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The Center for Civic Engagement and Public Service at The George Washington University seeks a motivated and dynamic graduate student to work part-time to plan and oversee the DC Reads program. DC Reads is an academic-year program that in partnership with DC Public Schools and community-based organizations, is committed to providing high quality on-site, one-on-one or small group tutoring to K-8th grade students in Washington, D.C. GW student tutors assist in building literacy and math skills with students while fostering meaning relationships.

Status: Part-time position, 20 hours per week
Term of Employment: August 2015-May 2016: Must be available to work some evening and weekend hours
Compensation: Student will be paid $15 per hour

• Under the supervision of the Community Service Coordinator, develop, carry out and manage aspects of the DC Reads program including: DC Reads tutor recruitment, selection, program planning, program partnerships, student leadership development, and training
• Communicate regularly with the DC Reads Team Leaders, tutors and community partner sites in order to enhance the overall experience and quality of the program
• Enhance marketing efforts to increase diverse tutor recruitment and selection
• Facilitate monthly student leadership development and skill-building for DC Reads Team Leaders and tutors
• Participate in the evaluation and assessment of the DC Reads program
• Maintain the DC Reads Facebook page and other social media
• Participate in other duties as assigned

Desired characteristics of a candidate:
• Highly motivated, self-directed and mature.
• Desire and ability to work with diverse populations.
• Highly organized, proven ability to stay on task, meet deadlines, and follow through on assignments.
• Positive work attitude and ethic.
• Ability to work independently and as part of a team.
• Prior experience with community service and service-learning, experience with tutoring and/or literacy programming preferred.

Candidates will be considered as application materials are received.

Please contact Emily Penprase at for any questions about the position.

The George Washington University is an Equal Opportunity Employer