After-School Program Educator

JCC Greater Boston | Newton, MA, United States

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Posted Date 11/02/2023

The JCC Greater Boston is seeking a part-time After School Educator to assist in the creation of enriching, supportive, and memorable experiences for children enrolled in Discovery Club after school. Discovery Club, located at the Leventhal-Sidman JCC in Newton, is an active and entertaining after-school program for children in grades K-5. This role is great for someone looking to make a difference in the lives of children while being a part of a collaborative, optimistic, and welcoming environment.

JCC Greater Boston is deeply committed to valuing and celebrating the uniqueness of each constituent. We welcome staff and participants from diverse backgrounds. While being proudly Jewish, we strive in every way to provide an open and welcoming setting for all, irrespective of personal practices, beliefs, or background. We are guided by JCC Greater Boston’s core values – Belonging, Joyfulness, Collaboration, and Transformation - which resonate with many who do not identify as Jewish.

This position will pay in the range of $20-$23/hr. as a starting salary. The salary offered will ultimately be determined by the hours the employee will work, the scope of the position, the candidate’s relevant experience, and internal equity. The hours for this position would be +/- 15 hours/week. (Additional weekend shifts are also available.) If you are someone who enjoys working with children, we encourage you to apply today!

  • Foster creative and vibrant classrooms in a safe and enriching environment
  • Create and lead engaging experiences for children in grades K-5 (ages 5-11)
  • Support and implement robust social emotional learning, Jewish experiential learning, and general enrichment with the guidance of Discovery Club Leadership
  • Complete some hours of orientation and onboarding prior to being in the classroom
  • Ensure compliance with Early Education & Care (EEC) policies and regulations
  • Ride transportation or supervise public school transportation pick up, as needed
  • Participate as a team member in Family Programming meetings and training
  • Communicate effectively with Discovery Club leadership and team staff
  • Other responsibilities and tasks, as needed

Qualifications for After-School Educator

  • Is age 18 or older
  • Is an enthusiastic team player ready to jump into a vibrant and busy team
  • Has experience working with children
  • Is flexible, energetic, collaborative, empathetic, mature and responsible
  • Is highly organized and process-oriented and focused
  • Is an excellent communicator (listening, written and verbal skills)
  • Is able to work effectively with a diverse group of children, families, instructors, educators, and co-workers
  • Is able to pass state mandated CORI/SORI/DCF/fingerprinting background check

Based on licensing requirements, After School Educators must meet one of these three sets of qualifications:

  • Nine months experience working with children OR
  • A high school diploma or equivalent and six months of experience working with children OR
  • An Associates or Bachelor’s degree in a related field, plus 3 months of experience working with children

Essential Functions of After-School Educators

Is Able To:

  • work well in a busy, dynamic, and sometimes noisy environment involving multiple tasks and priorities
  • lift and carry objects weighing at 30-40 pounds (boxes of supplies, children’s backpacks, etc.)
  • sit and kneel, getting down at eye level with children regularly

ADA Statement: Individuals must possess these criteria for knowledge, skills, and abilities or be able to explain and demonstrate that the individual can perform the essential functions of the job, with or without reasonable accommodation and using some other combination of skills and abilities. 

Organization information

JCC Greater Boston is a nonprofit organization with roots in earlier Settlement Houses and Young Men’s Hebrew Associations; JCC Greater Boston today offers a wide range of services and program activities throughout the Greater Boston region (~50,000 individuals annually in 98 communities). The organization provides a variety of programs and services to children and adults in the Greater Boston Jewish community, including preschools, day camps, a regional model of Jewish family engagement, a fully equipped fitness and aquatic center, arts and culture classes, performances, lectures, and Jewish holiday celebrations.

Our vision is to create a vibrant and evolving Jewish community where everyone belongs. Our mission is to be at the heart of that community by:

  • creating a thriving community that nurtures meaningful and lasting relationships
  • welcoming a growing and increasingly diverse set of individuals and families from all over Greater Boston
  • supporting the building of unique identities rooted in Jewish values and deeper connections to Jewish life
  • nourishing minds, bodies and spirits through dynamic, innovative, and accessible experiences, and expanding engagement by partnering closely with other organizations to ensure the continuing vitality of our community as a whole

JCC Greater Boston takes the welfare and safety of staff, children, and program participants very seriously. On an ongoing basis, we align our operating procedures with guidance from the CDC and the state. In response to current local public health situations, our practices have previously included, and in the future may include, ensuring proper physical distancing, sanitation, hygiene, vaccination requirements, and use of face coverings to promote the health of our staff and program participants.

To learn more about what makes the JCC Greater Boston a wonderful place to work, please visit our careers page at


JCC Greater Boston welcomes applicants from diverse backgrounds who meet the requirements specified above. If you want to share your talents with a great team, co-creating a thriving, dynamic organization which is devoted to community building and lasting impact, please send a cover letter and your resume to [email protected].

JCC Greater Boston is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate against any individual or group on the basis of gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, age, race, color, religion, national origin, ancestry, veteran status, marital status, pregnancy, genetic information, or disability. In a continuing effort to maintain and enrich a diverse environment, we actively encourage applications from women and mem

Salary20.00 - 23.00 Hour
Part Time, Contract, & Seasonal
Education - Other
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Part Time Teaching
Organization Type
Community Centers | Education & Schools | Family Services
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