Reading Specialist

Reading Specialist

OUR STORY

SummerCollab specializes in empowering community-based agencies to execute high quality summer learning programs.  Through intentional interviewing, quality training and precise placement, our contractors are equipped to work with our partner sites to bring more choices and more chances to children in the state of Delaware during the summer months. Two thirds of the achievement gap is attributable to summer learning inequity. With your help, we can Make Summer Smarter.

YOUR ROLE

In 2018, SummerCollab launched a new AmeriCorps program – the Summer Literacy Corps.  Through this program, AmeriCorp members delivered targeted 1:1 and/or small group reading intervention to approximately 40% of youth at our partner sites from grades K-5.  The Reading Specialist oversees the day-to-day operations of SummerCollab’s reading intervention program at one of our partner sites. As a Reading Specialist, major responsibilities include:

  • Analyze pre-assessment data to determine appropriate grouping of campers in the reading intervention program
  • Observe and provide targeted, achievable feedback to AmeriCorp members in the areas of instruction and behavior management
  • Supervise the progress of the reading intervention program, adjusting schedules, camper groups and reading intervention lessons as needed

OUR IDEAL CANDIDATE

SummerCollab seeks  a dedicated, flexible and self-directed candidate for the role of Reading Specialist. The ideal candidate has a positive, professional attitude and a passion for helping campers reach their greatest potential in literacy.  The Reading Specialist position requires a high level of organization and the ability to analyze literacy data. Our ideal candidate has at least three years of experience as an educator, and a strong desire to lead and manage a team of adults.  Instructional coaching experience is recommended. Reading Specialist candidates will have a background in literacy instruction, specifically in grades K-5 and demonstrated success with providing targeted literacy intervention.

RESPONSIBILITIES

March – June (approximately 20 hours)

  • Attend all relevant training sessions
  • Develop relationships with site-specific AmeriCorp members, setting expectations and goals for the summer
  • Create systems that optimize the day-to-day operations of the reading intervention program
  • Other duties as assigned

June – August (approximately 26 hours/week)

  • Analyze assessment data to determine appropriate reading intervention groups
  • Review AmeriCorp lessons prior to implementation, providing feedback
  • Engage in observation, coaching and feedback sessions with AmeriCorp members
  • Maintain reading group schedules, working with AmeriCorp members to regroup campers as needed
  • Provide reading intervention to high-needs campers in a 1:1 or small group setting
  • Participate in network-wide reading intervention meetings that include data analysis and goal setting
  • Other duties as assigned

For more information, contact Jobs@summercollab.com