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Leading Men Fellowship (2023-24)

Company: The Literacy Lab
Location: Portsmouth
Posted on: May 26, 2023

Job Description:

Do you believe that literacy is a human right?The Literacy Lab recognizes that ensuring all students have the chance to read proficiently is an urgent and critical need. The Leading Men Fellowshipprepares young men of color, ages 18-24, to serve as literacy tutors (i.e., Fellows) in pre-K classrooms for an entire school year (10 months) implementing evidence-based literacy intervention strategies to set students on the path to Kindergarten readiness and long-term success.*WHAT YOU WILL DO *Leading Men Fellows work 5 days a week, 5 hours per day, at a rate of $16.50 - $18.00 an hour, and receive rigorous, career-focused experience while shaping the academic and life trajectories of their students. After completing the Fellowship, Leading Men Fellows are supported throughout the process of applying for college, seeking employment opportunities in the education and nonprofit sectors, and continuous engagement with the community.If you want to make a difference in children's learning journey by supporting their academic success and are committed to social justice and educational equity, serving as a Leading Men Fellow may be the perfect opportunity for you!At a minimum, a Fellow must:* Serve in a part-time capacity, 5 hours/day, Monday through Friday, between approximately 8 am - 2 pm, subject to school site placement* Commit to serving a full 10 month school year (August 2023 - June 2024)* Partake in all required professional development trainings* Implement feedback from coaches and program staff* Utilize specific data-based and scripted curriculum* Participate in ongoing training, and other Literacy Lab events and meetings* All other duties as assigned by program and/or coaching staff*Eligibility & Who We Look For*At a minimum, our Fellows MUST:* Have received a high school diploma, GED, or equivalency by June 2023* Be between 18 and 24 years old* Pass a background check and be eligible to work legally in the United States* Not have a college degree*BENEFITS*Over the course of their service term, Fellows receive:* $16.50 - $18.00/hour* OH, VA, WI - $16.50/hour* AZ, GA, MD -$17.00/hour* Washington DC - $18.00/hour* A $120 monthly transportation and communication stipend* A $2,500 higher education award (contingent on meeting all programmatic expectations)* Weekly professional development trainings* Mentorship by professional educators* Ongoing coaching and feedback* Support from Literacy Lab staff in the college application process*COMMITMENT TO DIVERSITY, EQUITY, INCLUSION, AND ANTI-RACISM*The education system in the United States continues to be deeply impacted by a long history of unjust policies that socio-economically disinvest in communities of color. The Literacy Lab's mission is to address inequities by providing students of color with individualized reading instruction to improve their literacy skills. We believe that when young people of all races and from different economic brackets have equitable access to robust educational and professional development opportunities, they will be more successful as adults.In addition to fulfilling our mission of ensuring that our students have the resources they need to be successful readers, we are proud to support diverse cohorts of Tutors and Fellows each year. We know that our cohorts are stronger when our Tutors and Fellows represent a number of different communities, cultures, religious backgrounds, genders, and sexual orientations. Because of the systemic history of racial inequity in the teaching profession, we're dedicated to creating opportunities for emerging educators of color. Research shows that students who have a teacher that looks like them early in their educational career are more likely to graduate from high school and attend college. As over 90% of the students we serve are children of color, we know that having a representative cohort is crucial for positive long-term effects on our students.*REASONABLE ACCOMMODATIONS*Reasonable accommodations can be made for applicants and selected members. Applicants requesting reasonable accommodations during the recruitment process should reach out to the Recruitment Team (recruitment@theliteracylab.org). Applicants requesting reasonable accommodations for the anticipated year should reach out to the Human Resources Team (hr@theliteracylab.org).*LEARN MORE** Explore our Year at a Glance (https://drive.google.com/file/d/1hteGMbI0jtH\_X48CihaFIe0YHucXZHFp/view?usp=sharing).* Review our website (https://theliteracylab.org/leading-men/).* Look through some of our Frequently Asked Questions (https://docs.google.com/document/d/16LXTZCnlTji1cpy\_deiNL-JU1iSQXhUr/edit?usp=sharing&ouid=114974998958336642282&rtpof=true&sd=true).* Review our Background Check (https://drive.google.com/file/d/1OPguZkSJCTpqCUzZj2OX9WAxt5yq2DHQ/view?usp=sharing) policy.* Review our Covid-19 (https://drive.google.com/file/d/1hJ2Hb8DFMzjLPRvaNKb2FqFUY2QeGTsN/view?usp=sharing) policy.*APPLY *Submit your application through The Literacy Lab's website! (https://theliteracylab.org/apply-leading-men-23-24/)Job Type: Part-timePay: $16.50 per hourBenefits:* Employee assistance programSchedule:* Monday to FridayWork Location: One location

Keywords: The Literacy Lab, Portsmouth , Leading Men Fellowship (2023-24), Other , Portsmouth, Virginia

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