Employment

Better Basics is currently accepting applicants to work in our Enrichment  programs for the 15-16 school year. 

 -         Enrichment Coordinator (3) (Seasonal:  20 Hours)

-          Enrichment Assistant- MORE (Seasonal:  20 Hours)

-          Enrichment Assistant- MORE (Seasonal:  10 hours)

Enrichment Coordinator (Seasonal)  

Better Basics is currently seeking three seasonal program coordinators to ensure the successful implementation of Better Basics’ Enrichment programs (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 3, 2015 through June 3, 2016.

Workweek:  20 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:  July 17, 2015

Start Date:  August 3, 2014

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.

Enrichment Assistant – MORE (Seasonal)

The Enrichment Assistant (MORE) is responsible for ensuring successful implementation of Better Basics’ MORE program by maintaining positive relationships with schools, managing inventory and encouraging student participation. A high school diploma is required.  The candidate will be excellent at reading aloud to students and have exceptional organizational skills.  This seasonal position requires weekly classroom visits, grading student work, reading aloud to students and the distribution of prizes.  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.

Workweek:  10 or 20 hours per week (two separate positions)

Work Status: Part-time, Seasonal

Pay Rate:  $12.00 – $14.00/hr

Deadline to apply:  July 17, 2015

Start Date:  August 3, 2014

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.

 

Better Basics is currently accepting applications for part-time seasonal positions for Reading Intervention Teacher.  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. Download the Job Description – Reading Intervention Teacher here.

Rate of Pay:      $20 per hour

Workweek Schedule:  9 to 12 hours per week

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.

Teachers who were employed by Better Basics in the 14-15 school year and have resume on file must submit an employment application and cover letter only. Download Better Basics Application for Employment here.

Deadline for Applications:  July 10

Interviews:  July 13-31

New Teacher Training:  September 23

All Teacher Training :  September 24

 

AFTER SCHOOL POSITIONS AVAILABLE August 2015

Better Basics is currently accepting applicants to work in our HOPE afterschool program in Fairfield, AL.  Interviews will be scheduled May 28th through July 17th.  Staff training will be held July 27th to August 5th.  School will begin August 6, 2015.

 Afterschool Teacher I

Better Basics is currently seeking afterschool teachers to provide instruction to students enrolled in the HOPE Centers in Fairfield, AL.  Candidates with classroom and camp experience are preferred.  Teachers are needed from 2:00 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. Monday – Friday from August 2015 – May 2016, according to the Fairfield City Schools calendar.

Teachers will be responsible for guiding all students in successful participation in the HOPE Center program.  A short daily planning/preparation period is provided prior to student arrival.  Teachers will provide health and nutrition instruction, physical fitness, administer snack, assist with homework, and ensure good classroom management during enrichment vendor rotations.  Every Friday, Teachers will be responsible for creating and leading lessons utilizing technology.  Teachers should be proficient in the use of iPads and web-based applications for laptops.  At the close of each day, Teachers will lead character development activities.

Workweek:  17.5 hours, Monday – Friday, 2:00 p.m. – 5:30 p.m.

Work Status:  Part-time, Seasonal

Pay Range:  $11.00 – $12.50/HR

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.

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 2015 – May 2016, 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

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.

Afterschool Teacher II (Certified Teacher)

Better Basics is currently accepting applications for the position of Teacher II for our HOPE Afterschool program in Fairfield, AL.  Certified teachers will begin instruction to students at 3:45 p.m.  Teachers are responsible for creating learning centers (based on literacy and math) from the materials provided by Better Basics that are suited to a multi-age classroom.  Each afternoon, Monday – Thursday, teachers will assist two groups of students in 45 minute rotations.  Class size is approximately 15-20 students from multiple grades (kindergarten – sixth).  Teachers Aides and volunteers will be provided.  Teachers will focus on assisting students with completing homework and engaging students in hands-on learning in centers.  Rotations end at 5:15 p.m.  Additional planning time is required either before or after instruction.

Workweek:  4 days, Monday – Thursday (August 2015 – May 2016),  Class from 3:45 p.m. – 5:15 p.m.

Work Status:  Part-time, Seasonal

Pay Range:  $45/Day

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

Substitutes Needed-

Better Basics is currently seeking substitutes for the positions listed above. If you have a passion for helping children and flexibility in your schedule, please apply.

Download Better Basics Application for Employment here. 

 

To volunteer with Better Basics contact our Volunteer Coordinator at  volunteer@betterbasics.org.

INTERNSHIPS

Better Basics is currently accepting unpaid interns for public relations, development, and non-profit management.  If you are currently a degree-seeking student and need an internship placement for the spring, summer or fall semester, please contact Sherri Blank (sblank@betterbasics.org) for more information.

Better Basics is an equal opportunity employer.