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University of Utah Utah Reads AmeriCorps Tutor in Salt Lake City, Utah


Open Date 11/13/2018

Requisition Number PRN08716N

Job Title Tutor

Working Title Utah Reads AmeriCorps Tutor

Job Grade UGR

FLSA Code Nonexempt

Patient Sensitive Job Code?

Type Non Benefited Staff / Student

Temporary? Yes

Standard Hours per Week 5-10

Full Time or Part Time? Part Time

Shift Variable

Work Schedule Summary

Utah Reads AmeriCorps Tutors will set their own regular weekly schedules within the available tutoring hours of the partnering site. At a minimum, tutors must work 2 days a week with a total of 5-10 hours a week. Tutoring sites are generally open Monday-Friday 8am-5pm. Additionally, the Glendale Community Learning Center ( CLC ) location will have evening hours from 5pm-7pm.

Is this a work study job? No

VP Area Academic Affairs

Department 00305 - Bennion Community Center

Location Campus

City Salt Lake City, UT

Type of Recruitment External Posting

Pay Rate Range

Close Date

Job Summary

AmeriCorps Stipend ($1,200)

After completing a 300 hour AmeriCorps term, tutors are eligible for a $1200 stipend.

AmeriCorps at the Bennion Center supports students who are highly dedicated to community service, involvement, and engagement. The smallest term requires completion of 300 hours (240 direct service hours and 60 member development hours). Successful completion of any term will result in an award that can be applied towards any educational expenses (past, current, or even future).

Utah Reads AmeriCorps Tutors work with children aged prekindergarten through sixth grade in the development of basic reading skills. Tutors collaborate with their team leader and site teachers to better assess the children’s needs and to determine effective ways to address those needs.

As a tutor, you work with selected children one-on-one to help them experience success in intellectual tasks related to literacy. You will utilize resources and lesson plans taught in trainings. You may also work under the supervision of a teacher to assist groups of children in completing tasks such as homework and independent reading.

The central goal is for children to learn tools that help them problem-solve and achieve success on their own. You are encouraged to build a mentoring relationship with the children and share the joy and value of learning. This increases a child’s self-motivation to continue to grow academically.

To ensure progress, tutors work with the same children frequently and consistently (i.e. two or more times per week) in 45 minute tutoring sessions.

We currently partner with eight school sites:

-Bennion Elementary

-Riley Elementary

-Liberty Elementary

-Parkview Elementary

-Rose Park Elementary

-Mountain View Elementary

-Glendale Community Learning Center

-Neighborhood House

Information about the program and our home in the Bennion Center:

The mission of the Utah Reads program at the University of Utah is to provide effective, quality tutoring in literacy to elementary students at local title 1 schools.

Utah Reads is a part of programming offered at the University of Utah Lowell Bennion Community Service Center. The Bennion Center is one of the oldest centers of its kind in the United States.

The mission of the Bennion Center is to foster lifelong service and civic participation


Attend Utah Reads Orientation:

Friday, January 4th, 2019 1:30pm-5:00pm

Attend trainings: New tutors are required to attend all trainings in their first year as a tutor. Upon return, tutors serving additional academic years are required to attend any new trainings, and encouraged to repeat others. All trainings will be paid.

Next Steps Training 1 Saturday, January 12th 9:30am-12:30pm OR 1:00pm-4:00pm

Next Steps Training 2 Saturday, January 26th 9:30am-12:30pm OR 1:00pm-4:00pm

Transportation: Tutors must be willing and able to provide their own transportation to and from their assigned community site.

Scheduling: Tutors set their own regular weekly schedules within the available tutoring hours of the partnering site. This gives tutors the opportunity to arrange their work hours around their academic and personal commitments. Tutors must commit to work at least 4 hours per week on two days of the week and cannot exceed 20 hours per week.

Consistency: Consistent, ongoing support is crucial for the children and teachers involved in Utah Reads. Tutors commit to serving with Utah Reads for at least one semester and are expected to honor that term.

Community Partnership: Tutors are expected to be role models for the children at all times by complying with all of the rules of the partner site. Conduct guidelines will be described in orientations and may include site rules, dress code, safety procedures, etc.

Minimum Qualifications

High School Diploma, or equivalency; demonstrated human relations and effective communication skills are required.

The incumbent will be required to pass a Bureau of Criminal Investigation ( BCI ) Background check

Must be a current University of Utah student

Applicants must demonstrate the potential ability to perform the essential functions of the job as outlined in the position description.


Special Instructions Summary

Additional Information

The University of Utah is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity employer and is committed to diversity in its workforce. In compliance with applicable federal and state laws, University of Utah policy of equal employment opportunity prohibits discrimination on the basis of race or ethnicity, religion, color, national origin, sex, age, sexual orientation, gender identity/expression, veteran’s status, status as a qualified person with a disability, or genetic information. Individuals from historically underrepresented groups, such as minorities, women, qualified persons with disabilities, and protected veterans are strongly encouraged to apply. Veterans’ preference is extended to applicants, consistent with University policy and Utah state law. To inquire about this posting, email: or call 801-581-2300. Reasonable accommodations in the application process will be provided to qualified individuals with disabilities. To request an accommodation or for further information about University AA/EO policies, please contact the Office of Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action, 201 S. Presidents Cr., Rm 135, (801) 581-8365 (V/ TDD ), email: .

The University is a participating employer with Utah Retirement Systems (“URS”). Individuals who previously retired and are receiving monthly retirement benefits from URS must notify the Benefits Department upon hire. Please contact Utah Retirement Systems at (801) 366-7770 or (800) 695-4877 or the University’s Benefits Department at (801) 581-7447.

This position may require the successful completion of a criminal background check and/or drug screen.

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