Join the Aspire Team

Everyone at Aspire Education Project is an educator first; we are as committed to learning as we are to teaching, constantly evolving with 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

CRB Coordinator

Aspire is hiring for a part-time temporary Program Coordinator for the 2019 Community Reading Buddies program in Oakland, CA. Over the course of eight weeks from mid-June to early August, volunteer “Youth Mentors” work one-on-one with Oakland’s most vulnerable PreK-3rd grade “Buddies” on building literacy skills. Each Buddy receives two dedicated 90-minute sessions per week, each session consisting of 45 minutes of one-on-one reading and literacy activities and 45 minutes of interactive play structured to provide students with oral language and social-emotional development. We partner with Oakland Unified School District Childhood Development Centers (CDCs) to identify the Buddy participants, and recruit Youth Mentors from middle and high schools, youth organizations, and various community partners in the Bay Area.

The position runs from mid-April to the end of August, and will work primarily with the Director of Early Literacy to plan and manage the program.


  • Assist Program Director in recruiting, signing up, and organizing over 150 Youth Mentor volunteers (ages 12-18)
  • Assist Program Director in designing and organizing Youth Mentor training on:
    • Concepts of early literacy and how children learn
    • Techniques for working with children
    • Emergent reader assessments
  • On-site supervision at preschools of a corps of teenage volunteers and 4 college interns
  • Guiding, troubleshooting and providing feedback to volunteers as they work and interact with preschoolers
  • Act as liaison to our partner classroom teachers and staff
  • Maintain attendance records of Youth Mentors and follow up on absences
  • Collect and organize forms, paperwork
  • Organize supplies and materials for the daily program operations (books, crafts, printouts, etc)
  • Managing data collection (administer surveys, maintain accurate records)
  • Administrative/office duties, including correspondences via email and data entry

The ideal candidate:

  • Is a motivated educator ready to take on a true leadership role
  • Has experience working with children of all ages, particularly ages 3-8 and 12-18
  • Has interest in and knowledge of early literacy instruction and education
  • Loves books & reading and is able to inspire that love in others
  • Can communicate well with teens, young children, parents and other adults
  • Maintains a high level of professionalism and organization in conduct
  • Has reliable transportation during the program’s duration to sites in East Oakland and Lake Merritt, and must be able to transport books and materials.


The position runs for 20 weeks from mid-April to the end of August, 2019. The position is part-time 15 hours from mid-April to end of May and in August. 25-30 hours per week from end of May to end of July, 2019, when the summer program is running.


Oakland, CA. Work sites will vary between our downtown Oakland office and our three program sites.

How to Apply

Apply online by filling out the form and submitting your resume and cover letter. Please include "CRB Coordinator" in the "Position You are Applying for" line.

Academic Tutor

Aspire Education Project is 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). 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.)

Our 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.

How to Apply

If you meet our application requirements you can apply online. Your cover letter is an especially important opportunity to convince us that you meet the qualifications described above.