Better Basics has the following positions available:

  • Director of Volunteers and Birmingham Reads
  • Reading Intervention Teacher
  • Afterschool Aide

Director of Volunteers and Birmingham Reads

Better Basics, a 24 year old children’s literacy non-profit, is seeking a Director of Volunteers.  This position ensures that all Better Basics’ programs have the necessary volunteers.  Qualified candidates will have excellent communications skills and the ability to work with large numbers of volunteers (over 1,000 volunteers in 2017).
Workweek: 35 hours per week
Work Status: Full-time
Deadline to apply: August 25, 2017

Director of Volunteers and Birmingham Reads Job Description

If you are interested in joining the Better Basics team, please send a cover letter, resume and completed employment application (which can be found on our website at Betterbasics.org) 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.