Helping Education Fluency Interventionist Raleigh, NC · Part time

Are you passionate about fostering social justice through evidence-based and culturally informed programs? Do you enjoy working alongside educators to improve the delivery of high-quality instruction? Do you aim to advance organizational mission and impact? If YES, consider joining our dynamic team in the fight for educational equity!


Organizational Overview

With a focus on improving educational equity and promoting a more just society, Helping Education provides evidence-based programs and services that are free or low-cost and meaningfully advance student outcomes from birth through adulthood. To promote educational equity, we partner with educators and community organizations that serve a high percentage of students who are historically underserved. We support educators and families from every state in the U.S. and more than 65 countries around the globe, supporting more than 10,000 individuals annually. More information about Helping Education's mission, values, staff, and programs can be found at

Detailed Job Description

The primary tasks of the Fluency Interventionist in summer will include: 

  • Implement HELPS (Helping Early Literacy with Practice Strategies) intervention sessions online to small groups of up to 2 students– training will be provided and compensated
  • Establish a safe, encouraging, and welcoming online tutoring environment for students. The tutor ensures that their own background and tutoring environment is distraction-free
  • Provide timely communication to the Project Manager regarding student progress and challenges
  • Accurately record student data
  • Report to all assigned tutoring shifts on time. Provide advanced notice of any planned absences
  • Maintain an accurate tutoring log for reporting/ payroll
  • Become well-trained to utilize techniques that support positive student behavior and learning
  • Have a collaborative attitude and openness to receive implementation coaching as part of the tutoring role

The primary tasks of the Fluency Interventionist in the school year will include:

  • Serve as Helping Education’s champion at designated site/ school(s)
  • Implement HELPS intervention sessions in-person to small groups of up to 5 students
  • Develop and nurture relationships between site/ school staff and Helping Education
  • Build rapport with students while implementing a scripted, evidence-based program 
  • Collaborate with site/ school-based and Helping Education colleagues to support student progress
  • Communicate clearly with students, their site/ school-based support systems, and colleagues
  • Record data to document student progress and support data-based decisions

Desired Skills, Experience, and Characteristics

The ideal candidate will possess experience and training to execute the responsibilities summarized in the job description and demonstrate the following skills and characteristics:

  • Ability to manage student groups and/or work within a classroom environment
  • Ability to work in a team environment
  • Committed to completing tasks efficiently
  • Demonstrates excellent time management skills, reliability and trustworthiness
  • Ability to multitask (i.e., working on various tasks simultaneously)
  • Excellent communication skills with all stakeholders (i.e., students, families, school staff, etc.)
  • Excellent problem solving skills
  • Exhibits professionalism and integrity
  • A commitment to education equity
  • Demonstrates a growth mindset
  • Demonstrates and openness to feedback and continuous improvement
  • Comfortable and skilled with technology (Web-based browsers, Google Meet, Google Docs, Google Sheets, Zoom)
  • Reliable transportation – open to driving to sites within the Triangle area of North Carolina
  • Access to a laptop, with a camera, microphone and consistent internet connection
  • A quick learner comfortable becoming an expert in our reading fluency intervention programs
  • Passionate about promoting learners’ reading skills and confidence
  • Minimum of 1 year of completed college-level coursework in nonprofit management, education, social work, psychology, communications, or related field is preferred. 
  • Ideal candidate has experience working with elementary-aged students in an academic setting

Pay and Benefits

Compensation for this in-person position is $25.00 per hour. This position does not qualify for benefits. Assigned travel is reimbursed.

Work Environment

During the summer semester, this role will be online. Summer training will begin the week of June 17, 2024. Tutoring will take place 9:00 AM - 1:00 PM and 2:00 PM - 6:00 PM on Tuesdays through Thursdays, June 25th – August 15, 2024. During implementation, this will constitute approximately 25 hours of work weekly.

During the school year, this in-person role will work on-site in the Triangle area (Wake, Durham and surrounding counties) and also on-site with Community-Based Organizations with support from our Helping Education team. Daytime roles will complete approximately 16-20 hours of work weekly. After-school roles will complete approximately 9-12 hours of work weekly. Based on the school’s schedule, specific hours will be assigned.

Diversity and Inclusion

Helping Education is committed to cultivating a diverse environment and continues to be an equal-opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, socio-economic class, religion, sex, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, record of arrest or conviction, genetics, disability, age, veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.


If you are enthusiastic about bringing our reading intervention to life for 1st-5th grade readers, please apply. Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis. Successful candidates must be able to pass a background check, which requires a driver’s license or state ID card. With questions, please reach out to [email protected].