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Scholar Coach

Ampact, AmeriCorps in Action
United States, Wisconsin, Milwaukee
Jun 28, 2024
Position Summary

Position Summary

Be the difference and put your passion into action - become a Scholar Coach! Our state has some of the largest education disparities in the nation, but together we can help change that! Join an innovative team dedicated to advancing equity and helping all students succeed.

As a Scholar Coach, you'll serve at a local school and be embedded in a K-3 classroom. You'll partner with the classroom teacher to promote scholastic engagement and help students become better readers. Every day, you'll also meet with students one-on-one or in pairs to provide extra practice and build skills. With training and on-site coaching, you'll be prepared to help kids succeed. Your commitment during school hours throughout the academic year guarantees a significant impact.

This is an AmeriCorps member position with the Total Learning Classroom Initiative of Reading Corps. Join our AmeriCorps team to empower kids through reading! Unleash your passion - become a Scholar Coach and be the difference!

How You'll Take Action

  • Be a caring adult who's focused on helping students build their skills and confidence.
  • Track student progress and regularly meet with the school's on-site coach.
  • Conduct skill assessments and enter student scores into data software.
  • Commit to your own growth as a tutor through coaching, training, and professional development.
  • Represent Reading Corps at school events and share your experience with the community to raise awareness.

Want To Learn More?

Watch this 3-minute video and see what it's like to be a Scholar Coach! Or click here to view the position description.

It Starts with a Passion

Reading Corps takes everyday people and trains them to be great Scholar Coaches. Anyone can become a Scholar Coach as long as they have a passion to make a difference - and meet the following minimum qualifications.

By the time they begin their service, our Scholar Coaches are:

  • Dependable and have a history of good attendance.
  • Able to understand and follow instructions.
  • Open to making improvements based on feedback.
  • Capable of setting a pace and maintaining a schedule with students.
  • Competent with basic computer skills (like email and navigating online).
  • Fluent in English for speaking, reading, and writing.
  • 18 years of age or older with a high school diploma or equivalent.
  • A citizen, national, or lawful permanent resident of the United States.*
  • Able to successfully complete a background check.

*Applicants who have received deferred action for childhood arrivals (DACA) through the U.S. Department of Homeland Security are not eligible to serve in our programs at this time. DACA applicants may be eligible for Americorps VISTA programs. For more information, click here.

Perks Package

While you're making a difference, you'll receive a paycheck (stipend) every two weeks and additional perks! As an AmeriCorps program we have both federally provided benefits and program specific benefits.

Federal Benefits include:

  • Up to $5176.50 in Education Award
    • Segal AmeriCorps Education Award* which can be used to pay tuition or repay qualified student loans. Individuals 55+ at the start of their service term may gift their award to a family member. Click Here for more information.
  • Federal student loan forbearance and interest repayment.
  • Time accrual toward Public Service Loan Forgiveness Program.

Program Specific Benefits by hours commitment per week

35 Hours

  • $1150 stipend paid every two weeks.
  • Individual health insurance - monthly premium 100% covered.
  • Child care assistance - based on family size and income.

Have Questions?

Have Questions?

We'd love to hear from you! Contact us at 866-859-2825 or join@ampact.us.

About Our Organization

Reading Corps is powered by AmeriCorps members who serve as tutors. Since the program launched in 2003, Reading Corps has helped more than 300,000 children improve their skills and become stronger readers. Reading Corps is an Ampact educational program that is fueled by research from the National Science + Service Collaborative.

Ampact will not discriminate for or against any AmeriCorps service member or applicant on the basis of race, color, creed, national origin, gender, age, religion, sexual orientation, disability, gender identity or expression, political affiliation, marital or parental status, familial status, military service, or any other category protected by law. Reasonable accommodations provided upon request.

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