Job Title: Education Coordinator - Part Time
Department: Community Impact
Reports to: Senior Manager, Education Strategies
Location: Downtown St. Petersburg, Florida - Local Candidates Only
Date: September 2019
Summary: The Education Coordinator - Part Time will be housed at an after-school site and will help recruit, train and retain ReadingPal volunteers, identify the children who will receive tutoring, spend time reading with the students, administer the assessments for each participant, collect data and provide regular reports to United Way Suncoast (UWS). The hours will be 3 pm to 6 pm, Monday through Friday.
Essential Duties and Responsibilities include the following: Other duties may be assigned.
- Responsibility for managing volunteers for UWS in alignment with this initiative.
- Demonstrate an understanding of Elementary Education. Articulate these both verbally and in writing and able to model suitable teaching and tutoring methods.
- Ability to assess children to determine if they are struggling with reading so that they may participate in the program. Monitor and maintain curriculum assessments as needed.
- Read with students when their volunteer ReadingPal is unable to attend, and to help the students toward their reading goals.
- Collect and report accurate data including volunteer attendance and retention and child outcomes.
- Implement goals and strategies for the ReadingPals Program in alignment with the mission of UWS.
- Ability to work independently at an off-site location.
Qualifications: The following requirements are representative of the knowledge, skill and/or ability required to satisfactorily perform the essential job duties. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
Education and/or Experience: Bachelor’s degree in education or related field or equivalent experience preferred. Minimum of two years in pursuit of an education degree will be considered. Must be able to demonstrate a high level of experience in teaching methods in early education. Experience working with volunteers including recruitment, engagement, and tracking preferred but not required.
Knowledge of Early Education and teaching methods.
Interpersonal Skills: Strong active listening, conflict resolution, coordination, facilitation, social perceptiveness, and consensus building skills necessary.
Computer Skills: Knowledge of MS office software and myON program preferred.
Physical Demands: The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to sit, talk and/or hear. The employee is frequently required to use finger and hand motions and occasionally required to stand, walk and reach with hands and arms. The employee must occasionally lift and/or move objects up to 20 lbs. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision and ability to adjust focus.
Work Environment: The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. Employee primarily works in a normal after school environment under moderate heat and noise levels, with occasional in-the field activities within the Suncoast area.
All applicants will be required to undergo a background screening in order to meet the requirements of working with school children. Only local candidates will be considered.
United Way Suncoast is an equal employment opportunity employer and does not discriminate against any person because of race, color, creed, religion, sex, national origin, disability, age, genetic information or any other characteristic protected by law. This nondiscrimination policy extends to all terms, conditions and privileges of employment as well as the use of all company facilities, participation in all company-sponsored activities, and all employment actions. United Way Suncoast will make reasonable accommodations for qualified individuals with known disabilities unless doing so would result in an undue hardship.