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Are you interested in helping to close the opportunity gap? Are you passionate about providing opportunities for low income youth right here in your backyard? Apply today to become an After School Instructor with the Boys & Girls Clubs of the Peninsula! 

Organization Overview
At the Boys & Girls Clubs of the Peninsula (BGCP), our business is changing lives. We are a vibrant, entrepreneurial nonprofit in the heart of Silicon Valley that is committed to partnering with schools to ensure the low-income students of our community graduate from high school, ready for college and career. BGCP is the largest expanded learning time organization in Silicon Valley, serving 2,300 students at twelve sites in East Palo Alto, Menlo Park, and Redwood City.  In neighborhoods where ⅓ of the students drop out of high school, BGCP members learn the importance of education and become part of a community of learners, wanting and expecting to succeed in school.

Position Overview:
BGCP, in partnership with the Ravenswood and Redwood City School Districts, runs after-school programs for grades K-8 designed to provide students with dynamic academic and enrichment activities and homework assistance to support and complement the school day curriculum and improve school outcomes and interest in learning. Drawing on best practices in youth development, staff members guide students to build academic and life skills in a meaningful, fun context. 

Program Goals: 

  • Increase positive academic behaviors and academic achievement
  • Develop positive attitudes/youth development indicators
  • Provide positive supports and opportunities for students
  • Increase parent/guardian engagement and satisfaction

Employment Status: Part Time, 21-25 hours per week 
Department: School Sites 
Expected Work Hours: 
Monday-Friday 2:00pm-6:00pm (Exceptions: Wednesdays 12:30pm-6:00pm or Thursdays 12:30pm-6:00pm depending on school district placement) 
Compensation: $15.50- $18 per hour DOE
: Redwood City, Menlo Park or East Palo Alto 

What will you do? 

  • Manage a classroom of approximately 20 students
  • Provide academic mentoring and homework assistance
  • Lead students through guided reading activities (K-5) and math groups (6-8)
  • Adapt lesson plans for delivering enrichment classes and clubs (art, cooking, fitness, etc.)
  • Conduct life skills and team-building activities
  • Communicate with parents/guardians, school staff, and BGCP leadership
  • Maintain positive, safe, productive work environment
  • Participate in supporting special events and fieldtrips
  • Attend trainings and professional development opportunities

What qualifications will the ideal candidate have?

  • Ability to motivate through positive reinforcement
  • Strong communication skills
  • Flexible in navigating a fast paced environment
  • Preferred one year experience working with K-8 youth 


  • Opportunity to become eligible for 401k contribution after 1 year of service
  • On-going coaching including quarterly staff trainings
  • Making our community a great place for all youth to grow up: priceless
  • Eligible for tuition reimbursement after 6 months of employment 

Additional Requirements upon Acceptance
if offered a role as an After School Instructor you will need to provide 

  • Proof of 48 earned college units or pass School District Instructional Aid Test
  • LiveScan background check clearance and negative TB Test result
  • Valid Adult-Child CPR/First-Aid Certification (within 90 days of employment)


  Metro Area San Francisco CA
  Job Location City Redwood City
  Job Location State California
  Job Location Zip 94025
  Job Location Country United States
  Compensation Hourly From: $15.50 To:
  Job Category Education and Training, Youth Programs
  Prefered Experience 1 year(s)
  Job Type Part time
  Job Posting Date Oct. 30, 2017

Organization Details

  Organization Name Boys & Girls Clubs of the Peninsula
  Organizational Focus Children and Youth
  Contact Person Lauren Labrecque-Jessen
  Contact Phone none posted
  Contact Fax none posted
  Contact Email
  Web Address http://401 Pierce Road

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