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Read to a Child Assistant Program Coordinator

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Assistant Program Coordinator

 Read to a Child Program

Boston, MA

Maurice J. Tobin K-8 School, 40 Smith St., Roxbury Crossing MA 02136

Read to a Child’s Read Aloud Mentoring Program pairs a volunteer mentor with an elementary school student for a rewarding weekly read aloud experience either during the child’s lunch or other non-instructional time. 

The Assistant Coordinator is responsible for working in conjunction with the Lead Coordinator, ensuring that volunteer mentors, students, and school staff have a positive and meaningful experience. Depending on the needs of the school, coordination of the Read Aloud Mentoring Program may be conducted in-person, virtually, or a combination thereof. Specifically, s/he will assist the Coordinator with the following:

  • Ensure that the program starts smoothly, including solicitation of teacher
  • referrals, student permission, re-matching or matching pairs, and other start-up
  • tasks
  • Notify students, teachers and potentially parents/guardians of volunteer mentor
  • cancellations or schedule changes
  • Communicate regularly with the Lead Coordinator, including weekly updates
  • Facilitate and monitor reading sessions to ensure smooth operation of the program
  • Assist the Lead Coordinator with mentor communications and updates
  • Support mentors with book choice and student engagement
  • Ensure that state and school guidelines for hygiene and safety are followed carefully and that rooms are left clean and orderly
  • In collaboration with the Lead Coordinator, plan and implement year-end celebration (in person or adapted for virtual setting), as applicable
  • Attend Program Coordinator staff meetings, at the Wellesley office or virtually, 4-5 times a year
  • Facilitate other activities or tasks as requested
  • Substitute for the Lead Coordinator as needed

 

Qualifications:

1.Communicates well in person, on the telephone & via email.

2. Experience working with children.

3. Very organized, able to prioritize and multi-task. 

4. Enthusiastic about children’s books, willingness to become familiar with the Read to a Child book collection.

5. Comfortable working with email, Word, Excel, and some data entry.

6. Comfortable working with and hosting group video conference platforms.

7. Professional, positive, self-directed approach

Hours: Three to four days a week, approximately 10:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Oct. through June. Flexibility required. Also availability outside of these times for data entry, communications, and meetings as needed. 12-15 hours per week. Start October, 2021.

Hourly Rate: $15.00 per hour and countless non-monetary rewards


Assistant Program Coordinator

 Read to a Child Program

Boston, MA

Maurice J. Tobin K-8 School, 40 Smith St., Roxbury Crossing MA 02136

Read to a Child’s Read Aloud Mentoring Program pairs a volunteer mentor with an elementary school student for a…

Details at a Glance

  • Time Commitment
    Part Time Schedule
  • Start Date
    October 25, 2021
  • Application Deadline
    October 17, 2021
  • Education
    High School Diploma Required

Salary

$15.00 per hour

Location

On-site
40 Smith St, Roxbury, MA 02120, USA

How to Apply

To Apply: Send resume & cover letter outlining your suitability to the tasks and schedule outlined above to: heidi.sampson@readtoachild.org NOTE: Your application will not be considered without a cover letter.

 

To Apply: Send resume & cover letter outlining your suitability to the tasks and schedule outlined above to: heidi.sampson@readtoachild.org NOTE: Your application will not be…

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