Mt. Airy CDC

Assistant Literacy Instructor (8 positions)

Job Description

Position Description: Assistant Literacy Instructor

Hours: Seasonal (see below for schedule options)

Reports to: Literacy & Schools Coordinator

Compensation: $16 per hour


The SUMMER LITERACY INSTRUCTOR ASSISTANT  works with local summer camps to provide literacy intervention as a part of their camp’s day, offering a rich 6-week experience offering daily food and literacy distribution. Literacy Instructors review foundational reading skills and improve comprehension, fluency, and vocabulary. Instructors mentor as Reading Buddies–building relationships, having fun, and supporting academic and social-emotional learning. Literacy Instructors guide students to become confident, capable readers by providing group reading sessions at a community summer camp. The Instructor assists participants with activities such as feeding or toileting activities. The Camp Assistants also manage any potential behavior issues and redirect participants as necessary during activities. Instructor Assistants do the necessary site prep work to be prepared to start and end sessions on time. Our program prevents “summer slide”, a term that refers to the academic regression that occurs over the summer months. 

This commitment will be from July 5 through August 11, 2023. The selected candidate will need to attend training from June 26-29, 2023.

  • Working with children in grades K-3rd with reading and writing in small groups to best help our students prevent the summer slide.
  • Actively engage students in academic and personal development programs including literacy project-based learning, recreation, and healthy living
  • Supervise and direct children during on-site, Ensure the safety of children at all times
  • Support literacy lessons with students using our Philadelphia Library Reading Camp Challenge & Reading Allowed Read Ready Curriculum.
  • Support with the necessary site prep work to be prepared to start and end sessions on time
  • Complete pre-season (June) training and professional development -Serve a minimum of 450 service hours (including off-site service, training, and fundraising)
  • Perform other duties as assigned


  • Experience working with and instructing youth in an urban education setting
  • Strong organization skills, including flexibility, professionalism, and creativity
  • Ability to be physically active with children
  • Strong interpersonal skills, including group facilitation skills


  • Successful candidates will be required to obtain a Child Abuse History Certification from the PA Department of Human Services (cost reimbursed)
  • *As required by law, compensation paid for work in excess of $600 is reported to the IRS.  As a condition of this position, successful candidates are required to complete IRS Form W-9 prior to beginning work, and will be issued a 1099-NEC by the required deadline after the end of the calendar/tax year in which compensation was paid.  Recipients may owe income tax on compensation received.  

Reading Revolution Reading Camp Site Schedule (all options 7/5 – 8/11)

  • Pleasant Playground Rec Center 6757 Chew Ave., Phila, PA 19119
    • Tuesdays and Thursdays 1:00-2:30 pm
  • Lonnie Young Rec Center 1100 E Chelten Ave., Phila, PA 19138
    •  Mondays and Wednesdays 1:00 – 2:30pm
  • Belfield Rec Center 2109 W. Chew Ave., Phila, PA 19138
    • Mondays and Wednesdays 1:00 – 2:30 pm
  • Finley Rec Center 1000 E Hortter St., Phila, PA 19150
    • Tuesdays and Thursdays 10:00 – 11:30 am
  • Dorothy Emanuel Rec Center 8501 Provident St., Phila, PA 19150
    • Mondays and Wednesdays 10:00 – 11:30 am
  • Simons Rec Center 7200 Woolston Ave., Phila, PA 19138
    • Mondays and Wednesdays 1:15 – 2:15 pm
  • Mallory Rec Center 100 E Johnson St, Philadelphia, PA 19144
    • Tuesdays and Thursdays 1:00-2:30 pm
  • Holman Field 6309 Cherokee St., Philadelphia, PA 19144
    • Mondays-Tuesdays-Wednesdays-Thursdays 9:30 am – 12:00 pm

About the Organization: 

Founded in 1980, Mt. Airy CDC’s mission is to preserve, empower, and advance a vibrant and diverse Mt. Airy.  The CDC works towards its mission in four program areas: 1) Housing Counseling, 2) Real Estate Development, 3) Business Services, and 4) Community Programs.

To Apply
Complete The Reading Revolution Summer 2023 Employment Application

Questions, contact Roberta Frempong at 

Mt. Airy CDC is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

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