Job Details
Parklane ES - Portland, OR
High School
$17.00 - $17.00 Hourly
Nonprofit - Social Services

Metropolitan Family Service

MFS requires all employees to have completed a full dose vaccine for COVID-19. Proof of vaccine status will be required before an employee may begin work. Questions regarding this policy should be directed to the MFS Human Resources Department.

Position Description

MFS helps people move beyond the limitations of poverty, inequity and social isolation. Through social innovation and a focus on prevention, MFS delivers proven programs to help people succeed at home, in school and in the community.

MFS is always looking for qualified and dedicated employees committed to helping us strengthen the community. If you are looking for an opportunity to apply your skills and enthusiasm to help people in the Portland area, we would love to talk with you about our current opening listed below.

Moving Lives Forward.

We are currently seeking an Extended Day Activity Leader to lead fun and engaging classes for a diverse group of 1st - 5th graders in soccer, arts & crafts, dance, writing, gardening, or other areas of academic and recreational enrichment. Each class will consist of approx. 15 students grouped by grade level. Class materials and supplies will be provided. Activity Leaders will be required to create and submit detailed lesson plans for each class prior to the week of programming. The Parklane SUN program has both an academic and enrichment focus, so Activity Leaders are expected to promote academics as highly as enrichment and be available for tutoring during SUN as well.

Please review the job description below and submit a cover letter and resume as soon as possible to MFS SUN Site Manager. No phone calls, please. In your cover letter, please include your experience working with elementary-age children and which types of afterschool classes you would be interested in teaching.

Position Title: Temporary SUN Activity Leader

Reports To: SUN Site Manager

Location: Parklane Elementary SUN (temporarily located at Butler Creek Elementary for summer 2022)

Position Dates: July 5-22, with additional prep days June 27-July 1

General Description:

Metropolitan Family Service position descriptions are guidelines. They are not intended to identify every task that an employee will be asked to complete. They are intended as a general outline of the essential work responsibilities and qualifications of the position.

Under general supervision of the SUN Site Manager, SUN Activity Leaders are responsible for designing, planning and teaching afterschool activities. SUN afterschool programming enriches students’ lives by offering fun, hands-on activities that inspire learning and build skills for healthy lifestyles. Our goal is to provide a safe, positive learning environment that recognizes the potential of each child. Activities may include academic support, service-learning, sports & recreation, fine arts, and other high-interest themes.


  • We use creative and proactive problem solving to build and sustain dynamic community-based programs and quality services.
  • We believe in the potential of families and individuals at all life stages and focus on prevention, wellness, and independence.
  • We build strong relationships by collaborating with our funders, partners, and highly trained volunteers, always striving for an extensive commitment to diversity.
  • Equity & Social Justice
  • Values working in a multi-cultural, diverse environment
  • Values and supports inclusion and program access for clients
  • Supports agency goals for reducing disparity in outcomes for communities of color
  • Adopts anti-racism approaches to services by understanding and acknowledging systemic and individual racism and privilege

Summary of Position:

Develop and facilitate extended day activities. The Activity Leader will be responsible for programmatic, organizational, and classroom duties. They will work directly with the SUN Site Manager, Principal, school staff, and students. Activity Leaders are part time, temporary employees of Metropolitan Family Service.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Develop and teach engaging, age-appropriate lessons with ties to academics, recreation and/or the arts during the afterschool hours
  • Supervise groups of 12-16 students while maintaining school-appropriate class decorum.
  • Supervise groups during daily routines such as meal time, recess, bathroom breaks, and class transitions.
  • Record and turn in student attendance daily.
  • Maintain classroom and school rules to ensure students are safe.
  • Communicate frequently with the SUN Site Manager about individual student progress, successes and concerns. Keep the SUN Site Manager informed about overall class development and needed support.
  • Maintain positive working relationships with students, families, school staff, and custodians.
  • Work within school and agency policies. Protect student confidentiality
  • Attend SUN Activity Leader training prior to start of SUN term to review Discipline, Restorative Justice and Trauma Informed Care Principles, Emergency protocols, Lesson Plan expectations, and build community among staff team
  • Work collaboratively with 3-5 other SUN Activity Leaders to promote a positive, growth oriented extended day programming that addresses the needs and strengths of a diverse group of students and families

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities Required:

  • Experience in teaching children and creating lesson plans
  • Desire and ability to work with children and ensure an enriching, positive, safe setting
  • An independent, self-motivated, creative and resourceful individual
  • Excellent organization skills and interpersonal communication skills
  • A cooperative manner and the ability to work as part of a team
  • A willingness to ask questions for clarification and job completion
  • Demonstrate excitement in working with children. Demonstrate respect and professionalism in all interactions
  • Demonstrate enthusiasm about working in an inclusive environment which serves children of all backgrounds and abilities
  • Experience working with groups of elementary-age children and strong behavior management is a MUST
  • Must be at least 18 years of age
  • Must be legally able to work in the United States (documentation will be required for I-9 form)
  • Spanish speaking skills are a plus
  • Basic English proficiency is required (must be able to read, write and speak English)
  • All employees must submit a criminal background check


Mon-Thurs 11:30am - 3:30 pm


The upcoming Summer Term runs from July 5-22. Additional Training days prior to the first day of programming will be requested in late June. SUN activities are not held on Centennial School District No-School or Early Release Days. Position may have an option of continuing for future school terms. SUN Activity Leaders are part-time, temporary employees of Metropolitan Family Service.



Metropolitan Family Service is committed to building a diverse workforce to broaden and deepen our work in the communities we serve. We strongly urge candidates from communities of color, disability, LGBTQIA2S+, linguistically diverse populations, older adults and military veterans to consider application to our positions. MFS is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Application Instructions:

Please include your experience and two professional references in your online application. Applications that do not include this information will not be considered.