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Assistant School Coordinator – Roxbury, MA

Maurice J. Tobin K-8 School, 40 Smith St., Roxbury Crossing MA 02136

The Assistant School Coordinator is responsible for assisting in 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.

Read to a Child is a nonprofit organization that fosters a love of reading and improved literacy skills in elementary school children by inspiring adults to read to them regularly.

The Assistant Coordinator works in conjunction with the Lead Coordinator, ensuring that mentors, students, and school staff are happy and productive in the program. Specifically, s/he will assist the Coordinator with the following:

  • Ensure that opening season 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 with mentors, including monthly updates and changes in schedule.
  • Communicate regularly with the Lead Coordinator, including weekly updates.
  • Facilitate and monitor reading sessions to ensure smooth operation of program.
  • Support mentors with book choice and student engagement.
  • Ensure that rooms are left clean and orderly.
  • In collaboration with the Lead Coordinator, plan and execute the year-end program celebration.
  • Attend School Coordinator meetings at the Wellesley office 4 times a year
  • Facilitate other activities or tasks at the school site as requested
  • Substitute for the lead Coordinator as needed

Qualifications: 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 in a high-energy school environment; 4. Energetic and able to navigate 3-level building 5. Enthusiastic about children’s books and the program; 6. Comfortable working with Email, Word, and Excel.

Hours: Three days a week, Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday, approximately 11:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. for the school year. Flexibility required. Also availability outside of these times for data entry, communications, and meetings as needed. 12-15 hours per week. Start February 2020

Hourly Rate: $13 per hour

To Apply: Send resume & cover letter outlining your suitability to the tasks and schedule outlined above to: heidi.sampson@readtoachild.org

***Read to a Child, Inc. is an equal opportunity employer that does not discriminate against any employee or job applicant based on race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, veteran or disability status.***

Substitute School Coordinator – Framingham, MA

Brophy Elementary and Wilson Elementary

The Substitute School Coordinator is responsible for the operation of Read to a Child’s Lunchtime Reading Program in event of a School Coordinator absence at the Brophy School or Wilson School. The substitute is asked if she/he is available in the event of the School Coordinator’s absence or as an occasional assistant to the School Coordinator.

The Substitute School Coordinator will shadow the School Coordinator to learn the job. There is the option of the Brophy or Wilson School or both.

Read to a Child is a nonprofit organization that fosters a love of reading in children in grades 1-4. Business professionals are matched with children for a rewarding read aloud experience weekly during the children’s lunch break.

Qualifications:

  • Communicates well in person, on the telephone, & via email
  • Experience working with groups of children
  • Organized, able to prioritize and multi-task
  • Enthusiastic about children’s books and the program
  • Fluency in English, other languages helpful but not required

Hours: As needed, Tuesday,Wednesday,Friday approximately 10:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. from now through June.

Start November, 2018

Hourly Rate: $13.00 per hour

To Apply: Send resume & cover letter stating your interest suitability to: linda.winin@readtoachild.org   

***Read to a Child, Inc. is an equal opportunity employer that does not discriminate against any employee or job applicant based on race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, veteran or disability status.***

Substitute School Coordinator – Waltham, MA

Stanley Elementary and Whittemore Elementary

The Substitute School Coordinator is responsible for the operation of Read to a Child’s Lunchtime Reading Program in event of a Program Coordinator absence at the Stanley Elementary or Whittemore Elementary School. The substitute is asked if she/he is available in the event of the School Coordinator’s absence or as an occasional assistant to the School Coordinator.

The Substitute School Coordinator will shadow the School Coordinator to learn the job. There is the option of the Stanley or Whittemore School or both.

Read to a Child is a nonprofit organization that fosters a love of reading, improves literacy skills, and empowers underserved children in grades 1-4. Business professionals are matched with children for a rewarding read aloud experience weekly during the children’s lunch break.

Qualifications:

  • Communicates well in person, on the telephone, & via email
  • Experience working with groups of children
  • Organized, able to prioritize and multi-task
  • Enthusiastic about children’s books and the program
  • Fluent in English, other languages helpful

Hours: As needed occasionally, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday. Approximately 10:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. from now through June.

Start November, 2018

Hourly Rate: $13.00 per hour

To Apply: Send resume & cover letter stating your interest suitability to:

azure.mauche@readtoachild.org   

***Read to a Child, Inc. is an equal opportunity employer that does not discriminate against any employee or job applicant based on race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, veteran or disability status.***

Substitute School Coordinator – South Boston, MA

Condon Elementary School

The Substitute School Coordinator is responsible for the operation of Read to a Child’s Lunchtime Reading Program in event of a School Coordinator absence at the Condon School. The substitute is asked if she/he is available in the event of the School Coordinator’s absence or as an occasional assistant to the School Coordinator.

The Substitute School Coordinator will shadow the School Coordinator to learn the job.

Read to a Child is a nonprofit organization that fosters a love of reading in children in grades 1-4. Business professionals are matched with children for a rewarding read aloud experience weekly during the children’s lunch break.

Qualifications:

  • Communicates well in person, on the telephone, & via email
  • Experience working with groups of children
  • Organized, able to prioritize and multi-task
  • Enthusiastic about children’s books and the program
  • Fluency in English, other languages helpful but not required

Hours: As needed, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday approximately 10:00 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. from now through June.

Start November, 2018

Hourly Rate: $13.00 per hour

To Apply: Send resume & cover letter stating your interest suitability to: heidi.sampson@readtoachild.org  

***Read to a Child, Inc. is an equal opportunity employer that does not discriminate against any employee or job applicant based on race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, veteran or disability status.***

Development and Communications Intern

Position Description

The Development and Communications Intern supports the organization’s Development and Communications functions. The person in this position will work out of our Wellesley office.

Responsibilities include

• Conduct prospect research; i.e., private foundation and corporate grants.
• Research and maintain media contact databases for all Read to a Child regions.
• Assist with special event planning and execution.
• Build Read to a Child’s online presence via the creation of short videos highlighting school programming and volunteer training.
• Assist with administrative, communications and additional development tasks as needed/requested.

Key Qualifications

We are seeking a high-energy Development and Communications Intern who is mission-driven and self-directed, skilled in communications, and excited to work hard for an organization at a pivotal time in its growth. Other requirements include:

• A passion for the Read to a Child mission
• Ability to plan, prioritize, and coordinate multiple projects simultaneously
• Excellent written communication skills with an extreme attention to detail
• Experience creating short videos with high impact results; i.e., for fundraising and volunteer training efforts (required).
• Enrolled in a college or university working towards a Bachelor’s degree in Communications, Business, or Non-Profit Leadership.

This is a part time (12-15 hours/week), internship ideally beginning in September and staying through May, 2019. Candidate must be able to commit to a minimum of 3 hour shifts at a time. Office hours are 9am-5pm with the occasional evening event. The internship is unpaid; we are happy to coordinate with intern’s school to allow for class credit.

To Apply

Please send a resume cover letter, which captures why this position is a great match for your skills and interests, writing samples, and videos, to beth.putnam@readtoachild.org.

***Read to a Child, Inc. is an equal opportunity employer that does not discriminate against any employee or job applicant based on race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, veteran or disability status.***