Implementing engaging lesson plans for STEAM and Life Skills activities
Developing and leading student-selected enrichment clubs
Providing homework help and implementing our on-line curriculum
Assisting students to develop positive character traits and life skills
Being an energetic, engaged, and positive role model at all times.
Implementing and participating in special projects and events, as scheduled (i.e. Math & Science Night, Literacy Night, etc.)
Administering beginning, mid, and end of year student surveys and diagnostics
Assisting with annual data collection process
Maintaining a daily schedule, classroom rules, the upkeep of equipment and supplies, and record-keeping
Overseeing the clean-up and organization of supplies and program spaces
Communicating regularly with Site Managers and school day teachers
Participating in all staff meetings and professional development, as scheduled
The successful candidate is an energetic self-starter who demonstrates a passion for youth development and working in a non-traditional educational setting. He or she will demonstrate professionalism, the ability to maintain confidentiality, and the diplomacy necessary to successfully interface with school teachers and fellow instructors.
Experience: Some college preferred in the education field. Prior classroom/youth development experience is necessary.
Starting salary: Commensurate with experience. After annual performance evaluations, TFS employees may be eligible for up to a 3% salary increase.
Requirements: Interested applicants must apply at https://www.fishingschool.org/employment-application/. The Fishing School will not consider incomplete applications. No phone calls please.
The Fishing School’s (TFS) mission is to provide a safe haven and academic support to underserved youth and their families in Washington, D.C. The Fishing School’s name was the vision of our founder, Tom Lewis, and comes from the adage, "If you give a man a fish, you will feed him for a day. Teach him how to fish, and he will feed himself for a lifetime." By teaching young people to "fish in the rivers of their minds," TFS is changing generations
The Fishing School (TFS) is a nationally-recognized youth development organization. We provide children and families with academic and parental support through our community-based centers in Washington, DC.
Since 1990, TFS has served more than 2,500 youth and their families. Today, under the leadership of Executive Director Leo Givs, TFS provides youth with academic supports and a safe haven during the most vulnerable hours of the day to help them to fish in the rivers of the mind.