Meet our 2022 Salute to Excellence Finalists!

East Nashville Hope Exchange, Inc.

Assistant Teacher, Summer Literacy Program

East Nashville Hope Exchange, Inc.


Job Summary

Come and join the team! East Nashville Hope Exchange is a non-profit organization dedicated to
strengthening literacy of at-risk children in East Nashville. This is a great opportunity to get teaching
experience in grades K-4 under the supervision of experienced educators. We are seeking college
students, or graduates, of elementary education programs who are excited to make a difference in
children’s lives through literacy and family engagement.

Type: Full Time, Summer
Location: 419 Woodland St. (St. Ann’s Episcopal Church) Program Locations TBD
Salary: $2,000-$3,000
Dates: May 24, 2022 – May 27, 2022: Staff Pre-Service/Student Assessment
June 6– July 15, 2022: Student Program
July 18– July 19, 2022: Staff Post-Program Wrap-up and Debrief
Qualifications: College Student, or graduate, of an Elementary Education teacher
certification program.
Hours: 7:45am – 3:30pm

Job Responsibilities

RESPONSIBILITIES include, but are not limited to, the following:

Academic Responsibilities:
• Assist with classroom responsibilities under the direction of the teacher
• Help classroom teacher develop individual learning plans for each student
• Teach reading skills in small groups
• Assist teachers, lead teacher, and director outside classroom as needed
• Make materials needed for the program
• Help teach during activity time
• Report to work each day on time

Mealtime Responsibilities:
• Monitor children during meal times
• Serve students food
• Clean eating area each time students eat

Communication with Families, Staff, and Others:
• Attend and participate in orientation, meetings, and debriefing sessions
• Help with daily sign-in and sign-out procedures
• Communicate with families on an ongoing basis
• Help develop, attend, and lead small groups in Family Engagement events
• Assist with materials to be sent home
• Be a positive role model for the students
• Report progress of students regularly to families and lead teacher
• Relate to everyone in a cheerful, positive manner

Creating a Safe and Secure Environment:
• Create and sustain a cheerful, respectful and supportive environment
• Supervise and monitor student safety
• Assist students in using conflict resolution techniques when dealing with each other
• Supervise students throughout program including, but not limited to: in the classroom,
during meals, during outside play, and on field trips.
• Keep areas clean and safe
• Assist in clean up and inventory at the end of the program
• Report safety or security issues to the program director or lead teacher
• Attend to the health and interpersonal needs of students


College Student, or graduate, of an Elementary Education teacher
certification program.

Additional Information



How to Apply

Email or mail resume and coverletter to Ameshica Linsey, Executive Director
East Nashville Hope Exchange
419 Woodland Street
Nashville, TN 37206
Fax: 615-242-4997


  • Date Posted: March 7, 2022
  • Type: Contract / Temp
  • Job Function: Educator
  • Service Area: Arts / Culture
  • Salary Range: $2,000-$3,000
  • Working Hours: 7:45am-3:30pm