Citizens of the World Los Angeles

After School Program Site Lead

Job Locations US-CA-Los Angeles
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Organization Overview

The mission of Citizens of the World Los Angeles (CWC LA) is to provide a socio-economically, culturally, and racially diverse community of students in Los Angeles with an intellectually challenging, experiential learning environment that develops each student's confidence, potential, and individual responsibility as citizens of the world. CWC schools:

  • Service a socioeconomically, culturally, and racially diverse community;
  • Develop students’ social and emotional skills to prepare them to become citizens of the world in an ever-changing future; and
  • Promote academic rigor through a constructivist, project-based learning approach, to support and develop children’s natural intellectual curiosity


The CWC LA network has a strong track record of high academic achievement, is growing at a rapid rate and currently enrolls nearly 2,000 students in three high-performing schools:

  • CWC Hollywood (opened in September 2010, renewed charter approved in December 2014, currently TK-5th grade);
  • CWC Silver Lake (opened in August 2012, renewed charter approved in November 2016, currently TK-8th grade); and
  • CWC Mar Vista (opened in August 2013, currently TK-6th grade and growing to TK-8th grade over the next two years)


CWC LA has a Regional Support Office that supports all CWC LA schools. We work with our network partners at Citizens of the World Charter Schools (CWC Schools), linking the schools in Los Angeles to CWC schools in New York City and Kansas City.


Our core values are embraced by the entire community:

  • Excellence: we demand lasting quality
  • Diversity: we are better and stronger because of our differences
  • Authenticity: we are our true selves in this work, and we are candid
  • Community: we care deeply about people. We share and build partnerships. We celebrate, laugh, and seek joy, even in the tough times
  • Change: we welcome the unknown, embracing the unexpected and new. We adapt to meet the ever-changing times. We find new ways.

Position Overview


The After School Program (ASP) Site Lead is a caring, organized, and skilled individual who, in conjunction with the site-based ASP team, is responsible for plannng and supervising ASP at the school site, ensuring a high level of program quality, working to establish positive relationships with all program participants, their families, and school staff.


The ASP Site Lead's responsibilities include:

  • Ensuring a high level of program quality, working to establish a positive relationship with all program participants, their families, and school staff.
  • Working to provide a safe, encouraging and well supervised child-care program.
  • Supervising site program (e.g. attendance, behavior management, curriculum, budget, snack/recess.) for the purpose of ensuring success of the program and meeting program requirements.
  • Understanding the expectations, goals, and objectives of the ASP funding program for the purpose of maximizing program success and meeting program requirements.
  • Working with site supervisor and other staff to establish relationships with outside agency services for the purpose of providing enrichment and support for the program.
  • Assisting students, individually or in small groups, with lesson assignments (e.g. reading stories, listening to students reading, language, spelling, facilitating activities, motor perception programs, colors, number charts, checks homework, etc.) for the purpose of presenting and/or reinforcing learning concepts and reaching their academic goals and potential.
  • Attending meetings with site Principal or designee, after school staff meetings, and training opportunities for the purpose of reviewing and coordinating after school activities and learning new instructional techniques.
  • Facilitating the collaboration between after school and regular day staff for the purpose of providing a coordinated and meaningful program for the students
  • Facilitating the daily operations of the program for the purpose of ensuring student and program success
  • Guiding and supporting after school staff for the purpose of ensuring program success.
  • Identifying high priority students through collaboration with site administration and staff for the purpose of providing access to academic, physical, and social intervention.
  • Implementing instructional learning activities for the purpose of improving students' academic, physical, and social skills.
  • Maintaining classroom equipment, work areas, student files/records (e.g. adapting instructional materials, taking attendance, audio visual equipment, etc.) for the purpose of ensuring availability of items and/or providing reliable information.  
  • Maintaining records and executing clerical functions (e.g. printing rosters, tracking attendance, incident reporting, and phone calls, etc.) for the purpose of providing necessary records/materials and helping students succeed.


The ideal ASP Teacher:

  • Has a bachelor's degree
  • Exhibits group conflict resolution skills and demonstrated experience
  • Has summer camp or commensurate experience working with school-aged children in a recreational or school setting
  • Demonstrates tutoring and/or academic support skills
  • Develops or implements curriculum in one of the following areas: science, technology, visual arts, sports, cooking/nutrition, fashion, performing arts, music, dance, etc.
  • Is a team player and desires to have a positive impact on youth
  • Has experience managing others
  • Demonstrates strong communication skills
  • Is fluent in Spanish or Korean (preferred)


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