Careers at

Bright Future

Bright Future is currently looking for the following positions:

Teacher

Teacher's Assistant

Teacher

Full-time position


Organizational Summary

Bright Future Early Learning Center (Bright Future), is a non-profit 501c3 organization in Oakland, California, and has established an outstanding reputation for quality child care services for families by providing licensed early care and education. Bright Future offers a nurturing, safe, and stimulating environment where young children begin a lifelong process of learning. Our goal is to nurture their desire to learn through developmentally appropriate play-based activities. We provide opportunities for children to create meaningful experiences by exploring and manipulating materials in the classroom environment. We encourage active participation in an environment designed to provide challenges and successes at each level of development. Our program welcomes the enrollment of typically developing children as well as those with different abilities and special needs.

Position Summary

The Teacher is responsible to provide activities and opportunities that encourage curiosity, exploration, and problem-solving appropriate to the developmental levels and learning styles of children.

The Teacher reports directly to the Lead Teacher, and is a full-time position with benefits. The successful candidate will exemplify Bright Future’s Core Values: Teamwork, Professionalism, and Respect.

Key Responsibilities

Program Development and Delivery

● Develop a positive relationship with each child and promote the development of self-esteem and self-discipline

● Provide a supportive environment in which children can learn and practice appropriate and acceptable individual and group behaviors

● Nurture each child in all aspects of development: social, emotional, cognitive, cultural, and physical

● Participate in creating developmentally appropriate lesson plans, gathering materials for implementation

● Observe and document each child's development with anecdotal notes, photos, and child’s work

● Plan and prepare classroom environment with coworkers

● Engage joyfully and sensitively with children

● Supervise children

● Attend classroom and staff meetings as scheduled

● Perform miscellaneous job-related duties as assigned

Business Operations

● Have working knowledge of Title 22 regulations: ratios, supervision of children, health and safety

● Become familiar with the Parent Handbook and its policies

Parent Engagement

● Interact with parents and family members, maintaining open and cooperative communication, encouraging and welcoming their involvement in the program

Desired Attributes and Skills

● Perform as a respectful, collaborative, and supportive team member

● Maintain composure to handle difficult situations

Physical Requirements

● Often required to stand and sit, reach with hands and arms, stoop, kneel, crouch, bend, squat, crawl, twist, turn, push and pull

● Lift and carry up to 25 pounds

● Hear and understand speech at normal room level


Compensation will be commensurate with experience and education. This is a non-exempt position.

Please submit a cover letter, a current resume, including three (3) references. Submit your application to careers@brightfutureoakland.org.

Teacher's Assistant

On-call position

We are looking for a teacher’s assistant to work on-call, as-needed. We provide an enriching, hands-on, developmentally appropriate environment that supports an early love of learning, in partnership with parents and families. We serve children from birth to Kindergarten entry.

The ideal candidate will have a passion for working with young children, a good work ethic, excellent communication skills, and be a self-starter—foreseeing where it is that you can be of assistance. A preschool teacher’s aide assists the classroom teachers in assuring the health and safety of children in a classroom. You will be helping and supervising children in social and developmental activities.

Candidate must be at least 18 years of age with a high school diploma or equivalent. Fingerprinting/Criminal background check required. Proof of pertussis and measles vaccination and negative TB and COVID-19 tests required.

Physical capabilities: Must be able to lift 25-30 lbs. and be able to walk, squat/kneel, sit on floor, see, hear, speak with children to ensure children’s health and safety. This is an on-call, as-needed substitute position.

Compensation will be commensurate with experience and education. The salary range is $15.00-$17.00 per hour. This is a non-exempt position.

Please submit a cover letter, a current resume, including three (3) references. Submit your application to careers@brightfutureoakland.org.