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After School Program (ASP) Instructor (K-8)

Lighthouse After School Program (ASP) | Oakland, CA | Full Time

Job Description

                                                  After School Program (ASP) Instructor (K-8) 

                                                    Lighthouse Community Public Schools                                                             

                                                                  THE ORGANIZATION

Social justice movements come in all shapes and sizes.  Here at Lighthouse Community Public Schools, we are engaged in an educational movement that goes beyond our classrooms working to disrupt educational inequities by providing our students and families exceptional educational opportunities every day. Grounded in our core values of community, integrity, agency, love, and social justice rooted in EL Education Model, LCPS is a leader in fostering innovative schools achieving exceptional student outcomes where each child is at the center of their own learning. Our mission is to prepare diverse students for college, a career of their choice, and to be lifelong changemakers.

Founded in 2002, LCPS operates a high-achieving K-12 public charter school, and our K-8 sister site, Lodestar, that opened in Fall 2016; serving nearly 1,000 students in East Oakland. Lighthouse is a beacon for public education and our graduates fulfill the promise of a better, brighter Oakland.  95% of our graduates, almost all of whom are first-generation college students, are accepted into four-year colleges.  We were named the Hart Vision Charter School of the Year in 2013, and the #1 high school for closing achievement for low-income Latino students in  2016. If the work we do here at LCPS appeals to your values regarding quality education for all then please join our movement!  Learn more at


                                                                 THE OPPORTUNITY

                                                After School Program (ASP) 2nd-8th Instructional Staff

                                                    Competencies, Responsibilities, and Qualifications

Lighthouse Community Charter School’s Safe Harbor After-School Program is looking for an After-School Instructors for grades 2nd-8th who are relentlessly committed to ensuring that traditionally underserved students of color achieve our mission of completing college and securing the career of their choice. Lighthouse staff believes that this important mission is not only attainable, it is essential to transforming our Oakland community.



  • Demonstrates the Value of Social Justice and Equity in Education

  • Expects High-Quality Student Engagement

  • Builds Optimal Culture during ASP time

  • Responds Effectively to Student Needs

  • Develops Meaningful Relationships with Students, Parents, and Colleagues

  • Is an Active and Engaged Teammate

  • Follows Through on Commitments

  • Holds a Growth Mindset for Self, Students, and Colleagues



  • Core activities include:

    • 2nd-8th Instructional Staff Roles: Develop and lead an elementary or middle school, engaging enrichment and academic class, daily:

      • Create an environment that promotes student engagement, interest, and building skills not typically found in core day classes.

      • Provide homework assistance

      • Facilitate skill-building literacy activities

      • Establish collective class agreements

      • Maintain an appropriate learning environment and model appropriate behavior

      • Identify and support student academic challenges

      • Create an engaging class based on instructor's passions and interests as well as student interest

  • Actively supervise recess activities; maintain physical and emotional safety for all students during that time.

  • Provide Academic Support in an environment that promotes student success and independence.

  • Collaboratively plan and lead activities that build meaningful community connections.

  • Demonstrate professional demeanor by being punctual, consistent, reliable, creative, communicative, courteous and flexible.

  • Attend and actively participate in professional development activities, team and staff meetings to improve the effectiveness of student support and engagement.

  • Actively collaborate with both other ASP staff and larger Lighthouse Community.

  • Administer Lighthouse’s student policies and procedures (i.e. attendance, dress code, etc.).

  • Maintain a classroom culture ideal for student learning by implementing preferred Lighthouse strategies and systems.

  • Abide by all state and federal mandates in reporting sexual or physical abuse and neglect.



  • At least one year experience working in an educational environment with both direct and indirect service responsibilities

  • 48 Units and/or AA degree recommended

  • TB Clearance within the last 4 years  

  • Background clearance from the FBI and DOJ LiveScan

  • First Aid/CPR certified

  • Strong communication skills and the ability to maintain cooperative and working relationships with others

  • Strong organizational skills

  • Ability to manage multiple developmental levels of age groups

  • Familiar with Google apps

  • Interest in working in a professional, collaborative, and responsive school environment dedicated to high academic outcomes for every child

  • Prior training in and use of Restorative Justice is a plus

  • Fluency in Spanish is a plus


Time Commitment

This is an hourly non-exempt 11-month (200-day) part-time position involves approximately 20 hours per week (.5FTE).    All instructors are expected to maintain hours of 3:00 - 6:15 pm on M, T, Th, F, and approximately noon to 6:45 pm on Wednesdays.

The schedule follows the Lighthouse school calendar.  There are several times in which Professional Development opportunities begin as early as 8:00 am.

ASP Instructors interested in working more hours can combine this role with a daytime Supervision or Elective Teaching role. Inquire if interested.


Compensation: Commensurate with Experience.



People of color are strongly encouraged to apply.  

Interested candidates should submit:

  • Resume

  • A cover letter that addresses:

    • Why are you interested in this position and what makes you an optimal fit?

    • Please describe how in your role as an ASP Instructor, you can best support the academic success of LCCS students.

    • What are you your short-term and long-term goals?.

    • 3 professional references with Name, Email, Phone Number and Title/nature of working relationship

Application submission screening and initial phone interviews will be completed on a rolling basis.  In-person interviews and performance tasks will take place on-site. Director may come to observe candidate in a current placement.


Lighthouse Community Public Schools is an equal opportunity employer committed to diversity at all levels.