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After School Program Instructor-Lodestar K-8

Lodestar | Oakland, CA | Part Time

Job Description

The Organization

Lighthouse Community Public Schools

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 exceptional education for all then please join our movement!  Learn more at


The Opportunity

 After School Program Instructors (2019-2020) 

Competencies, Responsibilities, and Qualifications

Lighthouse Community Public School’s After School Programs (afterschool program) are seeking a K-8 Program Instructors for our Lodestar campus, who are 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 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:

After School Program Instructor Role: 

At Lodestar: Lead an ASP Crew class made up of approximately 15-20 Students. Crews Meet once per week for 1 hour.

ASP Crew Goals:

  • Build community for students to check-in, share points of challenge, celebrate successes and create a space that feels physically and emotionally safe.

  • Discuss social justice issues that are impacting the Oakland community.

  • Build relationships in community with families.

ASP Academic Goals:

  • Provide homework assistance

  • Identify and support student academic challenges.

  • Maintain an appropriate learning environment and model appropriate behavior.

  • Provide academic support in an environment that promotes student Success

Community Events:

  • ASP Staff is expected to support and create avenues for student engagement in ASP community events.


Additional responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

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

  • 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 LCPSCommunity.

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

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

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



  • At least one school year experience working with youth                

  • 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.

  • 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 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.



This position involves approximately 20 hours per week.  All instructors are expected to maintain hours of 3:00 - 6:15 pm on M, T, W,Th, and approximately 12pm to 6:45 pm on Fridays.

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

EDP Instructors interested in working more hours may be able to combine this role with a daytime Supervision role. Inquire if interested. This is a part-time hourly non-exempt position.



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 (Required)*

  • Cover letter (Required)* 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.