• Family Child Care Impact Specialist - Family Child Care - St. Cloud 2

    Location Name
    Family Child Care - St. Cloud 2
    US-MN-Saint Cloud
    Site District
    Family Child Care (Reading Corps)
    Job ID
  • Position Summary

    Be part of something innovative! This position is part of the Family Child Care program. The Family Child Care program provide early literacy support to children birth through 5 years old in licensed family child care settings. The Family Child Care Impact Specialist builds the capacity of the Reading Corps Family Child Care program by extending the impact of the program with the children and families served.

    We are currently recruiting for the 2019-20 school year. There are options to start in October 2019 or January 2020. 

    This is an AmeriCorps member position with Minnesota Reading Corps. Although the earnings are modest, the rewards are great!

    What to Expect

    • Help the program identify opportunities to better serve students and families by gleaning insights from family child care providers and by developing resources and practices geared towards supporting AmeriCorps tutors in effective program implementation.
    • Add capacity to the program by researching, analyzing, and participating in community meetings on child care and early childhood development, with the intention of providing thoughtful analysis on program alignment with emerging policy and program reach to communities most in need.
    • Support additional tasks and duties as assigned by the Family Child Care staff.
    • Represent Minnesota Reading Corps at site-sponsored activities, meetings and other activities (e.g., family night) and provide education about Minnesota Reading Corps and general literacy awareness.
    • Record student and program data completely and accurately in online databases; maintain confidentiality of all student and program data.
    • Develop and launch an internal Family Child Care website that supports members in implementing the program, providing a resource for peer support, additional supplementary materials, and a repository for tutor ideas. Track usage, tutor feedback, and other analytics to determine needed improvements. 

    Perks as a Tutor

    Give your time serving 35 hours Monday-Friday each week and you’ll receive a perks package that includes:

    • Stipend (paid every two weeks) - $445.19
    • Education Award - $3,047.50
    • Federal Student Loan Forbearance & Interest Repayment
    • Individual Health Insurance
    • Child Care Assistance (based on family size and income)

    Note: The Segal AmeriCorps Education Award can be used to pay tuition or repay qualified student loans. Individuals 55+ may gift their award to their child, grandchild or foster child.


    What it Takes

    Whether you are 18 or 85, the most important qualification is a desire to help children succeed. That said, you also need to meet the following minimum qualifications by the time you begin your service.

    • Must have reliable transportation.
    • Must be 18 years of age or older by your start date.
    • Must have at least a high school diploma or recognized equivalent by your start date.
    • Must be either a citizen, national, or lawful permanent resident of the United States.
    • Must pass mandatory pre-service background check.
    • Speak, read and write English fluently.
    • Interest in changing education disparities.
    • Dedication to community service.
    • Basic computer skills, including the ability to navigate online systems and email.
    • Energetic, results-oriented, student-focused style.
    • Strong ability to plan, time-management, and stay organize.
    • Strong capacity to be flexible and adaptable to varied circumstances, paired with a conscientious commitment to adhere to the Minnesota Reading Corps tutoring model with fidelity.
    • Consistent follow-through and quick response to tasks and assignments received via email.
    • Ability to accept and incorporate constructive feedback from Program Staff.
    • Previous experience working with diverse racial communities.
    • Strong personal standards of excellence, ethics, and integrity.
    • Flexible and adaptable to change, open to ideas and willing to try new things, and comfortable working with a project in development

    *Applicants who have received deferred action for childhood arrivals (DACA) through the U.S. Department of Homeland Security are not eligible to serve as AmeriCorps members at this time.

    Want to Learn More?

    About our Organization

    Minnesota Reading Corps is an AmeriCorps program that helps more than 30,000 Minnesota children, age 3 to grade 3, become successful readers each year. Started in 2004, the program has helped more than 200,000 children improve their skills and become better readers. Rigorous third party evaluation has consistently shown that students who have Reading Corps make greater gains. What’s more — students with traditional risk factors make even greater gains than their peers! Building on success in Minnesota, Reading Corps is replicated nationally in 12 states and the District of Columbia.

    Minnesota Reading Corps is administered by Reading & Math, Inc., a national nonprofit based in Minneapolis, Minnesota. Reading & Math, Inc. also administers Florida Reading Corps, Wisconsin Reading Corps, Minnesota Math Corps, Georgia Math Corps, Minnesota Opportunity Corps and Minnesota Recovery Corps.

    Reading & Math, Inc. will not discriminate for or against any AmeriCorps service member or applicant on the basis of race, color, creed, religion, national origin, sex, marital status, status with regard to public assistance, familial status, disability, sexual orientation, age, or any other category protected by law. Reasonable accommodations provided upon request. This document is available in alternative formats.


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