Prospect Sierra is an independent, coed TK–8 school located on two campuses in El Cerrito, California, serving 465 students. Prospect Sierra gives students the tools to build a better world by integrating rigorous academics with a deep understanding of human emotions. Every day our exceptional teachers connect students' academic experiences to ethics, empathy, and social and emotional intelligence. The result is deeper intellectual engagement, greater self-knowledge, and compassionate relationships. Prospect Sierra students develop courage to become more than great students, but great people. Please visit our website,www.prospectsierra.org, for more information.
Overview of Position
Prospect Sierra’s elementary campus serves children grades TK-4. We are looking for a creative, energetic, after-school teacher to join our elementary school Extended Program. This position will report to Trini Huerta, Elementary Extended Programs Assistant Director and Ashley Foster, Extended Programs Director. This teacher will support play and snack for the TK and Kindergarten students daily, and will be an integral member of the Extended Program team at our elementary campus.
Supervise and facilitate sports, cooperative games, and arts and crafts.
Work collaboratively with the Elementary Extended Program Assistant Director and other extended program teachers.
Create a safe community, filled with inventive play, humor, kindness, and sensitivity to each child’s social and emotional needs.
Maintain respectful student behavior by handling disciplinary situations.
Communicate effectively with parents, school staff, and Extended Program instructors.
Develop trusting relationships with current students and families.
With support from the Extended Program Director, prepare and serve Extended Program snack.
Commit to working full days on a few non-instructional days that will be outlined in advance, including parent teacher conference days and teacher report writing days.
Support lunch, recess, and rest time supervision in the TK classroom daily.
There are additional, potential opportunities that entail working on our middle school campus, contingent on school need.
Our current opening is Monday-Friday, from 12:30-5:30 p.m. during the 2019-2020 school year (mid-August to early June). There are opportunities for substitute teaching in the classrooms during regular school hours, as well as additional hours during non-instructional holiday breaks and special calendar events.
Starting pay is $17.50 per hour. The position begins with paid training before the start of the school year. Exact dates and trainings TBD.
How to Apply
Please send your résumé and one-page cover letter to:
Note: Please address cover letter to Ashley Foster, Extended Programs Director and Trini Huerta, Elementary Extended Programs Assistant Director.
Prospect Sierra School’s commitment to diversity and inclusion is reflected in our hiring process; people of color and LGBT candidates are strongly encouraged to apply.
The candidate must have:
Experience with preschool aged children
Early childhood education (ECE) units/classes preferred
Attention to the social-emotional needs of preschool and elementary aged students and a genuine liking for early adolescents
Excellent interpersonal and communication skills
Ability and willingness to work in teams
Committed to creating a fun and safe environment
Strong track record of working with parents
Sense of humor
Previous work experience such as early childhood education, food prep, camps, and childcare strongly preferred
About Prospect Sierra School
Prospect Sierra is an independent, coed TK–8 school located on two campuses in El Cerrito, California, serving 465 students. Prospect Sierra gives students the tools to build a better world by integrating rigorous academics with a deep understanding of human emotions. Everyday our talented teachers connect students' academic experiences to ethics, empathy, and social and emotional intelligence. The result is deeper intellectual engagement, greater self-knowledge, and compassionate relationships. Prospect Sierra students develop courage to become great people, not just great students.