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2023-2024 Literacy Teacher

Job Details



Scholars Unlimited is a community-based non-profit program helping young learners master critical literacy skills.  Our mission is to foster academic, social, and emotional growth for children living in metro Denver communities. Our after-school program is geared toward grades K-5 and includes reading, SEL, STEM, and recreation/enrichment components. These programs are educational, engaging, and effective.


We are currently recruiting Teachers for our after-school session during the 2023-2024 school year. Teachers work with small groups of elementary students who are emerging readers. Teachers will help students build reading skills focusing on fluency, phonemic awareness, phonics, and comprehension. Scholars Unlimited's program will start September 5, 2023, and end May 10, 2024. The program will be held in our partner schools in Northeast Denver, Southwest Denver, Central Denver, North Aurora, Sheridan, and Westminster. Hours of the program will vary with the school's dismissal bell times. Typically the hours may start as early as 3:15 pm and go as late as 5:30pm.  Teachers work four days a week. The literacy teacher position can work up to 2 hrs. per day with a total of 8 hrs. a week. 

Responsibilities/ Qualifications

Under the supervision of the Site Director and/or Multi Site Manager, Literacy Teachers provide instruction following our scheduled literacy curriculum for our K-5th grade after school students

Essential Duties & Responsibilities

  • Provide a warm and welcoming atmosphere

  • Actively engage students to express themselves, and to be creative

  • Support opportunities for students to learn new skills

  • Provide guidance and instruction for individuals and small groups 

  • Assess students using pre and post-assessments

  • Set goals for individual students based on the assessment method Scholars Unlimited has chosen for the program

  • Place students in groups according to assessment information, and plan reading instruction for the groups accordingly

  • Implement Scholars Unlimited small group literacy or STEM programming

  • Support academic specialists as needed

  • Use the curriculum provided by Scholars Unlimited

  • Communicate with the Scholars Unlimited staff and providers

  • Attend team meetings 

  • Other duties as assigned

**Committed to following all Policies and procedures and implementing the best practices of Scholars Unlimited as stated in our staff handbook

Minimum Qualifications

Must have a current teacher license. Must have elementary school teaching experience and ability to lead and follow SU Literacy curriculum.  Must be able to complete/attend all paid pieces of training within 30 days of hire date. Good standing with DPS, other school districts, and Scholars Unlimited is required.

Background check and fingerprinting required.

Benefits include: 

Holiday pay

Snow day pay

1 week paid for Winter break 

1 week paid for Spring break


Compensation: $38.50/hr

Note: Research suggests that women and BIPOC individuals may self-select out of opportunities if they don’t meet 100% of the job requirements. We encourage anyone who believes they have the skills and the drive necessary to succeed here to apply for this role.