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Peter Paul Development Center is privileged to have a committed team of staff and educators who work together to bring inspiring and innovative ideas and programs to the Center. Peter Paul is currently hiring for the positions listed below. Please see the descriptions for appropriate contact information regarding applications


After School Learning Immersion Teacher Assistant

The Peter Paul Development Center is seeking innovative, creative, and dynamic qualified assistant teachers who align with the mission: To support the residents of the East End and educate its students, equipping them to serve as positive contributors to their family, community, and society. Assistant teachers must have ambition, initiative, and passion to develop and support classroom teachers with the incorporation of 21st Century teaching strategies in the classroom.

Primary Responsibilities:

  • Support the classroom teacher with implementation of daily lesson plans and group activities
  • Assist in developing critical thinking, reasoning, writing and grammar skills in support of overall classroom culture
  • Encourage group thinking, curiosity and discovery
  • Support teachers with the incorporation of Peter Paul Education Plans (PPEPS) for each student
  • Assist in the implementation of PPDC’s daily expectations and behavior system
  • Participate in weekly staff meetings and serve on committees
  • Commitment to total classroom engagement
  • Perform additional duties as assignedMinimum Qualifications:
  • High School Diploma or equivalent; currently enrolled in college courses
  • Experience working with elementary age students
  • Strong classroom management and organization skills
  • Experience and/or desire to work with high-potential students
  • Excellent oral communication skills
  • Knowledge of current educational research
  • Understanding of and familiarity working in an urban setting
  • Additional Qualifications:
  • Bachelor’s Degree in education (preferred)
  • Experience working the Virginia Standards of Learning
  • Experience driving a passenger van/bus; CDL a plusBenefits: Assistants work Monday – Friday, 2:00pm – 6:15 pm, and receive additional hours from team meetings & educational trainingPlease send your resume and a brief cover letter to the Director of Education, Dr. Stephanie Bassett (sbassett@peterpauldevcenter.org).

    After School Learning Immersion Teacher-Secondary

    The Peter Paul Development Center is seeking qualified teachers for our After-School Learning Immersion Program. This program is comprised of students in grades 2-8. Our students receive daily instruction in core subject areas as well as the opportunity to participate in enrichment activities. Weekly lesson plans must incorporate three components: project-based learning, learning through literature, and S.T.E.A.M. (science, technology, engineering, arts, and math).

    Roles and Responsibilities: PPDC After-School Teachers must be willing to develop and deliver a high quality, safe experience for all students. Responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

  • Create a classroom culture that encourages group thinking, curiosity and discovery
  • Collaborate with staff to design and implement integrated lessons with a strong S.T.E.A.M emphasis
  • Implementation of educational strategies to promote college and career readiness
  • Incorporate Peter Paul Education Plans (PPEPS) for each student
  • Communicate with students, parents, staff and student’s daytime classroom teacher
  • Communicate with parents and Director of Education student progress
  • Implement PPDC’s daily expectations and behavior system to effectively monitor and guide proper student behavior
  • Participate actively in weekly staff meetings and serve on committees
  • Maintain a professional, ethical and responsible attitude
  • Maintain accurate and organized records such as communication logs, incident reports, and PPEPS
  • Participate in recommended training programs, conferences, courses and other aspects of professional growth to acquire knowledge of current best practices
  • Commitment to total classroom engagement
  • Maintain high expectations for self, colleagues, students and families
  • Perform additional duties as assigned

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s Degree
  • Strong classroom management and organization
  • Experience working with students in a classroom setting
  • Experience completing lesson plans
  • Excellent oral, verbal and written communication skills
  • Knowledge of current educational research
  • Understanding of and familiarity working in an urban setting

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Master’s Degree and substantial high school teaching experience
  • Experience working with the Virginia Standards of Learning
  • Experience providing meaningful incorporation of college and career readiness opportunities to secondary students

Benefits: Teachers work Monday – Friday, 2:00pm – 6:15pm, and receive additional hours from team meetings & educational training.

Please send your resume and a brief cover letter to the Director of Education, Dr. Stephanie Bassett (sbassett@peterpauldevcenter.org)