Hennepin County Library (HCL) is seeking several Lead Tutors for Homework Help and Let’s Read who are passionate about serving youth and families. Homework Help Lead Tutors manage the delivery of the K-12 Homework Help afterschool tutoring program. Let’s Read Lead Tutors manage the delivery of afterschool reading support for K-5 students implementing a provided curriculum. Homework Help and Let’s Read Lead Tutors are responsible for providing academic and social support to students, overseeing the day-to-day program activities, managing the program space and routines, and supporting volunteer tutors.HCL Homework Help is a drop-in tutoring program for youths in grades K-12 to work with adult staff and volunteers on their homework assignments in a free, safe, and welcoming space after school. The focus of this program is to provide students with one-on-one and small group support in understanding and completing the learning tasks they have been assigned by their teachers at school.HCL Let’s Read is a literacy tutoring program that focuses on supporting youth in grades K-5 in improving their reading skills. Students work one-on-one with a volunteer tutor once a week to build their skills, gain confidence and fluency.Most students who come to Hennepin County Library afterschool academic support programs are recent immigrants and may be likely to encounter cultural or language barriers as they build their academic skills.***Pay starts at $23.00/ hourCurrent Hennepin County employees who refer a candidate hired into an open competitive position may be eligible for a $500 referral bonus. For more information Hennepin County job opportunities!
visit the employee referral program page.Location and hours:These positions will be located at several different locations. Lead tutors work approximately 8 - 12 hours per week during the afternoons and evenings throughout the school year. A list of library locations can be found here:
· Brookdale: Monday and Tuesday, 4:30 pm – 7:30 pm (openings for Let’s Read)
· Brooklyn Park: Monday and Thursday 4:30pm – 7:30pm (opening for Homework Help and Let’s Read)
· Cedar Riverside Opportunity Center: Tuesday and Thursday, 3:30-6:30 pm, Saturday 1 pm – 5 pm (Opening for Homework Help)
· East Lake: Tuesday and Wednesday, 5:30-7:30 pm (opening for Homework Help)
· Franklin: Tuesday and Thursday, 3:30-7:30 pm, Saturday, 1 pm – 5 pm (opening for Let’s Read)
· North Regional: Monday and Tuesday, 4 – 7 pm (opening for Let's Read)
· Oxboro: Tuesday and Wednesday, 5:00 – 7:30 pm (opening for Let’s Read)
About these position types: These are limited duration (temporary) part time, non-benefit earning position expected to last up to two years, with the possibility of extension.These positions are internally classified as an Office Specialist III.Clickhere to view the job classification specification. In these positions, you will:
· Direct the daily operation of the afterschool tutoring program for K-12 students or the reading support program for K-5 students.
· Establish and communicate program routines and norms with students, volunteers, and families.
· Provide orientation, coaching, and training to volunteer tutors.
· Support library community engagement and outreach for the Hennepin County Library afterschool academic support programs.
· Collect and report program data such as monthly attendance, reading assessments, participant surveys, and family engagement activities.
· Become familiar with and promote library resources for supporting student academic success to students, families, and volunteers.
· Participate in required meetings and training sessions.
Need to have:
· One of the following:
o Two years or more of full-time equivalent office clerical experience.2
o Completion of two years or more of post-high school education.
o 18 months or more of office clerical experience and completion of the Office Specialist Pathway Training program.
o One year or more of office clerical experience and completion of the Human Services Pathway Training program.
§ Note: Education may be substituted for experience on a month for month (3 semester credits = 1 month) basis.
Nice to have:
o Leading a youth program or working with youth in volunteer setting.
o Tutoring youth in subjects such as math, language arts, and science.
o Working with Hennepin County programs, i.e. volunteering.
· Ability to work with multiple audiences, including children, families, volunteers, and staff members with cultural backgrounds other than your own.
· Familiarity with best practices in tutoring and academic skill building.
· Strong knowledge in literacy and mathematical concepts, and familiarity with best practices in tutoring or academic skill building practices.
· Strong organizational and communication skills.
· Basic computer skills, including the ability to navigate online systems and email.
Candidates with fluency in Somali and Spanish in addition to English are encouraged to apply. Bilingual candidates may qualify for additional bilingual pay and duties.About the department:Hennepin County Library works to nourish minds, transform lives, and build community together. Our digital and physical collections seek to preserve the past, inform the present, and inspire the future. We support the public good with responsive programs and services that aid and enrich the lives of every resident. All are welcome here.About Hennepin County:Hennepin is the largest county government organization in Minnesota. Our employees work every day to improve the health, safety and quality of life for our residents and communities. All of our jobs align to one or more of our overarching goals -- that Hennepin County residents are healthy, protected and safe, self-reliant, assured due process, and mobile. Our employees receive a combination of generous benefits and positive workplace culture not found at other organizations. This includes meaningful work that impacts our community, competitive pay, work-life balance, a variety of benefits and opportunities to grow. Learn more at The Bridge (login as Guest). Hennepin County envisions an organization where our commitment to diversity and the reduction of disparities is fundamental in providing excellent service to our community. Your future. Made here. This posting may be used to fill current and future vacancies. Invitations to interview will be based upon an assessment of education and experience.Final candidates may be required to complete a background check.
Criminal background checks: applicants with convictions are not automatically disqualified. Each case is considered on its individual circumstances and the type of work.