RWD 2018 - Coordinator Interest Form
RWD Coordinator/Summer Internship Application Form
Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis so applying early is highly encouraged.
The final deadline will be Thursday, April 19, 2018, at 5:00 pm.

Read Write Discover, Inc. (RWD) is a summer literacy tutoring program based at community libraries. Through RWD, local high school students tutor youth grades first through eighth in reading, writing, and comprehension.

RWD is currently searching for highly motivated, responsible, and dedicated coordinators. Selected coordinators will be trained to organize and lead all aspects of the RWD program at their designated library site.

Read Write Discover (formerly known as Read to Succeed) is a program that matches high school students with youth grades first through eighth grades in an effort to help improve their literacy skills. Read Write Discover (RWD) targets students who are struggling in reading and writing or whose families face language barriers in their communities. The program occurs during the summer and provides services at a time when free, school-based programs are limited and many families cannot afford fee-based supplemental educational programs. RWD was founded in 2006 and has grown to serve hundreds of youth every year.

RWD is a non-profit organization that aims to address illiteracy and language barriers by helping youth improve their literacy skills and build confidence in their reading and writing skills through educational programs. Through direct service, outreach, and engagement, Read Write Discover:

(a) Provides literacy tutoring free of charge to elementary and middle school students struggling in language arts
(b) Increases access to higher education for high school students through workshops for SAT preparation, college application process, and financial aid
(c) Fosters a culture of community engagement for the members involved and community at large

What are the expectations and duties of a coordinator?
The Read Write Discover coordinator must be mature, responsible, hardworking, and committed to improving the literacy of its learners. A strong coordinator has the ability to communicate with a variety of people and organizations, maintain professionalism at all times, and meet challenges readily. As the leader of his/her site, the coordinator is the point person for the library, learners’ families, and tutors. Coordinators will be busier at the start and end of the program due to the additional preparation required at these times. Though the bulk of the work will be required during the summer, there is some preparation work that must be completed during the school year.

Examples of duties include:
‣ Engaging with the learners, ensuring that their needs are met
‣ Coordinating the tutoring pairings and groupings
‣ Working with librarians to outreach to schools, approve volunteer hours, and select appropriate literacy materials
‣ Motivating and leading a team of tutors, from the selection process to lesson plan preparation
‣ Communicating with parents about learners’ progress and program logistics
‣ Planning events such as Family Orientation, tutor trainings, Learning Activity, Awards Ceremony, and Tutors Benefits seminars
‣ Any actions required to create an optimal learning environment for learners’ growth and progress

If your application is accepted to the second round of the coordinator selection process, we will contact you via email to schedule a phone interview. If you have any questions, please contact rwd@readwritediscover.org

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