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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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Mustard Seed Training is a team of faith-based artisans creating materials for praying with children. Our ministry is to share the love of God and neighbor.

Our group was founded in 2018 by CGS catechist and woodworker Meagen Farrell. Meagen is an author, trainer, and PhD student in the fields of adult basic education and educational technology (that’s the “Training” part!).

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