Afterschool Teacher

March 26, 2024 Cumberland & York County

Job Code LWAS-T

Overview and Position Summary: 

Our team is seeking energetic, emotionally intelligent, and engaging Afterschool Teachers who believe in the power of education and who are committed to helping children thrive. Part-time School Year positions are currently available at multiple program sites at elementary schools in Southern Maine.


LearningWorks Afterschool (LWAS) serves low-performing students in pre-K-grade 3 in Biddeford School Department and grades 2-5 in Portland, Saco, and Waterboro. Students participate in hands-on engineering design challenges that embed literacy, math, and social-emotional learning, to build key skills for school success: academic confidence, taking initiative, problem-solving, communication, and perseverance. LWAS is funded through 21st Century Community Learning Center grants and is offered in partnership with the respective public school districts.

The Afterschool Teacher works 13 hours per week and is responsible for planning and implementing a 4-day/week school year program focused on the Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, and Mathematics (STEAM) curriculum, and enrichment activities (health/wellness, cultural, social-emotional learning). LWAS team members receive high-quality training in academic instruction, classroom management, and childhood development, so extensive prior experience in education is not required.

Beyond student contact hours, time is allotted to attend meetings, and participate in planning and professional development. This is a part-time, fixed-term school-year position. See locations for school year program dates.

Below are the sites we are hiring for. Please indicate the LOCATION CODE in the application for the desired location.


Grades 2 through 5


September 25, 2023 – June 7, 2024 (last day subject to change), pre-program training begins September 18, 2023.

  • East End Community School (LOCATION CODE: 7200)
  • Talbot Community School (LOCATION CODE: 7260)
      • 2:10 – 4:10 PM Mon, Tues, Thurs, 1:10 – 4:10 PM Wednesdays
  • Presumpscot Elementary School (LOCATION CODE: 7230)
  • Rowe Elementary School (LOCATION CODE: 7260
  • Reiche Community School (LOCATION CODE: 7200)
      • 3:30-5:30 PM Mon, Tues, Thurs, 2:30-5:30 PM Wednesdays


Grades K through 2


September 18, 2023 – May 31, 2024 (last day subject to change)

  • Governor John Fairfield School (LOCATION CODE: 7290)
      • 2:00-4:00 PM Mon, Tues, Thurs, 1:00-3:00 PM Wednesdays


HOW TO APPLY:  Please take some time to familiarize yourself with our organization, what we do, and what we believe in. If you are inspired to join our team, please complete our online application and attach your resume and a thoughtful cover letter.

We are an equal-opportunity employer. We prioritize the leadership of people of color and LGBTQ individuals, and we strongly encourage people of all traditionally marginalized identities to apply. Applicants will not be discriminated against because of race, color, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, age, religion, national origin, disability, ancestry, marital status, veteran status, medical condition or any protected category prohibited by local, state, or federal laws.

This Job Description is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties or responsibilities that are required of the employee.  Other duties, responsibilities and activities may change or be assigned at any time with or without notice.