Reading Interventionist

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Work type: Staff Part-Time
Location: Denver, CO
Categories: Teacher (Pre K-8), Business Operations / Services, Admin / Executive / Office Support, Teacher (Early Childhood), Research

Department Summary

The Teaching and Learning Sciences Department at Morgridge College of Education utilizes an integrated approach of theory and practice to be a force for positive change in the educational lives of individuals, organizations, and communities. Professionals promote learning in diverse settings, through partnerships with others, and by engaging in high-quality research within our respective fields.

Position Summary

The Reading Interventionist Research Assistant will deliver reading interventions to Grade 3-5 students in a small group setting at a local elementary school for 4-5 days per week from mid-September to late-March. Additional trainings are required prior to the start of delivering instruction. This position will follow local school calendars. There is a minimum time commitment of 10 hours per week. Optional related work is possible.

For those looking to work with elementary-aged students needing extra reading and behavior support, this position is a great opportunity to gain valuable experience (with mentorship) in delivering research-based instruction. Mileage at the federal government standard mileage rate will be reimbursed for transportation to and from schools.

Essential Functions

Under the direct supervision of the Principal Investigator and project director, the research assistant will deliver small group reading instruction to Grade 3-5 students at a local elementary school.  Meetings will be required as needed.

 Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

  • Fluency in English
  • Ability to work well independently and in a timely manner
  • Ability to learn quickly and pay attention to detail
  • Responsive to feedback
  • Working knowledge of Office 365

Required Qualifications

  • Experience working in an education setting

Preferred Qualifications

  • Experience delivering reading instruction or behavior supports

Supervision & Training

All hired employees will receive extensive and on-going training and coaching from the principal investigator and/or a project director.

Application Deadline
For best consideration, please submit your application materials by 4:00 p.m. (MST) September 2, 2022. Applications will be reviewed until the position is filled.

Special Instructions
Candidates must apply online through to be considered. Only applications submitted online will be accepted. Please reach out to Garrett Roberts with any questions regarding this position.

Hourly Rate

The hourly pay for this position is $18.00-$23.00

This position is open to students with and without work-study funding, as well as community members.

In compliance with Colorado’s Healthy Families and Workplaces Act (HFWA), non-benefited employees accrue one hour of paid leave for every 30 hours worked up to a maximum of 48 hours per year.

The University of Denver has provided a compensation range that represents its good faith estimate of what the University may pay for the position at the time of posting. The University may ultimately pay more or less than the posted compensation range. The salary offered to the selected candidate will be determined based on factors such as the qualifications of the selected candidate, departmental budget availability, internal salary equity considerations, and available market information, but not based on a candidate’s sex or any other protected status.

The University of Denver offers some benefits for non-benefited employees. The University of Denver is a private institution that empowers students who want to make a difference. Learn more about the University of Denver.

Please include the following documents with your application:
1. Resume
2. Cover Letter

The University of Denver is an equal opportunity employer. The University of Denver prohibits discrimination on the basis of race, color, national origin, age (40 years and over in the employment context), religion, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, genetic information, marital status, veterans status, and any other class of individuals protected from discrimination under federal, state, or local law, regulation, or ordinance in any of the university's educational programs and activities, and in the employment (including application for employment) and admissions (including application for admission) context, as required by Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972; Title III of the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990, as amended in 2008; Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973; Title VI and VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964; the Age Discrimination Act of 1975; the Age Discrimination in Employment Act of 1967; and any other federal, state, and local laws, regulations, or ordinances that prohibit discrimination, harassment, and/or retaliation. For the university's complete Non-Discrimination Statement, please see non‑discrimination‑statement.

All offers of employment are contingent upon satisfactory completion of a criminal history background check.

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