READS Program Facilitator

Erie Neighborhood House is a progressive social service agency serving the Chicago metropolitan area and dedicated to promoting a just and inclusive society. Our Little Village READS program, a volunteer driven after-school literacy intervention program for 1st-3rd graders in need of additional reading support, is seeking a full-time (40 hours a week) READS Program Facilitator for its Little Village Site; this is a 40 hour a week position, Monday through Friday, 9:30am-5:30pm. Some morning and evening hours required. Reporting to the Literacy Coordinator, the READS program facilitator basic function is to manage the day to day programing requirements of the READS program.

Position Responsibilities

  • Be onsite during program time to work with students and volunteers, facilitate daily activities and encourage student participation.
  • Recruit volunteers by maintaining online presence, attending college volunteer fairs, and building relationships with volunteer organizations.
  • Communicate with volunteers on a daily basis.
  • Maintain productive working relationship with parents, teachers and partner schools in order to provide holistic, inclusive literacy services.
  • Ensure all food, fire and safety requirement are met and files properly maintained.
  • With the help of the Literacy coordinator create daily lesson plans that target students’ instructional reading level and reflect researched-based practices and interactive learning while addressing the diverse needs of learners.
  • Promote an inclusive and safe class community where students’ experiences and assets are resources for learning.
  • With the help of the Literacy Coordinator plan, promote and facilitate family reading nights.
  • Track student progress and success through the Fountas&Pinnell Baseline Assessment System and alternative methods. (Will be trained in administering assessment)
  • Maintain and submit attendance records weekly.
  • Document outcomes and student successes in ETO (efforts to outcomes) data base.
  • Maintain supplies and collaborate with ordering.
  • Participate in regular Erie Neighborhood House staff meetings, curriculum meetings, and events.
  • Participate in professional development activities.
  • Perform other related duties as necessary.
  • Work collaboratively with READS interns and other site programs and staff.

Qualifications and Requirements

  • A Bachelor’s Degree in Education, Youth Development or related field required,
  • Ability to work well with a diverse group of learners, collaborate with the Erie team and volunteer tutors, and perform program administrative duties.
  • Commitment to social justice and sensitivity to the assets and challenges of a diverse group of adult learners.
  • Spanish fluency is a plus

Erie Neighborhood House is an Equal Opportunity Employer

Accredited by NAEYC & National Afterschool Association; recognized by Board of Appeals (BIA)*
United Way Member


The Basics


Adult Programs

Reports to:

Literacy Coordinator


$30,000–$35,000, plus excellent benefits package

To Apply

Please forward resume, cover letter, and a list of three professional references by Tuesday, February 27, 2018, to:

Gloria Razo, MSW
Staff Development Manager
Human Resources
Erie Neighborhood House
1701 W Superior St Chicago, IL 60622



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