Arkansas Reads Position in Yell County

Do you enjoy serving others and gaining new skills? Are you bilingual? Do you love helping others learn? The Arkansas Reads! AmeriCorps program, and the River Valley Adult Learning Alliance, is looking for a tutor to serve in the Franklin or Logan county area!

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The member will serve 675 hours for the year, approximately 10-15 hours per week. The position begins October 1, 2020 and runs through September 30, 2021 and includes a 400.00 a monthly living stipend, education award, and loan deferment. A main office will be available in Dardanelle with the option of serving in Booneville or Charleston.

The AmeriCorps member will receive training and tutoring and will then tutor 10-15 adult learners who need basic literacy and/or ESL instruction. The member will also recruit around five new learners and will help students gain access to job skills such as time management, team work, job searches, and other literacy-based needs as identified by the student. The AmeriCorps member will also be in charge of recruiting a minimum of five new volunteer tutors and train them in best practices and curriculum to teach adult learners. The AmeriCorps member must have a commitment to the community and believe in the power of reciprocal learning.

Have questions? Call the River Valley Adult Learning Alliance director at 479-477-3910 or send an email to
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Tell us about yourself! Why are you interested in this position?
Why does adult learning and literacy matter to you?
What are some of the adult learning needs you see in your community?
Are you able to commit to 15 hours each week?
Our main office is located in Dardanelle. The AmeriCorps member will be expected to meet online with the supervisor regularly. Are you experienced in Google, Skype, facetime, zoom and texting? If not, are you willing to learn?
Are you currently employed?
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Tell us about your current job (if applicable)
Are you in school?
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Tell us about your major and your education (if applicable).
This position comes with a bit of paperwork from time to time. Are your familiar with writing self assessments?
Tell us about your current/previous work and volunteer experiences that would help you in this position.
What do you love about working with people?
In your opinion, what are good communication skills?
Do you have reliable transportation, computer access, internet, cell phone and email?
Learning is always a two way street, and we strive to make our Adult Learning Alliance welcoming and equitable. We work in, and strive to serve, a diverse community of learners. What do you anticipate learning from the people you will be serving?
What else would you like us to know about you?
Thank you so much for your interest in this position! We will be in touch with you as soon as possible to set up an interview! Please take a moment to look through our webpage and facebook pages to learn more!
The federal portion of this application requires documentation of birth certificate, social security card, green card or legal residency, and driver's license as well as Arkansas State Police check and FBI background check.
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