Careers at Aspire
Aspire Education Project is a non-profit organization. We believe that better education builds communities, enhances economic potential, and enriches lives. We were founded on the principle that all students deserve access to the best educational opportunities, regardless of financial resources.
Aspire Education Project provides various educational services for families and schools. We run after-school centers on high school campuses, providing group supervised study and individual subject tutoring. We also offer one-on-one tutoring in homes and instruction in traditional class settings.
Everyone at Aspire Education Project is an educator first; we are as committed to learning as we are to teaching, constantly evolving as we acquire the best in educational practices and techniques. We recognize that any educational program is only as good as those who provide it, so we strive to attract, develop, and reward the best, most effective educators.
Job Title: Executive Director
Aspire Education Project seeks an Executive Director with a blend of educational experience and entrepreneurial spirit to take this growing organization to new heights. Our organization has tripled in budget size and programmatic reach over the past five years. Currently, Aspire Education Project is seeking transformational leadership that will enable it to grow as an organization while maintaining its core values. The ideal candidate will be bold and creative, with strong development and operational skills, deep cultural competency, and a passion for pedagogy and equity.
Please read the full job description here: AEP ED Job Posting 2018-19
Job Title: Director of Early Literacy
Community Reading Buddies is Aspire Education Project’s flagship program. Every summer, the program connects trained teen mentors with low-income and under-resourced students in pre-K to 3rd grade to provide additional early literacy support for Oakland’s young readers. This powerful youth-led model has been working on combating the enormous disparities in early literacy among the Bay Area’s youngest students for 24 summers and counting.
We are currently recruiting for a Director of Early Literacy to lead, direct and manage our Community Reading Buddies (CRB) program. This is a full-time position beginning in January 2019. The Director of Early Literacy will report to the Executive Director, work on cross team-projects with other Directors, and be assisted by Aspire’s Program Assistant and CRB Interns.
Please read the full job description here: Director of Early Literacy
Job Title: Academic Tutor
Aspire Education Project is a non-profit that serves families needing high-quality, professional, one-on-one tutoring services. We are seeking experienced, communicative, academically-strong tutors interested in working one-on-one in family homes and at school sites. We especially need tutors with expertise in: mathematics (through Calculus), sciences (up to the AP level), Spanish language, and ACT/SAT Test Preparation (we provide additional training).
Aspire offers paid and unpaid tutoring positions and in other positions as well. Expect to engage in tutoring and mentoring both one-on-one and in groups. Pay ranges from $25 to $40 per hour. Schedule will be based on the number of client-tutoring requests. Our high demand hours are from 3 to 6pm on weekdays.
Qualified applicants will have: previous tutoring experience, ability to demonstrate and teach strong study habits to students; strategies for active tutoring; ability to build rapport with students and families; strong academic subject-knowledge; the ability to work well and communicate with a variety of people including teenagers, parents and adults; a demonstrable interest in educational equity and/or social justice, and professionalism and organization in conduct.
(Special Plus: specific subject strengths, flexible schedule. Transportation options an enormous plus.)
ABOUT OUR HIRING PROCESS
Aspire Education Project’s hiring needs change as we develop new partnerships with Bay Area schools, community-based organizations, and families. This requires a dynamic hiring process. If you are interested in applying to the above position, please take note of the following:
• Applicants must have interest, skill and some experience in academic teaching or tutoring at Middle or High School levels.
• Due to a high volume of applicants, we may not respond to your application. You can be sure that if you are a competitive candidate for a position that has not been filled, we will contact you.
• We cannot review applications that are improperly submitted. Your cover letter and resume will reflect to us your level of professionalism and proficiency in the written word.
• We may keep your application on file and contact you in the near or distant future if a new position/need/opportunity arises.
Send an email to email@example.com with your cover letter and resume attached. Please indicate whether you are applying for a paid or unpaid position, if you have a car, list of subjects you could teach, and if you are willing to visit multiple homes and school sites in order to tutor in your cover letter. In the subject heading, please put your name and “TUTOR.” Due to a high volume of applicants, we may not respond to your application. You can be sure that if you are a competitive candidate for a position that has not been filled, we will contact you.
To reiterate: please take time to meet our application requirements. Your cover letter is an especially important opportunity to convince us that you meet the qualifications described above. Please visit www.aspireeducation.org for more information about our organization.