Working in a Community
YELLS programs depend on a staff committed to empowering youth. When new employees join the YELLS staff, they enjoy fun, fulfilling jobs and join an exciting, invigorating community. Working at YELLS means making a difference in the lives of youth.
All applicants must undergo a background check.
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The role of the Scholar Success Specialist is to ensure all YELLS youth receive the support and instruction needed to excel academically. The Scholar Success Specialist oversees all academic team members and volunteers to lead high-quality educational programming that complements school-day learning. Additionally, the Scholar Success Specialist will design and implement intervention strategies, monitor student progress and academic data, and provide supplemental reading instruction to accelerate literacy development through targeted individual and group tutoring.
Hours: 25 hours/week (3:00 – 7:00 pm Monday through Friday, plus 5 hours in schools); Summer times vary (adjusted earlier)
Compensation Range: $25-30/hour based on qualifications and certification
The role of the Reading Instructor is to ensure all YELLS youth receive the support and instruction needed to excel academically and read above grade level. The Reading Instructor designs and delivers literacy and language arts lessons that address areas of weakness and complement school-day learning. Ultimately, the Reading Instructor will foster a love for reading within youth.
Hours: Part time: 14 hours/week (3:00 – 6:30 pm Monday through Thursday during school year)
Compensation Range: $$25-30/hour based on qualifications and certification
The YELLS Mentoring Coordinator will be responsible for developing and implementing the YELLS Mentoring Program, while empowering high school Bigs to take ownership within it. He or she will match high school “Bigs” one-on-one with elementary school “Littles.” The Mentoring Coordinator will plan and facilitate workshops to prepare youth to lead and serve, develop partnerships and resources to support the growth of the program and its youth, monitor and support the development of program participants, and coach youth to plan and lead workshops and large-scale community events.
Hours: An average of 20 hours/week (Tuesdays from 2:30 – 6:30, plus on-site planning, coaching, & special events)
Compensation Range: $23/hour
Language Arts Specialist – YELLS Community Action Cafe Teen Program & 21st Century Community Learning Center
Academic Specialists within the YELLS Community Action Café support approximately 30 YELLS teens from Marietta High School in achieving academic success. The Language Arts Specialist will provide specialized and subject-specific academic support through individual and small-group tutoring sessions and homework help. This team member will also lead academic lessons that apply English Language Arts skills to real-world applications within the students’ Community Action Café.
Hours: Part time: 13 hours/week (3:00 – 6:00 pm Mondays and Wednesdays, 3:00 – 6:30 Tuesdays and Thursdays during school year)
Compensation Range: : $25-30/hour, based on qualifications
The role of the Recreation Instructor is to directly support the implementation of the YELLS Afterschool Program by assisting the Lead Teacher / Program Coordinator in coordinating and facilitating various activities that promote positive personal development, academic success, healthy and safe lifestyles, and community involvement for elementary school-aged youth. The Recreation Instructor will specifically focus on planning and leading recreation, sports, and enrichment activities that keep youth active and healthy, while building character and teamwork.
Hours: Part-time, 20 hours each week 3:00 – 7:00 Monday through Friday during school year
Compensation Range: $11-14/hour, based on qualifications