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After School Program Leader (Grades 5-8)

La Scuola International School is a vibrant Pre-K - 8th Grade international community with a focus on inquiry-based learning, creative expression and language immersion.

We are looking to hire a part-time After School Program Leader as part of our growing Middle School located in San Francisco’s Mission District.  We are seeking energetic, responsible and engaged individuals who are interested in facilitating a safe, fun, and collaborative environment with both children and co-instructors. 



The After School Program Leader reports to the Middle School Director and Director of Administration and is responsible for quality supervision that enriches the students intellectually, socially, emotionally, and physically. This person will maintain a safe and educational environment for children 5th through 8th grade. He or she will promote teamwork, communication and will embody the IB Learner Profile and the values and mission of La Scuola.

The position hours are Monday through Friday from 3:00pm-6:15pm, with a 2:30pm start-time on Tuesdays only.

Pay will depend on experience. This position also has the opportunity for career growth in the field of education. 



 Promote a safe and healthy environment based on safety standards set within the program. 

 Demonstrate behavior that is professional, ethical, and responsible.

 Effectively manage and redirect any inappropriate student behaviors and implement the program discipline system to effectively monitor and guide proper student behavior.

 Communicate with staff, parents and teachers on discipline issues, if they should arise.

 Report any concerns and questions regarding the program (students, parents, equipment needs, supplies, other staff, volunteers, etc.) to the Middle School Director and Director of Administration


 Experience working with children 

 Excellent attendance and punctuality records

 High level of enthusiasm and positive attitude

 Problem solving, creativity and multi-tasking skills

 Ability to respond to incidents and emergency situations quickly and calmly


  Interest and willingness to share passions for cooking, music, sport or other recreational activities

  Fluency in another language (Italian or any other!)



 Valid first aid and CPR certificate issued by the Red Cross within six months of employment

 Valid Driver’s License, Criminal Justice Department and Federal Bureau of Investigation Fingerprint Clearance, Physical and TB Clearance.

 Mandated child abuse reporting online training within two weeks of employment

 Sexual Harassment online training course completion

To be considered for the position, please apply with a letter of intent, a resume and a minimum of 3 references. Send all documents to More information about our school can be found here

Must be authorized to work in the U.S. Final candidate will need to pass Criminal Justice Department and Federal Bureau of Investigation Fingerprint Clearance, Physical Exam and TB Test.


La Scuola is San Francisco’s first IB-PYP School and the first Reggio - IB Italian Immersion program in the world. We are currently implementing the IB Middle Years Program as a MYP candidate school. 

Founded in San Francisco in 2002 as La Piccola Scuola Italiana, we have grown from a small playgroup of Italian-American and Italian families to a thriving International community of over 240 families from preschool through 8th grade (in the 2019-20 school year).  

La Scuola International School will empower every student to maximize his/her unique potential within a friendly, supportive, and inspiring environment. Through innovative education of the highest standard, the school will nurture lifelong learners prepared for the challenges of a changing world.


In order to provide equal employment and advancement opportunities to all individuals, employment decisions at La Scuola will be based on merit, qualifications and abilities. La Scuola does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, ancestry, citizenship, sexual orientation, pregnancy, childbirth or related medical condition, marital status, veteran status, gender identity, physical or mental disability (actual or perceived), medical condition, genetic characteristics, political affiliation or any other characteristic protected by state, federal or local law. This policy governs all aspects of employment, including hiring, job assignment, compensation, discipline, termination, layoff, promotion, transfer and access to benefits and training.