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After School Program Instructors (20-21)

Lodestar | Oakland, CA | Part Time

Job Description

Extended Day Afterschool Program Instructors (K-8) - Lodestar Campus (20-21)

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 Expeditionary Learning 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 1,400 students in East Oakland. Lighthouse is a beacon for public education and our graduates fulfill the promise of a better, brighter Oakland. 

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The Opportunity

 Extended Day Afterschool/Instructional Day Program Instructor - Competencies and Qualifications 

Lighthouse Community Public School’s Extended Day Program (afterschool program) is seeking K-8 Program Instructors (for their 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.  

  You will embody the following Core Competencies to be an effective change-agent:

  • Be a visionary, innovative, culturally responsive, and equity-focused urban educator

  • Facilitate deeply engaging student-centered learning

  • Demonstrate a keen ability to create, collect and analyze authentic data to drive student learning and outcomes for all students

  • Be a strong community builder and team collaborator

  • Model and foster a growth mindset with agency, persistence, and flexibility

  • Be a collaborative and responsible professional educator

 Your responsibilities will include:

Core Activities:

Extended Day Program Instructor Role: Lead an EDP Crew class made up of approximately 15-20 Students. Crews meet once per week for 1 hour.

EDP 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.

EDP 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:

  • EDP Staff is expected to support and create avenues for student engagement in EDP 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 EDP staff and larger Lodestar Community.

  • Administer Lodestar’’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 role reports to the Extended Day Program Coordinator


This position involves approximately 20-25 hours per week (with opportunity for more hours during Coronavirus pandemic) and follows a 10-month work year (190 days) with student-free days for professional learning and collaboration with colleagues and interaction with families. 

Current schedule during COVID is temporarily modified to 9:00am-3:00pm M/Tu/Th/Fr (includes 1 hour duty-free lunch) with occasional time on Wednesdays usually 9:00am-12:00pm. (27-30 hours per week, benefits eligible).

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.



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 and/or bilingual candidates are strongly encouraged to apply.  

Interested candidates should submit:

  • Resume (Required)*

  • Cover letter describing your interest in ths exciting position and why you are an optimal fit. Please include 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. 

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