AmeriCorps Group Leader on Special Assignment - 2018-2019

Oakland, California, United States Full-time

AmeriCorps Group Leader on Special Assignment - 2018-2019


Join the Corps!

Do you believe that when a child learns to read, they are empowered to transform their future? Super Stars Literacy is looking for individuals like you to join our cohort of dedicated instructors. Our program works with Kindergarten, First, and Second grade students in underserved schools to provide daytime intervention and after-school literacy programming. Group Leader on Special Assignment serve in a cohort of 25 members, all of whom are interested in education, committed to making a lasting impact in their communities, and are excited about working with elementary-aged students.


Group Leaders on Special Assignment Position Description

Group Leaders (GLSAs) are full-time AmeriCorps members who provide during and after school literacy intervention instruction. During the day, GLSAs work with classroom teachers to provide one-on-one and small group intervention support. After school, GLSAs support the Super Stars Literacy after school classes by providing behavior management support, evaluating students, and substituting for absent Group Leaders.

Primary Responsibilities


  • Day Time Intervention
    • Provide targeted literacy support using small group and 1:1 instruction.
    • Input and analyse student data trends using digital data management systems.
    • Build relationships with teachers and school administrators.
    • Prepare materials and internalize content for during school interventions and after school programming.
  • After School Program
    • Substitute as required to provide daily curriculum including literacy content, social-emotional learning opportunities, and enrichment activities for a class of 16 students.
    • Support a safe and supportive learning environment.
    • Collaborate with manager and cohort to create your own engaging lesson plans.
    • Engage families and communities to participate in evening family events and workshops.
    • Keep accurate records relating to participants’ daily attendance, snack, and family participation, and submit all materials required by Program Manager.
    • Lead the evaluation process at assigned school site including scheduling observations and testing, administering testing, scoring students, and entering all required data associated with evaluation.
  • Weekly Professional Development
    • Explore relevant trends in literacy instruction and effective engagement strategies
    • Collaborate with grade level cohorts to generate relevant content and activities
    • Expand our understanding of child development and how to effectively manage a classroom and support students social and emotional growth
    • Receive 1:1 feedback based on observation
    • Participate in AmeriCorps Civic Reflection series and career-building workshops


Desired Qualifications

  • Interest in working with children (experience in literacy tutoring desirable but not required)
  • A positive and resilient attitude
  • Communication skills necessary to work with children, school staff, and volunteers
  • Strong organizational skills and ability to manage a full workload
  • Flexibility and poise when dealing with stressful situations
  • Experience working with diverse communities
  • Demonstrated commitment to community service
  • Bilingual Spanish strongly preferred but not required

Eligibility Requirements:

  • Commitment to the full term of service
  • All members must pass criminal history check, including FBI, DOJ, and NSOPW searches
  • Proof of tuberculosis clearance,
  • High school diploma or equivalent
  • Proof of citizenship or legal permanent resident status.

Position Duration:  Immediate to June 2019. Members must serve a minimum of 1200 hours. Members must serve an average of 40 hours per week throughout the term of service.

Member Benefits: All members receive a monthly living allowance of approximately $1900 before taxes and deductions. In addition, members may be eligible for health coverage and loan forbearance while in service. Members who complete a full term of service will receive a Segal AmeriCorps Education Award for approximately $4,000, which can be used to pay back loans or for future educational expenses.

Priority Application Deadline:
Super Stars Literacy Group Leader on Special Assignment positions will remain posted until filled.

To Apply: Please submit a resume and complete the application posted on RecruiterBox at the following link:

Notice: The Super Stars Literacy AmeriCorps program is contingent upon funding from the Corporation for National and Community Service

About AmeriCorps

AmeriCorps is a national service commitment that meets a community’s critical needs in education, safety, health, and the environment. Super Stars Literacy partners with AmeriCorps to provide full-time service opportunities in title 1 schools in Oakland. Super Stars Literacy AmeriCorps members dedicate 1200 hours of service per term in exchange for leadership and career development, and a living allowance supported by our AmeriCorps grant. AmeriCorps is an exciting opportunity for service-minded individuals who are passionate about education and the nonprofit sector. For more information, please visit