Newark In-School & After-School Literacy Instructor – Super Stars Literacy – Newark, CA

Make an impact in your community while earning money for graduate school or to repay school loans! Super Stars Literacy is looking for a passionate educator to join our team for a 4-month term of service.

About Our Organization: Super Stars Literacy (SSL) is a non-profit organization that provides literacy intervention services to low-income school communities in Alameda County. SSL works with children in Kindergarten through second grade who exhibit significant delays in reading skills development and thus are at serious risk of school failure. In addition to building literacy skills, our program seeks to foster the social emotional development of our students and promotes family engagement in our students’ learning. For more information about our program and to read stories of our impact, go to

About AmeriCorps: AmeriCorps is a federally funded program that supports a wide range of local service programs by providing grants to a network of local and national organizations and agencies committed to using national service to address critical community needs in education, public safety, health, and the environment. Each of these organizations and agencies uses their AmeriCorps funding to recruit, place, and supervise AmeriCorps members in intensive service positions where they learn valuable work skills, earn money for education, and develop an appreciation for citizenship. For more information on AmeriCorps and national service in America, go to

Group Leader Position Description: Group Leaders (GLs) are full-time AmeriCorps members who serve in Title I elementary schools throughout the East Bay Area. GLs provide one-on-one and small group intervention during the school day and lead an after-school literacy intervention program with a class size of no more than 16 students.

Super Stars Literacy Group Leaders serve in a cohort of 30 members who are interested in education, committed to making a lasting impact in their communities, and excited about helping students improve their early literacy skills. Prior to starting in the classroom, members participate in a two-week extensive orientation, and throughout the 11 month service term members meet weekly with SSL staff for continued training, coaching meetings, and mentoring.

Desired Qualifications

Bachelor’s degree from an accredited university
Interest in working with children (experience tutoring students or leading large groups of students – i.e. camp counselor – desirable but not required)
An energetic and positive attitude
Communication skills necessary to work with children, school staff, and volunteers
Flexibility and poise when dealing with stressful situations
Experience working with diverse communities or demonstrated commitment to community service
Bilingual desired but not required

Position Duration: All members must serve full-time until June 30th, 2015.

Member Benefits: Member receive a living allowance and may be eligible for health coverage and loan forbearance while in service. Members who complete a full term of service may be eligible to receive a Segal AmeriCorps Education Award, which can be used to pay back loans or for future educational expenses.

Eligibility Requirements: All members must pass a NSOPW check, have DOJ and FBI fingerprinting, and tuberculosis clearance prior to the start of the term of service. In addition, applicants must be able to supply a proof of citizenship.

How to apply

To apply, please submit a resume to Offers will be made on a rolling basis.