The mission of Citizens of the World Los Angeles (CWC LA) is to provide a socio-economically, culturally, and racially diverse community of students in Los Angeles with an intellectually challenging, experiential learning environment that develops each student's confidence, potential, and individual responsibility as citizens of the world. CWC schools:
- Service a socioeconomically, culturally, and racially diverse community;
- Develop students' social and emotional skills to prepare them to become citizens of the world in an ever-changing future; and
- Promote academic rigor through a constructivist, project-based learning approach, to support and develop children's natural intellectual curiosity
Our core values are embraced by the entire community:
CWC LA Students Program Department
- Excellence: we demand lasting quality
- Diversity: we are better and stronger because of our differences
- Authenticity: we are our true selves in this work, and we are candid
- Community: we care deeply about people. We share and build partnerships. We celebrate, laugh, and seek joy, even in the tough times
- Change: we welcome the unknown, embracing the unexpected and new. We adapt to meet the ever-changing times. We find new ways
To create experiential learning opportunities for students that encourage critical thought, a sense of community, and enthusiasm for learning
To encourage and inspire youth to be lifelong learners of self, community, and the worldPosition Description
Enrichment Elective Instructors will work with students in grades TK - 8th giving children opportunities to try new and varied activities that may not strictly fit into the curriculum, but that develop character, resilience, and motivation, and encourage them to pursue wider goals.
- Planning and implementing learning experiences that advance the intellectual and or physical development of children;
- Develop and Facilitate TK - 8th-grade enrichment sessions that strengthen youth leadership skills, promote cooperation, and spark interest.
- Create and implement enrichment programming that engages youth in areas such as Pottery, Gardening, STEAM (ex.Art, Robotics, Engineering), Financial Literacy, Stocks, Pod Casting, Mechanics, Textiles, etc.
- Establishing and maintaining a safe, healthy learning environment;
- Supporting the social and emotional development of children;
- Encouraging the involvement of the families of the children.
- Enlist and coach students in interscholastic/developmental sports leagues that might include basketball, volleyball, or soccer.
- Develop a strong school culture by influencing, motivating, and building rapport with faculty, administrators, parents, and volunteers.
- Flex your administrative muscles to organize program schedules, and collect and enter important program data.
- Be highly alert, and focused and take proactive, preventative measures to keep all students safe.
- Develop and maintain positive teacher-student and peer relationships.
- Implement classroom management procedures for all activities and transitions (training provided).
- Be an active participant in the group, staff, and professional development meetings.
- Maintain day-school classrooms, field, and office equipment in a clean and organized way.
- Communicate, with a respectful and positive attitude in the CWC LA Community.Safely use technology/electronic tools/supplies to maintain the quality of all equipment.
- Arrive at scheduled shifts, meetings, and pieces of training on time.
- Demonstrate maturity when dealing with children and sensitive issues.
- Being willing to organize and enthusiastically participate in games indoors and or outdoors
- High school diploma (AA degree or at least two years of college coursework preferred)
We are an Equal Opportunity Employer, and, as an organization serving a diverse group of students, we work to reflect this diversity in our staff as well.PLEASE NOTE: WHEN COMPLETING AN APPLICATION DON'T FORGET TO SCROLL DOWN AND CLICK "SUBMIT APPLICATION" CWC WILL BE UNABLE TO REVIEW IT IF NOT SUBMITTED PROPERLY.
- Prior experience working with school-aged children in an academic or recreational setting
- Strong communication skills, both oral and written.
- Fluency in a second language (preferred, Spanish and Korean as high-priority languages)
- Extensive knowledge of age-appropriate classroom and behavior management skills and age-appropriate activities
- Ability to lead groups of students in activities while placing a high priority on safety
- Ability to work independently and with a team
- Ability to collaborate effectively with teachers, parents, and students
- A passion for working with youth