Math & Reading Corps Positions

Roseau has the following positions available:
1 Full time Elementary Literacy Tutor
1 Part time Preschool Community Corps Tutor
1 Full time Preschool Educator Corps,
2 Full time Math Tutor positions. 
 
The position descriptions are below:
 

Elementary or Preschool Literacy Tutor-

Provide literacy tutoring and support for students in Kindergarten through 3rd grade or Preschool setting, during school hours. 

Training is provided, so no prior tutoring, formal education experience or experience with children is required. Tutors also receive on-site support from trained school literacy coaches. 

Choose between K-3 or Preschool Tutor positions in the Roseau area! 

Elementary Literacy Tutors: 

• Serve from January 9th- June 24th at one local public elementary school.
• Work one-on-one with students (Kindergarten - 3rd grade) who need extra support learning to read. 
• Are trained to use scripted Minnesota Reading Corps literacy interventions for 20-minute sessions throughout the day to help students improve reading fluency. 
• Receive training to conduct literacy assessments and enter student data into an online system each week, in order to monitor student progress with the literacy coach at the school. 


Preschool Literacy Tutors: 

• Serve from January 9tg- June 24th at one local public elementary school.
• Collaborate with the teacher in a preschool classroom to develop children’s early language and literacy skills in preparation for kindergarten. 
• Provide intentional, meaningful and fun literacy instruction during all parts of the day to improve early literacy skills of children ages 3-5. 
• Engage with children throughout the school day, encouraging children to talk, read, write and play using early literacy best practices. 

 

Schedule: 
• Regular, timely attendance during school hours, Monday-Friday, with before and after school hours often required. 
• Attend required Reading Corps sponsored trainings, meetings and coaching sessions; travel as necessary. 
• Complete an average of 40 hours per week to earn a $544 bi-weekly living allowance with an education award of $2,199 or an average of 20 hours per week to earn a $272 biweekly living allowance with an education award of $1,221.
 
 
 

Minimum Qualifications: 


• Must be 18 years of age or older by August, 2016. 
• Must have a high school diploma or GED by August, 2016. 
• Must be a citizen or lawful permanent resident of the United States. 
• Must not have served 4 or more terms of service previously with AmeriCorps. 
• Speak, read and write English fluently. 
• Interest in education, specifically helping children develop their reading skills. 
• Dedication to community service. 
• Basic computer skills, including the ability to navigate online systems and email. 
• Attention to detail. 
• Organized, responsible, flexible, motivated and professional.
• Ability to accept and incorporate constructive feedback from coaches and program staff. 
• Excellent time management and decision-making skills. 
• Ability to work with diverse personalities. 
• Ability to adapt to a sometimes challenging, high-pressure environment. 

• Strong personal standards of excellence, ethics and integrity.
 
Visit www.ReadingandMath.net to apply online. Our positions start in January of 2017.
 
Educator Corps position- 
 
Are you currently paid staff at an existing Minnesota Reading Corps site? This professional development opportunity will enhance your instructional skills as you incorporate the Reading Corps model into your classroom and help your students develop their early literacy skills in preparation for kindergarten. You will enhance daily literacy opportunities and conduct literacy assessments to ensure children are ready for kindergarten and on track to read by the end of 3rd grade.
 
Responsibilities- 
  • Provide intentional, meaningful and fun literacy instruction during all parts of the day to improve the early literacy skills of children ages 3 – 5, specifically focusing on the “Big Five Emergent Literacy Skills” that give children the opportunity to talk, read, write and play every day
  • Write a theme related lesson plan each week that reflects daily talking, reading and writing with children
  • Plan and facilitate small group literacy instruction as part of the daily routine
  • Enhance the classroom literacy environment, as described in the Early Literacy and Language Classroom Observation (ELLCO), to achieve a “Basic” or “Better” score on the ELLCO by spring
  • Implement elements of the Literacy and Math Rich Schedule, including greeting children at arrival, helping children write their name at sign‐in, having “Strive for 5” mealtime conversations, writing a daily message, conducting a Repeated Read Aloud, journaling, enhancing literacy during choice time, leading one‐on‐one and/or small group targeted interventions daily for at‐risk children, and leading “Big 5” transitions
  • Provide targeted early literacy support to a minimum of 5‐7 children daily in a one‐on‐one and/or small group setting using scripted early literacy interventions; achieve a high degree of fidelity to the scripted interventions
  • Assess, with high level of accuracy, child outcomes and progress using tri‐annual benchmark assessments and ongoing progress monitoring assessments
  • Identify students who qualify for targeted one‐on‐one and/or small group Minnesota Reading Corps tutoring services based on assessment data and direction from the Internal Coach and Master Coach
  • Record student and program data completely and accurately in an online database on a weekly basis; maintain confidentiality of all student data
  • Participate in on‐site coaching sessions (includes observation of tutor) two times per month to review student progress, plan, problem‐solve and set goals; act on constructive feedback from coaching sessions
  • Provide opportunities for family literacy involvement for Reading Corps children, including implementing the Reading Corps family literacy intervention ‐ Talk, Read and Write with Me!
  • Conduct a minimum of three in‐home Minnesota Reading Corps literacy visits with at least one family
  • Act on constructive feedback provided by Internal and Master Coach and Program Staff
Qualifications-
 
  • Strong interest in education, specifically in helping elementary students develop their literacy skills
  • Dedication to community service and abilityto commit to a full term of service
  • Basic computer skills, including the ability to navigate online systems and email
  • Attention to detail
  • Organized, responsible, flexible, motivated, and professional
  • Ability to accept and incorporate constructive feedback from coaches and program staff
  • Excellent time management and decision-making skills
  • Ability to work with diverse personalities and adapt to the school environment
  • Strong personal standards of excellence, ethics, and integrity

 

Eligibility Requirements

  • Ability to speak, read, and write English fluently
  • Age 18 or older by the program start date
  • Possess a high school diploma or a GED by the program start date
  • Citizen, national, or lawful permanent resident alien of the United States

Please note:

Applicants who have received deferred action for childhood arrivals (DACA) through the U.S. Department of Homeland Security are not eligible to serve as AmeriCorps members at this time.

 

Currently, AmeriCorps members are limited to four terms of service.


Tutors are paid a modest living allowance every two weeks during their service term and receive an education award upon successful completion which may be used to pay qualified student loans or tuition. Tutors over age 55 may choose to gift their education award to their child or grandchild. Tutors may be eligible for health insurance, child care assistance, and student loan forbearance during their service.

 

Minnesota Reading Corps will not discriminate for or against any service member or applicant based on the basis of race, color, creed, religion, national origin, sex, marital status, status with regard to public assistance, familial status, disability, sexual orientation, or age. Reasonable accommodations provided upon request. This document is available in alternative formats.

 

Math Enrichment Tutor-
 
Provide math tutoring to improve the skills of 4th-8th grade students at a local public elementary or middle school. 

Training is provided, so no prior tutoring, formal education experience or experience with children is required. Tutors will also receive on-site support from trained school math coaches. 
 
Assist 4th-8th grade students with math skills in an elementary or middle school setting, during school hours. 

• Serve from January 9- June 24th at one local public elementary or middle school. 
• Work with paired groups of students (4th-8th grade) who need extra support with math, for a total of 90 minutes with each pair during the week. 
• Are trained to use scripted Minnesota Math Corps interventions throughout the day to increase student understanding and skill levels. 
• Are trained to conduct math assessments and enter the student data into an online system each week, and review the information on a regular basis with their math coach to monitor the progress of each student. 

Salary: $544 bi-weekly living allowance and $2,199 education award to apply to college tuition or student loan payments (for full time). Part-time (20 hours per week) tutors earn a $272 living allowance and $1,221 education award. 

Schedule: 
• Regular, timely attendance during school hours, Monday-Friday, with before and after school hours often required. 
• Attend all required Math Corps sponsored trainings, meetings and coaching sessions; travel as necessary. 
• Complete an average of 40 hours per week to earn $544 bi-weekly living allowance and $2,199 education award, or an average of 20 hours per week to earn $272 bi-weekly living allowance and $1,221 education award. 
 
Minimum Qualifications: 
• Must be 18 years of age or older by August, 2016. 
• Must have at least a high school diploma or a GED by August, 2016 
• Must be a citizen or lawful permanent resident of the United States. 
• Must not have served 4 or more terms of service previously with AmeriCorps. 
• Speak, read and write English fluently. 
• Interest in education, specifically helping students develop their math skills. 
• Dedication to community service. 
• Basic computer skills, including the ability to navigate online systems and email. 
• Attention to detail. 
• Organized, responsible, flexible, motivated and professional. 
• Ability to accept and incorporate constructive feedback from coaches and program staff. 
• Excellent time management and decision-making skills. 
• Ability to work with diverse personalities. 
• Ability to adapt to a sometimes challenging, high-pressure environment. 
• Strong personal standards of excellence, ethics and integrity. 
• Knowledge of basic mathematics as demonstrated through an online proficiency test. 
 
How to Apply: Visit www.MinnesotaMathCorps.org. Our positions start January of 2017.