2024-2025 AmeriCorps Member Service Description

Schools of Hope is currently recruiting for the 2024-2025 service term – Apply here!

POSITION TITLE:  AmeriCorps Member – Tutor Coordinator & Literacy Tutor

SUPERVISOR: Project Director


Schools of Hope values all qualified applicants to this program with equal consideration for employment without regard to race, color, national origin, disability, age, sex, political affiliation, religion. The United Way of Dane County and Schools of Hope recognize racism as a public health crisis, understands racism as a root cause of inequity in our society, stands in total opposition to all acts of racism and discrimination and is actively working to become anti-racist. We envision a Dane County where everyone can succeed in work, school, and life. 



  • Work with school staff to provide literacy tutoring support aimed at improving the academic achievement of kindergarten through fifth grade students in high-need schools. 
  • Participate in a widespread community collaboration coordinated by the United Way of Dane County, in partnership with Madison Metropolitan School District, Sun Prairie Area School District, AmeriCorps*State, and other partners.



  • Work with school staff to identify the literacy tutoring needs of your assigned school.
  • Tutor a selected group of students at your assigned school.
  • Assist with the recruitment, training, orientation, and placement of tutors at your assigned school.
  • Provide ongoing support and in-service training for the tutors you supervise.
  • Track tutoring and volunteer hours at your assigned school, and complete monthly and quarterly reports.
  • Assist with implementation of evaluation tools for assessing the success of tutoring efforts.
  • Utilize feedback from tutors, program participants, and staff to enhance tutor management practices.
  • Work with project and school staff to develop, record and institute standard tutor management practices for your elementary school.
  • Support project-wide activities.
  • Participate in required training, including tutor management, literacy tutoring and topics related to diversity, equity and inclusion.
  • Option to spend a limited percentage of hours volunteering in community service outside Project goals.
  • Support summer school programming (1700 hour only).



  • AmeriCorps members will participate in extensive orientation and training at the beginning of their service.
  • Weekly team meetings and training.
  • Frequent opportunities for networking with fellow AmeriCorps members and supervisors.



  • Ability to effectively perform role through equity and anti-racism.
  • Ability to work effectively both independently and as part of a team.
  • Ability to effectively develop and navigate varied partnerships among school staff, students, and community volunteers.
  • Willingness to engage in ongoing learning, training and professional development.
  • Commitment to service and the goals of Schools of Hope.
  • Must be 18 years or older.
  • Must be U.S. Citizen or have permanent resident status, per AmeriCorps regulations
  • Ability to pass a National Service Criminal History Check

 Questions? Please contact: Emily Greene, (608) 441-1507, egreene@schoolsofhope.org