Employment

Better Basics is currently accepting applicants for the following positions:

Download Better Basics Application for Employment here. 

Grants Coordinator

Better Basics is currently seeking a part-time Grants Coordinator to implement our grant writing and donor acknowledgment processes.  The right candidate will have an undergraduate degree, strong research and written communication skills, a meticulous attention to detail, and the ability to synthesize and organize information from a variety of sources.  Experience in grant writing is preferred.  The right candidate can work effectively under pressure, use independent judgment and produce quality work within tight time constraints. Download Job Description-Grants Coordinator here.

This position is supervised by the Director of Development & PR.

Workweek:  20 hours per week, flexible schedule (Monday through Friday between the hours of 8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.)

Rate of Pay:  $14.00/HR

Work Status: part-time, regular (year-round), non-exempt, hourly

Interested applicants should submit a cover letter, signed employment application and resume (with references) to jobs@betterbasics.org.

Candidates selected for interview will be required to submit a writing sample.

Better Basics is an Equal Employment Opportunity employer.

Summer Learning Teacher

Better Basics is a 501(c)3 non-profit agency that has been working to make a positive difference in the lives of children through literacy programs for over 20 years.

We are seeking twenty-two enthusiastic, creative elementary-school teachers who have a passion for helping struggling students succeed to join our summer staff.  Teachers will carry out intervention through hands-on learning activities in a fun and active camp environment. Teachers will implement our Summer Learning program for students preparing for 3rd, 4th, and 5th grades at summer camp locations throughout Birmingham.  Instruction is provided in a small group setting of ten students per teacher.

Teachers are needed at seven camp locations for camps 6 weeks in length.  Teachers provide instruction from 9:00 a.m. to 12 noon with planning time available beginning at 8:30 a.m.  Ten teachers are needed Monday – Friday and an additional twelve teachers are needed Monday – Thursday. Download the Application packet Summer Learning Teacher here

Deadline to apply is March 6, 2015.

Final interviews conducted March 23-27, 2015.

Training begins June 1, 2015.

Part-time, Seasonal

$80 per day

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

Summer Learning Coordinator (Teacher Certification Required)

We are seeking a summer camp coordinator to lead certified teachers in successfully implementing our Summer Learning program in a small-group summer camp format.  Our camp assists struggling students preparing for 3rd, 4th, 5th grades who need additional instruction in order to succeed.  The right candidate will be able to troubleshoot issues on site while modeling best practices for teachers to ensure students receive quality instruction.  Join our team to help create a positive, exciting, hands-on learning environment.  The Summer Camp Coordinator will substitute for absent teachers, as needed.  Teacher Certification, great organization and communication skills are required. Download the Application Packet Summer Learning Coordinator here.

Deadline to apply is March 6, 2015.

Final interviews conducted March 23-27, 2015.

Training begins June 1, 2015.

Part-time, Seasonal, $80/day, Monday – Friday, 8:00 a.m. – 12 noon

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

Summer Learning Coordinator (Non-Certified)

Better Basics is currently seeking three summer learning coordinators to perform administrative duties including data collection, assessment, attendance and preparation of materials for certified teachers.  Coordinators will also engage with students through read-alouds and coordinate volunteer activity on site.  Candidates must demonstrate attention to detail, excellent organizational skills and proficiency in Microsoft Excel and online database management. Download the Application Packet Summer Learning Coordinator (Non-Certified) here.

Deadline to apply is March 6, 2015.

Final interviews conducted March 23-27.

Training begins June 1, 2015.

$15/Hour

Position One: 20 hours per week (Monday – Thursday) 8:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.

Position Two:  20 hours per week (Monday – Thursday) 8:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.

Position Three: 30 hours per week (Monday – Friday) 8:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.

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

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 January 2015 – May 2015, 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. Download Teacher 1 Job Description here.

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

Deadline to apply:  February 13, 2015

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 jobs@betterbasics.org.

Afterschool Aide

Better Basics is currently seeking teacher’s aides to assist with implementing our HOPE afterschool program. Aides are needed 2:30 p.m. – 5:30 p.m. Monday through Friday from January 2015 – May 2015. 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. Download HOPE Aide Job Description here.

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

Work Status, Part-time, Seasonal

Pay Range: $8.50 – $10.00/HR

Deadline to apply:  February 13, 2015

If you are interested in joining the Better Basics team, please send a cover letter, copy of your resume (indicating applicable classroom/camp experience) and completed employment application to jobs@betterbasics.org.

 

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.