After School Instructors/Teachers (Elementary or Middle School)

Website Real Options for City Kids (R.O.C.K.)

Job Description
After School Instructor/Teachers (Elementary or Middle School)


Real Options for City Kids (R.O.C.K.) is an award-winning nonprofit providing hope for children and youth in San Francisco’s Visitacion Valley. R.O.C.K. employees make a positive impact with youth every single day. Our mission is to nurture the healthy development of children by providing opportunities to those who might not otherwise have access to a range of positive programs.

At R.O.C.K., we serve more than 500 children (ages 6- 17) with a framework that develops strong social and emotional skills, develops strong academic behaviors and broadens horizons. Start changing youth lives forever, today!

Job Title: After School Instructor / Teacher

Pay: $17.50 – $22.00/hour depending on experience

Hours:  25 hours per week

  • Monday-Friday – hours ranging from 12:30pm-6:00pm (depending on site)
  • Potential Full Time Available! 40 hours ranging from 8:00am-6:00pm, with health & retirement benefits.

Sites: R.O.C.K. runs in-school and after-school programs at 3 school sites (each staff person works at only one school site):

  • El Dorado Elementary School (K-5 grade) – 70 Delta St, San Francisco
  • Visitacion Valley Elementary School (K-5 grade) – 55 Schwerin St, San Francisco
  • Visitacion Valley Middle School (6-8 grade) – 1971 Visitacion Ave, San Francisco

Primary Responsibilities:

  • Develop, lead, and evaluate daily engaging after school classes for 15 – 25 students
  • Assist in academic support
  • Effectively manage classrooms using positive discipline philosophy and restorative practices
  • Motivate youth to succeed in their personal and academic life
  • Complete engaging and fun lesson plans with the help of the Site Coordinator
  • Create and maintain a safe and respectful learning environment
  • Develop positive relationships with students, teachers and staff and maintain positive rapport with parents/guardians
  • Be a leader and role model to youth
  • Set-up and clean-up program spaces
  • Maintain communication with Site Coordinator and Director
  • Attend all scheduled program events
  • Assist in planning program wide celebrations
  • Attend bi-weekly staff meetings with supervisor for professional development


  • One year of experience in working with children
  • Desire to work with underserved children
  • Reliable means of transportation to and from program
  • Bilingual in Spanish, Cantonese and/or Samoan is a plus
  • 48 college credits from an accredited college or university or successful completion of the Instructional Aide Exam (administered after hire)
  • Provide proof of a negative TB screen within the past four years
  • Candidates must go through a background check after a conditional offer is made
  • Pursuant to the San Francisco Fair Chance Ordinance, we will consider for employment qualified applicants with arrest and conviction record


Check out to make sure R.O.C.K. is a good fit. Send an email to with “After School Position” in the SUBJECT line and attach the following:

  • Cover letter (no more than one page, single spaced) telling us about what drew you to R.O.C.K. and which activity/class you would like to lead
  • Resume
  • Contact information for 3 references

R.O.C.K. is an incredible organization and we hope to be able to serve you on your career path! Apply today!