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After School Program Assistant & Front Desk Support (IMMEDIATE)

Lodestar | Oakland, CA | Full Time

Job Description

The Organization

Lighthouse Community Public Schools

At Lighthouse Community Public Schools we are engaged in an educational movement that goes beyond our classrooms working to disrupt 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 the 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 two high-achieving K-12 public charter schools--Lighthouse and Lodestar--serving nearly 1,500 students in East Oakland. Lighthouse is a beacon for public education and our graduates fulfill the promise of a better, brighter Oakland.  Learn more at


The Opportunity

After School Program (ASP) Assistant & Front Desk Support(K-8)

Competencies and Qualifications


Lodestar Community Charter School’s Extended Day Program (afterschool program) is looking for an  After School Program Assistant & Front Desk Support who is relentlessly committed to ensuring quality afterschool programming, and that traditionally underserved students of color achieve our mission of completing college and securing the career of their choice.  Lodestar staff believe 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 and family engagement

  • Builds optimal culture during out-of-school 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


ASP RESPONSIBILITIES (Approximately 80%)

  • Maintain organized and thorough attendance records for program.

  • Maintain payment records for program.

  • Maintain and regularly update program enrollment, rosters, and emergency contact information.

  • Support in communication with families and school community via phone, newsletter, email, publication, in-person, etc.

  • Support in planning and execution program events and celebrations.

  • Provide support and coverage to program as needed (Program Assistant will work directly with youth, and occasionally cover for Extended Day Program classes as needed).


  • Be the first person of contact for visitors and families to the school

  • Support the front desk staff with lunch breaks as needed

  • Receive, screen and route phone calls; answer questions, or refer to appropriate staff person 

  • Support with student Registration and other Logistical events

  • Managing, sorting, and in some case responding to mail


  • At least one school year experience working with youth.

  • Demonstrated experience serving in diverse communities.

  • Demonstrated experience in maintaining detailed and organized documentation and information.

  • Fluent in Google Docs, Sheets, Slides, and Forms.    

  • TB Clearance within the last 4 years. (must obtain prior to direct work with youth)        

  • Background clearance from the FBI and DOJ LiveScan. (must obtain prior to direct work with youth)

  • First Aid/CPR certified. (must obtain prior to direct work with youth)

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

  • Ability to manage multiple developmental levels of age groups.

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

  • Prior training and use of Restorative Justice practices is a plus.

  • Prior experience in extended day and afterschool programming is a plus.

  • Fluency in Spanish is a plus.


Time Commitment:

10-month - 190 workdays, (.80 FTE) in ASP role and (.20) in Front Desk Support Role. Schedule consists of about 8.5 hours, five days a week, with typical work hours between 10:00 am - 6:30 pm and 10:15 am and 6:45 pm on Wednesday. Position starts immediately.


This role reports to the Extended Day Program Coordinator.



At Lighthouse Community Public Schools we take good care of our employees.  We provide competitive compensation that takes your prior experiences/skill set into consideration.



People of color are strongly encouraged to apply.  


Interested candidates should submit:

  • Resume

  • Cover letter that addresses:

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

    • 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.