Now Hiring: Tutor Training Champion


The Literacy Cooperative and Seeds of Literacy are partnering to pilot a Tutor Training Collaborative to develop a centralized portal that provides quality volunteer tutor recruitment, training, certification, and recognition for adult literacy providers in Northeast Ohio, starting with five pilot partners.  The Tutor Training Collaborative requires a skilled and enthusiastic leader who can effectively communicate with stakeholders; engage and train volunteer adult literacy tutors; manage multiple funding streams; demonstrate entrepreneurial commitment and reliability in the pilot and implementation stages of a project; and develop project reports and proposals.


  • Minimum of a Bachelor’s Degree in Education, Communication, Non-profit Administration or similar fields.
  • Ability to complete Master’s level coursework.
  • Self-directed with initiative and integrity.
  • Experience with volunteer engagement and training.
  • Experience managing grants and reporting to multiple funding streams.
  • Builds rapport with a wide range of collaborative partners.
  • Effectively communicates in written, verbal, and electronic form.
  • Appropriately solicits and responds to feedback for program development.
  • Works well independently and in a team.
  • Experience establishing new services and systems within existing organizations.
  • Seeds of Literacy Executive Director.
  • Tutor Training Collaborative Pilot Advisory Board.
  • Half time independent contractor
  • $1150 every 2 weeks for 39 weeks (9 months) ($22,425 total)


  • Seeds of Literacy Executive Director
  • Tutor Training Collaborative Advisory Board


  • Halftime independent contractor
  • $1150 every two weeks for 39 weeks/9 months ($22,425 total)


Success of the Tutor Training Collaborative Pilot will be measured by the following benchmark activities:

  • Staff orientation through Seeds of Literacy and The Literacy Cooperative.
  • Visit pilot partners to build rapport and establish initial benchmark for training needs and experiences of their volunteer tutors.
  • Establish and promote tutor training schedule with pilot partners.
  • Complete the Crossroads of Learning Tutor Trainer Training.
  • Obtain National Tutoring Association (NTA) tutor trainer certification.
  • Establish the Tutor Training Collaborative as a NTA Learning Center Affiliate.
  • Set up data management system and procedures with the America Learns Network.
  • Provide training and technical support for staff of pilot partners on the use of the America Learns Network.
  • Facilitate Crossroads of Learning Basic Tutor Training for 30-50 volunteer adult literacy tutors from 5 pilot partner organizations.
  • Provide training and technical support for tutors on the use of the America Learns Network.
  • Coordinate tutor placement and reporting with pilot partners.
  • Establish relationships with volunteer recruitment and placement organizations.
  • Track progress along pilot benchmarks and provide quarterly benchmark reports to the pilot advisory board.
  • Work with financial team and pilot partners to create accurate and timely grant reports.
  • Use America Learns Network to issue monthly tutor reports, three month follow-up tutor survey/assessment, and evaluate strategies submitted by tutors.
  • Visit pilot partners to interview tutors, learners served, and staff and solicit feedback on the pilot program.
  • Assess the functioning of the collaborative based on performance in responsibilities established in the Memorandum of Understanding.
  • Based on internal evaluation, present recommendations for program revision or implementation based on pilot results.
  • In consultation with advisory board, create a strategic plan for program revision or expansion.
  • With support from Seeds of Literacy and The Literacy Cooperative, solicit funding and in-kind donations to support, revise, or expand the Tutor Training Collaborative.

To apply:

  • Email documents as an MS Word or Adobe PDF file.
  • Email your résumé to by 5:00pm on Friday, May 25th, 2012.
  • Include cover letter specifying you are applying for the Tutor Training Champion.
  • Include position title “Tutor Training Champion” as the email subject.
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