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Instructional Leader
Job Location:El Monte, CA
Grade Level:Grades K-8
Under the supervision of the Lead Teacher, an Instructional Leader works with a caseload of students to provide academic tutoring services in order to improve educational outcomes.  An Instructional Leader ensures the safety of the students while following a prescribed academic plan, which will occur during non-school hours, such as after school and weekends.


  • Provide small-group tutoring (10:1) to an assigned caseload of students and ensure their safety and well-being at all times during program hours;
  • Provide instruction on weekly basis in Mathematics using materials provided by the program;
  • Serve as a positive adult role model for students in the program by exhibiting appropriate and professional demeanor;
  • Create a personalized, caring and engaging learning environment that keeps students interested as active learners and fosters the belief that all children can learn (LEARN Core Values #1, 2 and 4);
  • Support students in making positive behavior choices and take disciplinary measures when appropriate;
  • Ensure instruction is rigorous and meaningful with applicable connections to the real world (LEARN Core Value #5);
  • Engage children and youth by following, implementing, and assisting in creating lesson plans, as directed by the Coordinator;
  • Maintain organized files of confidential information of assigned students;
  • Collaborate with parents and teachers to develop goals tailored to the student's academic needs in order to improve their academic performance;
  • Administer student and/or Parent Surveys, as directed;
  • Communicate with parents on a weekly basis (via phone or in person), as directed;
  • Communicate with teachers on bi-weekly basis (phone, in-person, email), as directed;
  • Ensure program documentation requirements are submitted complete and accurate in a timely manner (i.e. Student Learning Plans, Attendance Sheets, Progress Reports, etc.);
  • Communicate immediately and consistently to Lead Teacher all issues relating to the operation of the program;
  • Participate in staff development activities, as required;
  • Other duties as assigned.

  • Education & Experience: 
    1. Graduation from High School; and, a passing score on the district examination for Instructional Assistants; 
    2. Graduation from High School; and, two years of college coursework.

    1. Two years of college coursework is equivalent to 60 units.
    2. Experience working with youth in an educational setting is strongly desired.  


  • Knowledge, Skills & Abilities:
    • Interest in working with, mentoring, and tutoring at-risk youth; 
    • Ability to communicate effectively with students, parents, peers, school staff and others;
    • Ability to effectively tutor students in assigned subject(s); 
    • Ability to work as part of a team and act as a positive role model for students;
    • Ability to write basic reports summarizing events.

  • Language & Computer Skills: 
    • The ability to speak Spanish is desired at many of our school sites;
    • Competence with Microsoft Office: Word, Excel, and PowerPoint.

  • Physical Skills:
    • Must be able to lift and carry small loads (up to 25 lbs.) and stand for prolonged hours.

  • Additional Requirements:
    • Must complete Live Scan and obtain Department of Justice and FBI Criminal Background Clearances, as well as Health Clearance (TB Test).
    • Must be willing to work some evenings and weekends;
    • Must be willing and able to travel anywhere in the region LEARN serves for a job assignment, off-site meetings, trainings, and events.
    • Must be eligible to accept all Instructional Leader job assignments.


This is a Part-Time Casual, non-benefited, non-exempt with an hourly rate of $15.00.  Hours of work will vary but not exceed 14 hours per week.  This position requires the candidate to be available to work from Monday through Thursday, during program hours.  Specific times and schedules vary, depending upon the school and the needs of the program.

LEARN’s work calendar aligns with our partner school district calendars.  Instructional Leaders will have recess breaks during winter, spring, and summer. The longest recess break occurs in the summer and Instructional Leaders are expected to return to work when the break ends.