of computers particularly comfort with the Microsoft suite of programs

●    Ability to pass a background check

Physical Demands/Requirements (Requirements to be met with or without reasonable accommodation):

●    Ability to move furniture, set up classrooms, and carry equipment of up to 20lbs

●    Ability to supervise children on walks between school and program site

●    Normal office environment, keyboard use

●    Ability to use stairs is highly preferred

 

Preferred Qualifications

●    Experience working with elementary school students

●    Experience in using Structured Literacy approach to teaching reading

●    Experience working with low-income and racially diverse students

 

Benefits and Pay

This position is scoped part-time with a salary amount of $35,000 and includes access to benefits including health, short and long term disability, and retirement.

 

Commitment to Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion

The Brown Memorial Tutoring Program is committed to diversity, equity, and inclusion in the selection of staff, volunteers, and commission members with regard to race, ethnicity, social background, religion, gender, age, disability, sexual orientation, veteran status, and/or national origin. We reasonably accommodate staff members and/or applicants with disabilities, provided they are otherwise able to perform the essential functions of the job.

 

Updated 4/2021

 

Position Description

Position: Assistant Director, Brown Memorial Tutoring Program

Reporting relationship: Reports to the Program Director

Supervisory accountabilities: Assists in supervising 70 - 80 volunteers

Employment status…

Details at a Glance

  • Time Commitment
    Part Time Schedule
  • Job Type
    Contract
  • Start Date
    July 1, 2021
  • Education
    4-Year Degree Required
  • Professional Level
    Professional

Salary

$35,000 - $35,000

Benefits

This position is scoped part-time with a salary amount of $35,000 and includes access to benefits including health, short and long term disability, and retirement. 

This position is scoped part-time with a salary amount of $35,000 and includes access to benefits including health, short and long term disability, and retirement. 

Level of Language Proficiency

●    Strong English language written and oral communication skills

●    Strong English language written and oral communication skills

Location

On-site
1316 Park Ave, Baltimore, MD 21217, USA

How to Apply

Please send cover letter and resume via email to the Director, Martha Socolar at msocolar@browntutoring.org

Please send cover letter and resume via email to the Director, Martha Socolar at msocolar@browntutoring.org

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