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Reading+Mentoring 4 Success

PROGRAM COORDINATOR FOR READING+MENTORING 4 SUCCESS

Do you believe all children need to be successful in reading and with the right support can be? We do too! As part of the program team for Reading+Mentoring 4 Success, you will help unlock the powerful resource of community volunteers to make a positive difference for students, schools and everyone involved. You are helping set students on a course to student success.

The Role

As part of ensuring high-quality mentoring sessions and a positive experience for volunteers and school staff, CCEF will provide an on-site Program Coordinator to each school site. The Program Coordinator will be present during mentoring sessions to monitor instruction and provide ongoing training and real-time coaching to mentors. The coordinator serves as the liaison to the school - streamlining communications to teachers and hosting the volunteers while they are on campus. The coordinator will build and maintain relationships across various stakeholders: students, families, mentors and school staff.

About the Organization: Cabarrus County Education Foundation

The Reading+Mentoring 4 Success program supports CCEF’s goal to plant the seeds for our future workforce and create tomorrow’s leaders. We do this through supporting student achievement by funding innovative teaching opportunities, inspiring our educators, connecting our schools and businesses, and building a community that supports and advocates for Cabarrus County Schools (CCS). The Reading+Mentoring 4 Success program is being piloted at 2 schools within CCS to boost student reading proficiency levels in Kindergarten through 3rd grade students. We believe community support for reading and volunteer mentoring can be powerful resources for students to achieve the critical milestone of reading proficiency at the end of third grade.

Position Responsibilities: Key responsibilities are:

  • Oversee 25+ students’ growth in reading skills and enthusiasm for academics
  • Manage 25-50 volunteers
  • Liaise with teachers, school staff and families

Tasks will include but are not limited to:

  • Become an expert on Reading+Mentoring 4 Success curriculum
  • Deliver initial training and ongoing support and communication to mentors
  • Communicate with school staff regarding curriculum, students and schedule issues
  • Design and maintain schedule of students and volunteers
  • Gather assessment data and develop reporting metrics
  • Manage mentoring materials
  • Attend weekly team meetings
  • Report various operational information to Program Director
  • Partner with CCEF team in providing and receiving feedback, with the goal of aiding the organization’s efforts to establish a strong, scalable program model
  • Other tasks as needed to support the program

Position Structure and Pay

A Program Coordinator is a contract position and will typically work 18-20 hours a week during hours within a school day schedule from September 2021 - May 2022. In all, approximately 12-14 hours are designated for mentoring support at the school site within a school day schedule and remaining hours per week on staff meetings and check-ins, scheduling, and communications. In this job, you will work independently most of the time. Pay will be dependent upon experience and range from $18-$23 per hour. 

You will be successful in this role if you:

  • Have a strong belief that all students can learn and have the potential to reach reading proficiency
  • Possess a natural ability to connect with people and strength in relationship-building skills
  • Possess strong organizational skills and attention to detail
  • Desire working with elementary-aged students
  • Demonstrate an eagerness to train and manage volunteers
  • Adapt to an ever-changing environment of serving in public schools, and are adaptable in both work style and work environment
  • Take initiative and are a self-starter
  • Are eager to build a new program
  • Can problem-solve through challenges and failures
  • Possess basic computer skills and/or willingness to learn programs including but not limited to: MS Office (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook, Teams), Google Office Suite, file sharing systems (Dropbox and Google Drive) and video-conferencing platforms (Zoom, MS Teams)
  • Other tasks as needed to support the program

Bonus Points if you:

  • Have teaching or curriculum implementation experience
  • Have experience volunteering with other community-based or education programs

To Apply: Submit the following documents at CCEF’s website using the link:

  • Resume – standard format including education, work and volunteer experience
  • Cover letter – standard, 1-page format explaining your interest in the role and why you believe you are a good fit

Hiring Timeline: The position will start as soon as qualified candidates are found and screened.

Commitment to Diversity: We believe that our differences make our team stronger and we also know that our students benefit from working with adults from all backgrounds. As an equal opportunity employer, Cabarrus County Education Foundation is committed to providing employment opportunities to all qualified individuals and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, ethnicity, religion, sex, gender, sexual orientation, national origin, disability, age, marital status, veteran status, pregnancy, parental status, genetic information or characteristics, or any other basis prohibited by applicable law.

This job description may be subject to change. A final job description will be provided prior to any interviews.


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