Better Basics has the following positions available:

  • Enrichment Coordinator
  • Reading Intervention Teacher
  • Afterschool Aide

Enrichment Coordinator (Seasonal)

Better Basics is currently seeking multiple seasonal program coordinators to ensure the successful implementation of Better Basics’ Enrichment and Intervention programs (Reading Mentors, MORE, Ready 2 Read/Wise Words) by coordinating volunteers, maintaining positive relationships with schools, managing inventory and encouraging student participation. A Bachelor’s degree and teaching experience are preferred. The right candidate will be excellent at reading aloud to students and relate well to diverse individuals. Must have reliable transportation and be able to drive on the interstate. The candidate must be able to lift and transport up to 50 pounds. This is a seasonal position that runs from approximately August 7, 2017 through June 1, 2018.
Workweek: 25 hours, Monday – Thursday or Tuesday – Friday, 8:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m. (some flexibility required)

Work Status: Part-time, Seasonal

Pay Rate: $14.00/hr

Deadline to apply: June 30, 2017

Start Date: August 7, 2017

Job Description-Enrichment Coordinator (Seasonal)

If you are interested in joining the Better Basics team, please send a cover letter, resume (with references) and completed employment application to jobs@betterbasics.org.

Reading Intervention Teacher

Better Basics is currently accepting applications for part-time seasonal positions for Reading Intervention Teachers. Certification is required.

RI Teachers help struggling readers who are below grade level in reading through small-group instruction. Instruction is individualized to meet students’ needs and should focus on phonemic awareness, phonics, fluency, vocabulary and comprehension. RI Teachers work three days per week for twenty weeks between late September and March, according to the Better Basics and school district calendars. A typical day consists of planning time and four thirty-five minute sessions with three to four students in each session.

Rate of Pay: $20 per hour

Workweek Schedule: 9 to 12 hours per week

Deadline for Applications: June 30

Interviews: June 15 – July 15

New Teacher Training Date: September 13, 2017
All Teacher Training Date: September 14, 2017

Teachers who were employed by Better Basics in the 16-17 school year and have a resume on file must submit an employment application and cover letter only.

Job Description – Reading Intervention Teacher

If you are interested in joining the Better Basics team, please send a cover letter, resume with references, signed employment application and copy of teacher certification to jobs@betterbasics.org.

Afterschool Aide

Better Basics is currently seeking teacher’s aides to assist with implementing our HOPE afterschool program in Fairfield, AL.  Aides are needed 2:30 p.m. – 5:30 p.m. Monday through Friday from August 2017 – May 2018, according to the Fairfield City Schools calendar.  The right candidate will have a positive classroom management style and an enthusiasm for helping all children succeed.  Aides will provide health and nutrition instruction, physical fitness, administer snack, assist with homework, and ensure good classroom management during enrichment vendor rotations.  Aides will be responsible for student safety and record accuracy during student check-in/check-out. 

Workweek:  15 hours, Monday – Friday, 2:30 – 5:30 p.m.

Work Status, Part-time, Seasonal

Pay Range:  $8.50 – $10.00/HR

Job Description HOPE Aide

If you are interested in joining the Better Basics team, please send a cover letter, copy of your resume (with references)(and indicating applicable classroom/camp experience) and completed employment application to jobs@betterbasics.org. The employment application, along with more information about Better Basics can be found at www.betterbasics.org. 

**Substitutes also needed** If you have a passion for helping children and flexibility in your schedule, please apply.

Better Basics is an Equal Opportunity Employer.