Part Time Activity Leader

  • Anywhere

Redwood Day School

Redwood Day’s K-8 program includes over 400 students, all learning together on our 4-acre campus in the heart of Oakland. Everything we do is designed to keep every child engaged and growing. Academically, that means a world-class curriculum, the best teachers, and a focus on the individual student. Socially and emotionally, we teach students to work through challenges, respect each other’s differences, and honor their diverse community. We find great strength in multiple perspectives and embrace every opportunity to weave diversity in thought and action into our social, emotional, and academic lives.

Job Description:

We are seeking dynamic, energetic, playful, responsible activity leaders to cultivate and develop the inquisitive minds of a diverse student body in our after-school program. Join our dedicated team in providing a fun, innovative, quality program where children build their confidence through creative clubs, physical activities, and free play. We are interested in hiring people committed to working in a multicultural learning environment and demonstrating flexibility, a positive attitude, and a professional demeanor. Ideal candidates will have experience working with children in a school or camp setting, an understanding of the social and emotional needs of K-8 students, strong communication and organizational skills, and a motivation to work with a strong existing team.

Essential Responsibilities:

  • Supervise, interact with and engage students
  • Plan, develop, and facilitate enrichment clubs and recreational activities
  • Set-up and clean-up program areas
  • Communicate program needs to Director
  • Attend regular staff meetings and professional development
  • Assist with other School duties, including lunch and recess supervision, as requested 
  • Attend and/or help staff School events as requested

Additional Responsibilities During the COVID-19 Pandemic:

Redwood Day is complying with Alameda County Public Health Department, Alameda County Office of Education, and California Public Health Department guidance regarding health, safety, and reopening schools during the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. Accordingly, X-Care Activity Leaders will be assigned to a stable group of students. Additional responsibilities during the COVID-19 pandemic include, but are not limited to:

  • Help to ensure the safety and hygiene of students by following all School policies and procedures, including those related to Covid-19 health and safety
  • Plan, develop, and facilitate enrichment activities, games, and lessons for the assigned stable group
  • Facilitate activities, games, and lessons with other grade level Activity Leaders via the use of in-classroom technology 
  • Set-up and clean-up of all program areas in compliance with the School’s Covid-19 expectations for disinfecting areas before and after use

Desired Qualifications:

  • A love of working with children
  • An understanding of the developmental needs of K-8 students 
  • High energy and creativity
  • Excellent oral and interpersonal communication skills
  • Flexibility and patience 

Schedule and Hours:

These are part-time positions beginning November 16, 2020. The after-school workday is Monday-Friday 2:00-5:00 p.m with bi-weekly meetings at 5:00 p.m. Additional hours are available during in-service days and school breaks. We are flexible and willing to work with schedules; however, it is required that everyone works a minimum of 3 days per week.


Redwood Day offers competitive compensation based on education and experience.


Candidates should send a letter of intent, resume, and completed Redwood Day Employment Application to, Attn: Momo Maumalanga, Director of After-School & Summer Programs, by November 30, 2020. 

Limitations and Disclaimer:

The listed job responsibilities are meant to describe the general nature and level of work being performed; it is not intended to be construed as an exhaustive list of all responsibilities associated with the position. Employees will be required to follow any other job-related instructions and to perform other job-related duties requested by their supervisor in compliance with Federal and State Laws. Continued employment remains on an “at-will” basis. All job requirements are subject to possible modification to reasonably accommodate individuals with disabilities. Offers contingent on passing background check and TB test.

Non-Discrimination Policy:
Redwood Day is an equal opportunity employer and makes employment decisions on the basis of merit. We want to have the best available person in every job. School policy prohibits unlawful discrimination based on race (including traits historically associated with race, including but not limited to, hair texture and protective hairstyles), religion (including religious beliefs, observance or practice, including religious dress or grooming practices), color, sex (including gender, gender identity, gender expression, transgender, transitioned, transitioning or perceived to be transitioning), sexual orientation (including heterosexuality, homosexuality, and bisexuality), national origin, ancestry, citizenship status, marital status, pregnancy and breastfeeding, age, medical condition, genetic characteristics or information, military and veteran status, and physical or mental disability, or any other consideration made unlawful by federal, state, or local laws. It also prohibits unlawful discrimination based on the perception that anyone has any of those characteristics, or is associated with a person who has or is perceived as having any of those characteristics. In addition, Redwood Day does not permit discrimination based on dressing consistently with one’s gender identity or gender expression, or preferred gender, name, or pronoun usage.

Authorized Employment Status:

As required by federal law, all offers of employment are contingent on verification of an applicant or employee’s authorization for lawful employment in the United States at the start of their employment. Please note, the School does not sponsor applicants for employment-related visas.


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