After School Program - Teacher, KIPP Heartwood Academy ($1,000 Signing Bonus)

School Support San Jose, California


Position Summary 

The ASES Teacher/Instructor will work directly with students grade 5-8, providing homework assistance, academic support and enrichment activities on site at KIPP Heartwood Academy.  Program leaders’ ability to establish authority through leadership, communication, and most importantly patience, is essential to success. Must be able to commit to working throughout the entire school year.

About the School 


Preferred Qualifications


  • A minimum of 1-2 years work experience in a youth development organization planning and supervising activities based on the developmental needs of young people, or equivalent experience.
  • CPR/First Aid certification


  • High school diploma

Knowledge/skills required:

  • Strong communication skills, both oral and written.
  • Ability to deal effectively with youth including discipline problems.
  • Demonstrated ability working with young people, parents and community leaders.
  • Unquestioned integrity and commitment to KIPP Bay Area Public Schools’ mission and values


Essential Functions and Responsibilities

  • Implement after school activities within assigned core program areas, including academic assistance, homework club, fitness/recreation, arts, and enrichment activities.
  • Use positive behavior and classroom management techniques with children.
  • Act to ensure the safety of members and others, and ensure facility cleanliness.
  • Participate in all activities including preparation, set-up, take-down and clean-up.
  • Assist in documenting program schedules, lesson plans, curriculum, youth participation and outcomes.
  • Assist with program registration, customer service, and community outreach
  • Communicate and work effectively with students, staff, parents, school personnel, and community partners.
  • Accurately track student attendance (sign-in/sign-out sheets)


Physical, Mental and Environmental Demands 


Ability to navigate office and school campuses, and hold meetings in different spaces. Traditionally, much of the day involves sitting. Ability to access and utilize technology. Occasional lifting/carrying of equipment 1-20 lbs.


Stress of deadlines and normal work standards, ability to analyze problems and generate alternatives, work with interruptions, concentrate for long periods of time, read, calculate, perform routine math problems, memorize and recall objects and people.


Office and/or classroom environment subject to constant interruptions and distractions.  Occasional classroom/school environment and travel. In emergency contexts (e.g., pandemic) work may be conducted virtually fully or partially for extended periods of time or longer, and the expectation is that the individual will establish a productive, remote work environment (e.g., ability to stay connected through different technology means). It may require remote work as current public health guidelines warrant.


Part time, non-exempt. Approximately 35 hours/week, Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday 10:00AM and 6:00PM.

About KIPP Public Schools Northern California

We are a thriving nonprofit network of 17 free, public charter schools open to all students. At KIPP, we believe all children should grow up free to create the future they want for themselves and that schools can and should be a critical factor in making that vision a reality. Together with families and communities, we create joyful, academically excellent schools that prepare students with the skills and confidence to pursue the paths they choose—college, career, and beyond—so they can lead fulfilling lives and build a more just world. 

Our student community consists of over 6,000 elementary, middle, and high school students in East Palo Alto, Oakland, San Francisco, San Lorenzo, San Jose, and Redwood City. 79% qualify for free or reduced price lunch, 23% are English language learners, and 10% have special needs.  We strive to cultivate a representative team of teachers and leaders that reflect our students’ diversity.



We are dedicated to you and your family's well-being! KIPP offers a competitive salary as well as a comprehensive benefits package including medical, dental, vision, and transportation benefits. 

How to Apply

Please submit a cover letter and resume by clicking apply on this page.

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