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With a focus on improving educational equity and promoting a more just society, Helps Education Fund provides evidence-based programs and services that are free or low-cost and meaningfully advance student outcomes from birth through adulthood. To promote educational equity, we partner with educators and community organizations that serve a high percentage of students who are historically underserved. We support educators and families from every state in the U.S. and more than 65 countries around the globe, supporting more than 10,000 individuals annually. More information about Helps Education Fund’s mission, values, staff, and programs can be found at https://www.helpseducationfund.org/who-we-are/.

With support from the Charlotte team, the Tutor will play a critical role in delivering in-person, small group literacy tutoring within the Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools. Tutors will work either during daytime or after school hours. Tutors will work an average of 16 – 20 hours weekly.

The primary tasks of the Tutor will include:
• Serve as Helps Education Fund’s representative with school communities
• Provide pre-planned, small group literacy tutoring sessions
• Manage relationships between school staff and Helps Education Fund
• Build rapport with students while following a research-based lesson plan very closely
• Collaborate with school-based and Helps Education Fund colleagues to support student progress
• Communicate clearly with students, their school-based support systems, and your colleagues
• Record data to document student progress – familiarity with Google Sheets is a plus

Desired skills, experience, and characteristics:
The ideal candidate will possess experience and training to execute the responsibilities summarized in the job description and demonstrate the following skills and characteristics:
• Ability to manage students and/or work within a classroom environment
• Ability to work in a team environment
• Committed to completing tasks efficiently
• Demonstrates excellent time management skills, reliability and trustworthiness
• Ability to multitask (i.e., working on various tasks simultaneously)
• Excellent communication skills with all stakeholders (i.e., students, families, school staff, etc.)
• Excellent problem-solving skills
• Exhibits professionalism and integrity
• A commitment to education equity
• Demonstrates a growth mindset
• Familiarity with MS Office Suite and data entry
• Reliable transportation – open to driving 10-15 miles
• Access to a laptop
• A quick learner comfortable becoming an expert in our reading fluency intervention
• Passionate about promoting learners’ reading skills and self-confidence
• A high school graduate at least 18 years of age

Pay and benefits:
Compensation for this in-person position begins at $20.00 per hour. This position does not qualify for benefits.

Work environment:
This in-person role will work on-site in the Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools with support from our Charlotte-based Helps Education Fund team. During the semester, tutors will complete approximately 16-20 hours of work weekly.

To apply:

If you are enthusiastic about bringing our reading intervention to life for 1st-5th grade readers, please apply. Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis. Successful candidates must be able to pass Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools’ background check, which requires a driver’s license or state ID card. With questions, please reach out to Kate Llewellyn, Recruitment & Outreach Manager, at [email protected].

Helps Education Fund is committed to cultivating a diverse environment and continues to be an equal-opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, socio-economic class, religion, sex, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, record of arrest or conviction, genetics, disability, age, veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.
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