Literacy Tutor (August 2024 start, Leading Men Fellowship) (Atlanta)

The Literacy Lab

compensation: $17/hour
employment type: part-time
job title: Leading Men Fellow
Do you believe that literacy is a human right?

The education system in the United States continues to be deeply impacted by a long history of unjust policies that socio-economically disinvest in communities of color. The Literacy Lab’s mission is to address inequities by providing students – in communities experiencing racial and/or economic inequities d– with evidence-based, culturally responsive literacy instruction as preparation for academic, professional, and personal success. We believe literacy is a human right. When we achieve our mission, we will have created a more just society where all students have the literacy services needed to unlock educational opportunities and success in life.

Since 2009, The Literacy Lab has worked with communities and school districts to provide evidence-based literacy interventions to more than 40,000 children from marginalized communities to enhance their early literacy skills. By embedding rigorously trained Tutors and Fellows in Pre-K classrooms and elementary schools, The Literacy Lab strives to create a full six-year continuum of support for young readers.

At a minimum, our Fellows must:
- Be recent high school graduates
- Have received a high school diploma, GED, or equivalency by June 2024
- Consent to a background check and be eligible to work legally in the United States
- Not have a four year college degree

The Literacy Lab recognizes that ensuring all students have the chance to read proficiently is an urgent and critical need. The Leading Men Fellowship (https://theliteracylab.org/leading-men/) prepares young men of color to serve as literacy tutors (i.e. Fellows) in pre-K classrooms for an entire school year (10 months for Fellows who start in August 2024) implementing evidence-based literacy intervention strategies to set students on the path to Kindergarten readiness and long-term success. This position is intended for young men who are recent high school graduates and have not earned a four year degree.

Leading Men Fellows work 5 days a week, 5 hours per day, at a rate of $16.50 - $18.00 an hour, and receive rigorous, career-focused experience while shaping the academic and life trajectories of their students. After completing the Fellowship, Leading Men Fellows are supported throughout the process of applying for college, seeking employment opportunities in the education and nonprofit sectors, and continuous engagement with the community.
If you want to make a difference in children’s learning journey by supporting their academic success and are committed to social justice and educational equity, serving as a Leading Men Fellow may be the perfect opportunity for you!

At a minimum, a Fellow must:
- Work in a part-time capacity, 5 hours/day, Monday through Friday, between approximately 8 am - 2 pm, subject to school site placement
- Commit to working a full 10 month school year (August 2024 - June 2025). *Subject to change based on start time after August 2024
- Partake in all required professional development trainings
- Implement feedback from coaches and program staff
- Utilize specific data-based and scripted curriculum
- Participate in ongoing training, and other Literacy Lab events and meetings
- All other duties as assigned by program and/or coaching staff

Over the course of their work, Fellows receive:
$16.50 - $18.00/hour
- OH, VA, WI - $16.50/hour
- AZ, GA, MD -$17.00/hour
- Washington DC - $18.00/hour
- A $120 monthly transportation and communication stipend
- A $2,500 higher education award (contingent on meeting all programmatic expectations)
- Weekly professional development trainings
- Mentorship by professional educators
- Ongoing coaching and feedback
- Support from Literacy Lab staff in the college application process

In addition to fulfilling our mission of ensuring that our students have the resources they need to be successful readers, we are proud to support diverse cohorts of Tutors and Fellows each year. We know that our cohorts are stronger when our Tutors and Fellows represent a number of different communities, cultures, religious backgrounds, genders, and sexual orientations. Because of the systemic history of racial inequity in the teaching profession, we’re dedicated to creating opportunities for emerging educators of color. Research shows that students who have a teacher who looks like them early in their educational career are more likely to graduate from high school and attend college. As over 90% of the students The Literacy Lab serves are children of color, we know that having a representative cohort is crucial for positive long-term effects on our students.

The Literacy Lab is an equal opportunity employer that values equity and recruits a diverse, inclusive workforce. We strongly encourage women, people of color, those who live with disabilities, and folks who identify as LGBTQIA+ to apply. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, marital status, age, national origin, ancestry, physical or mental disability, medical condition, pregnancy, genetic information, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, veteran status, or any other status protected under federal, state, or local law. The Literacy Lab participates in the federal government's E-Verify program to determine employment eligibility. To learn more about the E-Verify program, please click here (https://www.e-verify.gov/).

Reasonable accommodations can be made for applicants and selected members. Applicants requesting reasonable accommodations during the recruitment process should reach out to the Recruitment Team. Applicants requesting reasonable accommodations for the anticipated service year should reach out to the Human Resources Team.

Explore our Year at a Glance (https://drive.google.com/file/d/1HfrP4fHDxRmhCoKpiAvYmtZKeIz9ShXR/view?usp=sharing).
Review our website (https://theliteracylab.org/).
Look through some of our Frequently Asked Questions (https://docs.google.com/document/d/1DmJSRPz74QZnGaNzywXs0vyrA5broFgo/edit?usp=sharing&ouid=114974998958336642282&rtpof=true&sd=true).
Review our Background Check (https://drive.google.com/file/d/1irWnouY2cnbNaf70RUNMoT_sgbb-MeW7/view?usp=sharing) and Covid-19 (https://drive.google.com/file/d/1SJoATqDaVdnAV7ar09EwqDKnWCju6_Tx/view?usp=sharing) policies.

Register for your application through The Literacy Lab’s website (https://theliteracylab.org/apply-leading-men-2024-25/).
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