Extended Day Afterschool Teachers – Mission Graduates

DESCRIPTION
Extended Day Afterschool Teachers
(Kindergarten- 8th Grade)

Mission Graduates is a nonprofit organization that increases the number of K-12 students in San Francisco’s Mission District who are prepared for and complete a college education.

We work towards fulfilling our mission through a wide range of after-school support services that serve over 3,000 children, youth and families each year. Our vision is to transform the culture of our neighborhood so that college becomes the expectation for Mission families, rather than the exception.

The Extended Day (ED) is an award-winning afterschool academic enrichment program serving over 700 children K-5 year-round from Marshall Elementary, Bryant Elementary School, Flynn Elementary School, and Sanchez Elementary School. We are now bringing our program to Thomas Edison Charter Academy (TECA), a K-8 school in the heart of the Mission. Youth who participate in the Extended Program develop a sense of self-confidence in their ability to learn, to speak their voice and to contribute to their community. The program infuses “college messaging” throughout its curriculum to ensure both children and parents alike begin visualizing early for the college experience. We are seeking afterschool teachers for all of our Extended Day School sites.

After school teachers will work closely with the school’s day time classroom teachers to observe best teaching practices, lead small academic support groups in reading and math, and learn the specifics grades curriculum to assist with homework and the development of lessons and units of study. In addition, all afterschool teachers will attend professional development conferences and workshops throughout the school year to continue their professional growth.

Extended Day After School Teachers (Kindergarten- 8<sup style=”font-size: 10pt;”>th</sup> Grade)
Non-exempt, At-Will .75 FTE (30 hrs/week—12:15pm-6:15pm)
@ $16/hour
Full Health and Dental Benefits, Vacation and Sick Time

Start Date –August 7th, 2017

Reports To: Extended Day Program Directors

Key Responsibilities & Primary Duties
Plan and lead daily academic and enrichment activities for about twenty students
Utilize standards based curriculum to write lesson plans infusing students literacy development
Lead an enrichment class (i.e. art, drumming, gardening) each semester.
Develop and integrate college “culture-building” activities into the classroom.
Coordinate and support volunteers in classroom
Develop a nurturing, safe, respectful, multicultural learning environment.

Support students to reach specific literacy benchmarks
Facilitate vocabulary building and reading comprehension activities that build upon the “school day” learning objectives
Design, develop and implement theme & project-based learning projects that supports student academic and personal achievement

Build cultural and educational bridges with students and their families.
Assist in community outreach, parent communication, and volunteer supervision
Coordinate on-going communication and feedback systems with families, teachers and volunteers
Assist in the daily operations of the EDP including supervising youth, administrative tasks & staff development
Maintain accurate youth files and records, i.e. attendance, student behavior, and other evaluation forms to track student progress
Participate in staff development, team and supervision meetings
Provide overall support of the program, including support for field trips, special events and parent workshops
Plan and coordinate field trips, parent events, and other school-wide events
Serve as part of larger Mission Graduates team
Other duties as assigned by supervisor

Qualifications
BA in education
Two years proven ability and experience working with urban youth.
Experience in teaching and/or after-school programming
Understanding of youth development principles
Passion for working with children and youth is a must, as well as a willingness to explore alternative, non-institutional teaching methods
Must be able to relate effectively to diverse community and demonstrate understanding of cultural diversity
Ability to speak Spanish strongly preferred, as well as excellent oral and written communication skills
Fingerprint and TB test clearance is mandatory upon hire
Experience working with communities of color with low-income populations is preferred
Candidate must be flexible, well organized and able to take initiative

HOW TO APPLY
Please send your resume and a cover letter articulating your interest and qualifications to:
natalie@missiongraduates.org

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