Assistant Teacher

Aim High Summer (Seasonal) · Greater Bay Area & Tahoe/Truckee, California
Department Aim High Summer (Seasonal)
Employment Type Summer - Seasonal
Compensation $18 - $21


At Aim High, students with limited options unlock their limitless potential. Our multi-year summer enrichment program empowers middle schoolers from low-income neighborhoods, igniting their love of learning and yielding real results—97% of Aim High alumni graduate high school and go on to college. Grounded in a welcoming community where every kid feels seen and supported, Aim High gives students the confidence to succeed in high school and beyond. Aim High also fosters a supportive professional community in which educators - from aspiring to experienced - grow personally and professionally. For more about Aim High, please visit

Position Summary

Assistant Teachers (ATs) co-teach core academic subjects and lead enrichment classes and/or afternoon activities. ATs participate in professional development focused on social emotional skills, restorative practices and leadership growth. ATs receive mentorship and coaching to practice and strengthen teaching skills, engage in career exploration and learn pathways to enter educational careers. 

This is a six-week position: one week of faculty training and five weeks teaching middle school students using project based curriculum and culturally responsive practices. All Aim High summer staff also have the opportunity to participate in online training before the start of the summer program. 

Duties and Responsibilities: 

  • Participate in training in culturally responsive teaching and project-based learning. 
  • Support morning academic core classes and assist their Lead Teacher with co-planning and executing lessons. 
  • Support with classroom material setup, team builders and small group instruction. 
  • Lead afternoon enrichment activities such as sports, city exploration, arts & crafts, etc.
  • Lead community circles and restorative conversations in small groups. 
  • Co-lead advising groups, work to create a positive environment and strong relationships with students and colleagues.
  • Weekly check-ins with teaching team members and specialists.


  • Current college student or recent college graduate. 
  • Interest in the field of education and are committed to further developing professional skills to be an educational leader in social justice and racial justice.
  • Team player, reliable, creative problem-solver and excellent interpersonal skills. 
  • Demonstrate a growth mindset, willingness to give and receive feedback.
  • Skilled at establishing and maintaining positive working relationships with others.

Compensation and Schedule: 

  • This is an hourly position of $18 to $21 per hour.
  • This is a full time, non-exempt position for the six weeks of the program:
    • Program dates in San Francisco, Oakland, Richmond, Novato, San Rafael and East Palo Alto are June 13 through July 22.
    • Program dates in Napa and Tahoe/Truckee are June 27 through August 5.
  • This position is expected to work during the general hours of 8am to 4pm and up to three family evening events.

Aim High requires the holder of this position be fully vaccinated against COVID-19, as defined by the CDC. Aim High may review and consider requests for reasonable accommodation to this requirement. Please note that the Aim High summer program, at its multiple summer locations, is subject to follow host school/district COVID vaccine mandates that may not allow for non vaccinated accommodations.

Aim High is an equal opportunity employer. Aim High seeks diversity in its community and affords equal employment and advancement opportunities to all qualified individuals without regard to race, creed, color, religion, national origin, ethnicity, ancestry, gender, sexual orientation, age, physical or mental disability, marital status, citizenship status, medical condition, or any other legally protected status.

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  • Location
    Greater Bay Area & Tahoe/Truckee, California
  • Department
    Aim High Summer (Seasonal)
  • Employment Type
    Summer - Seasonal
  • Compensation
    $18 - $21