Part-Time Literacy Specialist

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About Hofstra:

Hofstra University is a nationally ranked and recognized private university in Hempstead, N.Y. that is the only school to ever host three consecutive presidential debates (2008, 2012 and 2016). At Hofstra, students get the best of both worlds. Our campus is a leafy oasis just a quick train ride away from New York City and all its cultural, recreational and professional opportunities. We offer small classes and personal attention, with the resources, technology and facilities of a large university. Students can choose from more than 160 undergraduate program options and 165 graduate program options in the liberal arts and sciences, education, health professions and human services, the Peter S. Kalikow School of Government, Public Policy and International Affairs, the Fred DeMatteis School of Engineering and Applied Science, the Frank G. Zarb School of Business, the Lawrence Herbert School of Communication, the Maurice A. Deane School of Law, the Hofstra Northwell School of Graduate Nursing and Physician Assistant Studies, and the Donald and Barbara Zucker School of Medicine at Hofstra/Northwell. Hofstra University is a dynamic community of more than 11,000 students from around the world who are dedicated to civic engagement, academic excellence and becoming leaders in their communities and their careers.


The part-time Literacy Specialist works with elementary (grades 1st-6th) and/or secondary students (middle school and high school) attending the literacy programs at the Reading/Writing Learning Clinic. Literacy Specialists provide small group and/or individual instruction focusing on the development of proficient reading and writing strategies within a workshop approach to instruction.

Responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

  • Plans curriculum for each instructional session informed by an understanding of literacy from a socio-cultural and socio-psycholinguistic perspective. Instruction is organized based on students’ literacy strengths and needs and provides opportunities for students to make use of 21st century literacies.
  • Conducts initial and final assessments.
  • Communicates with parents during parent teacher conferences.
  • Keeps detailed records of students’ files.

For the summer session, applicants must be available to work Monday through Friday 8:30-3:30. Times will vary depending upon enrollment.

This is an onsite position; work for this role is performed on campus.


  • Master’s degree in Literacy Studies, Literacy, Reading or another related field with certification as NYS Literacy Specialist grades birth-6 and/or grades 5-12 required.
    Candidates with other related certifications with relevant experience may be considered.
  • Experience with formal and informal reading and writing assessments is required.
  • Demonstrated ability to teach reading and writing, and experience with developing a reading and writing workshop.
  • Commitment to working with a diverse population. Collaborative, organized, and detail oriented.
  • One or more years’ experience working with students with reading and writing difficulties is preferred.
  • Demonstrated experience with miscue analysis is preferred.

Application Instructions:

For consideration, please forward a cover letter, resume and the names and contact information of three references to:

Michele Marx
Director, Reading/Writing Learning Clinic
131 Hofstra University
Hempstead, NY 11549
Email: [email protected]


Hofstra University is an equal opportunity employer, committed to fostering diversity in its faculty, administrative staff and student body, and encourages applications from the entire spectrum of a diverse community.




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Posted: 4/6/2021
Application Due: 6/5/2021
Work Type: Part Time

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