Tutor901 Program Assistant

About Literacy Mid-South

For nearly 50 years, Literacy Mid-South has adapted its programs, leadership, and even its name, all while staying true to the vision that inspired its creation in 1974: to bring the gift of literacy to the people of the Mid-South.

The rich history of Literacy Mid-South began with a call to help low-literate adults gain the reading skills needed to reach personal, educational, and professional goals. Later, LMS broadened its mission to include learners of all backgrounds and ages. Today, in addition to continuing its work with adult and student readers, Literacy Mid-South serves as a convener and core collaborator for the broad community of organizations working to improve literacy outcomes in the region. As we approach our 50th anniversary, Literacy Mid-South is positioned to become a regional literacy intermediary, bridging the literacy goals of its cross-sector partners.

Literacy Mid-South’s Tutor901 program provides high-impact, in-school reading tutoring to elementary students in Memphis-Shelby County Schools and local public charter schools. In the 2022-2023 school year, Tutor901 served more than 1,500 students with tutoring interventions critical to supporting strong reading skills, and we will serve more than 3,000 students next school year.

About the Role

Literacy Mid-South seeks a dynamic & passionate part-time Tutor901 Program Assistant to support the Tutor901 Program Director. This position will provide operational and administrative support for Literacy Mid-South’s Tutor901 program.

The ideal candidate is detail-oriented, self-motivated, and able to prioritize and manage multiple tasks simultaneously; has previous experience performing administrative tasks; and works well independently and in a team environment. The Tutor901 Program Assistant will report directly to the Tutor901 Program Director.

This is a part-time (20 hours per week), grant-funded position through May 2024.

Primary Responsibilities

  • Assist in maintaining accurate and up-to-date human resource files, records, and documentation.
  • Answer frequently asked questions from Tutor Support Managers and tutors relative to standard grant guidelines and policies, etc.; refer more complex questions to the Tutor901 Program Director.
  • Maintain the integrity and confidentiality of human resource files and records.
  • Provide clerical support to the Tutor901 Program Director.
  • May provide administrative support for payroll functions, including scanning timesheets, fixing processing errors, etc.
  • Coordinate the planning and execution of community events, including periodic school site visits/tours for key stakeholders.
  • Assist the team of Tutor Support Managers with recruiting and interviewing efforts for potential tutors & substitute tutors.
  • Work with the Family Engagement Specialist to assist in the development of community and family engagement materials.
  • Perform other duties as requested by all grant-funded programs.

Required Qualifications/Skills

  • Associate’s degree or equivalent required.
  • Prior related office experience preferred.
  • Self-motivated, organized, and able to meet deadlines.
  • Able to prioritize and multitask.
  • Able to communicate effectively to various audiences, such as coworkers, tutors, school staff, and families.
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills.
  • Comfortable with using and learning new technology/programs.
  • Commitment to Literacy Mid-South’s vision of 100% literacy in our community.
  • Able to work effectively with people from diverse backgrounds.
  • Demonstrated commitment to and understanding of equity, inclusion, and belonging values; culturally and historically competent with respect to issues such as racial, cultural, religious, sexual, ableism, and gender identity.
  • Must be able to pass a background check.
  • Available to work additional hours if required.
  • Must be able to lift 30 lbs.
  • Must be able to sit or stand for an extended period of time.


  • Pay range: $22-25/hour.
  • Hybrid work opportunities are available.

To Apply

Please send a resume and cover letter to: Michael King, Tutor901 Program Director, at mking@literacymidsouth.org.

To apply for this job email your details to mking@literacymidsouth.org

  • Part Time
  • Memphis

Literacy Mid-South

Part Time


To apply for this job email your details to mking@literacymidsouth.org