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Goodman Community Center
  • Position Number: 4186668
  • Location: Madison, WI
  • Position Type: Education - Teacher Education - Early Childhood

Job Title: Elementary Programs Co-Teacher

Department: Childcare

Reports To: Director of Childcare

Position Type: Regular, Part-time, 25 hrs/week

FLSA Status: Non-exempt

Pay: $16 an hour

Benefits: Eligible (details below)

Last Modified: March 2023

Elementary Programs Co-Teacher

Organization Overview

The Goodman Community Center (GCC) is here for our whole community. People from all walks of life and all ages come for programs and services that make their lives — and our community — stronger. We strengthen lives and secure futures within a community where everyone is valued and has the resources they need to be successful. Goodman Community Center provides equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment and prohibits discrimination and harassment of any type without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, national origin, disability status, genetics, protected veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state, or local laws. This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment, including recruiting, hiring, placement, promotion, termination, layoff, recall, transfer, leaves of absence, compensation, and training.

Position Description

The Afterschool Program at Goodman Community Center is a place for children from all backgrounds to play, socialize, learn and grow. A lead teacher is responsible for the supervision and management of their classroom while supporting GCC goals and outcomes. Working with the after school manager and assistants, the lead teacher plans and carries out daily activities, evaluates the effectiveness of the program and activities, ensure the safety and physical well-being of the children, maintains regular communication with parents, and contributes to the effective operation of the overall childcare program.

Essential Functions

  • Collaborate with the Elementary Teacher in developing a welcoming environment; establishing lesson plans and assist children in their homework completion and encourage literacy and math skill building. Communicate child concerns and family needs to the EAS Program Manager as necessary.

  • Work collaboratively with the Metropolitan Madison School District and early childhood staff to ensure shared space is respected and utilized effectively. Create a culturally inclusive classroom with activities that support different cultures and backgrounds.

  • Support children in their social-emotional development using various approaches including Positive Behavior Supports and Conscious Discipline.

  • Support physical activity and nutrition education efforts by assisting SPARK physical education with creating nutrition plans and healthy eating options to ensure children receive multiple activity times during the program day.

  • Assist and participate in planning, organizing and the execution of program orientations, open-house, center-wide events and GCC wide family engagement programming while adhering to GCC standards and program guidelines and meeting all contract or grant obligations

  • Provide a supportive environment where children are encouraged to participate in a program as an individual or as of a group in classroom settings.

  • Maintain organization, rotation of materials and regularly sanitize and clean classroom spaces. Attend all necessary meetings and perform additional duties as assigned.

  • Collaborate with CLC Coordinator to plan and review all required materials are accounted for and work with CLC partner schools in efforts to connect and support after-school programming to school-day program.

  • Maintain portfolios on assigned group of children throughout the school year making sure to include teacher communication, anecdotal notes, work samples, pictures, etc.

  • Use pre-program time to plan both long and short range activities in accordance with curriculum objectives, making sure to support developmentally appropriate practice as well as program goals.

  • Communicate with school day teachers to make sure program is meeting the academic needs of children in your assigned classroom group including homework completion.

  • Perform other job-related duties as required or assigned which are reasonably within the scope of the duties of this position.



  • 18 years of age or older.

  • High school or equivalent

  • Completed two non-credit department approves courses in early childhood education or two courses for credit in early childhood education (one broad based) or its equivalent from an institution of higher education

  • At least 1 year of experience working in an after-school setting or with elementary age children K-5th grade.

  • Valid driver's license and clean driving record.

  • Familiarity with State of WI Child Care Licensing Rules and Regulations and City of Madison Accreditation Guidelines.

  • Experience working with staff and families from diverse backgrounds and experiences.

Physical Demands

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. While performing the duties of this job, the employee is frequently required to: sit, stand, walk, bend; and occasionally push, pull, lift and carry objects (up to 50 pounds); sufficient mobility to attend frequent meetings and appointments in community settings; and drive. Job requires frequent verbal and written communication. Computer, telephone, copier, and fax use are required.


  • Free Onsite Childcare for all employees upon hire, pending program availability (ages 3+)

  • Free access to on-site Lussier Fitness Center with personal training

  • Approximately 20 hours of Paid Time Off (PTO) Accrued annually (based on a 40-hr/week schedule)

  • Annual Review with opportunity for typical 3% merit increase

  • Employer-Paid Life Insurance

  • Employer-Paid Short-term and Long-term Disability Insurance

  • 403(b) Retirement Savings with up to 4% Employer Match

  • Health Insurance (GHC) including a $0 or a $500 deductible plan

  • Dental Insurance

  • Vision Insurance

  • Employee Assistance Program

  • Employee Discount on room rental

  • Flexible Spending Account for medical and childcare expenses

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