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Part-Time Literacy Specialist - Lower Division

New York, New York, United States
Lower Division (New York)

Part Time Literacy Specialist

New York City

About Avenues

The Opportunity

Avenues is seeking a Part Time English Literacy Specialist to join the team of inspiring educators in the Lower Division, grades 1-5. The Part Time Literacy Specialist will ensure that students have the skills and support they need to be successful readers and writers. 


The Literacy Specialist’s responsibilities will include, but are not limited to, the following:

  • Student Support
    • Work with small groups of students who need scaffolded and explicit reading and/or phonics instruction. 
    • Push in as needed to support students in writing and word study.
  • Collaboration
    • Work in partnership with other Literacy Specialists, members of Student Success Team, classroom teachers and Associate Division Heads to ensure that each student is progressing in his/her literacy skills
  • Reading and Writing Specialist
    • Administer, score and analyze running records.
    • Support students writing development within a workshop model.
    • Use Orton Gillingham, Reading Recovery, and Fountas and Pinnell systems as needed.


  • At least 5 years of teaching experience in grades 1-5, with a proven track record of supporting at-risk learners.
  • Graduate degree in education.
  • Special education degree or specialized training on how to work with children that have language based learning issues preferred.
  • Highly effective collaborator, eager to listen deeply, contribute to a team and achieve goals together.
  • Deep dedication to learning and growing as an educator.
  • Eager to embrace change and consider new perspectives.

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Avenues offers competitive compensation and a generous benefits package. Avenues is committed to diversity among our staff, and applicants of diverse backgrounds are strongly encouraged to apply.

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