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Classroom Assistant (AmeriCorps)

Bay Area Youth Agency Consortium (BAYAC) AmeriCorps San Francisco ,CA
  • Expired: over a month ago. Applications are no longer accepted.
Job Description

BAYAC AmeriCorps collaborates with over 20 agencies in schools and community-based organizations to serve youth and families in the San Francisco Bay Area. As part of AmeriCorps, BAYAC Members commit to a full-time (40 hours/week) term of service in the Bay Area's most high-need communities, working to provide youth with opportunities for meaningful engagement, skill building, and emotional and social development. This is a paid work experience program for folks who are looking to advance their career working with youth and in the field of education. We are hiring folks to serve as after-school educators, classroom aides, academic coaches & mentors, tutors, health educators, case managers, and enrichment activities coordinators. 

In particular, we are looking to fill Classroom Assistant positions in schools such as the New School of San Francisco (). They are based in San Francisco and this is a tuition-free public school designed in partnership with local educators, parents and community leaders. They are a K-12 school currently serving kindergarten through third grade. Their mission is to demonstrate a holistic 21st century education that instills a love of learning now and prepares students and families for success in the future. They are a diverse by design school serving kids from neighborhoods across San Francisco and their program is focused on inquiry-based learning. 

Position duties may include:

  • Be a classroom assistant for Spanish PE and Art
  • Be a part of a school environment in which children go to school where the can drive their learning, ask big questions and take risks
  • Encourage young children’s learning through hands-on experiences and help them to harness their curiosity
  • Support students/youth in developing the skills they need to be successful in school and life
  • Provide homework and academic support for program participants at school sites
  • Provide case management, referrals, and independent living skills for clients at community based sites
  • Plan and facilitate youth focused lesson plans and activities
  • Promote a safe and positive learning environment
  • Actively supervise and ensure student/youth safety at all times
  • Model positive attitudes, behaviors, and language
  • Communicate regularly with the site coordinator and regional supervisor
  • Maintain accurate attendance records and reporting procedures
  • Attend and participate in weekly training and cohort meetings

Gain experience and skills:

  • Work full time in diverse and vibrant Bay Area communities
  • Work within the education and nonprofit sectors
  • Develop basic teaching skills, including curriculum development, behavior management practices and public speaking/facilitation
  • Make lasting connections with fellow service minded community members
  • Build confidence in public speaking
  • Acquire concrete workplace skills
  • Develop personal and professional goals with guidance and support
  • Promote meaningful community partnerships
  • Become part of a large alumni network

Benefits include:

  • $1,800 monthly living stipend
  • $6,195 (1700-hour member) education award upon completion of term
  • Health care benefits
  • Student loan forbearance for qualifying loans
  • Childcare assistance (if eligible)


  • U.S. citizen, U.S. national, or a lawful permanent resident of the United States
  • At least 17 years old
  • High School Diploma or GED
  • Ability to work full-time (40 hours/week) and commit to a 11-month term of service
  • Successful completion of TB test and Live Scan/fingerprinting (upon hire)
  • Prefer to have 48 college credits completed
  • Prefer bilingual in Spanish/English, not required

To Apply: Go to and click "Apply Now!" to submit your application and be scheduled for an interview. Get your applications in today, as we are filling our positions on a first come first serve basis! 

Timeline: Service cohorts begin September 2020 and serve until Summer 2021 for 1700-hour members.

BAYAC (Bay Area Youth Agency Consortium) is a National Service program of Bay Area Community Resources. BAYAC AmeriCorps Members commit to a year of service at partnering schools and community based organizations, providing youth in the San Francisco Bay Area's most high need communities with opportunities for meaningful engagement, skill building, and emotional and social development.

Bay Area Youth Agency Consortium (BAYAC) AmeriCorps


San Francisco, CA