Middle School - Enrichment Instructor

Instructional Richmond, California




Job Description

Title:Enrichment Instructor

Division:Middle School

Location: Making Waves Academy Richmond

Reports to: Coordinator of Student Success and Enrichment

Status: Part-Time, Non-Exempt (During the Academic Year)


Position Summary

The role of the Enrichment Instructor, under the supervision of the Coordinator of Students Success and Enrichment Programs, will be to create and facilitate academically rigorous, engaging, and culturally relevant curriculum. The Extended Day program operates Monday-Thursday from 2:30pm-6:30pm and Fridays from 2:00-6:30pm. The program is composed of two key segments; academic support and enrichment opportunities. The purpose of the extended day program is to support students in improving their ability to: think critically and creatively; achieve proficiency in core academic skills; communicate confidently; work both independently and collaboratively; engage as responsible citizens; and apply their knowledge to solve real world problems.


Primary Responsibilities



  • Support students with homework and academic tutoring.
  • Collaborate with core-day Teachers and the Coordinator of Student Success and Enrichment to create and facilitate curriculum that compliments core course content.
  • Monitor and document students’ academic progress and advocate for students’ learning needs.
  • Maintain prompt and accurate student attendance records in PowerSchool and 5-Star Students.
  • Plan and organize lessons, manage time effectively, and organize materials for activities.
  • Support students in completing assignments and improving their academic performance.
  • Attend consistently between the hours of 2:30pm-6:30pm, Monday through Thursday, and as needed between 2:00pm-6:30pm on Fridays.



  • Supervise students as they transition between classes, during snack, and dismissal.
  • Document student behavior regularly, including sending discipline referrals to an appropriate Dean of Students when necessary.
  • Maintain a safe, secure, and healthy educational environment.
  • Manage both small and large groups of students between the ages of 10 and 14.
  • Adhere to all protocols related to adult and student safety and reporting, including mandated reporting.






Additional Responsibilities and Expectations


Mission Alignment

  • Demonstrate knowledge of, and support, Making Waves Academy’s mission, core values, standards, competencies, and code of conduct outlined in the Employee Handbook.
  • Participate in the school community – attending school competitions, performances, assemblies, and extracurricular activities, if necessary.



  •     Participate in daily, weekly, and monthly staff meetings.
  • Perform additional duties as assigned.


Work Environment

This job operates in a classroom and outdoor environment. This role routinely uses standard classroom equipment such as laptop computers, photocopiers, whiteboards and Chromebooks.


Physical Demands

While performing the duties of this job, the employee may be required to lift files, open filing cabinets and bend or stand on a stool as necessary, and sit for long periods of time.








  • Minimum of 1-year working with groups of 20 or more ethnically and socioeconomically diverse students in a classroom or after-school setting



  • Ability to plan and organize lessons, manage time effectively, and organize materials for activities
  • Ability to manage both small and large groups of students between the ages of 10 and 14
  • Ability to support students to complete assignments and improve academic performance
  • Communicate effectively and professionally with both staff, parents, and students
  • Provide students with academic support, assisting with homework assignments and projects
  • Ability to work collaboratively with team members and independently on projects
  • Ability to work effectively in a fast-paced environment with limited supervision
  • Ability to analyze facts quickly, and make sound decisions during instruction and when dealing with student conflicts
  • Ability to be a “team player” and to collaborate with colleagues, parents, and community members to affect the best outcomes for students
  • Demonstrate an understanding of technology and literacy learning platforms (Microsoft Office Suite, PowerSchool, Canvas, Blackboard, Google Drive and Calendar, if applicable)
  • Professional orientation – appearance, communication, organization, and attitude




  • Enrollment in a Degree Granting Program, Associates Degree preferred



  • Spanish language proficiency preferred but not required



Equal Employment Opportunity Is Our Policy

The School is an equal opportunity employer. It is the policy of the School to afford equal employment and advancement opportunities to all qualified individuals without regard to their perceived or identified: race (including traits historically associated with race, such as hair texture and hairstyle, including but not limited to braids, locks, and twists); color; gender, (including gender identity, gender expression, and transgender identity, whether or not the employee is transitioning or has transitioned); sex (including pregnancy, childbirth, breastfeeding, and medical conditions related to such); religious creed (including religious dress and grooming practices); marital/registered domestic partner status; age (forty (40) and over); national origin or ancestry (including native language spoken and possession of a driver’s license issued to persons unable to prove their presence in the U.S. is authorized by federal law); physical or mental disability (including HIV and AIDS); medical condition (including cancer and genetic characteristics); taking of a leave of absence pursuant to the Family Medical Leave Act (“FMLA”), Pregnancy Disability Leave (“PDL”) law, Americans with Disabilities Act (“ADA”), California Family Rights Act (“CFRA”), the Fair Employment and Housing Act (“FEHA”), or laws related to domestic violence, sexual assault, and stalking laws; genetic information; sexual orientation; military and veteran status; or any other consideration made unlawful by federal, state, or local laws.

This policy extends to all job applicants and employees and to all aspects of the employment relationship, including the hiring of new employees and the training, transfer, promotion, discipline, termination, compensation and benefits of existing employees. For a full copy of our non-discrimination policy, visit: https://bit.ly/mwapublicnotices