Employment

Interested in joining the Better Basics team?

Positions open as of 8/11/14.  Better Basics is accepting applications for work in our Enrichment and Intervention programs and in our HOPE afterschool program.

Download Better Basics Employment Application here.

Better Basics is currently accepting applicants to work in our HOPE Afterschool, Enrichment and Intervention programs for the 14-15 school year. 

Reading Intervention Teacher (Seasonal)

Better Basics is currently accepting applications 23 part-time seasonal positions of 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 calendar. A typical day consists of planning time and four forty-five minute sessions with three to four students in each session.  Download Reading Intervention Job Description here.

Rate of pay: $60 per 3.5 hour work day

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 13-14 school year and have a resume on file must submit an employment application and cover letter only.

Deadline for Applications:  August 22, 2014
Training: September 17

Enrichment Coordinator (Seasonal)

Better Basics is currently seeking one seasonal program coordinator to ensure the successful implementation of Better Basics’ Enrichment programs (MORE, Ready 2 Read and 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.  This is a seasonal position that runs from mid-August 2014 through June 5, 2015.  Download Enrichment Coordinator (Seasonal) Job Description here.

Workweek: 25 hours, Monday – Friday, 9:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.
Work Status: Part-time, Regular
Pay Rate: $14.00/hr
Deadline to apply: August 22, 2014
Start Date: August, 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.

Project Developer – Summer Reading

Better Basics is seeking one individual for the position of Project Developer to research and develop a cost effective Summer Reading Program based on best practices and current academic research.  A Bachelor’s degree and excellent written and verbal communication skills are required.  A Master’s degree and elementary teaching experience is preferred.  Download Project Developer – Summer Reading Job Description here.

Anticipated Start Date: September 2015
Salary: Negotiable
Full-time: Monday – Friday

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.

AFTER SCHOOL POSITIONS AVAILABLE August 2014

Better Basics is currently accepting applicants to work in our HOPE afterschool program in Fairfield, AL. 

Deadline to apply: August 22, 2014

Afterschool Aide

Better Basics is currently seeking 5 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 August 2014 – 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.

Pay Range: $8.50 – $10.00/hr
Workweek: 15 hours, Monday – Friday, 2:30 – 5:30 p.m.
Work Status, Part-time, Seasonal

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.

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.