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AmeriCorps Literacy Lead - New York

Interested in empowering students to become confident readers and lifelong learners? Join Reading Partners as an AmeriCorps Literacy Lead

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

The AmeriCorps Literacy Lead is a direct tutoring support position within our in-person reading centers and in using our remote tutoring system for distance tutoring, focusing on target students in need of more individualized instruction. This role, especially in a distance tutoring environment, may also interact with parents and caregivers. AmeriCorps members serve full-time from January 2024 through June 2024 and must commit to a service term of 900+ hours.  

What you’ll do:

Direct Tutoring & Student Support

Tutor an average of 10-15 target students twice per week

Identify alternative methods to provide more intensive and individualized literacy strategies to meet our students’ learning needs

Manage student records, and track student progress 

Administer student assessments 

Relationship Management & Communication

Forge and maintain positive relationships

Create a positive tutoring environment for students and caregivers 

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 or Permanent Resident Status

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 an exciting and dynamic culture, on-going professional development opportunities, and coaching designed to catapult you into your next career move

Living allowance of $14,050.08 (paid twice per month, on the 7th and 22nd) and an education award of $3,447.50 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 network building 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 student 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 will be considered on a rolling basis. Please email with questions or if you’d like to connect with a team member!