Specialist Enrichment Instructor

Steps to Success (STS), a comprehensive school success and college readiness program, is hiring multiple Specialist Enrichment Instructors for its after-school Extended Learning Programs (ELP). Enrichment Instructors come in once per week for a 10-12 week session to run activities for one hour.  

ELP programs serve about 15-20 students each, in grades 4-6. The programs run at five Brookline Elementary/Middle Schools (Pierce, Lawrence, Lincoln, and Upper and Lower Devotion) up to four days per week (Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays) right after school. Enrichment Instructors would need to be available on at least one of the above days from 4pm-5pm.

Enrichment Instructors are part-time, temporary positions, (1-3 hours per week, for 10-12 weeks, with the option to stay on for additional sessions). Candidates will need to be available for employment starting the week of 9/18/2017 through the week of 12/18/2017.


Program Objectives:

  • Improve students' study skills, homework quality and completion;

  • Engage students in fun, project-based, academically enriching activities that complement and extend school day learning;

  • Foster youth development, positive relationships with peers and adults, and greater school connectedness; and

  • Introduce students to the value of higher education and the resources colleges provide, through campus visits and activities with a college partner.

Enrichment Instructor Duties:

  • Design and teach units that are fun, interactive, and academically enriching (without feeling like school!)

  • Enrichment units can be, and have been, widely varied- Instructors can be very creative with the topics and themes they choose.  Examples of recent enrichment units have included: yoga, movie making, photography, Lego Robotics, SLAM poetry, fine arts, team sports, and many more...

    • Work as a team with Program Director, Assistant Director, and volunteers, when you’re there

    • Develop positive relationships with and among students, establish a clear sense of structure, and a fun, respectful learning atmosphere.


  • At least 2 years experience planning and running activities designed to engage young people in a school, camp, after school, or residential setting

  • Demonstrated commitment to youth development. Ability to work with a diverse population and with students of varying levels of academic skill and engagement

  • Flexibility and creativity in relating to students in an after-school setting is essential. Experience with students in middle school age range is important.

Additional Information:

  • $50/hour, with the option to teach on multiple days, at multiple sites (1-4 hours/week)

  • This is an independent contractor position

  • Supervised by ELP Program Directors and STS Director of Programs

To apply:  Please send resume and cover letter to Sarah Fowler, Director of Programs: