Now Hiring: LINK Academic Teacher (Pre-K/K)

The VLP is currently seeking a Lead Teacher for the Let’s Invest in Neighborhood Kids (LINK) After School program.

Position: Academic Teacher (Pre-K/K)

Start Date: January 13, 2020

Hours: Monday & Wednesday-Friday from 1:00pm-6:00pm. Tuesday from 11:30am-6pm. Early January to beginning of June. This school-year position is for part-time employment during the after-school hours (24-27 hours/week). This position involves working some evenings and occasional weekend hours.

Description: The VLP is looking for a committed individual who wants to increase their experience in building relationships with urban youth. Because the VLP values and recognizes the importance of relationship-building to support the improvement of student academic and social success, we are seeking an individual who will make a 2-3 year commitment to this position and the organization.

The Academic Teacher is responsible for managing all classroom activities in the VLP’s LINK after-school program including academic curriculum delivery, enrichment sessions, character education, attendance tracking, management of volunteers and classroom assistants, and oversight of program field trips and events. 

Location: Village Learning Place, 2521 St. Paul Street, Baltimore, MD 21218

Responsibilities: Under the direction of the Academics & Evaluation Coordinator, performs the following functions:


  • Uses restorative practices to build strong relationships to and between students and community members 
  • Uses innovation and creativity in the classroom to result in academic progress 
  • Delivers academic curriculum in literacy, math and science 
  • Prepares and delivers enrichment lesson plans for students that include unique experiences and project-based learning; successful lessons will incorporate literacy and math as part of enrichment 
  • Takes a case management approach in recruiting and retaining of enrolled students and engaging families 
  • Involvement with the MBE/MS teaching community and students’ school day activities 
  • Plans and coordinates Family Fun Night activities, End of Year/Summer celebrations, and field trips 
  • Manages work-study recruitment; participate in the supervision, scheduling, and evaluation of all classroom assistants 
  • Actively utilizes the VLP library, its staff, and its services 
  • Models positive relationships between youth and co-workers


  • Keeps accurate student classroom files including, but not limited to: Updating daily roster/sign-in sheet complete with parent’s and/or guardian’s signature
    • Weekly entry of daily attendance and enrollment and dismissal of students to capture classroom activities and outcomes
    • Regular progress reports for each student
    • Updated household information for each student, especially phone numbers
  • Participates in student and family surveys and assessments 
  • Assists in evaluating program for its effectiveness by providing regular input to aid in its success 

Staff Collaboration and Community Outreach

  • Provides a high level of customer service to parents, partners, library patrons, and the general public 
  • Works as part of a team to achieve the VLP’s Mission and to integrate the VLP’s Core Principles in all efforts
  • Attends VLP program staff meeting and meets with supervisor as needed
  • Addresses email requests and phone messages in a timely manner
  • Opens and closes library and 2510 building using proper security procedures

Performs other duties as assigned

Minimum Qualifications:

  • 2–3 years teaching experience in an urban setting
  • B.A. in Education or related field; teaching certification preferred
  • Flexibility, initiative, creativity, and excellent organizational and planning skills
  • Commitment to providing service to a diverse, urban population; experience with restorative practices preferred
  • Excellent interpersonal communication skills for working with both children and adults

Starting Compensation: $17–21/hour

Please submit cover letter and resume to

Please specify position in email subject line. No phone calls, please. Post-offer background check and fingerprinting required.