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Teaching Associate

Company: Citizen Schools
Location: Oakland
Posted on: June 6, 2021

Job Description:


Citizen Schools seeks talented, enthusiastic, and diverse educators to serve as a part-time Teaching Associates (TA) in Oakland for the 2020 academic year - the position is for immediate start this school year. The position is currently remote, facilitating classroom support over Zoom, but an ideal candidate has the flexibility to join in person if the school regulations permit.

Lead and support a classroom of 15-20 students hands-on throughout the extended day program; running structured homework sessions and facilitating apprenticeships. Provide operational support and one on one behavior management.

TAs work approximately 20-25 hours per week. This schedule is:

Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday: Remote teaching (via Zoom) from 9:30-2:30, with an hour break from 11:30-12:30.

Wednesday: In-person at Westlake Oakland Middle School from 9am-12pm


  • Customize and deliver hands-on, engaging curriculum in Math and/or English Language Arts
  • Partner with families, colleagues, and school staff to support student growth and hold students to consistently high expectations
  • Create opportunities for students that strengthen the connection between academic success, college, and career.
  • Create and reinforce a culture of achievement and the idea that hard work + opportunity = success
  • Build and leverage relationships with students, families, volunteers, peers, and the school community
  • Plan and manage logistics for events both on- and off-campus
  • Support day to day campus operations
  • Provide one on one behavior intervention and support


  • Knowledge of and commitment to the Citizen Schools' mission
  • Academic skills - proficiency in middle school math and English
  • Coaching skills and ability to provide and receive constructive feedback
  • Commitment to teamwork and collaboration with diverse groups of people
  • Experience working with youth, middle school youth ideal
  • Ability to build relationships and influence students, colleagues, and community members
  • Strong oral and written communication skills
  • Strong detail orientation, time management, and organization skills
  • Spanish skills a plus


  • Organization: Uses a consistent practice to manage materials, information, and commitments in order to successfully meet expectations in a fast-paced work environment.
  • Excellent Communicator: Demonstrates active, intentional, and ongoing engagement with a diverse range of individuals and groups. Routinely makes room for multiple perspectives.
  • Achievement: Goal-oriented mindset takes personal ownership for results and has a track record of overcoming barriers to achieve ambitious outcomes.
  • Commitment to Service: Mobilizer who believes education is a vital project that requires community-wide support.


The hourly rate starts at $17.25, and TAs receive training and will have opportunities for professional development and growth.


Citizen Schools works collaboratively with schools by connecting them with a second shift of educators: AmeriCorps service members, part-time Teaching Associates, and over 5,000 volunteer Citizen Teachers from community organizations, local businesses as well as major corporations like Google and Cognizant. Students benefit from mentorship and hands-on learning experiences that spark curiosity and illuminate the world of opportunity available through education. You can learn more about our results by clicking here .


Citizen Schools is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate on the basis of sex, race, color, religion, sexual orientation, national origin, cultural heritage, ancestry, political belief, age, marital status, pregnancy, physical or mental disability or veteran status. Citizen Schools is compliant with the American with Disabilities Act and we are committed to making special accommodations for your interview or work as a member of our team.

Keywords: Citizen Schools, Oakland , Teaching Associate, Other , Oakland, California

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