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12 Jul 2022

Part-Time FoodPrints After School Assistant Teacher

FRESHFARM – Posted by FRESHFARM Washington, District of Columbia, United States

Job Description


Updated July 2022


WHO WE ARE: FRESHFARM is a nonprofit that works to create a more resilient, equitable, and sustainable food future.  FoodPrints is FRESHFARM’s food education program that aims to make positive changes in what children and their families eat by giving them hands-on experiences with growing, harvesting, cooking, and eating nutritious, fresh, local foods in season. We currently operate in 19 D.C. Public Elementary Schools, and have After School programs at 4 sites in Wards 4, 5 and 7. We are seeking teachers to join the FoodPrints After School team for the 2022-2023 school year, starting in Fall 2022.



  • A flexible team-player & clear communicator with strong organizational and problem solving skills
  • Experienced with working with youth, ideally in an academic setting or doing outdoor, science, environmental, or place-based learning and a desire to learn and grow as an educator
  • Proficient with cooking & gardening and passionate about sharing knowledge about fresh, local, nutritious, sustainable food with others 
  • Eager to join a dynamic team of educators who are dedicated to teaching children about growing, harvesting, cooking and eating healthy food




  • Utilize the FoodPrints curriculum & program model to assist After School Lead Teachers
  • Engage After School students by implementing games, movement activities, and other creative enrichment activities and support students’ social and emotional learning
  • Assist with the preparation,set up,clean up from classroom  & garden activities
  • Support the management and maintenance of school gardens and teaching kitchen classrooms
  • Engage in professional development opportunities to grow as a teacherPartner with and take direction from After School Lead Teachers and Instructional Support team to implement joyful and engaging FoodPrints experiences for students

Administrative Responsibilities  

  • Track attendance, collect data on student activities, & record observations in tracking system
  • Attend bi-weekly FoodPrints team meetings & occasional training sessions



  • Join a collaborative, diverse, & supportive team passionate about food, gardening, & sustainability
  • Help FoodPrints blaze the path of food education forward through our new curriculum
  • Teach youth in a flexible and fun environment after the school day



  • This is a part-time, non-exempt position. The assistant teacher will devote some time on Mondays to planning and meetings. Teaching days could  include 2, 3, 4, or 5 days  depending on availability. Total hours weekly can range from 12-24 hours per week. 

Sample Weekly schedule (Sept – June):

  • Monday: 9 am to 2 pm  for planning, meetings & preparation
  • Monday- Friday: ~2pm-6pm for classes (including set up and clean up)
  • Working locations include assigned schools as well as the FRESHFARM office (655 New York Ave NW). Some work can also be done from home.
  • The opportunity to continue through the summer and following years is contingent upon funding.



  • DCPS clearance (free of charge; FoodPrints will provide support to navigate this process as needed)
  • Ability to lift, transport, or move objects up to 35 lbs, work outdoors and in various weather.
  • Access to a personal smartphone required.
  • Access to a personal laptop or chromebook required; if an employee does not have access, or needs a new device, FRESHFARM provides a tri-annual stipend of $500 to purchase such a device.



  • This role is compensated at a rate $20 – $26 per hour.
  • All part-time employees receive 40 hours annual sick leave. This role is eligible for 11 annual holidays (4 hours each) and 40 hours of vacation, with an increase in vacation upon 3 years tenure, as well as bereavement and parental leave.
  • This role is not eligible for any company benefits.


FRESHFARM is an equal opportunity employer. We are committed to diversity and building an equitable and inclusive workplace for people of all backgrounds and experiences. We encourage members of traditionally underrepresented groups to apply, including people of color, LGBTQ+ people, veterans, and people with disabilities. We do not discriminate, and will take affirmative action measures to prevent discrimination against any employee or job applicant on the basis of race, color, national origin, gender, gender identity, gender expression, sexual orientation, age, religion, creed, disability, or veteran status in the following areas: employment, recruitment, or advertisements for employment; compensation, termination, upgrading, and promotions; any other conditions of employment.

How to Apply

  • Please send a resume and cover letter detailing your interest and qualifications to  no later than July 22, 2022. Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis.
  • In your cover letter, please indicate your availability for this role. (Mondays between 9am-2pm; Monday - Friday between 2-6pm)

Job Categories: Equal Opportunities. Job Types: Part-Time. Salaries: 20,000 - 40,000.

Job expires in 34 days.

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