2018-19 San Francisco Physical Education and Extended Day Educator
April 5, 2018
San Francisco, California
Full Time - Faculty
4 Year Degree
We are educators and technologists who believe that we can positively impact the world through education. We believe that by creating a platform for education we can achieve our mission of enabling all children to achieve their potential.
We started by opening lab schools to allow educators to explore the educational practices of the future, and then bringing in a technology team to support educators. Together, we’re building an operating system for teaching and learning that makes whole-child, personalized learning possible for students, teachers, parents, and administrators.
In order to achieve our vision of enabling all children to reach their potential, we’re now partnering with forward-thinking schools to impact more students. Together with these innovative partners, we are working to make the best education the most available.
Headquartered in San Francisco, AltSchool is a public benefit corporation and is a Certified B Corp (B Corps are for-profit companies certified by the nonprofit B Lab to meet rigorous standards of social and environmental performance, accountability, and transparency.)
We are backed by many key investors including Founders Fund, Andreessen Horowitz, and Mark Zuckerberg and Priscilla Chan’s donor-advised fund at the Silicon Valley Community Foundation, all of who are committed to helping achieve our goal of making the best education the most accessible.
PE/ED Lead Educator
The Physical Education (PE) and Extended Day (ED) Lead owns the curriculum and programming for the extended day and physical education programs at a single school. The role includes leading activities aligned with AltSchool’s mission to enable every student to reach their full potential, managing student transitions, preparing snack, supporting core skill development and project-based learning during the core day, and supporting community enrichment programs before and after school. The ideal candidate is dynamic, collaborative, and invested in ongoing growth. Experience engaging students in an outdoor environment is key.
There are two PE/ED Leads per site tasked with providing an exceptional AltSchool experience for students ranging from grades K-8. These co-educators will divvy up the below responsibilities based on the makeup of each pair. The PE program runs throughout the core day between the hours of 9am and 2pm; schedules vary by site. There is a combination of structured activities and unstructured play throughout the week. Most schools use nearby public parks for PE. The extended day program runs from 3:15pm or 3:30pm through 6pm.
Run an exceptional, personalized, child-centered program across the PE and extended day experiences.
Provide a welcoming and inclusive environment for students; use positive behavior guidance methods for students.
Supervise students to maintain a safe, healthy environment and be prepared to act as necessary per AltSchool practices and regulations.
Communicate with parents once a week at minimum using AltSchool’s proprietary tools to update parents using a mixture of photos and written communication.
Develop and nurture professional working relationships with cross-functional teams such as school operations, health and safety, and product/engineering/design.
Work productively with above-mentioned teams as well as school leadership on a regular basis to continually improve the AltSchool experience and exchange ideas, information, and knowledge.
Ensure smooth operation of the school’s extended day program.
Plan and teach developmentally appropriate, project-based curriculum and programming for a diverse group of students.
Assist with choice, appropriate activities for students who prefer not to participate in the main program.
Ensure outdoor activities are a central component to the extended day program.
Prepare and distribute snack to students on a daily basis.
Organize and maintain the site’s extended day supplies.
Verify attendance using AltSchool’s proprietary tool at the end of every day and review billing data on a regular basis.
Liaise with community enrichment partners and world language specialists who run specialized programs after school on site. Serve as the primary point of contact for emergency procedures and incident reporting, student allergies and medical conditions, and student behavior plans.
Maintain a clean, organized environment.
Ensure smooth operation of the school’s physical education program.
Lead students safely to and from the classroom to the park or play area.
Promote social-emotional development and movement through outdoor activities and play.
Organize and maintain the site’s PE equipment.
Collaborate with guest PE experts.
Hold additional student-facing roles in the classroom
Participate in trainings
Collaborate with fellow PE/ED Leads, share best practices, and attend team meetings
Confer with the student support and educator teams to ensure continuation of care
Monitor and report student behavior and performance
Perform other duties on an as-needed basis
1 year minimum experience working directly with TK-8 students in an outdoor environment and delivering child-centered, project-based activities
Passion for and experience with child-centered, student-driven learning
Belief in fostering children’s social-emotional capabilities
Commitment to continuous improvement
Entrepreneurial mindset and customer-service orientation
Interest in collaborating with cross-functional corporate AltSchool teams
Knowledge of safe practices in classroom and playground activities
Interpersonal skills using tact, patience, and courtesy
Effective communication both orally and in writing with students, parents, and staff
Ability to co-teach alongside a partner educator
Successful completion of higher-education coursework related to education, child development, and/or related field
Compensation and Benefits
Competitive compensation commensurate with experience
Health, dental, and vision benefits
Free lunch and snacks
AltSchool tuition assistance
AltSchool is an interdisciplinary team of educators, technologists and entrepreneurs building a network of schools that prepare students for our changing world. Each individual school is able to adapt to the needs of students, families and the surrounding community; the larger network connects everyone together and enables a far greater impact in our efforts to improve education. Underlying it all is a platform and curriculum that is personalized to each individual child.
Our team has come together because we all believe that more is possible. AltSchool provides a rich and personally meaningful education that is built for our children’s future.