Elementary Literacy Tutors, AmeriCorps, Sites across KY

We are reaching out to recruit students with a drive to make a positive impact on the world while building their resume. Students involved in our program will acquire valuable professional accolades and benefit from character development.

The Hindman Settlement School is looking to fill MULTIPLE positions for ELEMENTARY LITERACY TUTORS at school sites across Knott, Perry, and Floyd Counties in Kentucky for the coming school year to provide reading intervention and supplemental support through tutoring for children with dyslexia and its characteristics in Kindergarten through the upper elementary grades.

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONSLiteracy Instruction and Assessment

  • Conduct one-on-one and small group tutoring sessions with students using curriculum and intervention resources provided by ReadingCorps.
  • Assist children to improve their reading skills and abilities to reach grade level expectations.
  • Provide opportunities for family literacy involvement for ReadingCorps students, including implementing semi-annual community family literacy events at workshops at assigned service site.
  • Develop and maintain a weekly tutoring schedule for students to allow for approximately 21-25 children to receive daily 30-minute reading tutoring sessions.
  • Identify students who qualify for tutoring services with direction from site supervisor and ReadingCorps program staff based on ReadingCorps-adopted assessment and screening practices.
  • Act on feedback and coaching from site supervisor and ReadingCorps program staff.
  • Assess, with a high level of accuracy, students’ continual progress through progress monitoring and benchmarking.
  • Document students’ attendance, progress, scores, and interventions using an online database system.
  • Regularly review student data with site supervisor and program staff to gauge the effectiveness of the literacy intervention being used and determine if a change in strategy is necessary.


  • Must be 18 years of age or older by your start date.
  • Must have at least a high school diploma or a GED by your start date.
  • Must be either a citizen, national, or lawful permanent resident alien of the United States.
  • Must pass mandatory CNCS, Serve Kentucky, and Hindman Settlement School background checks.
  • Must not have served 4 or more terms of service previously with a state or national AmeriCorps program.
  • Speak, read, and write English fluently.
  • Interest in education, specifically helping children develop early language and literacy skills.
  • Dedication to community service.
  • Basic computer skills, including the ability to navigate online systems and email.
  • Attention to detail.
  • Organized, responsible, flexible, motivated and professional.
  • Ability to accept and incorporate constructive feedback from coaches and program staff.
  • Excellent time management and decision-making skills.
  • Ability to work with diverse personalities.
  • Ability to adapt to a sometimes challenging, high-pressure environment.
  • Ability to perform limited amounts of physical/manual labor (i.e., lift up to 20 pounds).
  • Strong personal standards of excellence, ethics and integrity.

A full position description is available at: https://drive.google.com/…/1DIl353Q13X-2jY_DZ4MbmBG2R4…/view

For more information about these positions, contact Josh Mullins at josh@hindman.org or 606-785-5475

*TO APPLY, VISIThttps://forms.gle/dJLZhY4BkTX5EQBY8

These are AmeriCorps service positions which receive living allowances, an Education Award, and are eligible for health coverage, student loan forbearance, childcare assistance, and free housing on our campus.

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