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Read Fort Worth Summer Scholars Collaborative

We're looking for Literacy Support Specialists!

Job Title: Summer Scholars Collaborative Literacy Support Specialist

Reports to: Volunteer or Program Manager of Assigned Program

Employment Status: Hourly Contract Summer Position

  • You will be hired by Read Fort Worth, but employed by the individual program(s) that you serve

Schedule: As needed from 8-5p, M-F

Literacy Support Specialist


Read Fort Worth’s Summer Scholars provides access to quality summer learning programs to kindergarten through fifth graders, with primary emphasis on kindergarten through third graders in order to reinforce literacy skills over the summer. The Literacy Support Specialist is paid as a employee of the organization to which they are assigned. Major responsibilities include: assisting with classroom management support, staff coaching/mentoring, assisting with program-specific assessments, and providing constructive feedback regarding delivery of literacy best practices across multiple sites.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Work up to 20 hours per week for the duration of the summer program assigned (hours per week depends on summer program needs)

  • Assist in facilitating summer program delivery

  • Must complete a mandatory training session in Lexia offered in Spring 2023.

    • Lexia is a literacy intervention used in FWISD. Training in Lexia ensures that literacy efforts are aligned with what is occurring in school.

  • Visit assigned organization site(s) during the times determined by the organization.

  • Work with organization to provide one or more of the following support roles as determined by the organization:

        • Classroom management support,

        • Organization staff mentoring and coaching,

        • Proctoring program assessments, &/or

        • Providing literacy instruction support in alignment with best practices

  • Communicate effectively with organization program staff and other Summer Scholars staff

  • Report to the summer program to which you are assigned

Knowledge/Skill Requirements:

  • Must be able to reliably travel to program sites across Fort Worth.

  • Must have no less than 60 hours of college credit, with no less than three years of classroom experience. Preference given to current or retired certified Texas teachers.

  • Must have a strong literacy instruction background.

  • Must have worked with younger elementary students (K-2nd)

        • Experience with older elementary students is beneficial (3-5th)

  • ESL knowledge/experience is preferred.

  • Ability to work independently and in a collaborative manner with students, parents, program staff, and fellow Literacy Support Specialists.


$25/hr, up to 20-hrs/wk (20 hours a week maximum, depending on program
needs). Mandatory training included. $20 weekly mileage stipend provided.

Learn more about the Summer Scholars Collaborative.