American Indian Youth Enrichment Literacy Instructor
Program held at American Indian Magnet, 1075 3rd St. E, St. Paul, Monday – Thursday, 3:00pm– 5:00pm, October 2022 -May 2023.
The purpose of this position is to provide literacy instruction for the American Indian Youth Enrichment after-school program. The American Indian Youth Enrichment (AIYE) Program is an after-school and summer program for the American Indian community to help enrich youth’s academic and cultural experiences through classroom instruction, guest speakers, and hands-on cultural activities and projects. The literacy instructor will serve in a classroom with children in grades 1- 5.
This person reports directly to Director of Department of Indian Work and supervised by the American Indian Youth Enrichment Coordinator. The Literacy Instructor collaborates with the culture teacher and AIYE Coordinator to develop, lead literacy lessons, and manage the classroom in a culturally competent manner. Curriculum must be culturally relevant and responsive to youths’ needs, such as small group or individual reading and writing activities, engaging youth in oral language skills-building through storytelling and listening. The Literacy Instructor will be trained to assess students’ reading fluency and comprehension progress each semester. The Literacy Instructor will also assist with program tasks such as supervising youth during transitions and dismissal, noting/addressing youth concerns and communicating that with co-teacher and/or the AIYE Coordinator.
This position requires a high level of out-of-school time youth program teaching experience, American Indian cultural awareness, and curriculum development.
- Ability to plan and teach literacy activities and lead other program staff to support instruction.
- Ability to relate to youth, families, and other programs and school personnel with respect.
- Ability to assess students’ continual progress through monitoring and benchmarking four times during the service year and gauge the effectiveness of the literacy intervention being used.
- Ability to follow funding guidelines and work with AIYE team to collect data for reports.
- Ability to use software/electronics (Word, Excel, iPad, Email) for communicating and recording.
- Ability to work effectively without direct supervision as a functional team member.
- Availability to consistently participate in trainings, meetings, and all programming.
- Ability to chaperone/participate in both outdoor and physically active field trips and programs.
- Ability to perform other duties as assigned by American Indian Youth Enrichment staff.
- High-quality youth program experience preferred
- Experience leading youth in a classroom setting
This is a non- exempt, position up to 8 hours per week; no benefits.
How to Apply
Interfaith Action of Greater Saint Paul is an equal opportunity employer.