POSITION TITLE: AmeriCorps Member – Tutor Coordinator
SUPERVISORS: Project Directors; Principal of Assigned School
Help boost academic success for students of color and those from low-income families by increasing the
use of and enhancing the effectiveness of tutors in area schools and community programs.
To participate in a widespread community collaboration coordinated by the Madison Metropolitan School
District, United Way of Dane County, AmeriCorpsState, and other partners
Identify the literacy tutor needs of your assigned school.
Tutor a selected group of students at your assigned school.
Recruit tutors, and assist with their training, orientation, and placement at your assigned school, in
conjunction with project staff.
Provide ongoing support and in-service training for the tutors you supervise.
Assist with development of evaluation tools for assessing the success of the tutor tutoring efforts.
Utilize evaluation from tutors, program participants, staff and advisory board members to enhance tutor
management practices and programs.
Be familiar with the school’s curriculum activities and priorities and how project resources (including
home-based efforts) can support them.
Work with project and school staff to develop, record and institutionalize standard tutor management
practices for your elementary school or community program.
Support project-wide activities and participate in project committees.
Participate in training related to tutoring, tutor management and literacy skill building.
Option to spend a certain percentage of hours volunteering in community service outside Project goals.
Support MMSD summer school programming.
ORIENTATION AND TRAINING:
AmeriCorps members will participate in two weeks of orientation and training at the beginning of their
Weekly team meetings and trainings
Throughout term of service frequent opportunities exist for networking with fellow AmeriCorps members
Organizational skills and attention to details
Ability to work effectively with diverse populations
Interpersonal and communication skills
Ability to present information to small and large groups of people
Ability to manage others and delegate tasks
Ability to work effectively both independently and as part of a team
Familiarity with issues of low income families
Ability to read at a 12th grade level
Ability to pass National Service Criminal History Check
All qualified applicants to this program will receive equal consideration for employment without regard to race, color, national
origin, disability, age, sex, political affiliation, religion.