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SAReads Program Assistant (posted 1/15/2018)

First Review of Applications: Friday, January 19, 2018. Applications will be accepted until the position is filled.
Interviews: Starting the week of January, 22, 2018.
Start Date: As early as the week of February 5, 2018.
Job Type: Full-Time
Job Hours: M-F, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Salary Range: $30,000 - $35,000 depending on experience. Benefits offered.

Job Description

The SAReads Program Assistant will work closely with SAReads Program Coordinators and the Executive Director to assist with SAReads Book Bank and tutoring operations. SAReads is a fast-paced, dynamic program designed to meet the educational needs of our community.

As a program assistant, you will facilitate book requests and distribution for the book bank, providing books to teachers, students and nonprofit organizations. You will recruit and coordinate community volunteers to process book donations and support community book drives. You will track organizations that donate and request books and support the SAReads tutoring operations by supplying curriculum, books and other items as needed. You will assist in various community and school events throughout the year.

The program assistant position requires strong analytical and interpersonal skills, as well as a lot of flexibility.

Job Responsibilities 

  • Assist SAReads staff with implementation of SAReads programs, including  book bank, tutoring and the development of a literacy academy for teachers.
  • Assist school librarians and teachers in supporting preservice teachers and students who benefit from SAReads programs.
  • Assist community members and teachers who benefit from participating in SAReads programs.
  • Create, support and/or co-lead events or programs recognizing and appreciating growth and/or achievement in literacy.
  • Review and analyze data with guidance from SAReads analyst and staff
  • Promote a positive learning environment.
  • Travel to schools, university and other community settings to deliver curriculum / books, conduct tutor observations and attend partner meetings.
  • Provide program-related communication to clients,  partners and the program team.
  • Attend staff meetings, trainings, and other meetings as requested.
  • Complete additional job duties as assigned.

Minimum Education, Experience & Training Equivalent

  • Bachelor's degree in Education, Business Administration, Public Administration, Marketing, Non-Profit Management or related field or appropriate experience.
  • At least 2 years of program administration and teamwork.
  • Knowledge of SBRI and previous experience providing education, coaching and support to tutors or teachers a plus.

Qualifications (skills, abilities, licenses)

  • A commitment to the values of the organization while demonstrating good judgment, flexibility, patience and discretion when dealing with confidential and sensitive matters.
  • Ability to exercise confidentiality and discretion pertaining to the work environment and maintain all FERPA requirements.
  • Sensitivity to working with an ethnically, linguistically, culturally, and economically diverse population.
  • Relationship-builder who can comfortably connect with organization and community partners, donors, and the board of directors.
  • Consistently demonstrate good judgment and decision-making skills.
  • Able to change and adapt to the needs of a rapidly changing and growing organization.
  • Knowledge of literacy issues and needs in San Antonio a plus.
  • Excellent organizational skills.
  • Manage time appropriately and effectively prioritize duties and activities.
  • Collaborative team player with ability to work independently.
  • Multitask with attention to detail.
  • Ability to communicate effectively verbally and in writing; bilingual ability a plus.
  • Able to travel to multiple work sites and schools as needed. Reliable transportation needed.
  • Must have valid Texas Drivers License/insurance and maintain a clean driving record.
  • Knowledgeable and skilled using software, including Microsoft and Google. Must be able to use an iPhone or work cell phone.
  • Ability to obtain and maintain criminal record clearance.

Physical Requirements

  • Frequent lifting, carrying, and loading/unloading up to and including 25 lbs to 50 lbs.
  • Frequent driving (to and from office and schools, local businesses and university)
  • Frequent proofreading and checking documents for accuracy.
  • Ability to communicate effectively within the workplace: read and write using the primary language within the workplace.
  • Ability to stand for extended periods of time, up to and including 2-4 hours a day.
  • Ability to sit for extended periods of time, up to and including 6-8 hours a day.

Email your resume and cover letter to LSA Director of Operations, Becki Olivares.

Literacy San Antonio, Inc. is an equal opportunity employer. All applicants will be considered for employment without attention to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, veteran or disability status.

Application Instructions

SAReads is a project of Literacy San Antonio, Inc. to successfully teach children to read by empowering and inspiring teachers in high-poverty schools to use science-based reading instruction (SBRI).

Literacy San Antonio is a 501 (c)(3) nonprofit organization founded in 2010. Literacy San Antonio is a dynamic, fast paced organization that excels at building partnerships to unite school administrators, parents, teachers, future teachers, university faculty, and the community in order to help students learn to read.

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