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Silverquicken Afterschool Instructor

The Silverquicken Afterschool Instructor joins a small, innovative company to teach after-school enrichment classes or “clubs” to middle grade students (in grades 3-8; ages 9-13). Clubs meet once/week for an hour after the school day, in a school classroom that the Instructor helps transform into a magical Silverquicken classroom. Students tackle puzzles, games, and ciphers (among other engaging activities!) that teach them to think differently, work together, and solve tough challenges. Through our super-fun programming, kids are intrinsically motivated to attempt really rigorous tasks and build the real problem solving and critical thinking skills they need to thrive in today’s world.

A successful Silverquicken Instructor will be passionate about igniting curiosity, wonder, compassion, and empathy. They will find ways to bolster perseverance, leadership, and teamwork with groups of students and individuals. And they will make the classes fun and exciting, bringing back into learning the joy that’s so often missing for many students.

Our instructors will also apply these skills and characteristics to our growing team, where they will collaborate with other instructors, content developers, and puzzle writers to make the Silverquicken experience the best it can be!

Responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

  • Lead one or more in-person class of up to 15 students, once/week for 6-8 weeks. (Course times vary by school, but are generally in the 2:30 – 4:30pm after-school timeframe.)
  • Track attendance and follow up with school if students miss class.
  • Follow up with emails from students or families as necessary.
  • Participate in online training sessions before the course begins.
  • Collect feedback from class sessions and share them with Silverquicken leadership and other instructors.
  • Prepare for each class by studying the materials, guides, slides, and other available training material. (Lesson plans are already created and teacher guides exist for each class, although input and feedback are always welcome to continue to improve classes!)
  • Provide constructive feedback to Silverquicken content development staff and leadership that will help to continuously improve the course and course materials.
Qualifications and Skills:
  • 2+ years of experience in teaching, tutoring, training, counseling, mentoring, or other youth-based service
  • K-12 education experience or course of study preferred
  • Adaptable and able to keep calm under pressure (e.g., technology doesn’t work perfectly, students are disruptive, etc.)
  • Strong classroom management skills
  • Strong communication skills, including speaking, writing, and active listening, with both students, administrators, and parents
  • Ability to welcome students and create a strong classroom environment
  • Excellent time management, prioritization, and multitasking abilities
  • Experience with and access to MS Office products (most importantly PowerPoint) and Google Suite (e.g., Google Docs and Sheets)
  • Ability to give and receive feedback and constructive criticism

Apply today!