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Last updated June 26, 2013

 

AmeriCorps VIP Fellow — Literacy Coordinator Position Available
(Please note that this position has been filled.)

Reading to Kids is seeking a full-time AmeriCorps VIP Fellow — Literacy Coordinator.

Term: September 9, 2013 - June 30, 2014

Position Summary:
The AmeriCorps Fellow will assist Reading to Kids in its mission of inspiring underserved children with a love of reading, thereby enriching their lives and opportunities for future success. To help accomplish this mission, the AmeriCorps Fellow will facilitate the recruitment, training, placement, and support of volunteers at our monthly reading clubs. Reporting to the Managing Director, the AmeriCorps Fellow will work directly with volunteers and educators to ensure a satisfying volunteer/student experience. The AmeriCorps Fellow will gain insight into the issues that affect LAUSD schools, students and families today, and learn about educational policy and ways to effect change.

AmeriCorps VIP Fellows are administered through CalSERVES. More information about AmeriCorps can be found at http://www.nationalservice.gov/programs/americorps. More information about the Volunteer Infrastructure Project (VIP) Fellows program can be found at http://www.calserves.org/index.php/programs/vip (due to be updated in June).

Position Responsibilities:

• Provide ongoing support to approximately 500 volunteers with phone calls, emails and educational resources
• Coordinate volunteer/student matches with 7 LAUSD partner schools
• Network in the local community to expand volunteer outreach and engagement
• Help to plan and organize volunteer appreciation and enrichment events
• Conduct school site visits to help strengthen partnerships and address issues, with Managing Director
• Maintain database of volunteer and school information
• Contribute to the Reading to Kids blog and weekly update emails
• Assist site operations teams at the monthly reading clubs, which occur on the second Saturday of each month
• Participate as an active member of the Reading to Kids Taskforce
• Participate in Board and Taskforce meetings and involvement with Taskforce committees as a facilitator and coordinator
• Participate in fundraising and in-kind donations through the establishment of business partnerships
• Attend statewide AmeriCorps retreat and training

Additional Responsibilities May Include:

• Manage Reading to Kids Facebook and Twitter accounts
• Update Reading to Kids website

Skills/Qualifications:

• Required: B.A. degree; outstanding organizational and communication skills; exceptional ability to work well with others; clear Department of Justice and FBI background check, conducted after hire
• Preferred: Interest in education issues; commitment to children; Valid CA state driver's license; access to a car

Stipend
$14,000 per year plus *$4,750 Education Award. *This is a grant-funded position, final confirmation in July.
AmeriCorps Health Insurance

If you are interested in applying for the position, please e-mail your cover letter and resume as a single Microsoft Word or Adobe Acrobat PDF attachment to hiring @ readingtokids.org.
The cover letter and resume must be in one document named "LastName_FirstName"
(e.g., Doe_John). 

Questions can be addressed to Reading to Kids Managing Director Charlie Orchard, Charlie.Orchard @ readingtokids.org. Cover letters and resumes will not be accepted by mail or facsimile, or in any format other than as a Microsoft Word or Adobe Acrobat attachment.