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AmeriCorps Literacy Lead (South Carolina)

Interested in empowering students to become confident readers and lifelong learners? Join Reading Partners as an AmeriCorps Literacy Lead! We are currently recruiting for on-site positions in West Ashley. 

The AmeriCorps Literacy Lead is a direct tutoring support position within our in-person reading centers and in using our remote tutoring system for distance tutoring, focusing on target students in need of more individualized instruction. This role, especially in a distance tutoring environment, may also interact with parents and caregivers. AmeriCorps members serve full-time from September/October/November 2023 through May/June 2024 and must commit to a service term of 1,200+ hours. 

What you’ll do:
Direct Tutoring & Student Support
  • Tutor an average of 10-15 target students twice per week
  • Identify alternative methods to provide more intensive and individualized literacy strategies to meet our students’ learning needs
  • Manage student records, and track student progress 
  • Administer student assessments 
Relationship Management & Communication
  • Forge and maintain positive relationships
  • Create a positive tutoring environment for students and caregivers 

About You!
You’ll be successful in this role if you:
  • Root your service in our vision & values
  • Possess a high school diploma or GED
  • Hold US Citizenship or Permanent Resident Status
  • Have not completed more than three (3) prior AmeriCorps or VISTA service terms
  • Understand this position is an AmeriCorps service commitment and are dedicated to successfully completing a full term of service
  • Pay strong attention to detail and manage competing priorities effectively
  • Are open to learning technology systems like Salesforce, Google Apps, and Zoom Conferencing
  • Bonus points if you are an AmeriCorps, Peace Corps, or other national service alum/alumna; and/or have experience volunteering with community-based or education programs

 What we offer:
  • Reading Partners is committed to your growth and development. We offer an exciting and dynamic culture, on-going professional development opportunities, and coaching designed to catapult you into your next career move
  • Living allowance of $15,470.08 (paid twice per month, on the 7th and 22nd) and an education award of $4,826.50 after successfully completing your service term
  • Mid-year bonus of $375, and an end-of-year bonus of $2,500
  • Public Transportation reimbursement of $127/month 
  • CPR Certification 
  • Medical, dental, and vision coverage at no monthly cost to you
  • Opportunities for network building with thousands of service-minded individuals
  • Child care assistance available through AmeriCorps for those who qualify
  • You may be eligible for student loan forbearance on federal student loans

Reading Partners is a national literacy nonprofit that engages community volunteers and AmeriCorps service members to support elementary-aged students on their path toward reading proficiency. Reading Partners is also committed to building a culturally competent and representative team to advance social justice through our service in schools and communities. Learn more about Reading Partners at Learn more about serving a year with AmeriCorps at

Additional Information:
  • AmeriCorps members must live within commuting distance and have access to reliable transportation on a daily basis.
  • AmeriCorps members will be required to serve full-time and on location. This is not a tele-service position except when mandated by local and/or organizational COVID-19 protocols.
  • Should the need exist, all AmeriCorps members will be provided PPE (personal protective equipment).
  • Due to the changing nature of serving in public education, AmeriCorps members may be asked to transition to another Reading Partners AmeriCorps position in the same region.
  • Reading Partners AmeriCorps Vaccination Policy: AmeriCorps members will adhere to Reading Partners mask and vaccination policies, as well as to those of school-districts, which may vary depending on the region you are applying to serve with.

Join Reading Partners and leave a legacy that will last long beyond an unforgettable and life-changing AmeriCorps service term. 

Applications will be considered on a rolling basis. Please email with questions or if you’d like to connect with a team member!