Common Ground is Seeking a Part Time After School Partner

Part Time After School Partner

Immediate opening for SY 22-23

Job Description 

About Common Ground High School

Common Ground High School is the nation’s longest-running environmental charter high school, founded in 1997. Our 230 students form an inclusive, powerful community of learners and leaders. These students benefit from a unique learning environment: an urban farm and 20-acre site, home to state of the art school facilities, adjacent to West Rock Ridge State Park, and located in the City of New Haven. We strive to create a learning environment grounded in foundational building blocks: rigor, responsive relationships, relevance that’s rooted in the local community and environment, and real roles & rights. Common Ground’s graduation rate consistently surpasses the state average, and between 97 and 100% of our students are accepted to college each year.

Common Ground High School is part of a community nonprofit organization that also operates an urban farm and community environmental education center. As a whole, Common Ground is a center for learning and leadership, inviting people across ages and identities to connect to their urban environment, build community, grow into their full potential, and contribute to a just and sustainable world. We work toward this mission through active, authentic learning rooted in justice and our environment: a farm, in a forest, in a city.

About the Position:

We are seeking after school enrichment providers to join our team for the 2022-2023 School Year. Compensation for this position is a stipend per semester. Semester runs from October 3rd – December 16th which is broken down as follows: 

$25 per session; stipends range from $225 and $1000 per semester based upon the number of sessions provided. 

Responsibilities of the after school provider are as follows:
  • Plan and implement enrichment activities such as: dance, music, art, health, and other high-interest recreational extra-curricular learning experiences. 
  • Work effectively with students in after school activities and assist with behavior management, discipline, interpersonal actions, and act as a role model.  
  • Help mentor students in a variety of learning and life experiences. 
  •  Support environments that are safe, healthy, and conducive to student learning.  
  • Assist recruitment and enrollment of students in afterschool programs and activities.  
  • Promote participation of students, school staff, volunteers, and parents. 
  • Gather and maintain student participation, development, and achievement data for program evaluation efforts. 
  • Travel locally and regionally as necessary to fulfill after school grant requirements.
  • Perform related duties as assigned by  the Engagement and Out of School Opportunities Manager  
We are looking for candidates who demonstrate the following:
  • Experience leading child and youth learning activities including educational enrichment; experience in financial and investment literacy; visual/performing arts; health/nutrition/technology; sports/recreation; debates and mock trials; cultural groups and events 
  • Techniques and methods of student supervision and behavior management.
  • Basic computer and technology applications.  English usage, spelling, and writing. 
  • Work effectively with students of different ages, abilities, and backgrounds.  Establish and maintain effective working relations with program and school personnel. 
  • Communicate effectively in oral and written expression. 
  • Physically perform job tasks.  
  • Follow directions and function within program policies and procedures. 
How to Apply

Please submit a resume and cover letter to Please describe your interest and fit for this specific position in your cover letter. Please specify the job you are applying for in the subject line of your email.

Equal Opportunity Employer

Common Ground is particularly eager for candidates who can help us to fulfill our commitment to building a racially and culturally diverse faculty and staff. Common Ground has a commitment to examining the intersection of social, environmental, and food justice issues; how systems of oppression, including white privilege, impact the organization’s work; and how resistance to those systems can offer windows into a more sustainable society.

Common Ground is committed to the recruitment and retention of staff that is reflective of the communities we work with. We strongly encourage applicants from people of color, immigrants, women, people with disabilities, members of the LGBTQ community, people whose native language is something other than English, and other underrepresented and historically marginalized groups.

It has been the policy and will continue to be the strong commitment of the Common Ground and all contractors and subcontractors who do business with Common Ground to provide equal opportunities in employment to all qualified persons solely on the basis of job-related skills, ability and merit. Common Ground will continue to take Affirmative Action to ensure that applicants are employed and that employees are treated during employment without regard to their race, color, religion, sex, national origin, ancestry, mental disorder (present or past history thereof) age, physical disability (but not limited to blindness), marital status, intellectual disability, sexual orientation, gender identity and criminal record. Such action includes, but is not limited to, employment, promotion, demotion or transfer; recruitment or recruitment advertising; layoff or termination; rates of pay or other forms of compensation, and selection for training, professional development, attendance at conferences or other opportunities for advancement. Common Ground, its contractors and subcontractors will continue to make good faith efforts to comply with all federal and state laws and policies which speak to equal employment opportunity. The principles of Affirmative Action are addressed in the 13th, 14th, and 15th Amendments of the United States Constitution, Civil Rights Act of 1866, 1870, 1871, Equal Pay Act of 1963, Title VI and VII of the 1964 United States Civil Rights Act, Presidential Executive Order 11246, amended by 11375, (Non-discrimination under federal contracts)

Discrimination against Criminal Offenders (46a-80), definition of Blind (46a-51(1)), definition of Physically Disabled (46a-51(15)), definition of Intellectual Disability (46a51(13)), cooperation with the Commission on Human Rights and Opportunities (46a-77), Sexual Harassment (46a-60(a)-8), Connecticut Credit Discrimination Law (360436 through 439), Title I of the State and Local Fiscal Assistance Act of 1972. This Affirmative Action Policy Statement re-affirms Common Ground’s commitment to equity in the workplace and the principles of Equal Employment Opportunity




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