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.

Open Positions

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.

JOB DETAILS

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.

TO APPLY

Send an email to hr@aspireeducation.org 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.

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First Graduate

Aspire Education Project created a custom 10-week ACT class for two groups of First Graduate students, juniors in high school who plan on being the first in their families to attend college. Over the span of the course students increased their ACT scores across all sections of the test. They applied new content knowledge and test-taking strategies to grow their confidence and abilities.
Partner since 2016

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SHE-CAN

SHE-CAN works to equip and empower young women from post-conflict countries to become leaders who change their nations. These young women are passionate about attending a U.S. college or university but need guidance in the application process. In 2018, our instructor led tailored small-group video classes for scholars in Rwanda and Cambodia working on SAT and ACT prep. With Aspire’s support these dedicated scholars increased their SAT scores by an average of 125 points
Partner since 2015

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Bentley School

Aspire tutors have worked on Bentley’s Upper School campus for more than a decade providing one on one academic support. This long history means that our tutors are very familiar with the challenges of the Bentley curriculum from Honors Chemistry to the toughest English Seminars. We are proud to be one of the only tutoring organizations that Bentley works with.
Partner since 2005

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Met West High School

Aspire Education Project has partnered with Met West to support over ten SAT classes for Juniors in the past five years. In our most recent program, instructors met with students on campus during the school day twice a week to maximize attendance and accountability.
Partner since 2013

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Head Royce School

Aspire Education Project works closely with Head Royce School to provide their students on tuition assistance with affordable one-on-one academic tutoring. Our tutors meet with students on campus during their free periods to provide support in all academic subjects. We are proud to be Head Royce School’s most recommended tutoring service.
Partner since 2006

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Girls Inc.

Girls Inc. of Alameda County equips girls to defy limitations and stereotypes, attend college, break the cycle of poverty, and move into a thriving future. Aspire Education Project works with the Girls Inc. middle school program to prepare students for the High School Placement Test (HSPT). Students who are applying to private parochial schools on academic and athletic scholarships take this test as part of their application process.
Partner since 2013

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Lighthouse Community Charter School

Aspire’s SAT Class at Lighthouse Community Charter School was so popular, we added an additional instructor to ensure a low student to teacher ratio. This class featured two full length practice tests, proctored on campus, for students to practice applying strategies and concepts to the real test taking environment.
Partner since 2018

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Rising Sun Energy Center

Rising Sun Energy Center has served the Bay Area for more than 20 years. Their Green Energy Training Services (GETS) program provides job training, case management, and job placement support to low-income adults who enter the program with barriers to successful employment. Participants pay nothing to participate and gain the skills they need to enter careers in construction and solar industries. Aspire Education Project connected with Rising Sun to create a holistic applied math for construction curriculum. We also provide math instructors for the applied math course that give participants the skills they need to pass trades tests and use math on the job.
Partner since 2017

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One Treasure Island

One Treasure Island is a nonprofit focused on eliminating barriers for low-income or formerly homeless individuals and families. Aspire Education Project provides a tailored math course for the One TI Construction Jobs Program that focuses on measuring tape math skills necessary for all new construction workers.
Partner since 2018

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San Francisco Conservation Corps

Aspire Education Project led the applied math course for SFCC’s Apprenticeship Readiness Construction Training Program. As part of the California Workforce Development Board, participants in this program go through a 4-week intensive training that prepares them for a career in the building trades. This class focused on measuring tape skills, geometry for construction, and algebra.
Partner since 2018

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Oakland Public Library

Aspire Education Project works with the Oakland Public Library- Diamond Branch to offer drop in tutoring services free of charge for the community. This program ran on a small scale in the spring of 2018 and we are hopeful that we may be able to expand it in the future.
Partner since 2018

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