After School Teacher

Job Type

Full Time




3040 16th Street
San Francisco
United States


Sanchez Elementary School


Sanchez Extended Day Afterschool Teachers

(Kindergarten- 5th Grade)

Mission Graduates (formerly St. John's Educational Thresholds Center) is a nonprofit organization that increases the number of K-12 students in San Francisco's Mission District who are prepared for and complete a college education. 

We work towards fulfilling our mission through a wide range of afterschool support services that serve close to 1,000 children, youth and families each year. Our vision is to transform the culture of our neighborhood so that college becomes the expectation for Mission families, rather than the exception.

The Extended Day Program (EDP) is an award-winning afterschool academic enrichment program serving 150 students K-5 year-round from Sanchez Elementary. Youth who participate in the EDP develop a sense of self-confidence in their ability to learn, to speak their voice and to contribute to their community. The program infuses "college messaging" throughout its curriculum to ensure both children and parents alike begin visualizing early for the college experience.

After school teachers will work closely with the school’s day time classroom teachers to observe best teaching practices, lead small academic support groups in reading and math, and learn the specifics grades curriculum to assist with homework and the development of lessons and units of study. In addition, all afterschool teachers will attend professional development conferences and workshops throughout the school year to continue their professional growth.

Extended Day After School Teachers (Kindergarten- 5th Grade)

Non-exempt, At-Will .75 FTE (30 hrs/week—12:00pm-6:00pm)

@ $16/hour

Full Health and Dental Benefits, Vacation and Sick Time

Start Date –ASAP

Reports To: Program Directors

Key Responsibilities & Primary Duties

Plan and lead daily academic and enrichment activities for about twenty students

  • Utilize standards based curriculum to write lesson plans infusing students literacy development
  • Lead an enrichment class (i.e. art, drumming, gardening) each semester.
  • Develop and integrate college "culture-building" activities into the classroom.
  • Coordinate and support volunteers in classroom
  • Develop a nurturing, safe, respectful, multicultural learning environment.

Support students to reach specific literacy benchmarks

  • Facilitate vocabulary building and reading comprehension activities that build upon the “school day” learning objectives
  • Design, develop and implement theme & project-based learning projects that supports student academic and personal achievement

Build cultural and educational bridges with students and their families.

  • Assist in community outreach, parent communication, and volunteer supervision
  • Coordinate on-going communication and feedback systems with families, teachers and volunteers

Assist in the daily operations of the EDP including supervising youth, administrative tasks & staff development

  • Maintain accurate youth files and records, i.e. attendance, student behavior, and other evaluation forms to track student progress
  • Participate in staff development, team and supervision meetings
  • Provide overall support of the program, including support for field trips, special events and parent workshops
  • Plan and coordinate field trips, parent events, and other school-wide events
  • Serve as part of larger Mission Graduates team
  • Other duties as assigned by supervisor


  • BA in education
  • Two years proven ability and experience working with urban youth.
  • Experience in teaching and/or after-school programming
  • Understanding of youth development principles
  • Passion for working with children and youth is a must, as well as a willingness to explore alternative, non-institutional teaching methods
  • Must be able to relate effectively to diverse community and demonstrate understanding of cultural diversity
  • Ability to speak Spanish strongly preferred, as well as excellent oral and written communication skills
  • Fingerprint and TB test clearance is mandatory upon hire
  • Experience working with communities of color with low-income populations is preferred
  • Candidate must be flexible, well organized and able to take initiative

Mission District residents, bilingual Spanish-English and people of all ethnicity are strongly encouraged to apply.

Professional Level

Entry level

Minimum Education Required

4-year degree

How To Apply

Please send your resume and a cover letter articulating your interest and qualifications to:

Last reminder: This is a year-round position. The Extended Day Program manages a full-time, six-week summer program. Team members are required to schedule vacation around major “breaks” in the program calendar.

(No phone calls please; only applicants submitting both a resume and cover letter will be considered)