Careers

At Reading Assist, we are committed to providing one-on-one reading instruction for Delaware K-3 students in the lowest 10% for reading proficiency, with a focus on serving in schools where there is the highest need.

We recruit, train, and embed AmeriCorps members – known as Reading Assist Fellows – willing to commit a school year of service to provide our accredited, one-on-one intervention program to struggling readers.

We believe no child should struggle when success is within reach​.

Join our dedicated team and help us promote literacy and support education equity in Delaware.

Reading Assist, Delaware’s premier reading intervention program, is seeking an Assistant Director of Operations. The Assistant Director of Operations will work alongside the Director of Operations to support ongoing operations at Reading Assist. This means ensuring the implementation and maintenance of clear systems that allow Reading Assist to integrate in our partner schools with ease and allow Reading Assist Fellows to focus on the students they serve. The Assistant Director of Operations helps direct Reading Assist’s daily operations with primary concerns for programs and delivery of services. Additionally the Assistant Director of Operations ensures compliance with all internal and external policies, standards, and procedures as well as the Reading Assist mission.

Responsibilities:

  • Support partner schools in scheduling fellows, setting testing schedules, getting student databases set up.
  • Onboard new schools and explaining our program and services.
  • Respond to partner school requests and triage questions with fellows.
  • Coordinate space and materials for fellows through occasional school site visits.
  • Support student data processes.
  • Monitor member service hours, support members with AmeriCorps- and Reading Assist-approved extra service opportunities.
  • Support the development and implementation of all member communications.
  • Provide resources and answers regarding all AmeriCorps-related questions throughout the year.
  • Represent the AmeriCorps team on national and regional check-in calls as needed.
  • Oversee the creation and implementation of AmeriCorps mandatory days of service activities and other required AmeriCorps events such as AmeriCorps Week.
  • Support collection and auditing of compliance documents including human resources documents.
  • Lead returner council.
  • Create start-of-year and end-of-year project plans.
  • Manage inventory for fellows and staff.
  • Support supply ordering for fellows and staff.

Experience

  • Experience working in operations or logistics.
  • Financial management and experience creating budgets.
  • Some working knowledge of human resource practices.
  • Experience working in a school environment (preferred).
  • Experience with AmeriCorps programs either as a volunteer or program manager (preferred).

Skills & Competencies

  • Demonstrate a relentless drive to improve the minds, characters, and lives of students both in and out of school.
  • Demonstrates ability to think strategically and innovatively, in order to continuously improve operations.
  • High quality communications skills with multiple audiences including Reading Assist Fellows, partner school faculty and staff, vendors, and colleagues.
  • Able to have difficult conversations in a respectful manner.
  • Ability to anticipate operational challenges and come up with solutions.
  • High levels of emotional consistency, and composure.
  • Ability to see a project through to completion.
  • Strong attention to detail and planning skills.
  • Comfort working in a fast-changing environment.
  • Proficient with the Microsoft Office suite (Word, PowerPoint, Excel).
  • Comfortable working with data sets.
  • Able to travel and visit partner school and spend time on site.

To apply, please send a resume and cover letter to Leigh Fairley at lfairley@readingassist.org.

Reading Assist, Delaware’s premier reading intervention program, is seeking a Director of Data and Evaluation to drive student progress. The Director of Data and Evaluation will work to develop student progress monitoring systems, including the establishment of a data dashboard. The Director of Data and Evaluation will take an active role in the delivery of our program and the management of our Reading Assist Fellows. As part of the instructional team, the Director of Data and Evaluation will deliver our accredited training and take part in any curriculum revisions. During the school year, the Director of Data and Evaluation will work with fellows and coaches to ensure students are making progress towards reading proficiency.  

Responsibilities:  

  • Own the development of our student data management systems 
  • Define an organization-wide program evaluation strategy that includes a data and measurement plan 
  • Design and disseminate data-collection instruments to capture feedback from program participants and partners 
  • Deliver our accredited Reading Assist Intervention Program to fellows 
  • Coach Reading Assist Fellows during their year of service  
  • Assist in managing coaches and participate in the occasional observation of fellows and coaches 
  • Drive data meetings with coaches and fellows 
  • Coordinate the third-party evaluation procurement process 
  • Partner with schools on student metrics and reporting data 
  • Lead ongoing evaluation and program improvement efforts 
  • Participate in advising the organization’s strategic direction 

Experience  

  • Significant experience and familiarity with Microsoft Excel and Microsoft Office
  • Knowledge and experience with DIBELS Next (Acadience) Assessments or another similar universal screener for reading 
  • Deep knowledge on the science of reading and implementing a multi-sensory, phonics-based reading curriculum 
  • Experience teaching struggling readers 
  • Demonstrated experience in gathering, organizing, and analyzing large amounts of data to support improvement efforts 
  • Experience with program evaluation and outcomes measurement 
  • Experience working with diverse constituencies 
  • Teaching adult learners (preferred) 

Skills & Competencies 

  • An appreciation and excitement for the important role that data can play in both every day decision-making and uncovering lessons and best practices  
  • A passion for education equity 
  • Ability to thrive in collaborative professional environments 
  • Outstanding oral and written communications skills for various audiences and strong interpersonal skills among colleagues and stakeholders 
  • A demonstrated ability to learn and grow 
  • Comfort working with ambiguity and in an emerging role 
  • Ability to see projects through to completion 

To apply, please send a resume and cover letter to Debbie DeGrosky at debbie@readingassist.org.

Reading Assist Summer Tutors serve in public schools across Delaware to provide one-on-one reading instruction to students entering first through third grades who need additional reading support. Tutors focus on teaching foundational reading skills to students to support accelerated learning. 

Tutors will start with one week of paid training prior to delivering lessons.  

*All tutor positions in Kent and Sussex Counties are now full. Tutor positions are still open for New Castle County summer programs only.

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Dates:  

  • June 7 – August 13 (10 weeks) 
  • June 21 – August 13 (8 weeks) 
  • June 21 – August 6 (7 weeks) 
  • June 21  July 30 (6 weeks) 

Reading Assist Summer Tutors may earn $15-$31/hour, depending on their level of experience 

Responsibilities: 

  • Plan and deliver one-on-one reading lessons for up to 10 students daily (30-minute sessions) 
  • Track attendance and performance data 
  • Deliver 6-10 weeks of tutoring, Monday-Friday, in schools 
  • Deliver lessons in person and/or virtually depending on school placement 
  • Develop a positive relationship with children in grades 1-3 who may struggle academically 

 Expectations: 

  • Ability to blend, segment, and manipulate sounds within words  
  • Interest in literacy, education, and community service 
  • A passion for education equity 
  • patient and flexible mindset  
  • Openness to constructive feedback  
  • Submit to background checks and fingerprints  
  • U.S. citizen or permanent resident alien  
  • High school diploma (some college preferred)  
  • Proficiency in Spanish a plus 

To apply, please complete our summer tutor application form.