2017-18 Fruit Stand Afterschool Instructor

Fruit Stand is a real-world problem solving and entrepreneurship afterschool program that takes place in the school snack marketplace, driven by the energy of the young people. Directed through Penn’s Netter Center for Community Partnerships, Fruit Stand is part of comprehensive support provided by the University-Assisted Community Schools program (UACS) sites for West Philadelphia schools. The Fruit Stand Afterschool Instructor will oversee the safe, hygienic, and profitable implementation of all Fruit Stand sessions at the site.



  • Education: High school degree required, College degree preferred
  • Experience: 1-2 years working with elementary and middle school aged youth 
  • Knowledge of youth development and youth work best practices
  • 1-2 years in culinary, business and/or education field(s)
  • Completion and passing of all Federal and State background checks/clearances
  • Ability to work until at least 6:30 p.m. weekdays
  • Experience with urban settings and diverse populations
  • Excellent skills with Microsoft office suite and experience with database entry
  • Excellent interpersonal, organization and communication skills



  • Assist with recruitment and enrollment of students into the program
  • Ensure that children are safe at all times
  • Plan activities with other after-school staff
  • Attendance at all UACS staff trainings and meetings
  • Lead planning in Fruit Stand-related activities with students
  • Take attendance, assist with the sign in/sign out process, and manage required paperwork as directed
  • Assist with set-up and clean-up of culinary materials and equipment including securing food in safe and hygienic fashion
  • Supervise and direct children according to school site and UACS rules and guidance
  • Modify curricula to  meet academic and recreational enrichment program goals as needed
  • Be familiar with and strive to be in compliance with the Netter Center and School Dist. Of Phila. Core Standards for Youth Programs
  • Collaborate with other programs to ensure best program practices and sharing of resources
  • Other duties as assigned


Average of 20hours/week Monday – Friday from 2:00 – 6:30pm for academic school year Sept - June, including occasional evenings; compensation: $12 per hour.

To apply please submit resume and cover letter to Jarrett Stein, steinjm@sas.upenn.edu.