After-School Instructor for Non-Profit Organization (2018-19 School Year)

Job Type

Part Time


Details: $15-$18 per hour commensurate on experience




United States


Who We Are:

Kid Power inspires youth leadership by promoting academic achievement, physical and emotional wellness, and positive civic engagement in under-served communities throughout the District of Columbia. We use a holistic, whole-child approach to help DC youth transform their lives and their communities. We currently serve over 425 students at 6 different DCPS schools during the school year through our after-school programs (4 elementary schools, 2 middle schools).

Your Responsibilities:

The After School Instructor is responsible for program implementation, classroom management, adjusting lesson plans to fit the needs of students, and communication with parents and teachers during our After School Program.



  •  Passion for youth development.
  •  Experience working directly with youth.
  •  Good organization and professional communication skills.
  •  Ability to work well both independently and in a team and meet deadlines consistently
  •  Patience and a good sense of humor.
  •  Adaptability & flexibility.
  •  Willingness to work outdoors with youth
  •  Strong administrative skills and attention to detail.


15 -18 hours per week, which includes:

  •  Program Operations times vary depending on site. However, programs occur during the afterschool hours (3pm-6pm, Monday-Friday)
  •  Weekly Monday or Friday Meeting at 12:30 pm at our Program Office in Chinatown
  •  Admin work (Reports, newsletter, updating Google docs, parent meetings and calls, lesson planning), to be done remotely
  • Programs start Monday, August 20, 2018. Mandatory Training Wednesday, August 15 - Friday, August 17, 2018.



Program and Curriculum Implementation

  •  Arrives to scheduled site promptly in time to set up site
  •  Attends and is on time to weekly meetings
  • Studies and implements existing curriculum during after school programs
  • Helps prepare, adjust, and implement additional program curriculum and activities in accordance with DCPS and Kid Power standards
  • Communicates effectively with senior staff regarding implementation issues
  •  Actively participates in all enrichment classes
  • Practices, institutionalizes, and professionalizes the language of Advancing Youth Development.


Youth Issues

  • Provides for the safety and well-being of all youth participants
  •  Ensures that each student sets and tracks individual academic and behavioral goals
  •  Creates and implements classroom and individual incentive program and other behavioral management systems
  •  Reports all major behavioral issues to Cluster Coordinators and Assistant Program Director
  •  Adheres to Kid Power behavior management system and implements consequences accordingly
  •  Immediately reports any child abuse or neglect issues to the attention of the Assistant Program Director or the Program Director

Administrative Duties

  • Tracks student attendance daily
  •  Completes and submits incident reports as needed
  •  Completes Site Reports and other tasks by deadline each week
  •  Ensures completion of all youth evaluations throughout the semester
  •  Attends and is on time to each weekly meeting
  •  Effectively communicates with supervisors about administrative duties


External Partners

  •  Communicates daily with DCPS coordinator and teachers about student issues, homework, classroom cleanliness, meal provision, and attendance
  •  Maintains professional relationship with all program partners on site and communicates with Kid Power senior staff whenever any issues arise
  •  In coordination with the Program Director, explores and manages new program partnerships to improve program quality and efficiency
  •  Ensures phone and in-person communication with 100% of parents in program weekly
  •  Schedules and attends meetings with parents/guardians when needed regarding youth issues


Staff and Volunteer Management

  •  Manages Site Associates and volunteers on site (reports issues to Cluster Coordinator and Assistant Program Director when necessary)


Development and Special Events

  • Attendance at occasional special events (vegetable sales, parent nights, fundraisers). These events will all be paid at the hourly rate.
  •  Occasional assistance on development tasks. 

Kid Power complies with all applicable state and federal rules and regulations which prohibit discrimination on the basis of race, color, creed, religion, national origin, age, gender, gender identification, gender expression, sexual orientation, marital status, political affiliation, or the presence of any sensory, mental or physical disability.

Level of Language Proficiency

English required

Spanish a plus

Professional Level

None specified

Minimum Education Required

2-year degree

How To Apply

Please send a cover letter and resume to