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Career-Readiness and Literacy Part-Time Afterschool Instructor

Career-Readiness and Literacy Part-Time Afterschool Instructor

The University of Pennsylvania’s Netter Center for Community Partnerships University-Assisted Community Schools (UACS) program creates mutually beneficial partnerships between community stakeholders and Penn partners to implement in-school and afterschool programming in select West Philadelphia public schools.  We work to create learning experiences for youth that are enriching, fun and academically beneficial, with an emphasis on curricula that are inquiry-based and community problem-solving.  Afterschool Program Instructors provide enthusiastic and educational direct service to students, participate in planning activities, assists with management of necessary paperwork such as taking attendance. 

For this position at West Philadelphia High School (49th and Chestnut), the instructor will be focused on Career-Readiness and Literacy initiatives, including school library engagement and student internship programs.


  • Assist with recruitment and enrollment of students into the program
  • Ensure that children are safe at all times
  • Plan activities with other staff; prepare and implement lessons
  • Develop resources the will help students secure employment
  • Attendance at all UACS staff trainings and meetings
  • Lead planning 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 materials and equipment including preparing and securing instructional spaces (classrooms, etc.)
  • Supervise and direct children according to UACS rules and guidance
  • Modify curricula to meet academic and recreational enrichment program goals as needed
  • Understand and implement the Netter Center and School District of Phila. Core Standards for Youth Programs
  • Other duties as assigned


  • Education: High school degree required, College degree preferred
  • Able to be physically active with and engage youth
  • Knowledge of career ready skill-building activities and curricula for high school students
  • Knowledge of literacy skill-building activities and curricula for high school students
  • Knowledge of project-based learning
  • Experience: 1-2 years working with high school aged youth
    • Knowledge of youth development and youth work best practices
    • Work Readiness summer program experience preferred
  • Experience with urban settings and diverse populations
  • Excellent skills with Microsoft office suite and experience with database entry; experience with PC or Mac computers
  • Excellent interpersonal, organization and communication skills
  • Completion and passing of all Federal and State background checks/clearances


Schedules vary, average of 15-20 hours/week Mon–Fri from 2:00pm - 6:00pm | Compensation varies, starts at $15/hr.  To apply, please email resume and cover letter to: