Help all students thrive in school and beyond through hands-on learning and career mentors. Become a Teaching Associate in the Bay Area of California.

Citizen Schools is partnering with Envisioneers to deliver programming for the 2021-2022 school year. The mission of Envisioneers is to combat systemic inequity in education by fostering and cultivating the academic and social emotional skills of our scholars while exposing them to project-based learning and industry mentors.

Citizen Schools and Envisionners seek talented, enthusiastic, and diverse educators to serve as part-time Teaching Associates (TA) in Oakland, California for the 2021-2022 academic year. Support a classroom of 10-15 students by running structured homework sessions, academic instruction, and elective classes. Provide operational support and one on one behavior management.

Part-time and full-time positions available. Part-time positions for 8:00 am - 1:00pm or 1:00pm to 6:00pm. Full-time positions available for 35 - 40 hours.

Positions are available beginning in August 2021 and applications are accepted on a rolling basis.


  • Create opportunities for students that strengthen the connection between academic success, college, and career.
  • Create and reinforce a culture of achievement and the idea that hard work + opportunity = success
  • Provide one on one and small group behavior intervention and support


  • Knowledge of and commitment to the Citizen Schools’ mission
  • Academic skills – proficiency in middle school math and English
  • Coaching skills and ability to provide and receive constructive feedback
  • Commitment to teamwork and collaboration with diverse groups of people
  • Experience working with youth, middle school youth ideal
  • Ability to build relationships and influence students, colleagues, and community members
  • Strong oral and written communication skills
  • Strong detail orientation, time management, and organization skills
  • Spanish skills a plus


  • Organization: Uses a consistent practice to manage materials, information, and commitments in order to successfully meet expectations in a fast-paced work environment.
  • Excellent Communicator: Demonstrates active, intentional, and ongoing engagement with a diverse range of individuals and groups. Routinely makes room for multiple perspectives.
  • Achievement: Goal-oriented mindset takes personal ownership for results and has a track record of overcoming barriers to achieve ambitious outcomes.
  • Commitment to Service: Mobilizer who believes education is a vital project that requires community-wide support.


The hourly rate is $17.50. Teaching Associates receive paid training as part of their orientation to the role. Teaching Associates working 20 or more hours per week are eligible for part-time health benefits. All Teaching Associates will have opportunities for professional development and growth.


Citizen Schools works collaboratively with schools by connecting them with a second shift of educators: AmeriCorps service members, part-time Teaching Associates, and over 5,000 volunteer Citizen Teachers from community organizations, local businesses as well as major corporations like Google and Cognizant. Students benefit from mentorship and hands-on learning experiences that spark curiosity and illuminate the world of opportunity available through education. You can learn more about our results by clicking here.


Citizen Schools is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate on the basis of sex, race, color, religion, sexual orientation, national origin, cultural heritage, ancestry, political belief, age, marital status, pregnancy, physical or mental disability or veteran status. Citizen Schools is compliant with the American with Disabilities Act and we are committed to making special accommodations for your interview or work as a member of our team. Please contact the Envisioneers talent team for more information.