Site Coordinator

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Job: Site Coordinator
Organization: Reading Partners
City: Manhattan, NY
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Field: Education
Position Type: Full-time Job
Minimum Experience: 0-1 year
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About Us:

Reading Partners launched in 2001 with the mission to expand opportunities for children in underserved communities by fostering a lifelong love of reading, developing strong literacy skills, and building the confidence and self-esteem critical to empowerment and community development. Reading Partners provides children with robust one-on-one reading support through a structured, research-based curriculum that engages students and provides basic building blocks to supplement their academic growth. Working in partnership with teachers, schools, and community volunteers, Reading Partners has established 60+ programs nationwide. Currently, Reading Partners serves over 2,800 students in California, Washington DC, New York, Texas and Maryland with plans for growth into other regions in the near future.

Position Description

We are seeking a full time Site Coordinator for our Harlem, NY Reading Center. The Site Coordinator will be responsible for supervising volunteers and being the link between our program and the school. All tutoring is done using a highly structured curriculum that we developed in partnership with faculty at Stanford University.

The program operates from 9:30 – 6:00pm, Monday through Thursday. Site Coordinators spend Fridays focused on professional development and preparation, as well as participating in team volunteer activities. As a part of our team, site coordinators receive ongoing coaching and support. This is an exciting opportunity to play a critical role in directly impacting America’s elementary school students while building your own organizational and professional skills, all while serving your local community.

Ideal Candidate

A successful Reading Partners Site Coordinator will have experience working with elementary school students, teaching reading or community organizing. They demonstrate excellent interpersonal skills, a strong sense of responsibility, and the ability to work independently toward identified goals and objectives.

The ideal candidate will thrive in a casual, yet fast-paced environment and will have the ability to work and communicate in diverse communities. Candidates should be excited about working as part of a team, and interested in receiving ongoing coaching and guidance.


At each school-based reading center, a Site Coordinator oversees the day-to-day operations of the center, while working closely with a Program Manager, a staff member with a strong educational background who will spend one full day each week working with the Site Coordinator. The Site Coordinator will be responsible for:

Coordination of a site-based, curriculum-focused, one-to-one tutoring program for approximately 60-80 struggling readers in grades K-5.
Ensuring that all students receiving support through Reading Partners are making gains in their reading abilities.
Implementing identified materials, tools, resources and activities to address students’ learning needs.
Openness to coaching and support from supervisor, who will have extensive background and experience in elementary education, and a willingness to use them as a resource.
Training and supporting community volunteers in their role as reading tutors; helping to create a welcoming environment and positive experience for volunteers.
Facilitating communication and maintaining positive relationships between Reading Partners, teachers, students’ families and community partners.
Supporting tutors during sessions by identifying resources and addressing questions and concerns.
Conferencing with tutors and teachers in order to maximize student achievement.
Implementing opportunities for parents to become involved with Reading Partners.
Utilize Reading Partners curriculum to tutor/mentor students

Working Relationships

The Site Coordinator will report directly to the local Reading Partners Program Manager (positioned regionally to support approximately 5 total sites), an experienced elementary educator with a strong background in teaching literacy. Program Managers will provide on-site support and coaching for approximately 6 hours per week, in addition to weekly training sessions.
This position will work closely with other Reading Partners staff, school staff members and administration, volunteer tutors, community partners, students, and families.


Candidates must be committed to providing excellent educational opportunities for all students and must be willing to work enthusiastically toward achieving this goal. Additional qualifications include:


Excellent constituent relations skills (volunteers, teachers, parents), positive attitude
Detail-oriented with strong organizational skills
Ability to manage multiple projects at once
Experience and interest in working with elementary school-age children
Ability to express self clearly, in written and verbal forms
Working knowledge of and ability to follow structured Reading Partners literacy curriculum
Access to reliable transportation (public transportation or personal transport) to travel within a defined geographic region on occasion

Highly Preferred

Proficiency in Spanish
Experience in volunteering or volunteer management
Experience teaching reading to K-5 students or working within a school environment
Experience working with a diverse community and/or English Language Learners

Compensation and Benefits

$12-14 per hour (DOE). This is a full-time (40hours per week) non-exempt position with health, dental and vision benefits, vacation, and sick time. In order to for students to reach academic goals for year, Site Coordinators will need to commit through the current academic school year.
To apply, submit the following items:

Cover letter highlighting reasons for your interest in the position, relevant experience/qualifications for the position, and salary requirements.

Reading Partners is an Equal Opportunity Employer, with a strong commitment to diversity in the workplace.



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