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Substitute School Coordinator – Detroit, MI

Warren Bow Elementary, 19801 Prevost St, Detroit, MI 48235

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, matching student/mentor pairs, and assembly of start-up materials.
  • Notify students and teachers of volunteer cancellations or schedule changes.
  • Communicate regularly with mentors, including monthly updates and notification of student absences or changes in schedule.
  • Communicate regularly with Program Manager, including weekly updates.
  • Facilitate and monitor reading sessions to ensure smooth operation of program.
  • Ensure that rooms are left clean and orderly.
  • Plan and execute end of the year celebration.
  • Attend School Coordinator meetings at the Boston office 4-5 times a year
  • Facilitate other activities or tasks at the school site as requested

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

Hours: Occassional hours during lunchtime sessions to fill in for regular School Coordinators, August to June. Start immediately.

Hourly Rate: $13 per hour and countless non-monetary rewards

To Apply: Send resume & cover letter to:  ky.lindberg@readtoachild.org

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