Afterschool Instructor - $300 Sign On Bonus

East Bay Agency for Children, also known as EBAC, is looking for a talented and passionate individual with a commitment to social justice to join our incredible team. EBAC's mission - to improve the well-being of children, youth and families by reducing the impact of trauma and social inequities - motivates our amazing staff to create change for our program participants each and every day.


For 5 years EBAC has been named a Top Workplace by the Bay Area News Group, reflecting our supportive and fulfilling work environment. As an EBAC staff member you can enjoy a healthy work/life balance through generous paid time off and excellent benefits. A career with EBAC will make you part of a well-established and respected agency with an inspiring team of people furthering a compelling mission.


Under the supervision of the Program Coordinator, the Afterschool Instructor will work with students in grades K – 5, determined by position availability. The instructor will provide academic and/or enrichment programming. The goal of the academic support component is to create an environment where students can see themselves as successful while having fun learning. The academic component also provides students with academic intervention and homework supervision. The goal of the enrichment component is to expose students to a variety of classes, opportunities and to support their individual interests and skills.


  • Teaching credential and/or completion of CBEST preferred.
  • AA degree or completion of 48 college semester units required.
  • At least two years of teaching (gardening, art, recreation or other enrichment activities) or academic tutoring experience preferred
  • Experience in working with elementary age students, specifically those from diverse, multi-lingual populations.
  • Strong classroom management and conflict resolution skills.
  • Excellent oral, computer & written communication skills.
  • Demonstrated capacity to work as a team player and colleague; excellent interpersonal skills; flexible; ability to listen and respond effectively; and ability to work in a fast-paced environment.
  • Spanish speaking preferred but not required.
Preparatory Time
  • Develop mini lessons aligned with the school-day goals utilizing research and resources provided.  Lessons should be theme or project based.  The theme of most projects will be determined by the class being taught and/or the afterschool instructor’s interest(s).
  • Complete and submit weekly lesson plans to Program Coordinator.
  • Assess student progress and provide progress information to school-day teachers, parents and afterschool staff.
  • Communicate with parents about student academic progress and behavior, which includes in-person, telephone and written communication.
  • Be prepared for class every day and use instructional time effectively.
  • Participate in all program staff meetings and trainings which may include meeting with Quality Support Coach and school day teachers
Direct Instruction
  • Lead mini enrichment and/or academic lessons to a group of 17-20 students (depending on grade-level). 
  • Engage students in fun and exciting projects.
  • Provide homework assistance and individual tutoring.
  • Maintain a physically and emotionally safe environment for students to learn.
  • Demonstrate effective classroom management with an effective, articulated discipline and reward system that includes rules that are clear and posted. 
  • Use a variety of instructional strategies and resources in order to engage all students and their diverse needs (including age-appropriateness and purpose).
Daily Program Expectations
  • Shared responsibility for program set up, which may include snack supervision, classroom clean up, taking attendance, general announcements and recess/bathroom supervision.
  • Other duties as assigned.
  • Work hours vary depending on position and program site. 
  • Program hours are M, T, TH, F 2:45-6:00 p.m. and W 1:00-6:00.
  • Afterschool Instructors are allotted 30 minutes of prep time per day
  • Positions are from August through June.
  • Work is primarily in a classroom setting with children and secondarily in an outdoor playground environment. 
  • Classrooms may be in multi-story building with stairs that need to be climbed for access to the second floor.
  • Because work is directly with children, full mobility is required for standing, walking, sitting, using hands, climbing, balancing, stooping, kneeling, crouching, and crawling. 
  • High noise levels at times.
  • May need to use child-size chairs for sitting.
  • Periodic lifting up to 25 pounds is required.
EBAC offers a uniquely generous time off package and an outstanding benefits package that includes health; chiropractic; dental; voluntary life insurance (for yourself and your family), AD&D and SDT; accident and critical illness coverage (for yourself and family); flexible spending for medical, child care and commuter benefits; 403b retirement program; legal insurance; and, agency paid life insurance and long term disability coverage.


East Bay Agency for Children is an equal opportunity employer and encourages diverse candidates to apply by sending a cover letter and resume to, or by fax to 510-268-0143.  Please use the job title as the subject. No phone calls please.

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