Afterschool Teacher
Appleton Learning - Huntsville, AL

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Do you want to make a difference in the lives of students with a part-time enrichment position? At Appleton Learning, you can! As an afterschool teacher for our Afterschool Labs Program, you must be passionate and committed to helping others learn. Our afterschool teachers will be tasked with bringing Appleton curriculum to life for small groups of students in mixed grade levels.

The minimum qualifications for Appleton Afterschool Teachers are:
  • A bachelor's degree or currently enrolled in college with a cumulative GPA of 3.0 across major area of study (this may be waived if the applicant has had significant experience working with children in an educational environment)
  • Previous experience working with children in an educational environment
  • Willing and available to work Monday – Friday 2:30 – 6:30 p.m
  • Ability to work with a small team to deliver lessons for school-aged children in grades K-8
  • Ability to deliver top-notch instruction in an engaging manner
Personal Characteristics:
  • Committed to consistently maintaining a schedule and being a dependable member of a small team
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills
  • Leadership skills - the ability to thrive as an autonomous employee
  • Collaborative skills - the ability to thrive as a member of a small team
  • Motivated and creative
  • Passionate about enriching the lives of students
Please note that our application requires the following additional information:
  • A professional resume and cover letter (as attachments)
  • 3 professional references (included on the application)
  • A brief writing sample which addresses "what makes a good teacher" in 500 words or less (as an attachment)
  • A background check (which will be required if you are offered employment)

Lead Teacher Consideration

At each afterschool site, we will be selecting one Lead Teacher who will have overall responsibility for the site. The Lead Teacher must have management and planning skills including but not limited to:
  • Communicating with school principals and teachers
  • Overall site operations (i.e. facilities, activity planning, liaising with families, crisis management)
  • Managing and allocating the team of teachers at that site
  • Curriculum planning (with curriculum guides and lesson plans provided)
  • Procuring materials within a set budget.
Lead Teachers will be provided with support, including but not limited to:
  • Lead Teacher forums
  • Professional development training
  • Curriculum outlines
  • Teaching guidelines
  • Supply lists
Lead Teachers will be responsible for procuring the curriculum materials based on the number of students, the chosen activities and the team strengths and preferences. These Lead Teachers will be provided with additional planning time (approximately 4 hours per week) and appropriately compensated at a higher pay rate than Afterschool Teachers.

There will be a section of the application where candidates for Afterschool Teacher can ask to be considered for a role as Lead Teacher. If you would like to be considered for this role, you will be asked to submit an additional attachment that highlights the experience that you have had that directly applies to this role.

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