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Deadline for Energy Express supervisors nearing

January 9, 2019

The Wayne County News

WAYNE - Energy Express, a nationally recognized, statewide summer reading and nutrition AmeriCorps program for West Virginia’s children, is currently accepting applications for the position of site supervisor.

Energy Express promotes children’s school success by providing summer learning experiences focused on the development of reading skills and two nutritious meals daily. Under the leadership of West Virginia University Extension Service, various federal, state and local partners fund Energy Express. In 2018, Energy Express had 87 sites in 40 counties in West Virginia.

Selected as one of the top 51 AmeriCorps programs in the country, Energy Express has a demonstrated record of getting things done. In 2018, pre/post-tests indicated that 67 percent of children maintained or increased reading scores and the average child gained 1.7 months in broad reading achievement.

The program depends on the hard work and dedication of education professionals who serve as site supervisors. Site supervisors are more than a site administrator, managing the day-to day site activities. The site supervisor is the heart of the program as they mentor, train and supervise a team of five to eight highly motivated and energetic AmeriCorps members who serve as mentors or community coordinators. Mentors, mostly college students, create a print-rich environment focused on reading, writing and art that makes learning fun in a small group setting. Community coordinators recruit, train and supervise parent and community volunteers who read and write one-on-one with children and support art, drama and noncompetitive recreational games and activities.

Site supervisors must have a bachelor’s degree in education or equivalent experience and must not have overlapping contracts for the dates of June 7-July 26. Site supervisors earn $4,750 and must attend the site leadership training held in April and the county level in June.

Please visit the following link to apply: https://tinyurl.com/EnergyExpress

The deadline for consideration is Jan. 16. For assistance call the State Energy Express office at 304-293-3855.

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