PE and Extended Day Educator

AltSchool - San Francisco, California - Part time

We are educators and technologists who believe that we can positively impact the world through education. We believe that by creating a platform for education we can achieve our mission of enabling all children to achieve their potential.

We started by opening lab schools to allow educators to explore the educational practices of the future, and then bringing in a technology team to support educators. Together, we’re building an operating system for teaching and learning that makes whole-child, personalized learning possible for students, teachers, parents, and administrators.

In order to achieve our vision of enabling all children to reach their potential, we’re now partnering with forward-thinking schools to impact more students. Together with these innovative partners, we are working to make the best education the most available.

Headquartered in San Francisco, AltSchool is a public benefit corporation and is a Certified B Corp (B Corps are for-profit companies certified by the nonprofit B Lab to meet rigorous standards of social and environmental performance, accountability, and transparency.)

We are backed by many key investors including Founders Fund, Andreessen Horowitz, and Mark Zuckerberg and Priscilla Chan’s donor-advised fund at the Silicon Valley Community Foundation, all of who are committed to helping achieve our goal of making the best education the most accessible.

PE/ED Educator (Part-Time)

Hours: 29~ hours per week

The Physical Education (PE) and Extended Day (ED) Educators owns the curriculum and programming for the extended day and physical education programs at a single school. The role includes leading activities aligned with AltSchool’s mission to enable every student to reach their full potential, managing student transitions, preparing snack, supporting core skill development and project-based learning during the core day, and supporting community enrichment programs before and after school. The ideal candidate is dynamic, collaborative, and invested in ongoing growth. Experience engaging students in an outdoor environment is key.

Program Description

There are two PE/ED Leads per site tasked with providing an exceptional AltSchool experience for students ranging from grades K-8. These co-educators will divvy up the below responsibilities based on the makeup of each pair. The PE program runs throughout the core day between the hours of 9am and 2pm; schedules vary by site. There is a combination of structured activities and unstructured play throughout the week. Most schools use nearby public parks for PE. The extended day program runs from 3:15pm or 3:30pm through 6pm.

Core Responsibilities

  • Run an exceptional, personalized, child-centered program across the PE and extended day experiences.
    • Provide a welcoming and inclusive environment for students; use positive behavior guidance methods for students.
    • Supervise students to maintain a safe, healthy environment and be prepared to act as necessary per AltSchool practices and regulations.
    • Communicate with parents once a week at minimum using AltSchool’s proprietary tools to update parents using a mixture of photos and written communication.
    • Develop and nurture professional working relationships with cross-functional teams such as school operations, health and safety, and product/engineering/design.
    • Work productively with above-mentioned teams as well as school leadership on a regular basis to continually improve the AltSchool experience and exchange ideas, information, and knowledge.
  • Ensure smooth operation of the school’s extended day program.
    • Plan and teach developmentally appropriate, project-based curriculum and programming for a diverse group of students.
    • Assist with choice, appropriate activities for students who prefer not to participate in the main program.
    • Ensure outdoor activities are a central component to the extended day program.
    • Prepare and distribute snack to students on a daily basis.
    • Organize and maintain the site’s extended day supplies.
    • Verify attendance using AltSchool’s proprietary tool at the end of every day and review billing data on a regular basis.
    • Liaise with community enrichment partners and world language specialists who run specialized programs after school on site. Serve as the primary point of contact for emergency procedures and incident reporting, student allergies and medical conditions, and student behavior plans.
    • Maintain a clean, organized environment.
  • Ensure smooth operation of the school’s physical education program.
    • Lead students safely to and from the classroom to the park or play area.
    • Promote social-emotional development and movement through outdoor activities and play.
    • Organize and maintain the site’s PE equipment.
    • Collaborate with guest PE experts.

Additional Responsibilities

  • Hold additional student-facing roles in the classroom
  • Participate in trainings
  • Collaborate with fellow PE/ED Leads, share best practices, and attend team meetings
  • Confer with the student support and educator teams to ensure continuation of care
  • Monitor and report student behavior and performance
  • Perform other duties on an as-needed basis

Required Qualifications

  • 1 year minimum experience working directly with TK-8 students in an outdoor environment and delivering child-centered, project-based activities
  • Passion for and experience with child-centered, student-driven learning
  • Belief in fostering children’s social-emotional capabilities
  • Commitment to continuous improvement
  • Entrepreneurial mindset and customer-service orientation
  • Interest in collaborating with cross-functional corporate AltSchool teams
  • Knowledge of safe practices in classroom and playground activities
  • Interpersonal skills using tact, patience, and courtesy
  • Effective communication both orally and in writing with students, parents, and staff
  • Ability to co-teach alongside a partner educator

Preferred Qualifications

  • Successful completion of higher-education coursework related to education, child development, and/or related field

Special School Employment Requirements

All AltSchool employees must undergo criminal background checks and TB risk assessments as mandated by California state law and permitted by New York state law prior to their start dates at AltSchool. By submitting an application, you acknowledge that your employment with AltSchool would be conditioned on a satisfactory background check and completion of the TB risk assessment.

Work Authorization

Please be aware that while AltSchool is able to facilitate transfers for certain types of work visas, we are generally unable to offer original visa sponsorship.

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