Reports To: Site Coordinator

FLSA Status: Non-Exempt

Pay Scale: $15/hour, 6 hours/week


Tuesdays, 10 – 11:30 am, South Salt Lake Community Center

Tuesdays, 12:30 – 2 pm, Copperview Rec Center, Midvale

Thursdays, 10 – 11:30 am, South Salt Lake Community Center

Duties and responsibilities: 

Project Read is a nonprofit adult literacy program that offers individual tutoring and small-group instruction to help individuals improve their ability to read, write, compute, and use technology sufficiently to meet personal goals, function well in society, and become more productive citizens. The Project Read Lab Instructor is responsible for preparing and teaching literacy classes each week. The Lab Instructor fulfills these responsibilities by doing the following:

  • Implement policies and procedures set by the Executive Director and the Board of Trustees;
  • Conduct small group tutoring sessions in specific subjects;
  • Acquire knowledge of selected topics in learning theory and pedagogy and bring this knowledge to bear in tutorial settings; 
  • Acquire knowledge of study skills and strategies and assist students in improving their own learning and study skills; 
  • Create atmosphere of mutual trust and support; 
  • Work and communicate effectively with students of all skill levels, Project Read tutors, and Project Read staff;
  • Exhibit a helpful attitude toward all students, tutors, and staff; 
  • Provide information for reports;
  • Assist the Instruction Coordinator as needed.

The Project Read Literacy Lab Instructor will have the ability to:

  • Assess general literacy needs of students.
  • Effectively communicate both orally and in writing. 
  • Establish and maintain cooperative working relationships. 
  • Maintain the confidentiality and security of sensitive information. 
  • Manage a flexible work schedule to provide optimum service. 
  • Be a positive representative for Project Read. 
  • Model effective instructional strategies for literacy instruction.
  • Model and teach effective assessment techniques.
Training & Experience:
  • A degree in English, TESOL, Linguistics, or a related field.
  • Experience teaching literacy or ESL to beginning readers/speakers. 

Additional information:

  • Non-Exempt Position: The work week of all employees at Project Read who fall under the Fair Labor Standards Act must not exceed forty hours per week.
  • Reports to: Site Coordinator
  • Supervisory Responsibility: Overseeing lab volunteers and mentoring volunteer tutors.
  • Location Information: this is an in-person position teaching classes at both the South Salt Lake Community Center and the Copperview Recreation Center.
  • Note: The statements herein are intended to describe the general nature and level of work performed by employees, but it is not a complete list of responsibilities, duties, and skills required of personnel so classified. No contract, either express or implied, respecting the procedures, terms, conditions, or duration of employment is created by this Job Description.
  • Employment at Project Read is on an at-will basis, which means your employment may be terminated by you or by Project Read at any time, for any reason, or for no reason, with or without notice, and without any procedure or formality. The at-will nature of your employment is not affected by any of the guidelines of this Job Description and cannot be modified by any oral promise from any supervisor or by any other writing unless duly executed by the employee and the Chair of the Board of Trustees. Project Read reserves the right to change, replace, withdraw, or deviate from any of the guidelines contained in this Job Description without prior notice.
  • Project Read is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants are considered for employment without regard to their race, religion, ancestry, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, age, disability, marital status, domestic partner status, or medical condition.

Application Information:

  • Please reach out to Shauna with any questions about the position.