This job has expired

ReadUP Reading Specialist

United Way of Central Indiana
Indiana, United States
$35.00 - $35.00
Closing date
Oct 24, 2023

View more

Position Type
Programs, Other Programs
United Way
Employment Type
Part Time

United Way of Central Indiana

Job Description


Job Title:

ReadUP Reading Specialist


Impact Team

Reports to:

Early Care and Learning Director

FLSA Status:

Non-exempt, hourly

Assignment Length:

Mid August – Early May; approximately 8 - 10 hours/week

Salary Range:

$35 hour


The following statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed.  They are not intended to be construed as an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties and skills required of personnel so classified. 


Summary & Scope


ReadUP is a tutoring program that targets third grade students who are twelve to eighteen months behind in reading.  Tutors are volunteers who dedicate one hour of their time per week to read one-on-one with two students for thirty minutes each.  ReadUP takes place three days a week at various schools throughout Central Indiana.  The Reading Specialist is responsible for assistance with program implementation at the school, monitoring student progress, and providing support and feedback to volunteer tutors.


Essential Duties & Responsibilities


Under the direction of the Early Care and Learning Director and the Manager of ReadUP, the Reading Specialist will:

  • Travel to assigned schools 3 times per week (mileage stipend provided)
  • Communicate regularly with volunteer tutors via email (and occasionally phone) regarding schedules, tutor absences, and other program information
  • Monitor student progress, update reading levels regularly, and submit regular reports to UWCI
  • Monitor student/tutor interactions and provide tutor feedback and support accordingly
  • Track tutor and student attendance, and submit regular reports to UWCI
  • Assist with administration and collection of program surveys
  • Attend regular Reading Specialist meetings
  • Monitor program supplies and update/reorganize supplies as needed
  • Plan and host holiday and end-of-year recognition events for students and volunteers (funding provided by UWCI)
  • Attend and help coordinate additional program-related events outside of regular program time, as able and as approved by UWCI staff


Supervisory Responsibilities






Ideal candidates will possess a degree in Education and at least five years of classroom experience (preferably in elementary) and will be knowledgeable on best practices in reading.


Education and/or Experience


Minimum of a Bachelors of Arts in Education or related field.


Language Skills


Employees must possess the following:

  • Ability to read, analyze, and interpret general program materials
  • Ability to write general business correspondence
  • Ability to respond to inquires or complaints from volunteers or members of the school community
  • Ability to effectively present information and respond to questions from management, school staff, volunteers, peers, and the general public 


Other Skills and Abilities:


Employees must possess:

  • Strong communication and relationship building skills
  • Ability to collaborate and work well with others
  • Computer proficiency
  • Ability to travel locally


Certificates, Licenses, Registrations:


Valid driver's license and state mandated automobile insurance required.


Physical Demands:


While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to talk or hear.  Some delivery of program materials and heavy lifting may be required.


Work Environment


The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate. 



For more information, or to apply now, you must go to the website below. Please DO NOT email your resume to us as we only accept applications through our website.

Get job alerts

Create a job alert and receive personalized job recommendations straight to your inbox.

Create alert