S.A.N.D. School, 1750 Main St, Hartford 06120
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 Mondays and Fridays approximately 10:30 AM- 12:30 PM Occasional availability outside of these times for conference calls and other projects as needed. Starts January/February 2019.
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: email@example.com NOTE: Your application will not be considered without a cover letter.
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About Greater Hartford’s Program
Since 1998, the Lunchtime Reading Program in Greater Hartford has built literacy skills and enthusiasm for reading and books in thousands of underprivileged, elementary school students. Twenty years later, this important work continues! Read to a Child is proud to partner adult volunteers, hailing from local corporations, businesses and community organizations, with close to 200 students for weekly read aloud sessions during the students’ lunch period.
Today, as Connecticut faces the largest achievement gap in the nation and its municipalities struggle with economic challenges, the critical need to improve literacy skills and foster a love of reading is more urgent than ever. In fact, in the city of Hartford alone, there are 7500 public school students in kindergarten through grade four, who could benefit by participating in our Lunchtime Reading Program.
We need your support to bring the Lunchtime Reading Program to ALL of these students! In the words of a Hartford school principal, “The Lunchtime Reading Program serves our most vulnerable students, who feel school is too tough or have lost their passion for reading. The Program and its volunteers ignite a spark in them and give them a sense of family and community beyond school walls.”
Help light that spark! Please join us – as a corporate partner, individual donor or volunteer reader!