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Summer Tennis and Reading Program - Reading Coordinator

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Tenacity, Inc.
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Published 8 days ago

Summer Tennis and Reading Program (STRP)

Position: Reading Coordinator

Founded in 1999, Tenacity is a Boston-based organization that offers a free tennis and reading program throughout the city.  

Tenacity’s Summer Tennis and Reading Program (STRP) is open to any Boston resident between the ages of 6 and 16 years old and generally serves more than 4,000 students per summer. Tenacity operates Monday through Friday, at 23 sites, in most neighborhoods in Boston. Most sites have both morning (9am-noon) and afternoon (1pm-4pm) sessions. The tennis component of the program is games based and is designed to develop participants into functioning tennis players while emphasizing fun. Tenacity also offers a Team Tennis League for interested players. The academic piece of the program is designed to keep kids reading over their summer vacation so they maintain important literacy skills. 

Tenacity partners with the City of Boston to provide this free program to Boston residents. This is a seasonal position (30 hours per week) from early July until mid-August. Boston residents are especially encouraged to apply. 

Responsibilities:

Responsible for delivering reading curriculum to youth ages 6-15. 

Responsible for taking attendance, ensuring that staff time sheets are complete, and organizing other administrative tasks  

Key Tasks:

·      Design and lead reading activities every day, following the Tenacity Summer Program curriculum

·      Lead all administrative tasks at site: attendance, time sheets, incident reports, communication with families, and other tasks as requested

·      Participate in overall site organization, planning and activities

·      Share enthusiasm for reading

·      Utilize literacy resources available – books, magazines, writing supplies, etc. and request resources and supplies as needed

·      Help manage and provide leadership for junior staff volunteers

·      Adhere to and enforce all COVID protocols that the city and Tenacity implement for summer programming 

Qualifications: Strong candidates for this position will have the following characteristics:

·      Passion for working with youth and for reading and literacy

·      Strong organizational and management skills

·      Excellent judgment and problem solving skills

·      Able to communicate effectively with parents

·      Able to listen to students needs and questions

·      Able to maintain calm in all situations 

Summer Tennis and Reading Program (STRP)

Position: Reading Coordinator

Founded in 1999, Tenacity is a Boston-based organization that offers a free tennis and reading program throughout the city.  

Tenacity’s Summer Tennis and Reading…

Details at a Glance

  • Time Commitment
    Part Time Schedule
  • Job Type
    Temporary

Location

On-site
38 Everett St, Boston, MA 02134, United States
Lower Level

How to Apply

Interested candidates should send a cover letter and resume to Matthew Johnstone at matthewjohnstone@tenacity.org

Interested candidates should send a cover letter and resume to Matthew Johnstone at matthewjohnstone@tenacity.org

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