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Head Teachers

Company: Scientific Adventures for Girls
Location: Berkeley
Posted on: January 10, 2022

Job Description:

Scientific Adventures for Girls (SAfG) is seeking 3 after school Head Teachers to engage elementary-aged girls and teach hands-on STEM activities in-person at public schools in the East Bay (Berkeley, Emeryville, Oakland, Richmond). A teaching credential is not required.

If you are passionate about engaging our next generation of scientists - we would love to have you! All classes are fun, hands-on and designed to inspire girls to love STEM!

We are looking for 2 part-time and 1 full-time Head Teachers. This is an in-person, part-time or full-time, permanent post. The Head Teacher will report directly to the Manager of Programs. For more of an understanding, check-out what our classes look like:


SAfG serves girls in K through 6th grades. Our mission is to remove systemic barriers to all girls' participation in STEM starting in kindergarten, engage them through hands-on learning, increase their positive attitudes toward STEM, and equip them with 21st century skills. Serving schools in the East Bay, SAfG provides hands-on, high quality afterschool STEM programming to keep girls engaged in STEM for the long term.

Teach/deliver project-based STEM activities on site at elementary schools in the East Bay (includes kitting, set-up, clean up).
Promote the mission and scientist mindset of SAfG in each class
Utilize facilitator guides available for each class and differentiate instruction as needed to improve the student experience or accommodate individual students.
Supervise and direct teaching assistant, role models and volunteers in the classroom.
Assist in the organization and kitting of STEM supplies and kits at the main office and storage facility and responsible for transportation of STEM supplies to school sites.
Attend all staff meetings and programmatic meetings as scheduled.
Ability to teach at schools throughout the East Bay (Berkeley, Emeryville, Oakland, Richmond and San Leandro).
Serve as support for other programmatic STEM-related projects as needed.

Completed (or near completed) Bachelor of Arts or Science degree in Education or in STEM related field.
A minimum of one year of experience teaching.
Experience teaching and building relationships with girls from underserved backgrounds preferred.
Possess the ability to establish rapport with a wide range of students and create an inclusive learning environment.
Commitment to educational equity and programming for girls.
Initiative to analyze and solve problems.
Ability to work collaboratively and effectively with an assistant and colleagues.
Ability to maintain an excellent work ethic, a high level of energy and enthusiasm.
Organized and pays attention to details.
Experience in emergent curriculum, project-based or inquiry-based learning a plus
Valid driver's license and reliable car

Spanish is a plus, but not mandatory.


Position Type:

Part-time, permanent position, non-exempt, hourly employment. This position can be between 12-20 hours per week, depending on candidates availability.


Full-time, permanent position, non-exempt, hourly employment. This position can be between 30-40 hours per week, depending on candidates availability.

We offer an extremely competitive compensation package.

Salary: $23 - $27 per hour (dependent on experience)

Benefits for Full-Time Post ONLY :
Health and dental insurance
12 paid holidays
2 weeks paid vacation
Paid CA sick leave
Technology and Travel stipends
Professional development opportunities
Access to gym


Interested candidates should apply through this link:

Applications are accepted on a rolling basis and the post will remain open until filled.

SAfG is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability, or protected veteran status. BIPOC are strongly encouraged to apply.

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Keywords: Scientific Adventures for Girls, Berkeley , Head Teachers, Education / Teaching , Berkeley, California

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