Reading/Math Instructor

Background: STEM Paths Innovation Network (SPIN)  is an enrichment program provider offering K-12 instruction and program development in Science, Technology, Engineering, Math, and Art. Our mission is to create equity and opportunities for youth to succeed in science, technology, engineering, arts and math one student at a time. STEM Paths leverages innovative technology to deliver classes in robotics, game development, basic electronics, art/modeling, and other services with the goal of helping youth visualize careers in STEM based trajectories. We support programs that are mainstream as well as non-profit organizations that are building capacity in STEM.

Position Description: We are currently recruiting passionate and caring youth development professionals for the position of INSTRUCTOR/SITE LEAD.  INSTRUCTOR/SITE LEADS facilitate a cohort 12- 20 students in classes focused on technology enrichment such as Robotics, Coding and 3d printing.  Site Leads are responsible for the overall success of the site including planning, coordination of resources, school communication, and management/safety of youth participants with the support of the SPIN core team.

Instructors are expected to be onsite at their respective locations. If this is a school-based program, hours will conform with after-school enrichment program hours. Applications will be considered as they are processed. Pay is $20/hour to start.

TEACHERS who have experience with youth are encouraged to apply. This is a part-time position to start and may grow into a larger role as your skills are assessed for organizational growth.

Required Experience:

1-2 years of teaching experience or experience working with youth is required. Ability to communicate and set firm, clear boundaries with youth.  Candidates should be pursuing or have completed a degree in teaching, curriculum and instruction, youth development fields, and/or a technology field.

●       Ability to perform class management and conflict resolution with youth K-17

●       Ability to communicate clearly and effectively both verbally and in writing.

●       Outstanding time management and organizational skills.

●       Ability to be flexible and committed to varying program needs involving both scheduling and general duties.

●       Proficiency with Microsoft Office Suite and Google Docs

●       Committed to providing all kids with equal education opportunities.

●       Passion for student success and an unwavering commitment to improving student performance on assessments.

●       Experience working with low-income students, included but not limited to Title I schools where there is a familiarity with the unique challenges and needs of this population.

Prefered Experience:

Experience with at-risk youth and understanding of social justice with inner city youth is a plus. Familiarity with Common Core, WA state standards, and Teaching Certification a plus.  Experience and/or second-language capability is a plus. 

Essential Functions:

-        Be able to advocate and support youth development in areas of STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Mathematics). Provide direct service to mainstream youth and also focus on underserved and underrepresented youth populations.

-        Clearly communicate regularly with the supervisor about day-to-day operations, program development and implementation, and areas of concern as they arise in the classroom/site.

-        Maintain accurate daily/weekly data collection and records as required by the site contract or grant and/or the MOU.

-        Maintain cleanliness of onsite facilities, and up-keep of inventory/equipment and surrounding property on a daily basis.

-        Attend staff meetings and training/workshops as assigned.

-        Assist with other duties as assigned outside of any primary instructor role.


Minimum Requirements for working with STEM Paths for Kids:

●       Must be able to commit to a schedule for minimum of 12 weeks (1 quarter of classes each session)

●       Must be available to work between 1 P.M. - 6 P.M. for any consideration.

●       Must have a reliable automobile and a valid driver’s license. Travel up to 10-20 miles one way for site depending on region.

●       Must be able to work a minimum of 10-12 hours per week. Flexible working on weekends and evenings if necessary.

●       Must be able to pass a background check and/or fingerprinting. Existing Background check on file with local school agency will be accepted..

●       Must be able to frequently lift up to 50 lbs and perform loading and unloading of equipment between sites.


Other Requirements:

●       Must be organized and a self-starter, able to think patiently through problems that may occur

●       Must have effective team and project based skills, a positive and enthusiastic attitude in a diverse environment.

●       Must be comfortable providing clear instructions to groups of youth and parents

*This is a part-time, W2 contingent staff position.  Benefits are not available.  90 day probationary performance period upon hire.

Application Process: Please sendyour Resume/CV and cover letter COMBINED INTO ONE DOCUMENT to In your cover letter, Please include date/times of your immediate availability. Principals only. Recruiters, please do not contact this job poster. Do NOT contact us with unsolicited services or offers.

Diversity statement: SPIN is committed to seeking and sustaining a culturally and ethnically diverse staff and to the principles that promote inclusive practices. SPIN is dedicated to building a diverse staff with expertise and interest in serving students and families with diverse needs, backgrounds, ethnicities, abilities and other distinct characteristics in respectful, sensitive and understanding ways.

EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYMENT: STEM Paths for Kids is an equal opportunity employer. Employment decisions are based on merit and business needs, and not on the basis of race, sex/gender, religion/creed, pregnancy, age, physical or mental disability, marital status, national origin, genetic markers, military or veterans status, sexual orientation or any other characteristic protected by applicable federal, state or local law.

Job Type: Part-time

Job Location: Seattle, WA 98118