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University School of Nashville

After-School Staff – August 2022

University School of Nashville


Job Summary

University School of Nashville seeks energetic, creative, caring, and motivated caregivers to join our experienced community of AFTER-SCHOOL staff members for the 2022-2023 school year.

AFTER-SCHOOL staff members support our mission to provide a safe, creative and fun environment in which children develop the important social skills needed to become a compassionate and productive member of the community. Given the time to structure their own afternoons, students thrive in a child-directed enviornment facilitated by experienced caregivers at a ratio of about 12 to 1. Our children range in age from 5 to 12, separated into the younger K-4 group and the older group in grades 5-8, with developmentally appropriate spaces and staff for every age. On-the-job training will be provided.


  • 15-20 hours per week
  • Applicants with Monday through Friday availability are given preference
  • Shifts available: 2:00 pm – 6:00 pm
  • A few days will require greater flexibility in hours, including morning hours

Starting Pay:

  • $16.88/hr for college students
  • Additional experience in the care of school-age children will be considered

Please note: There are opportunities to combine the AFTER-SCHOOL staff position with the Lower School Teaching Assistant position for a 30+ hours/week benefits eligible position. If you are interested in being considered for this combination, please apply for both positions and let us know.

Job Responsibilities

AFTER-SCHOOL staff members are responsible for managing a cohort of students, initiating activities with children that encourage prosocial behavior and build community awareness, and facilitating a social curriculum that will help the children become successful adults. In addition, they are responsible for keeping the environment clean and safe, facilitating art projects, and leading and monitoring outside play in varying weather conditions.  AFTER-SCHOOL staff members work with their teammates using appropriate guidance and conflict resolution techniques, communicate with each other about issues that may arise, and provide constant attention to the needs of the children and parents.

A few staff members will be responsible for running sign-out procedures. These staff members must be friendly, outgoing, comfortable talking with parents, and have strong communication and customer service skills.



  • Must be energetic, creative, caring, and motivated
  • High school diploma is required, some college is preferred
  • Previous experience working with school-aged children is required
  • Must be able to move easily inside and outside in order to provide adequate supervision in our facility
  • Candidates with a background in visual or performing arts, sports, STEM, or classroom experience are given preference
  • Must be available to work from August 8, 2022 to May 26, 2023

USN has a deep commitment to equitable and just community spaces. Candidates should have an awareness of the ways in which implicit biases in race, ethnicity, gender identity and socioeconomic class can shape social interactions and community culture. Candidates should be able to translate that awareness into demonstrable actions that promote equitable and just programming.

To safeguard the health and well-being of the USN community from the risks associated with COVID-19, all employees are subject to USN polices regarding COVID-19. As of January 7, 2022, more than 97% of employees and more than 87% of USN students K-12 are fully vaccinated, and the school strongly encourages all families to pursue vaccination.

Additional Information


In addition to competitive salaries, University School of Nashville offers a full range of benefits including:

  • health, dental, vision insurance and HSA contributions
  • 403(b) retirement plan with 6% match
  • paid time off
  • professional growth opportunities
  • educational assistance program
  • public transportation passes

How to Apply

Interested candidates must complete the online application for this position available at Only those applicants who sign and submit the online application will be considered for these positions.


  • Date Posted: June 14, 2022
  • Type: Part-Time
  • Job Function: Educator
  • Service Area: Children / Youth
  • Start Date: 08/15/2022
  • Salary Range: 16.88/hour