After School Activity Leader

The Collaborative for Educational Services (CES) is seeking experienced, energetic part-time Activity Leaders to teach educational enrichment activities in After School programs. After School Programs typically begin in early September and end mid-May to early June. Some programs also have programming in the summer months. Programs located in: Amherst, Easthampton, Greenfield, Palmer, Turners Falls, West Springfield, and Ware. When applying, candidates will need to indicate where they would like to work. 


Who We Are: Experienced educators; passionate about serving all students; including those who may have not done their best work in a traditional text-based classroom.

We value: The provision of positive high-quality after school experiences that help young people develop skills and confidence that will help them find success in school and in life. Social Justice and Equity work is central to our mission, especially in these times. We understand that all forms of oppression are damaging.

We hope that you will join us in this work!

This is you:

  • You love to teach and believe students self-confidence, health, and brain power improve from active learning.
  • You think out of the box or use our curriculum resources, to create a challenging learning environment.
  • You effectively use technology; have experience working in a virtual classroom.
  • You adapt with ease to changing programmatic needs, while maintaining composure and a positive attitude.
Highlights of What You Will Do:
  • Work with the site coordinator and other program staff, while providing social-emotional and academic support to students.
  • Assist with planning, development and implementation of project based, cross-curricular enrichment activities.
  • Provide project-based learning to students – making learning enjoyable and interesting thus keeping our learners actively engaged.
  • Strengthen students’ academic skills, deepen their communication skills with adults and peers.
  • Tie activities to academic learning, enriching the education of youth outside of school.

Candidates do not have to commit to the full school year nor the full work week.  Employment can be seasonal and just for a few days of the week.  There’s lots of flexibility in scheduling hours. Teaching experience is a traditional setting is a plus!

Please submit your resume and a cover letter which details how you would structure an hour long class.