Black River United Way Growing Great Readers Reading Tutor

Georgetown, South Carolina
Aug 24, 2020
Sep 23, 2020
Job Function
Education / Teaching
Position Type
Degree Level
High School
Experience Level

Program Overview:
The Black River United Way’s Growing Great Readers (GGR) program is an AmeriCorps program that offers a high quality, comprehensive, research based, English literacy-tutoring program that supports students, families, and the community. GGR’s mission is to provide struggling readers with AmeriCorps tutors to ensure that children advance to grade level in reading before third grade. GGR members tutor one-on-one or in small groups with Kindergarten – 3rd Grade students identified as needing additional support in reading.

Members receive a well-rounded service experience. The Growing Great Readers Program focuses on
improving the reading skills of elementary students in Georgetown and Williamsburg County.

AmeriCorps Member Position Overview:
Members provide one-to-one and/or small group tutoring to students in Kindergarten through Second grade to develop reading skills. In addition to meeting other program expectations, members will serve at least 675 hours over approximately 10 months.

Minimum Qualifications:
•    Be at least 18 years of age or older (if 17, student must have signed permission by parent)
•    Have a high school diploma or its equivalent
•    Be a citizen, national, or lawful permanent resident alien of the United States
•    Satisfy the National Service Criminal History Check eligibility criteria pursuant to 45 CFR 2540.202.
•    Enjoy working with children
•    Must have a strong commitment for community service.  
•    Self-motivated, organized and flexible
•    Have reliable transportation

Essential Functions:
•    Must be able to serve a minimum of 675 hours during the school year.
•    Must be able to serve a minimum average of 16 hours per week in an elementary school during the day and/or in an afterschool program.   
•    Learn, support and conduct progress monitoring using Aimsweb every two weeks to  measure GGR student progress.
•    Maintain a full tutoring case load while at the host site.  
•    Tutor focus students  in small groups or one on one for 20-30 minutes 3 to 4 times per week.  
•    Be able to meet deadlines.
•    Serve as a positive role model to students.
•    Collaborate with AmeriCorps team leader and site supervisor regarding students progress.
•    Participate in AmeriCorps team meetings monthly to foster teamwork, leadership development, and conflict resolution.
•    Must exhibit a strong work ethic (attendance, record keeping, timely and accurate timesheet completion, etc.)
•    Attend professional development activites at your host site as permitted.
•    Participate in September 11th Day of Remembrance and Martin Luther King Jr. Day of Service events, which may take place on a weekend or during holidays and include activities outside of the scope of typical day-to-day functions.
•    Must adhere to all codes of conduct and/or related policies and procedures of program schools and organizations with which BRUW AmeriCorps serves and collaborates

Additional Responsibilities:
Although not essential position functions, the AmeriCorps Member may also be responsible for the following as needed:
•    Assist other departments in major projects as needed as it relates directly to the AmeriCorps program.
•    Perform other duties as assigned as it relates directly to the AmeriCorps program.
•    Participate in outside service activities approved by the program’s director.
•    Assist the host site’s supervisor, teachers, and team leader as needed as it relates directly to the AmeriCorps program.
•    Support the Black River United Way’s Summer SAIL reading program during June of current year to complete service hours as needed.
•    Perform other duties as assigned as it relates directly to the AmeriCorps program. These may include recruiting, training volunteers and tracking their hours. Assist in the coordination of National Days of Service, participate in PTA events, job fairs and fundraising as it relates to the AmeriCorps Growing Great Readers program. Occasionally service may be required on weekends or holidays.

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  Thank you for your interest in the Black River United Way Growing Great Readers AmeriCorps Program, which is a part of our Early Grade Reading Initiative. This program focuses on improving the reading levels of students K-3rd grade.   As an AmeriCorps Member, you could serve as an Early Grade Specialist or a Reading Tutor. Early Grade Specialist focus on Parent Engagement or on Data. Our Reading Tutors serve within schools and nonprofits tutoring students and helping them reach their literacy goals.   We are recruiting for the 2020-2021 year and plan to begin on August 10th. To move forward, you need to complete a full application and two references.   Application Link:   Reference Link:     (Send the link to your reference to complete)   If you would like to schedule a call to answer any further questions about Early Grade Literacy, please contact me at   Thank you again for your interest in the Growing Great Readers AmeriCorps Program.