The purpose of the Pathways to Literacy program is to advance the basic education of preliterate or undereducated Latinos in the Tri-Cities area. The goal of Pathways is to involve Spanish-speaking adults wherever they are on the educational spectrum ranging from preliterate to learning English as a second language, raise their literacy levels and improve their quality of life.
The role of the coordinator is a mentor, tutor and proctor tests. Unit tests are performed on-line. The coordinator will also perform administrative duties applied with a flexible schedule to track student progress, recruit new students (approximately 8 hours per week), work with community agencies to offer vocational and community information workshops (approximately 6 hours per week), as be responsible for recruiting, supervising and managing volunteers (approximately 10 hours per week).
- Provide tutoring, oversight, and leadership to adult Spanish-speaking students in the Pathways Program.
- Track individual students progress through goal setting and testing.
- Recruit volunteers to tutor adult students in Pathways.
- Network with the community to recruit students to program and provide encouragement through phone calls and personal discussions to retain those students.
- Coordinate vocational and community information workshops, administer need assessment surveys and evaluations to students to gauge learning satisfaction.
- Prepare promotional materials in Spanish for program including program brochure for student recruitment and for community awareness.
- Assist site supervisor in appropriate fundraising activities
- Assist site supervisor with data collection
- Establish and maintain positive working relationships with students and volunteers as well as WSU and County Extension staff.
- Self-motivated, needing low-levels of supervision.
- Demonstrated, in both Spanish and English, basic reading and writing skills as well as ability to communicate effectively orally in both languages.
- Ability to prioritize and arrange job assignments.
- Working knowledge of computers.
- Willingness to learn new skills.
- Ability to exercise creative skills for mentoring and tutoring.
- Effectively interact with people in a positive manner.
- Ability to follow through with commitments; be reliable and accountable for actions.