Reading Specialist - Brownsville Campus
$100,000 USD/year Pay is set based on global value, not the local market. Most roles = hourly rate x 40 hrs x 50 weeks ($50 USD/hour)

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IMPORTANT NOTE: This is an in-person role located in Brownsville, Texas.

Are you an early elementary reading specialist? Are you confident that you can help K-2 students not just learn to read but learn to love learning? Are you ready for a better way of approaching education? If so, this is the position for you. 

Alpha is seeking an early elementary guide with a reading focus to join its growing team and help fulfill its mission to build better schools. This is an onsite position at our campus in Brownsville, TX, and is focused on working with K-2 students.  

Alpha is building the Stanford of K-12 education. We are a private equity-backed EdTech startup with a life-changing value proposition for students and plans to expand rapidly. We make three promises to students and their families: students will love school, students will learn 3-5x faster through the use of adaptive learning apps and learning science principles, and students will learn valuable life skills to supplement their academic training.

This is not a traditional reading instructor position where you will use a top-down approach to transfer information to students. At Alpha, you will leverage cutting-edge adaptive learning apps and deliver engaging workshops to focused reading groups that make learning fun and effective. 

Join us to have a transformational impact on your students while taking a huge leap in your career at the world's most innovative school! 

What you will be doing

  • Motivate students to work hard. Students do their core academic work on adaptive software. You will motivate students to practice phonics and reading skills with you every day and put in the work to accomplish their reading goals.
  • Provide engaging phonics practice for kids. Traditional phonics instruction is often boring for students. At Alpha, love of school is at the center of everything we do. You will design engaging reading practice for kids and make sure they look forward to coming to school each day. You will prepare and execute learning activities that consider students’ learning styles and needs across each reading group. 
  • Monitor student progress and adapt accordingly. You are the expert on students’ progression through reading levels, as well as their phonics and writing growth. You will assess readiness to advance through the reading levels, as well as monitor and provide support to aid each student’s individualized progress.

What you will NOT be doing

  • Leading traditional lectures that students find boring or lack interaction.
  • Pushing kids to the point of burnout or disengagement.

Key responsibilities

You will ensure that your students love school while learning 3-5x faster than in traditional schools.

Candidate requirements

  • A Bachelor's degree in elementary education or a Bachelor’s degree (in any subject) and teaching experience
  • Experience as a K-2 teacher, reading coach, or literacy specialist as demonstrated by formal training or professional development experience in a reading & phonics framework
  • Live in or be willing to relocate to Brownsville, TX
  • Legal right to work in the US without visa sponsorship

Nice to have

Conversational Spanish language proficiency - Many of our students are bilingual. While instruction occurs in English, being able to communicate with students in their language of choice is a plus. 

How it works

Applying for a role? Here’s what to expect.

We’ve curated a series of steps that take the guesswork (and cognitive bias) out of recruiting the best person.

Pass Cognitive Aptitude Test.

Pass Cognitive Aptitude Test.

Pass English Proficiency Test.

Pass English Proficiency Test.

Prove Real-World Job Skills.

Prove Real-World Job Skills.

Ace An Interview Or Two.

Ace An Interview Or Two.

Accept Job Offer.

Accept Job Offer.



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What you will learn

Your experience at Alpha will be unlike any other! You will become an expert on motivating kids, on cutting-edge learning software, on how to design a great workshop step-by-step, and on how to deliver workshops that kids can't wait to participate in. Along the way, you will build lifelong bonds with kids and their families.

Why Crossover

Recruitment sucks. So we’re fixing it.

The Olympics of work

The Olympics of work

It’s super hard to qualify—extreme quality standards ensure every single team member is at the top of their game.

Premium pay for premium talent

Premium pay for premium talent

Over 50% of new hires double or triple their previous pay. Why? Because that’s what the best person in the world is worth.

Shortlist by skills, not bias

Shortlist by skills, not bias

We don’t care where you went to school, what color your hair is, or whether we can pronounce your name. Just prove you’ve got the skills.