Reading Implementation Specialist

The Carmel Hill Fund - Boulder, Colorado - Full time

The Carmel Hill Fund is a private non-profit organization whose mission is to connect students with books. Our goals are the following: students will view themselves as readers, read a wide range of literature and understand how reading impacts their life. The Colorado office works with the underserved population in Denver Public Schools to achieve these goals by providing necessary professional support, books, and technology to individual schools. Our staff of 12 professionals work with 63 public schools in Denver and the Boys & Girls Club of Metro Denver.

The Implementation Specialist (IS) is directly responsible for managing and executing our school partnerships that lead to an effective independent reading practice in every classroom. In this role, you will build relationships across organizations, plan, problem solve, and measure results for students, faculty and administrations. This is a dynamic and exciting role where you will have the opportunity to create tangible impact on students’ success. If you have facilitated or coached at the district or school level, you’d have an idea of what this job entails. It’s primarily teacher development along with a significant amount of time that goes to partnership management similar to traditional nonprofit program management.

The Implementation Specialist will:

  • Guide and mentor teachers, administrators and staff through the implementation process via presentations, coaching and modeling
  • Monitor participation in the independent reading practice and quality at multiple levels
  • Work with teachers to foster awareness of literature and book selection skills
  • Review and oversee book, computer and tech purchases using critical SOP’s
  • Thoroughly understand the research of independent reading, literacy and literature
  • Collaborate with peers to create and embrace best practices
  • Participate in ongoing personal development
  • Knowledge, Skills and Characteristics of a Successful Implementation Specialist
  • Ability to communicate with administrators, teachers and staff with tact and respect based on a thorough understanding of their needs, goals and challenges
  • Ability to proactively address obstacles and problem solve
  • Ability to manage a complex workflow
  • Ability to identify and set priorities and make decisions
  • Clear understanding of data collection and analysis, pattern recognition, and assessment of causes and remedies
  • Ability to balance the objective goals with maintaining a high level of rapport
  • Ability to flourish in an intense, public school environment
  • Teaching, library development, reading and presentation skills.
  • Job Details
  • The job will be full time
  • Our office is located in Boulder, Colorado. This is not a remote work position.
  • A reliable vehicle and cell phone are required.
  • The salary range for this position is between $55,000 and $75,000 per year.
  • The position will begin June 2021
  • Qualifications
  • Minimum of three years working in education/non-profit field is preferred
  • Fluency in Spanish is preferred
  • Degree in Education preferred, yet a background in human development with practical training and coaching will be considered
  • Prior coaching/facilitating or management level experience preferred
  • Must have valid driver’s license; if you are from out of state, you must obtain a valid Colorado driver’s license within 30 days of hire date
  • Offer of employment contingent on criminal history check, Motor Vehicle Report, employment verification and education verification.

    Please send a cover letter along with your resume and references, with phone numbers and email addresses, in Word or pdf format. Please name your documents with last name, first name and document description. Interviews will be on a rolling basis. No phone calls to either the New York or Colorado office. All emails will be acknowledged within one week. Due to hiring requirements, only Colorado residents or those moving in the next few weeks can be considered. We appreciate your interest in The Carmel Hill Fund. 

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    Role

    Teaching

    Experience Level

    Mid Level

    The Carmel Hill Fund

    The Carmel Hill Fund is a private non-profit organization whose mission is to connect students with books. Our goals are the following: students will view themselves as readers, read a wide range of literature and understand how reading impacts their life.
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