AltSchool’s mission is to enable all children to reach their potential. We are a public benefit corporation and a Certified B Corporation, bringing together a unique partnership of educators, engineers, and researchers to create a proprietary learning platform guided by the most comprehensive body of current educational research. AltSchool’s platform is designed to empower schools everywhere to offer personalized, whole-child learning for each student, and to enable teachers to truly understand each child—both deep and wide—so they can develop and learner-centric environment that helps each child thrive.
Headquartered in San Francisco, AltSchool currently operates a network of schools in California and New York, which serve as learning labs for ongoing research and development. Starting fall 2017, that network of schools will expand to include the first cohort of pilot partner schools using the AltSchool platform of products and services. We are backed by many key investors including Founders Fund, Andreessen Horowitz, and Mark Zuckerberg & Priscilla Chan’s donor-advised fund at the Silicon Valley Community Foundation, who are committed to help achieve the goal of making the best education the most accessible.
The Education team is at the forefront of pioneering change through our schools and technology platform. Our educators are the experts in our students’ learning, and they direct the personalization of what, where, when, and how they learn. AltSchool educators customize their own classroom’s curriculum, emphasizing both academic rigor and social emotional learning. Educators are also part of a network of professionals who provide regular support, feedback, and opportunities for collaboration. Building a 21st-century Education team translates to the opportunity for year-round work, more flexible time-off, and creating technology to enhance and empower teaching and learning. We also rely on our educators’ critical collaboration on the direction and development of AltSchool’s proprietary technology products.
The Physical Education Assistant partners with our classroom and physical education staff to enable every student to reach their full potential. The role includes managing student transitions throughout the core day, supporting PE classes with both structured movement and unstructured play, and support for project-based learning blocks. The ideal candidate is dynamic, collaborative, and invested in ongoing growth. Experience engaging students in an outdoor environment is key.
This is a part-time hourly role with an approximate schedule of 15-25 hours per week between the hours of 9am and 2pm daily. The hourly rate is $20. Additional opportunities are available to sub in AltSchool’s extended day program from 2:30-6:30pm.
Assist the 2 PE Leads in delivering a personalized, child-centered PE program.
Provide a welcoming and inclusive environment for students; use positive behavior guidance methods for students
Supervise students to maintain a safe, healthy environment and be prepared to act as necessary per AltSchool practices and regulations, as necessary per AltSchool practices and regulations
Ensure smooth operation of the Physical Education program at your specific site
Lead students safely to and from the classroom to the park or play area
Promote social-emotional development and movement through outdoor play
Organize and maintain the site’s PE equipment
Participate in trainings
Collaborate with fellow PE staff, share best practices, and attend team meetings
Confer with the student support and educator teams to ensure continuation of care
Monitor and report student behavior and performance
Perform other duties on an as-needed basis
Minimum 1 year of prior experience working directly with K-8 students
Knowledge of safe practices in classroom and playground activities
Effective communication both orally and in writing with students, parents, and staff
Belief in fostering children’s social-emotional capabilities
Commitment to continuous improvement
Interpersonal skills using tact, patience, and courtesy
This is a part-time hourly role with a $20/hour wage.
To be considered for this role, you must submit an online application. Please also include a statement of teaching philosophy in your cover letter.
AltSchool is an interdisciplinary team of educators, technologists and entrepreneurs building a network of schools that prepare students for our changing world. Each individual school is able to adapt to the needs of students, families and the surrounding community; the larger network connects everyone together and enables a far greater impact in our efforts to improve education. Underlying it all... is a platform and curriculum that is personalized to each individual child.
Our team has come together because we all believe that more is possible. AltSchool provides a rich and personally meaningful education that is built for our children’s future.