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AmeriCorps Program Coordinator - New York

Interested in empowering students to become confident readers and lifelong learners? Join Reading Partners as an AmeriCorps Program Coordinator!

We are currently recruiting for positions across the following neighborhoods: Harlem, South Bronx, BedStuy, and South Jamaica Queens. 

The AmeriCorps Program Coordinator is the face of Reading Partners in elementary schools, responsible for leading the coordination, operations, and relationship development of Reading Partners’ one-on-one tutoring programs. AmeriCorps members serve full-time from January 2024 to June 2024 and must commit to a service term of 900+ hours.  

What you’ll do:

Lead the full-time coordination and operations of Reading Partners’ tutoring programs at a school partner.

Coordinate the day-to-day operations and schedule of Reading Partners’ tutoring programs to ensure the program meets students’ learning needs

Provide ongoing tutoring to students

Manage student and tutor data records, and track student progress

Provide direct technical support to students and volunteers when using Reading Partners’ online tutoring program

Forge and maintain positive relationships with students, families, tutors, and school staff to create a welcoming tutoring environment.  

Lead family, student, and volunteer engagement support within your reading center

Motivate students in their learning journeys and manage student behavior

Guide, coach, and provide feedback and ongoing support to volunteer tutors

About You!

You’ll be successful in this role if you:

Root your service in our vision & values

Possess a high school diploma or GED

Hold US Citizenship, Permanent Resident Status, or are a US National

Have not completed more than three (3) prior AmeriCorps or VISTA service terms

Understand this position is an AmeriCorps service commitment and are dedicated to successfully completing a full term of service

Pay strong attention to detail and manage competing priorities effectively

Are open to learning technology systems like Salesforce, Google Apps, and Zoom Conferencing

Bonus points if you are an AmeriCorps, Peace Corps, or other national service alum/alumna; and/or have experience volunteering with community-based or education programs

 What we offer:

Reading Partners is committed to your growth and development. We offer a supportive culture, on-going professional development opportunities, and coaching designed to catapult you into your next career 

Living allowance of $14,050.08 (paid twice per month, on the 7th and 22nd) and an education award of $3,477.50 after successfully completing your service term

End-of-year bonus of $1,500

Public Transportation reimbursement of $127/month 

CPR Certification  

Medical, dental, and vision coverage at no monthly cost to you

Opportunities for networking with thousands of service-minded individuals

Child care assistance available through AmeriCorps for those who qualify

You may be eligible for student loan forbearance on federal loans

Reading Partners is a national literacy nonprofit that engages community volunteers and AmeriCorps service members to support elementary-aged students on their path toward reading proficiency. Reading Partners is also committed to building a culturally competent and representative team to advance social justice through our service in schools and communities. Learn more about Reading Partners at Learn more about serving a year with AmeriCorps at

Additional Information:

AmeriCorps members must live within commuting distance and have access to reliable transportation on a daily basis

AmeriCorps members will be required to serve full-time and on location. This is not a tele-service position except when mandated by local and/or organizational COVID-19 protocols.

Should the need exist, all AmeriCorps members will be provided PPE (personal protective equipment)

Due to the changing nature of serving in public education, AmeriCorps members may be asked to transition to another Reading Partners AmeriCorps position in the same region

Reading Partners AmeriCorps Vaccination Policy: AmeriCorps members will adhere to Reading Partners mask and vaccination policies, as well as to those of school-districts, which may vary depending on the region you are applying to serve with.

Join Reading Partners and leave a legacy that will last long beyond an unforgettable and life-changing AmeriCorps service term! 

Applications considered on a rolling basis. Please email with questions or if you’d like to connect with a team member!