Middle School Extended Day Program Instructor

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  • Do you want to help create a more just and kind world? 
  • Do you believe that diversity is a powerful strength for a school community? 
  • Do you want to ensure that every student can be successful and prepared to thrive in college, career, and life?

You are: 

A kind, creative, collaborative, reliable professional seeking a part-time position to help prepare students to thrive in college, career, and life. You believe that through education we can create a more just and kind world. Your growth mindset guides your perspective, agency, and urgency to make a positive impact in the world around you, and take actions that promote justice and equity in your community.

We are E.L. Haynes.  

A learning community where every student – of every race, socioeconomic status, home language, and ability – prepares to thrive in college, career, and life. Together, we create a more just and kind world.

Founded in 2004 and named for the first African-American woman to earn her Ph.D. in Mathematics, the award-winning E.L. Haynes Public Charter School serves more than 1,135 students in grades Pre-K3 through 12th grade. E.L. Haynes operates two campuses in the Petworth neighborhood of Northwest Washington, DC, and offers a rigorous educational program designed to prepare students to succeed in the college of their choice.

We believe that our most significant contribution to ending systemic injustice is through purposefully empowering our diverse community— as individuals and as a collective— with the skills and the conviction to be effective leaders for equity.

Our mission of student success is inextricably linked with our commitment to equity and the daily efforts of every member of our community to live our motto-Be Kind, Work Hard, and Get Smart.


  • Lead For Equity: We challenge ourselves and each other to interrupt inequities and build equitable alternatives.
  • Choose Joy: We find, bring, and share joy in our work every day. We practice gratitude, celebrate wins, and offer praise.
  • Achieve Excellence: We deliver high-quality work every day. We set ambitious goals, embrace challenges, and hold ourselves and each other to high standards.
  • Own Our Learning: We model a growth mindset for our students. We own our actions, mistakes, and learning. We continually look for ways to improve and produce high-quality work.
  • Succeed Together: We value every member of our community and treat each other with kindness and care. We build meaningful relationships with students, families, and each other. We achieve more through collaboration and teamwork.

We are different. We are:

  • A diverse and inclusive community, with nearly 70% of our staff identifying as people of color.
  • The hub of the neighborhood. We are a community school and partner with neighborhood organizations to provide our families with comprehensive medical, dental, and mental health services. 
  • A place where all community members have their voices heard in the decision-making process.
  • A school where students learn in a rigorous and coherent PK-12 environment.

About our academic program:

We operate an extended year calendar with an additional 1,000 hours of academic and extracurricular programming beyond the 1,200 hours that every DC student receives. Please read more about our academic program here

About the position:

Extended Day Program (EDP) Instructors serve as the primary teacher for students in 5th-8th grade (10-14 year-olds) during our before and after school programming. They design and implement engaging and fun academic learning experiences aligned to our daytime programming. EDP Instructors are part-time E.L. Haynes employees who work closely with daytime staff in service of our overall school mission and graduate profile. 

EDP Instructors must be available to work Monday-Friday throughout the 2021-22 school year. Staff hours for before and after school programming are:

  • Before School: 7:30 AM - 8:15 AM
  • After School: 3:30 PM - 5:30 PM

You will:

  • Develop a positive, supportive, productive classroom environment and implement engaging daily activities for all students;
  • Support and/or lead the development of lesson plans aligned with our daytime academic and social-emotional program;
  • Prepare learning materials that supplement the standard school day; 
  • Establish efficient classroom routines and procedures to ensure a safe learning environment;
  • Collaborate consistently with colleagues, school administration, and families; share updates with families and staff about student engagement and performance;
  • Proactively adhere to policies and procedures, making the safety and care of students the primary focus;
  • Demonstrate exceptional organizational, multi-tasking, problem-solving, and decision-making skills; meet assigned deadlines; 
  • Demonstrate strong verbal, written, and interpersonal skills with a focus on customer service; maintain open, professional, and constructive communication with students, colleagues, and families; and
  • Perform other duties as assigned. 

You have: 

  • A belief that all children, from every background, must receive an excellent education, and are able to reach high levels of academic achievement;
  • Experience with middle school-aged children;
  • High School diploma or equivalent;
  • A commitment to continuing to grow and learn professionally; 
  • Demonstrated ability to build strong relationships with students and families from racially, culturally, and socioeconomically diverse backgrounds;
  • Self-motivation and initiative, especially when juggling competing priorities;
  • Ability to build and sustain a positive and supportive academic-focused classroom culture; 
  • Proactive and strong written and oral communication skills;
  • Strong attention to detail and exceptional follow-through; and
  • Ability to work independently and as part of a team.

You might also have: 

  • Oral and/or written proficiency in Spanish; and
  • Have an Associate or Bachelor’s degree.

We look forward to meeting you!

We proactively recruit, intentionally develop, and deeply value all members of our diverse and highly talented staff community. Our work environment fosters inclusion and authenticity, supporting all staff to thrive in their roles and maximize their impact on our students.

Our hiring process consists of an online application, video interview, followed by a panel interview. The pay rate is $30/hour (pay rate for current non-exempt E.L. Haynes employees will follow overtime rules).

Persons of color are strongly encouraged to apply.

  • Do you want to help create a more just and kind world? 
  • Do you believe that diversity is a powerful strength for a school community? 
  • Do you want to ensure that every student can be successful and prepared to thrive in college, career, and life?


Details at a Glance

  • Time Commitment
    Part Time Schedule
  • Education
    High School Diploma Required
  • Professional Level
    Entry level


3600 Georgia Ave NW, Washington, DC 20010, USA

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