Reading Instructor - Full Time

Dallas, TX

About Us 

Readers 2 Leaders is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization committed to helping all children in Dallas read at or above grade level. Our mission is to develop and grow the reading skills of Dallas children ages 3-10 so that they succeed in school, graduate and leave school prepared to live productive lives. 

We recognize that students who don't read on grade level by third grade are four times less likely to graduate high school, and we work to help all our students beat the odds. We operate Booktown Learning Center, home of our flagship After-School Program and community lending library. We also provide in- and after-school reading tutoring within Dallas ISD and charter school networks. 


Readers 2 Leaders (R2L) seeks full time literacy instructors to help support our mission to develop and grow the reading skills of children in Dallas, ages 3-10 yrs. Our programs provide high-quality reading intervention to help children accelerate their reading growth and catch up to grade level, and beyond. This position requires daytime availability and dedicated use of a personal vehicle for travel to and possibly between program sites. Instructors are responsible for planning, preparing and delivering early reading instruction to students enrolled in our programs. Instructors are vital to the organization, with opportunities for career advancement within the organization and the field of education. 


  • Receive training and become proficient in R2L’s methods for teaching early-reading skills. Training includes but is not limited to systematic phonics, guided reading, running records, assessment analysis, culturally responsive teaching, and social/emotional learning.

  • Act as a liaison between faculty and administration at partner sites and R2L supervisors regarding session schedules, to ensure that planned schedule and sessions occur, and that dosage requirements for students are met.

  • Plan, prepare, and deliver early reading instruction in small groups, during In-School, After-School, and Summer Tutoring programs

  • Encourage and monitor students’ progress and use assessment information to adjust teaching strategies.

  • Collect and maintain documentation and student data for assessment scores, attendance, demographic information, outcome measures, and survey results.

  • Manage/coordinate a small group of volunteers to read with children during Buddy Reading sessions.

  • Establish and implement classroom management practices to support students and maintain a cooperative learning environment

  • Provide a safe and nurturing learning environment for all students. 

  • All other duties as assigned by supervising staff.


  • Required

    • Bachelor’s degree or commensurate work experience (3 years or more), preferably in the field of education

    • Minimum 1 year experience working with children in a teaching or non-profit setting

    • Proficiency in Microsoft and Google Suite applications

    • Excellent communication skills, both oral and written 

    • Excellent organization and interpersonal skills 

    • Ability to multi-task and work in a fast-paced environment

    • Valid Texas driver’s license

    • Dedicated personal vehicle for use in travel between work sites as needed

  •  Preferred

    • Spanish: advanced proficiency level

    • Minimum 1 year experience teaching early reading and literacy

    • CPR certification

Salary and Benefits: 

  • Starting salary: $42,000-$45,000; commensurate with experience 

  • Full-time employee health insurance premiums paid by R2L 

  • Dental and vision plans available 

  • Retirement plan 

  • Up to 25 days paid time off per year plus most holidays 

  • Work from home on Fridays