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After School Program Instructors (21-22)

Lodestar K-12 (Whole School) | Oakland, CA | Part 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 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 1,500 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

After School Program (ASP) Instructor (K-8) — Competencies and Qualifications

Lighthouse Community Public Schools is looking for a talented After School Program (ASP) Instructor (K-8) to join our team who is relentlessly committed to ensuring that traditionally underserved students of color achieve our mission of completing college, securing a career of their choice, and becoming lifelong changemakers in their communities. LCPS staff believes that this important mission is not only attainable; it is essential to transforming our Oakland community. 

If you are inspired by our mission and vision and want to be a changemaker in students’ lives here in Oakland, then please apply and join us!


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

  • 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


Your responsibilities will include: 

  • Core activities include:

    • K-8 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 other ASP staff and the 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.



We would love to hear from you if your toolbox includes the following:

  • 48 Units and/or AA degree required

  • 2+ years of experience in urban education serving low-income students of color preferred

  • Experience with Google apps

  • Bilingual in Spanish preferred



This position will report to the After School Program Manager.



10-month - 190 workdays, part-time position involves approximately 20 hours per week (.5 FTE). 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.



Commensurate with experience.



People of color and/or bilingual candidates are strongly encouraged to apply.  

Interested candidates should submit:

  • Resume.

  • Cover letter describing your interest in this exciting position and why you are an optimal fit, including what you would contribute to Lighthouse Community Public Schools.

  • 3-5 Professional References: Name, position, phone number and email address. (Two of which should be current or previous supervisors of your role).

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 School is an equal opportunity employer committed to diversity at all levels.

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.