Program Specialist-SPARK Instructor AmeriCorps

    • Job Tracking ID: 512400-708010
    • Job Location: Milwaukee, WI
    • Job Level: Any
    • Level of Education: Any
    • Job Type: Seasonal
    • Date Updated: October 21, 2019
    • Years of Experience: Any
    • Starting Date: January 8, 2019
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Job Description:

Position Summary:


Tutor K5-3rd grade struggling readers in the SPARK Early Literacy Program, using a set lesson

plan and program materials.




  • Create individualized lesson plans, following the set program format, for all assigned students.
  • Tutor assigned students 3x weekly.
  • Complete all reports and documentation, as required, including bi-weekly family information log.
  • Assist in the development, acquisition and maintenance of literacy materials.
  • Help create, utilize, and maintain a print-rich literacy environment.
  • Establishes and maintains a rapport with school staff and parents.
  • Assist with the maintenance of a detailed binder for each SPARK participant in order to monitor reading progress and report on program impact.
  • Provides written documentation of program implementation.
  • Meet all deadlines.
  • Work with SPARK staff to implement creative and engaging after-school literacy games/activities for program participants.
  • Provide guidance and direction to SPARK participants in the areas of academic success, healthy lifestyles, and civic and community engagement.
  • Participates in programs, projects, and special events.
  • Participate in required trainings by the Club, County, State, and /or funder.

Experience and Skills

Education Requirements:


  • High School Diploma or equivalency.





Experience Requirements:


  • Experience in early literacy instruction a plus.
  • Experience directly related to youth and youth programming.



Other Requirements:

  • Proof of Citizenship
  • Expanded back-ground check, including FBI finger-printing.
  • Contractual commitment to a set term of service and hours of service during the course of the program year.




  • Ability to adapt teaching style, and beliefs, to coincide with those of the program.
  • Enjoys working with youth in K5-3rd grades.
  • Demonstrated examples of working with youth.
  • Ability to take direction.
  • Highly organized with attention to detail.
  • Ability to relate effectively with diverse population.
  • Good communication skills, both oral and written.

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