JOB ANNOUNCEMENT – Math Coordinator

  The Joint Educational Project (JEP) is seeking a graduate student with two years to commit (beginning August 2012) to its USC ReadersPlus program, USC’s America Reads/America Counts program that provides literacy and math tutors to seven local elementary schools. This graduate position will work closely with a second graduate coordinator who will concentrate on literacy. The math coordinator will be responsible for training undergraduate students tutors, creating hands-on math lesson plans for oneon-one tutoring and group projects, monitoring program evaluation, and serving as an academic resource for the undergraduate tutors. This position requires:
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A demonstrated interest in education, with special emphasis on mathematics; Strong interpersonal communication skills; Ability to manage a variety of tasks and responsibilities; A self-starter, able to take initiative and work independently; Experience working in urban communities, preferably in urban schools;

Job responsibilities include:
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Training math tutors (both pre-service and during service) in math skills and strategies and best practices in assisting struggling learners; Attending and presenting at weekly program staff meetings; Communicating regularly with school program coordinators for feedback and support; Meeting with undergraduate tutors to provide guidance and support for math instruction; Tracking and managing mathematics assessments for program evaluation; Managing program documentation and assisting with reports and proposals as needed; Engaging in site visits at each of the seven neighborhood schools to observe tutoring sessions and provide on-site support to program staff; Collecting, developing and creating materials which will assist tutor efforts teaching children in the community.

Position Details:
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20 hours per week during the academic year; $20/hour; Position will begin Monday, August 5th; Must be available for JEP staff retreat August 19 -22nd, 2013.

If interested, contact Tina at koneazny@usc.edu or at 213-740-1834

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