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.

We are seeking a Recruitment Specialist to help identify and hire Reading Assist Fellows willing to provide a year of service supporting struggling readers across Delaware. The Recruitment Specialist will work to identify and cultivate diverse prospects and build a committed and talented fellow cohort.

Responsibilities:

  • Identify opportunities to source candidates through events, online platforms, direct outreach and partnerships (e.g. career centers)
  • Foster a set of relationships with partners such as career centers, college deans, professors, student organization leaders to promote opportunities to serve with Reading Assist
  • Directly engage prospects to inform them about becoming a Reading Assist fellow
  • Generate interest to apply and guide prospects through the application process as needed
  • Consistently leverage Reading Assists data management systems to track prospective fellows
  • Input application and interview data on tracking spreadsheet
  • Schedule and conduct phonological screener tests
  • Schedule interviews and play an active role in the interview process
  • Research and attend career fairs
  • Identify new pipelines for recruitment
  • Develop and nurture relationships with colleges and universities
  • Develop and nurture relationships with retiree groups

Experience, Skills, and Competencies

  • Significant volunteer or service experience (such as AmeriCorps or Peace Corps)
  • A passion for education equity
  • Passionate about recruiting a high quality and diverse corps for our students
  • Organized with the ability to manage multiple candidates and partnerships at varying stages
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Comfort working in a fast paced environment and in an emerging role
  • Significant experience and familiarity with Microsoft Excel and Microsoft Office programs
  • A demonstrated ability to learn and grow
  • The ability to see projects through to completion

To apply, please send a resume and cover letter to Judith Graham Kane at jkane@readingassist.org.

We are seeking a Summer Operations Manager to help coordinate and execute summer tutoring services at summer schools across Delaware. The Summer Operations Manager will be responsible for the oversight and implementation of Reading Assist’s summer tutor program. The Summer Operations Manager will work across departments at Reading Assist and be responsible for ensure tutors, schools, and students have all they need for success. This role will have significant responsibility ensuring the quality of our programming and need to be comfortable working in a fast-paced environment. This position may require some travel, so all candidates must have a valid driver’s license. 

Responsibilities  

  • Oversee all summer programing logistics, including materials purchasing, scheduling, and placement 
  • Manage all AmeriCorps and HR compliance work 
  • Ensure all volunteers have undergone appropriate background checks 
  • Monitor and approve volunteer timesheets  
  • Attend regularly scheduled meetings with Delaware’s AmeriCorps office 
  • In partnership with instructional teams, recruit and hire of all summer tutors 
  • Create and coordinate schedules at each school site 
  • Track and manage tutor and student attendance 
  • Coordinate communication with each school partner 
  • Coordinate beginning-of-summer and end-of-summer student testing  

 Experience, Skills, and Competencies 

  • Highly organized, effective at communications 
  • Strong project management capabilities 
  • Experience working in summer programs (preferred) 
  • Significant volunteer or service experience (such as AmeriCorps or Peace Corps)
  • A passion for education equity 
  • Demonstrated experience working in operations and/or logistics 
  • Comfort working in a fast-paced environment and in an emerging role 
  • Significant experience and familiarity with Microsoft Excel and Microsoft Office
  • A demonstrated ability to learn and grow 
  • Ability to see projects through to completion 

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

Contract Term length: 

March 2021-August 2021 

We are seeking a Summer Curriculum Director to help create and deliver our summer learning program. The Summer Curriculum Director will work in partnership with the Director of Instruction to develop a modified curriculum based on our accredited Reading Assist Intervention Program. Additionally, the Summer Curriculum Director will deliver up to two weeks of training to Reading Assist summer tutors.   

In partnership with the Summer Operations Manager, the Summer Curriculum Director will be responsible for overseeing summer student learning by supporting tutors’ learning needs.  

Responsibilities:  

  • Develop and oversee summer learning program 
  • Lead summer tutor training, including development of all training materials 
  • Hire and manage all summer coaching staff 
  • Observe and support summer tutors 
  • Provide updates and reports on student progress 

 Experience, Skills, and Competencies 

  • Deep knowledge on the science of reading and implementing a multi-sensory, phonicsbased reading curriculum 
  • Experience teaching struggling readers 
  • Highly organized and effective at communications 
  • Experience working in summer programs (preferred) 
  • Significant volunteer or service experience (such as AmeriCorps or Peace Corps)
  • A passion for education equity 
  • Comfort working in a fastpaced environment and in an emerging role 
  • Significant experience and familiarity with Microsoft Excel and Microsoft Office 
  • A demonstrated ability to learn and grow 
  • Ability to see projects through to completion 

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

 Contract Term length: 

Approximately 40 hours/week 

March 2021-August 2021 

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 throughout Delaware (New Castle, Kent, and Sussex Counties) 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 1-2 weeks of paid training prior to delivering lessons.  

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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-$30/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.