Vancouver Urban Ministries serves disadvantaged children with learning disabilities and their families in the poorest neighbourhoods of Vancouver. We work within the public school system to provide children with free one-on-one therapeutic tutoring using the Orton-Gillingham approach. The children we serve are at least two years behind grade level in their education. Without positive intervention and support, it is unlikely that these children will graduate high school and find long-term employment.
We are seeking a Tutoring Director to take over leadership and oversight of our Rising Above tutoring program as we continue to expand our impact in greater Vancouver. As our new Tutoring Director, you will initially work alongside our current Tutoring Director and report to the Executive Director. You will have responsibility for training, implementation and oversight of our tutoring program in various locations.
Preferred qualifications for the Tutoring Director position:
o A committed Christian with a strong church connection.
o Bachelor’s degree and a minimum of 2 years teaching or tutoring experience working with children.
o Orton-Gillingham certified
o Excellent verbal/written communication skills.
o Good computer skills
o Strong relational and team-building abilities
o Self-motivated and able to work in a multi-tasking environment
o Have a valid driving licence and your own transport, and able to drive between schools.
Availability, Flexibility, Location
o Available for meetings during office hours and to oversee tutoring during after-school hours.
o Flexible: Able to work some evening hours and weekends.
o Location – primarily working from the VUM office, and providing oversight at various schools
Job Type: Part-time (24 hours per week)
Salary: Salary dependent on experience.
If you feel that this may be a career opportunity in which you will thrive, please respond to Greta@myvum.ca with your resume and a cover letter.