Literacy Lead – Elementary School

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Literacy Lead – Elementary School


Real Options for City Kids (R.O.C.K.) is an award-winning nonprofit providing hope for children and youth in San Francisco’s Visitacion Valley. R.O.C.K. employees make a positive impact with youth every single day. Our mission is to nurture the healthy development of children by providing opportunities to those who might not otherwise have access to a range of positive programs. At R.O.C.K., we serve more than 900 children (ages 6- 17) with a framework that develops healthy social and emotional skills, develops strong academic behaviors and broadens horizons. Start changing youth lives forever, today! Please visit: for more information.


Job Title: After Literacy Lead – Elementary School

Pay: $28.00 – $30.00/hour depending on experience

Hours: Contract runs through the school year (6/2/23), with the opportunity to extend into the summer and next school year. 40 hours ranging from 8:00am-6:00pm, with health and retirement benefits, paid holidays, and continued work hours during school breaks (e.g. spring break).

Site: El Dorado Elementary School (K-5 grade) – 70 Delta St, San Francisco

The Literacy Lead will work primarily with students and staff at El Dorado Elementary School. However, there is also a team of R.O.C.K. literacy staff at another partner school who would be folded into any training or professional development done by the Literacy Lead. 

Primary Responsibilities:

  • Design and facilitate literacy training models for R.O.C.K. literacy staff (team of 4)
  • Provide high quality professional development around effective literacy practices and foundations of reading for R.O.C.K. literacy staff
  • Model and teach new quality literacy intervention activities
  • Coach literacy staff on using high-quality evidence-based assessments to determine the effective interventions required for students
  • Analyze data, identify trends and support teachers to adjust instruction based on data
  • Communicate with R.O.C.K. and school leadership team on school wide literacy progress
  • Manage all literacy related partnerships through the organizing of reading level groups, scheduling of students, monitoring student progress, etc.
  • Attend all literacy meetings and professional developments
  • Develop positive relationships with staff, students, teachers, and parents
  • Be a leader and role model to children and staff
  • Assist in planning of school wide literacy related events and workshops
  • Actively participate in student performance data analysis and academic progress tracking
  • Practice positive discipline philosophy and restorative practices when working with students
  • Create and maintain a safe and respectful learning environment
  • Attend monthly staff meetings
  • Attend scheduled all program events


  • 3+ years of experience in specialized literacy curriculum such as F&P, RI, LLI, ELA, etc.
  • Knowledge of how children learn to read
  • Proven results when working with struggling readers
  • Desire to work with underserved children
  • Reliable means of transportation to and from program
  • Bilingual in Spanish, Cantonese and/or Samoan is a plus
  • 48 college credits from an accredited college or university or successful completion of the Instructional Aide Exam (administered after hire)
  • Provide proof of a negative TB screen within the past four years
  • Must have proof of COVID Vaccinations + Booster
  • Candidates must go through a background check after a conditional offer is made. Pursuant to the San Francisco Fair Chance Ordinance, we will consider for employment qualified applicants with arrest and conviction record

R.O.C.K. is an equal opportunity employer. We will not discriminate and will take affirmative action measures to ensure against discrimination in employment, recruitment, advertisements for employment, compensation, termination, upgrading, promotions, and other conditions of employment against any employee or job applicant on the bases of race, color, gender, national origin, age, religion, creed, disability, veteran’s status, sexual orientation, gender identity or gender expression.

How to Apply:

Check out to make sure R.O.C.K. is a good fit. Send an email to jobs [at] with “Literacy Lead” in the SUBJECT line and attach the following:

  • Cover letter (no more than one page, single spaced) telling us about what drew you to R.O.C.K. and which activity/class you would like to lead
  • Resume
  • Contact information for 3 references

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