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Power Scholars Academy Assistant Teacher - Peninsula Y

Peninsula Family YMCA
Full time
Competency level: 
Reports to: 
Program Coordinator
Salary range: 
$19.50 to $22 per hour
Start date: 
Jun 10, 2024 to Jul 24, 2024

Careers with a Cause

Imagine going to work knowing that what you do each day positively influences the lives of people and communities. As the nation's leading nonprofit organization committed to strengthening communities through youth development, healthy living and social responsibility, the YMCA of San Francisco offers more than just a job--we offer you a career with a future and the chance to make a lasting difference in your community. At the Y, you can discover your passion and a lifelong career helping to solve some of the nation's most pressing social issues.

About the Job

Power Scholars Academy (PSA) is a summer learning loss prevention and academic intervention program. We support scholars from all over San Francisco and San Mateo County in developing their academic foundation, as well as social emotional and critical thinking skills. Over the course of the summer, scholars spend 3 hours per day, four days per week with credentialed teachers reviewing math and literacy concepts to help catch them up to grade level and prepare them for the year ahead.

The Assistant Teacher for Power Scholars Academy Program will teach, enrich, inspire, and transform children into scholars, sustaining positive learning habits and exploring various methods of supporting growth mindsets. Work with Power Scholars Academy and change the world, one scholar at a time. As the Assistant Teacher, will partner with a certified teacher to enhance the scholar learning experience and maintain an inclusive, 21st century learning environment through the conclusion of the program day.

Pay range: $19.50 to $22 per hour

Peninsula YMCA is hosting Power Scholars Academy programming at these school sites:

  • Thomas R. Pollicita Middle School - 550 E Market St, Daly City, CA 94014
  • Allen Elementary School - 875 Angus Ave W, San Bruno, CA 94066
  • Central Elementary School - 525 Middle Rd, Belmont, CA 94002

Minimum Qualifications

  • 18 years or older
  • 48 units or Associate’s degree
  • Available Monday-Friday, 8 hours/day (shifts vary)
  • Academic skills – proficiency in elementary school math and literacy
  • Ability to provide and receive constructive feedback
  • Commitment to teamwork and collaboration with diverse populations
  • Desire to work with elementary school scholars and their families in under-resourced communities
  • Outstanding verbal, written, and technological (computer/internet) skills
  • Ability to build relationships and influence scholars, staff, community members & families
  • Demonstrated leadership ability
  • Excellent organizational and communication skills
  • Committed to the goals of the program and approach
  • Love and respect for children
  • Evidence of efficacy and willingness to be a team player
  • YMCA approved CPR and First Aid certification (may complete upon hire)
  • Fingerprint background check clearance
  • TB test clearance for programs on school sites

Preferred Qualifications

  • 1+ years of experience working with youth
  • Spanish, Cantonese, Mandarin, or Tagalog language skills







All employees working with the YMCA are considered to have supervisory or disciplinary action relationship over minors.  Job offers are conditional and contingent upon background clearance. Pursuant to the San Francisco Fair Chance Ordinance and CA Fair Chance Act, we will consider for employment qualified applicants with arrest and conviction records.

Everything you need to know about us

We offer the following benefits:

  • Competitive compensation
  • Comprehensive health benefits - medical and dental plans for full time employees
  • Retirement benefits – 12% employer contribution after completion of eligibility requirements
  • Employee Assistance Program for all employees
  • Commuter Benefits via pre-tax payroll deductions
  • Flexible Spending Account – Medical and Dependent Care on a pre-tax basis  
  • Use of YMCA of San Francisco Fitness facilities
  • Paid time off benefits for part time and full time employees upon completion of eligibility requirements
  • Training and staff development for all employees