Learning Center Instructor – Canoga Park

Since our founding in 1985, New Economics For Women (NEW) has maintained that economic stability and mobility is a fundamental human right. Standing in the way of that right is a complex system of barriers that keeps underserved families, particularly women and children, in a cycle of generational poverty. Over the last 35+ years, NEW has addressed this complex system of barriers, and continues to deliver on its mission to spark economic mobility through wealth creation programs, services, housing, education, entrepreneurship and advocacy for economic justice. As of 2021, NEW has evolved to annually serve nearly 17,000 people and has developed over 1,600 units of affordable housing across 15 housing developments, built and rehabilitated 110 affordable single-family homes, built more than 200,000 square feet of community, public school and health clinic space, and created two high-performing charter elementary schools. We are invested and proud of our model and position to drive forward innovative solutions that help families experience economic mobility. Join our team of champions for economic justice!

Reports to:
Learning Center Program Manager
Starting at $22 per hour
Employees to be supervised:
Work Hours:
12:30pm-6:30pm; Full-time, some weekends and/or evenings may apply. Hours vary by school site and program need.

Position Summary

Assist in the development and implementation of enhanced learning opportunities for children and youth to help improve their academic performance, social development and health awareness.

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Provide homework assistance to improve academic performance
  • Conduct individual and small group tutoring for grades K-8
  • Plan and lead organized enrichment and recreational activities that meet the academic and social development needs and interests of the children and youth
  • Plan and lead organized and structured fitness, social, and cultural activities
  • Utilize available materials, resources, and information to further the children and youth’s experience through innovation
  • Supervise children and provide a positive environment for children to learn
  • Know and apply emergency procedures and first aid when necessary
  • Maintain a clean, organized and safe environment for all participants
  • Enforce Learning Center rules and organization standards and values
  • Interact with parents to promote and encourage participation and notify them of progress
  • Participate in field trips and other special events (weekends)
  • Plan, coordinate and support Learning Center events.
  • Assist with the planning and coordination of Day Camp activities
  • Prepare information for reporting purposes
  • Submit weekly reports on a timely manner such as POC’s (Point of Contacts) or Monthly’s
  • Attend mandatory staff meetings
  • Complete Activity Calendars
  • Upload or input appropriate information on data bases (apricot, Google drive, etc.)
  • Establish effective communication with participants’ school teachers and administrative staff
  • Participate in other program areas or other duties as assigned

Qualifications and Experience

  • Positive role model for youth and capable of relating to youth
  • Self-driven, creative and possess a positive/can-do spirit
  • Problem solving and critical thinking skills
  • Communicative team player with Program Manager, Coworkers, partners and participants
  • Ability to organize and execute multiple tasks
  • Ability to be thorough, timely, and efficient with paperwork
  • Ability to move chairs, tables, and other basic furniture to accommodate room space for an activity
  • Ability to daily pick-up, carry, and set-up delivered lunches/snacks for children at each center
  • Ability to pick-up, carry, and set-up various props, supplies, and equipment for various events hosted at different throughout the year.
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills.
  • Organized, self-motivated, and detail oriented.
  • Demonstrated ability to work effectively as a team member.
  • Experience working with individuals of diverse ethnic backgrounds.
  • Residency in and /or familiarity with the target area and its cultural diversity is a plus
  • Excellent knowledge of word processing tools and spreadsheets (MS office word, excel, access, etc…)
  • Working knowledge of office equipment and computer hardware and peripheral devices


  • High-School Diploma or General Equivalency Diploma (GED) required 48 semester or 72 quarter units (course work must be certified as counting toward a baccalaureate degree. A copy of diploma and/or degree will be requested, if hired.
  • One (1) year experience working with youth in teaching, tutoring or child care

Additional Requirements

  • Must have a valid California Driver’s License, Liability Insurance, and an automobile in good working condition
  • Fingerprinting and TB Clearance
  • CPR/First Aid Certification is a plus
  • Flexible with working hours, including evenings and weekends
  • Fluent in Spanish is preferred

New Economics for Women (NEW) is an equal opportunity employer.

For additional information you may contact NEW Human Resources:

303 Loma Drive, Los Angeles, CA 90017
(213) 483-2060 Ext-311  | [email protected]

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Contact New Economics for Women by calling at:

 (213) 483-2060

or by visiting us at:

303 S. Loma Drive
Los Angeles, CA 90017

Contact NEW’s FamilySource Center at:

(818) 887-3872

or visit us at one of our locations:

21400 Saticoy Street
Canoga Park, CA 91304

6946 Van Nuys, Ste. 220
Van Nuys, CA 91405

Contact East Los Angeles BusinessSource Center at:

(323) 568-1520

1780 East First Street
Los Angeles, CA 90033

Contact NEW Women’s Business Center at:

(818) 650-1168

or visit us at one of our locations:

21400 Saticoy Street
Canoga Park, CA 91304

554 W. Lancaster Blvd.
Lancaster, CA 93534

6946 Van Nuys, Ste. 220
Van Nuys, CA 91405