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The Literacy and Math Tutoring Initiative is a city-wide effort to improve literacy and math skills in students from all across New Haven.  United Way and New Haven Reads (NHR) have been awarded the opportunity of supporting participating after school organizations that wish to provide the literacy tutoring to their children in a two-year initiative.  NHR will help recruit tutors, provide literacy training to staff and tutors in a train the trainer model, and provide weekly support to those organizations through visits by the Literacy Instructors. There will also be community literacy events and book giveaways for children. The Literacy Tutoring Initiative will run throughout the city over a two-year period ending in August 2025.

Job Description: Literacy Instructors

Location:  New Haven Reads, New Haven, CT 06511

Non-Exempt – Part time – $20- $36/hour based on experience and certification

Job Reports To:  Literacy Initiative Director (LID)

Job Summary:  The Literacy Instructors (LI) will support staff and students at select participating after school organizations in effectively implementing a specific literacy tutoring model at their site.  The LI will assess students, ensure fidelity to the program and model instruction when needed

A pilot program in the summer of 2023 enabled NHR to offer training support to three after school programs.  The tutoring initiative is expanding in the school year of 2023-24, enabling additional after school programs to join this tutoring initiative.  Literacy Instructors, under the direction of the Literacy Initiative Directors, will visit each site weekly to support the staff of participating organizations, to ensure fidelity to the model, to assess students, and review data. The Literacy Instructors will track data on students from participating organizations and input it in the NHR data management system (Salesforce). 

Major Responsibilities/Activities:

  • Visit select participating organizations weekly to monitor and support literacy instruction
  • Provide supportive feedback and direction to the organizations’ instructors in appropriate aspects of two literacy models
  • Problem solve with the organizations’ instructors to ensure program fidelity and effectiveness in meeting various student needs.
  • Oversee appropriate maintenance of records of students in participating organizations, including attendance, test scores, books read etc.


  • College graduate
  • At least one year of experience working with children in an education setting
  • Strong knowledge and background in Reading development and the Science of Reading
  • Can gather, organize, analyze and reflect on student data
  • Experience in Microsoft Word and Excel,
  • Experience with or ability to learn Salesforce (Data Management System)



  • College degree in education related field, a teaching certificate
  • Classroom experience
  • Conversational skills in Spanish or Arabic

Remote work and in office meetings. 

5-8 hours/weekly after school

Program ends in August 2025


To apply, send application (available here), resume and

cover letter by e-mail to: christine@newhavenreads.org

New Haven Reads is an Equal Opportunity Employer