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School Coordinator – Hartford CT

READ TO A CHILD SCHOOL COORDINATOR
M. D. Fox Elementary School, 470 Maple Avenue, Hartford 06114

The School Coordinator is responsible for the daily operation of Read to a Child’s Lunchtime Reading Program, which matches business professionals with children for a rewarding, read aloud experience during the children’s lunch break. The simple act of reading aloud to a child once a week can have a profound impact on his or her future and offers the adult a convenient and meaningful way to give back. Read to a Child is a nonprofit organization that inspires caring adults to read aloud to children and help create a better future. The Coordinator is responsible for ensuring that mentors, students, and school staff are happy with the program. Specifically, s/he will:

  • Ensure that kickoff goes smoothly, including solicitation of teacher referrals and permission slips and assembly of start-up materials.
  • Greet volunteers and offer assistance as needed
  • Monitor reading sessions to ensure good student behavior and smooth operation of program
  • Notify students and teachers of volunteer cancellations or schedule changes
  • Call Reading Mentors if their student partners are absent
  • Ensure that rooms are left clean and orderly

 Qualifications: 1. Communicates well in person, on the telephone, & via email; 2.  Experience working with groups of children;  3.  Very organized;  4.  Enthusiastic about children’s books and the program;  5.  Comfortable working with Email, Word, and Excel.

 Hours: Two days a week Tuesdays and Thursdays approximately 10AM-1PM from October through May. Occasional availability outside of these times for conference calls and other projects as needed. Starts ASAP.

 Pay: $13 per hour and countless non-monetary rewards

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


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