After-School Program Educator

JCC Greater Boston | Newton, MA, United States

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Posted Date 6/27/2024

The JCC Greater Boston is seeking a part-time After School Educator to assist in creating 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. This position is for the 2024 - 2025 school year and will start towards the end of August.


Responsibilities include but are not limited to:

  • 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

This position will pay a starting salary in the range of $20- $23/hr. 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 (3:00-6:00 pm, earlier hours offered on Wednesdays, 12:30-6). (Additional weekend shifts are also available.) If you enjoy working with children, we encourage you to apply today!

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 associate or Bachelor’s degree in a related field, plus 3 months of experience working with children

An equivalent combination of education and experience may be substituted at the JCC’s discretion to meet minimum criteria.


Skills & Abilities

  • Enthusiastic team player ready to jump into a vibrant and busy team
  • Experience working with children
  • Flexible, energetic, collaborative, empathetic, mature, and responsible
  • Highly organized, process-oriented, and focused
  • Excellent communicator (listening, written, and verbal skills)
  • Able to work effectively with a diverse group of children, families, instructors, educators, and co-workers
  • Ability to pass state-mandated CORI/SORI/DCF/fingerprinting background check


Physical Requirements

  • Able to work in person. Work well in a busy, dynamic, and sometimes noisy environment involving multiple tasks and priorities. Able to Lift and carry objects weighing 30-40 pounds (boxes of supplies, children’s backpacks, etc.) Able to 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

Since opening its doors in 1983, JCC Greater Boston has been committed to its mission of creating a vibrant, inclusive, and diverse community by nurturing meaningful and lasting relationships. Through our network of early learning centers, day camps, regional teen and family programs, health and wellness offerings, and adult arts and ideas classes, JCC Greater Boston provides highly valued connection, learning and experiences for the Jewish community and friends.

JCC Greater Boston staff enjoy working in an innovative, friendly, and welcoming environment where their talents and contributions are appreciated. In our recent employee survey staff gave a rating of close to 90% positive for their experiences of direct management and organizational alignment. If you are interested in upgrading your working experience and/or having a better work-life balance, we encourage you to explore becoming part of the JCC team!

The JCC 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 we hope resonate with all.

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

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 members of underrepr



  • Complimentary individual JCC membership, which includes :  
  • Use of the Fitness Center at Leventhal-Sidman
  • Access to group fit classes, Arts & Culture adult programming at member rates,
  • Membership discounts off of other programs and services


Great Place to Work!

JCC Greater Boston is consciously evolving as a great place to work. In our recent 2023 employee engagement survey, at least 88% of our staff gave us top ratings on:

  • Supportive colleagues
  • Team camaraderie
  • How their managers treat them.
  • Individual autonomy
  • Knowing what their work contributes to and how it impacts others
  • Pride in working for the JCC
  • Program and service quality
  • Holding ourselves accountable

Our staff and leadership bring experience, excellence, and commitment to everything we offer. You will be valued for your expertise and surrounded by professionals who can help you continue to advance your knowledge, skills, and career.

Salary20.00 - 23.00 Hour
Part Time, Contract, & Seasonal
Education - Other
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