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Updated 8/23/2021

In preparation for reopening post-COVID (and a future expansion), we are rebuilding our team! There’s never been a better time to join us.

Seeds of Literacy is run by a very small team thanks in large part to a veritable army of volunteers. Each member of the staff is curious, creative, and passionate about Adult Literacy. They aren’t afraid to jump in and assist in other areas. They are expert problem-solvers and trouble-shooters, and they value clear communication to make the operation work. If these are qualities you possess and you are interested in joining the Seeds Family, check out our job postings below.

READ: What Makes An Employee Successful? Interview with President Bonnie Entler


Please read each description carefully before applying. Applications will only be accepted through Indeed.com unless otherwise stated below. If the position is expired on Indeed, but still listed below, it remains unfilled.


Review our organization’s COVID Response & Workplace Precautions.


***BENEFITS BEYOND COMPENSATION***

Full-time employees are eligible for a robust benefits package which includes:

  • Medical, Dental, and Vision (includes majority-paid premiums by the employer: employee weekly contribution less than $50.)
  • Flexible Health Spending Account
  • 401(k) + match
  • Life and Disability Insurance
  • 17 Paid Holidays (Indicated by Offices Closed)
  • Paid Vacation Days
  • Paid Sick Days

The benefits package has a monetary value equivalent of an additional 30% of the employee’s salary.

Some positions have flexible schedules, and all staff enjoy a variety of free books from our many wonderful donors.

Receptionist (full-time)

SCHEDULE: Full-time

Monday – Friday 8:30am-5pm

BENEFITS

See above for the robust benefits package, including health insurance majority-paid by employer

PAY

$12-16 an hour, depending on experience + benefits (see above)

LOCATION:

3104 W. 25th St. 3rd Floor, Cleveland, Ohio 44109

PRIMARY PURPOSE:

Act as the “first point of contact” for all stakeholders 

  • graciously greet and direct all callers & visitors 
  • notify staff members of callers and arrivals; 
  • provide program information to prospective tutors and students;
  • process incoming communications (phone, fax, mail) from stakeholders
  • Maintains reliable attendance as the organization’s “gatekeeper”

Provide technical support and guidance to callers logging onto Zoom for the first time for Virtual Classroom

  • Calmly walk the caller through the process;
  • Assist with troubleshooting;
  • Transfer calls to the Zoom room when video is unavailable

Provide administrative support 

  • Conduct timely data entry into various databases (LACES, Excel, Google Sheets)
  • Ensure accuracy of data for Data Analyst’s reports
  • Maintain inventory of supplies and identify when inventory is low.
  • Assist Volunteer Coordinator with directing on-site (non-tutor) volunteers. 
  • May be involved in implementation of special events or department-specific projects and seasonal program changes
  • Other duties as assigned based on need

REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Must be bilingual English/Spanish
  • High School Diploma/GED required, Associate’s Degree preferred
  • Excellent working knowledge of Microsoft Office, Google Suite 
  • Extreme attention to detail for flawless data-entry
  • Strong interpersonal skills, ability to calm anxious callers by instilling confidence
  • Ability to manage time and multi-task effectively
  • Ability to maintain confidentiality of sensitive information
  • Work is performed at a desk. It may involved prolong periods of sitting
  • Some physical activity required to process mail, store office supplies, etc.

APPLY ON INDEED  If the position is expired on Indeed (and only then): Submit your resume, cover letter, and references to communications@seedsofliteracy.org. Include the position for which you are applying in the subject line.

Student Engagement Coordinator (part-time)

SCHEDULE: Part-time.

Monday through Thursday

3:30 pm – 8:30 pm

PAY:

$16-18 per hour

SUMMARY:  Orientation Leader / New Student Onboarding

 

PRIMARY PURPOSE:

Student Engagement Coordinator provides student orientation into the program and ongoing communication with potential and news students related to attendances, learning and goals.

Essential Job Functions:

  • Communicate policies and procedures to all new students.
  • Assist students in completing registration information.
  • Administer assessment exams.
  • Formulate and communicate clear learning and workforce goals / objectives appropriate for students.
  • Maintain and demonstrate up-to-date knowledge of student curriculum (high school equivalency tests and other learning materials).
  • Become familiar with students’ background, knowledge, experience and skills.
  • Effectively implements retention policies.
  • Communicates with site coordinators regarding retention and student concerns.
  • Use technology effectively (Microsoft Office, Excel, Word, Power Point, LACES).
  • Maintain accurate/complete records and submit information on time.
  • Maintain regular and reliable attendance.
  • May be involved in the planning, organization and implementation of special events or department – specific projects or seasonal program changes.
  • In times of need, employees may be asked to complete related duties other than those indicated above.

QUALIFICATIONS

  • Bachelor’s degree in education or related field.
  • Knowledge of adult and family literacy.
  • Computer skills including Microsoft Office (Excel, Word), Google Docs and LACES.
  • Willingness to work with people of different backgrounds and abilities.

APPLY ON INDEED  If the position is expired on Indeed (and only then): Submit your resume, cover letter, and references to communications@seedsofliteracy.org. Include the position for which you are applying in the subject line.

Site Coordinator (GED Teacher, Virtual Classroom) - Evening (part-time)

SCHEDULE: 10-19 hours per week

Monday through Thursday 4:30pm – 8:30pm, some floating hours on some Fridays & Saturdays

PAY:

$19 – $22 per hour

LOCATION

Although the classroom is virtual, the position is on-site at Seeds East – 13815 Kinsman Road , Cleveland, OH 44120 (Mt. Pleasant Area)

PRIMARY PURPOSE

The Site Coordinator provides student and tutor support, which includes student instruction, student progress/achievement record keeping, student involvement, tutor training, student and tutor supervision, and classroom management for our Virtual Classroom.

Essential Job Functions:

  • Maintain and demonstrate up-to-date knowledge of student curriculum (high school equivalency exams and other learning materials).
  • Communicate policies and procedures to all students.
  • Become familiar with students’ background, knowledge, experience and skills.
  • Formulate and communicate clear learning and workforce goals/objectives appropriate for students.
  • Create an environment that is safe and conducive to learning while maintaining positive control of students in class.
  • Accommodate different learning styles by using a variety of strategies and instructional techniques.
  • Evaluate tutors to assess skills, strengths, abilities, and effectiveness.
  • Pair students with appropriate tutor based on students’ needs and tutor’s abilities.
  • Evaluate and assess student learning using strategies aligned with learning goals.
  • Effectively facilitate productive student achievement and monitor students’ progress; provide feedback.
  • Appropriately utilize and administer standardized tests and review of test results.
  • Use technology effectively (Microsoft Office, Excel, Word, Power Point, Google Docs, LACES).
  • Maintain accurate/complete records and submit information on time.
  • Effectively implement retention policies.
  • Train new tutors.
  • Monitor tutor’s needs and provide support when possible.
  • Maintain regular and reliable attendance.
  • May be involved in the planning, organization and implementation of special events or department – specific projects or seasonal program changes.
  • In times of need, employees may be asked to complete related duties other than those indicated above.

Performance/ Physical Requirements:

  •  At times the work may involve prolonged periods of sitting/ standing when necessary.
  • Attention to detail and confidentiality are required.
  • English reading and writing skills are required.
  • Must be capable of providing services in a professional and courteous fashion.
  • Ability to work well in a multi-cultural setting.

Knowledge, Skills, Requirements

  • Bachelor’s degree in education or related field required.
  • Teaching experience years or more (preferred)
  • Bilingual English and Spanish (preferred)
  • Knowledge of adult and family literacy.
  • Excellent organizational, communication, and interpersonal skills with a non-judgmental approach and style.
  • Computer skills, including Microsoft Office (Excel, Word, Power Point) and LACES.
  • Willingness to work with people of different backgrounds and abilities.

APPLY ON INDEED  If the position is expired on Indeed (and only then): Submit your resume, cover letter, and references to communications@seedsofliteracy.org. Include the position for which you are applying in the subject line.

 

College Internships

Gain real-world experience at Seeds!

 

NON-PROFIT GENERALIST INTERN

This opportunity is project-based and will rotate throughout departments for full exposure to the management of a literacy-focused nonprofit organization. Interns will work with leadership positions on volunteer engagement, grant research, social media advertising, community partnerships, and any special events.

Potential projects could include:

  • creation of satisfaction surveys and compiling feedback of current and past volunteers
  • developing lists of social media handles for local, regional, and national government officials, literacy agencies, and referral sources
  • brainstorming and creation of social media campaign and content ideas to achieve student recruitment goals
  • identify potential partnerships in key sectors: workforce, health, post secondary ed, training, and work to develop a referral system to produce a resource to be given to students at graduation
  • assist with logistics and execution of special events (tutor training, professional development workshops, etc)

Qualifications

  • Undergraduate senior or above, pursuing nonprofit management, education, social work, or other related field
  • Writing samples demonstrating excellent communication skills
  • Skilled at listening and responding effectively
  • Skilled using Google Suite (Drive, Docs, Sheets, Slides, Forms), Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, Powerpoint), and the ability to learn new software
  • Working knowledge of social media advertising preferred

Perks 

  • Flexible hours typically Monday through Friday, 8:30pm – 5pm
  • Free books!

TO APPLY: For consideration, please email a letter of interest, along with any writing samples, to christinelee@seedsofliteracy.org.

 

 

 

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