Si Se Puede After-School Kinder Teacher

Part-Time Job Opening

Si Se Puede After-School KInder Teacher

Hours: 25 to 28 hours; 12:30 p.m. ; 6:00 p.m.

Pay: $15-$20/hour depending on experience

Dates: August 8, 2014 ; May 29, 2015

Deadline: Open until filled.


For over 40 years, the Jamestown Community Center has been providing learning opportunities and safe space for low-income For over 40 years, the Jamestown Community Center has been providing learning opportunities and safe space for low-income youth in San Francisco’s Mission District. Jamestown’s mission is to mobilize the resources of families, neighborhood residents, and other community members to help young people realize their full potential as empowered and productive members of society. Jamestown fulfills this mission by annually providing 800 youth, ages 0 to 18, with a full range of educational enrichment, academic tutoring, early education, leadership training, employment, sports, and teen guidance programs. Through these programs, Jamestown aims to provide all participants with the highest-quality youth development experience, which strengthens young people’s resiliency in the face of challenges and supports their natural inclination to pursue their own growth into healthy young adults.



Jamestown is looking for experienced and enthusiastic individuals to teach an after-school class that weave together enrichment, recreation and academics for children in kindergarten five days a week. In addition, this position will collaborate with school-day staff to lead activities and to develop and implement strategies to address school under-performance. The ideal candidate has expertise in designing curricula that provide academic support in the areas of math and literacy and cooperative learning strategies, has experience working with elementary youth, and possesses strong youth development background.


  • Plan a project-oriented curriculum to support youth’s social-emotional, academic, and physical success by:
    • Incorporating the five supports and opportunities of Youth Development Theory and Practice: safety, youth participation, skill building, community involvement, and relationship building;
    • Developing and leading a comprehensive curriculum that embeds high quality skill-building through activities that are sequenced, active, focused, and explicit; and
    • Planning regular, creative math and literacy-based activities that allow youth to build listening, speaking, reading and writing skills.
  • Prepare and organize teaching materials, including a long-term plan, unit plans and daily lesson plans.
  • Work with the Education Director and Site Coordinator to implement activities that are aligned with Chavez Elementary School Curriculum and California’s Common Core Standards.
    • Communicating student progress to teachers;
    • Attending professional development opportunities with school; and
    • Developing an understanding of academic curricula, expectations, and standards.
  • Be familiar with program’s selected literacy skills of focus.
    • Incorporate literacy development strategies into all activities.
  • Participate in ongoing professional development before program starts and during the school year by:
    • Engaging in weekly professional development and collaborative planning time with peers;
    • Undergoing regular formal and informal observations and coaching sessions; and
    • Implementing new skills and knowledge into practice.
  • Offer professional mentorship and supervision to a high-school-age apprentice.
  • Plan and supervise field trips.
  • Supervise and support 45-minutes of homework help and recess daily.
  • Comply with Jamestown policies and procedure, and laws pertaining to the operation of Jamestown and the safety of participants.
  • Assist in evaluating program effectiveness.
  • Maintain professional attitude and work ethic.


  • A passion for Jamestown’s mission and a commitment to providing young people with the highest-quality youth development experience
  • Experience teaching, tutoring and/or working with pre-school-aged or elementary school youth required.
  • Experience working with multi-ethnic, multi-cultural youth.
  • Ability to engage with elementary school youth and high school aged assistance and build meaningful relationships with them.
  • Strong elementary school-level math and literacyskills.
  • Strong interpersonal skills.
  • Strong understanding of the theory and practice of youth development.
  • Availability in the after-school hours.
  • Willingness and ability to act as a role model for young people.
  • Fluency in Spanish required.
  • Ability to work well on teams.
  • Fingerprint and TB clearance, upon hire.
  • Provide documentation that meets SFUSD Instructional Aid requirement or take equivalency exam.

This is an hourly, non-exempt position, 25 to 28 hours a week with no benefits.

Jamestown Community Center is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed. They are not intended to be construed as an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties and skills required of personnel so classified.

If interested in applying, please send a cover letter and resume to:

Sarah Ballard-Hanson, Education Director Telephone: (415) 647-4709 ext. 124
Fax: (415) 647-4718

We encourage women and people of color to apply.

San Francisco, California
Jamestown Community Center
Sarah Ballard-Hanson
(415) 647-4709 ext. 124 Fax: (415) 647-4718

3382 26th Street, San Francisco, CA, 94110, US