Employment

Interested in joining the Better Basics team?

Positions open as of 7/14/14.  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 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: July 25
Interviews: July 28 – August 1
Training: September 17

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: July 4, 2014
Interviews: July 7 – 18, 2014
Training: August 4 – 8, 2014
Program Begins: August 11, 2014

Afterschool Teacher I

Better Basics is currently seeking 1 afterschool teacher 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 2014 – 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

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 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.

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 (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.