Work With Rockin' Cool Freedom School

Site Coordinator

2022 Applications Closed

Servant Leader Intern (SLI)

The Servant Leader Intern (SLI) serves as a classroom teacher in a Freedom School literacy based summer enrichment program. The SLI helps to serve breakfast and lunch, leads a literacy rich curriculum during the morning, and leads/chaperones field trips or activities in the afternoon. The Servant Leader Intern should be experienced in working with groups of children, responsible, energetic, able to think on his/her feet, a good leader and a strong role model.


Primary Duties

  • Attend CDF Freedom Schools® National Training, and in-town training with Freedom School Partners

  • Set-up, maintain and breakdown classroom space, adhering to Freedom School’s guidelines and instructions

  • Serve as energetic Harambee (morning pep rally) leaders each morning of program operation

  • Deliver the Integrated Reading Curriculum (IRC) to a class of ten or more scholars for the 6 weeks of the program, per the standards developed by CDF Freedom Schools®

  • Serve as leaders of afternoon activities and other special events; chaperone field trips

  • Maintain health and safety standards, and report any concerns to the Site Coordinator

  • Maintain accurate attendance records

  • Collaborate with site staff to establish and maintain a positive, supportive, and structured environment for the scholars

  • Serve as positive role models for the Freedom School Partners scholars


Skills Required

  • Strong interpersonal skills, able to motivate others

  • Able to communicate effectively, both orally and in writing

  • Interest in working as part of an intergenerational team

  • Strong appreciation for individual cultural history and the willingness to be open to, and respectful of all cultures

  • Mature and professional demeanor

  • Enthusiasm for the CDF Freedom Schools® program and commitment to children’s advocacy and servant leadership

  • At least 18 years old, enrolled in college and completed at least 1 year of undergraduate studies or recent college graduate who has previously served as a Freedom School Servant Leader Intern (SLI)

  • Ability to work in the summer heat, lift at least 50 pounds and actively participate in all field trips and activities (field days, swimming, science experiments, etc.)

  • Valid ID and reliable transportation

  • Satisfactory drug test and satisfactory background check for criminal and child protective findings


About Freedom School Partners

Freedom School Partners is a nonprofit organization with the mission to “promote the long-term success of children by preventing summer learning loss through igniting a passion for reading and inspiriting a love of learning.” Rockin’ Cool Freedom Schools operates three freedom schools in Licking County. The program runs from mid-June through July. SLIs are required to go to paid training during the first week of June with additional training and set-up at school site during the second week of June.


This is a PAID position!


You can find the application here. Deadline for submitting an application is April 30, 2022.