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Join Our Staff

The Village Learning Place (VLP) seeks staff members who are highly qualified, dynamic, and innovative. The VLP is a community organization comprised of staff, volunteers, and Board members that strive to encompass four core principles that define our actions, identify our partners, and realize how we connect to the community at large: commitment, compassion, honesty, and patience.

The Village Learning Place looks for individuals to join our team who actively exhibit the core principles of the organization.

Ms. Noraleen practices academic skills with her students.

The organization offers benefits including:

  • Competitive salary dependent upon relevant skills and qualifications
  • Medical benefits from CareFirst (both POS and HMO, including prescription and dental)
  • Long-term disability, short-term disability, and life insurance
  • Paid time off and paid holidays
  • Full-time staff average up to 80 hours of professional development each year (compared to industry average of 40 hours/year)

Perks include:

  • Flexible work schedule
  • Collaborative and committed culture
  • Family-friendly environment
  • Casual work environment
  • Free parking
  • No-fine, no-time-limit book borrowing


Ms. Annie enjoys a photo shoot with her students.

Current Job Openings

Academic Youth Advocate

The LINK Leaders program is a new, school year initiative for middle and high school students. LINK Leaders was designed to prioritize enrichment, adult interaction, and individualized projects while delivering a curriculum that moves older students towards college and career readiness. LINK Leaders School Year programming will serve 7th-10th grade students on Mondays, Wednesdays, & Fridays from 2:30-5:30pm. Additional program days, including Saturdays, will be added for carrying out student-designed service learning projects, one-on-one mentoring, and field trips.

The VLP is looking for a committed individual who wants to increase their experience working with urban youth. The Academic Youth Advocate is responsible for managing all aspects of the VLP’s LINK Leaders program including: academic curriculum delivery, enrichment sessions, coordinating partners, recruitment and enrollment of program participants, character education & service learning projects, attendance tracking, management of volunteers and classroom assistants, and oversight of program events.

Dates and times: This school-year position is for part-time employment during the after school hours (22-26 hours/week) from early September to beginning of June. This position involves working some evenings and occasional weekend hours.

Minimum Qualifications:

  • 2-3 years teaching experience in an urban setting
  • B.A. in Education or related field
  • Flexibility, initiative, creativity, and excellent organizational and planning skills
  • Commitment to providing service to a diverse, urban population
  • Excellent interpersonal communication skills for working with both children and adults
  • Computer proficiency
  • Experience in supervising staff/volunteers, program coordination, or management is helpful

Starting Compensation:  $18-$21/hour

For full job description, please click here.

Please send resume and cover letter to Please specify position (Academic Youth Advocate) in email subject line.  Incomplete applications that do not include both resume and cover letter will not be considered.

Post-offer background check and fingerprinting required.