Lead Educator, After-School All-Stars

Posted by After-School All-Stars on November 21, 2016

What Defines Our Culture:
Entrepreneurial ∙Collaborative ∙Transparent ∙Accountable ∙Proactive

Who We Are:
Founded in 1992, After-School All-Stars (ASAS) is a national non-profit organization that provides free, daily afterschool programs to over 72,000 children in need on nearly 350 school sites in 19 chapters across the U.S. Offering daily programs that combine academic, enrichment, and health and fitness activities, ASAS is responding to America’s high school dropout, youth obesity, student empowerment and economic crises.

ASAS launched programs in Philadelphia in October of 2014 and is currently operating in two schools under a 21st Century Community Learning Centers grant. We are opening our third program at Conwell Magnet Middle School in January of 2017, and the Lead Educators will be a part of the founding team there.

What We Need:

Working directly with our students, Lead Educators (LEs) play a critical role in helping ASAS Philadelphia achieve its mission of providing comprehensive after-school programs that keep children safe and help them succeed in school and in life. LEs will be responsible for designing enrichment programming for students at Conwell that furthers ASAS Philadelphia’s vision that our All-Stars are safe and healthy, graduate high school and go to college, find careers they love and then give back to their communities. The ideal candidate will demonstrate an ability to relate to and work well with diverse children and youth, an ability to facilitate participants’ learning of new knowledge and skills, and a commitment to learning, skill building and professionalism on the job. We are looking for educators with expertise in Chess, Debate, Drama, Yoga, Knitting, and STEAM programming including Science Olympiad, Lego League/Robotics, and Coding.

What You’ll Do:

  • Design and conduct 12-week enrichment lessons for winter and spring sessions that incorporate academic content and skill development.
  • Conduct hands-on and project-based activities that are motivating, challenging and engaging to middle-school youth and that allow participants to explore their personal interests and learn about their everyday world.
  • Plan activities that celebrate the accomplishments of individual participants and the larger group and provide opportunities for participants to interact with community leaders, and contribute positively to their immediate and/or larger global community.
  • Engage participants in assessing their own growth and in preparing for high school, college, careers and civic leadership.
  • Support positive relationships among students and the ASAS community by maintaining a safe, welcoming environment.
  • Work with an After-School Program Assistant and/or volunteers in conducting enrichment programming.
  • Support After-School All-Star’s operational duties including keeping track of attendance, beginning and ending punctually, using email to communicate with program staff, and attending quarterly trainings on policies and procedures.

What You’ll Need

  • An undergraduate degree and at least 1 year of classroom teaching experience
  • Knowledge of the principles and methods of curriculum planning and delivery.
  • Knowledge of the techniques used in supervision and instruction of middle-school aged youth in a school setting.
  • Ability to design enrichment content appropriate for the background and experiences of program participants.
  • Ability to work collaboratively with peers, share program-related information and share in collective tasks.
  • Openness to new ideas and learning opportunities.

Work Hours:
School year: One hour a week on Tuesdays or Thursdays from January through June

$15-$25 per hour; commensurate with experience

How to Join:
Our core values make this a very special place to work and also drive a culture committed to exceptional performance and results. If you would like to be part of our dynamic organization, please submit your resume and a letter of intent to ASAS Program Director, Jane Horstmann at jane.horstmann@afterschoolallstars.org. Please put “Lead Educator” and your last name in the subject heading.


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