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LPTM Co-Educator
Life Pieces To Masterpieces in Washington, DC
Date Posted 02/08/2021
Employment Type Part Time
Application Deadline Open until filled

Life Pieces To Masterpieces is a non-profit organization located in Ward 7 of
Washington, DC. In operation since 1996, Life Pieces To Masterpieces uses artistic
expression and our Human Development System to develop character, unlock potential,
and prepare African American boys and young men ages 3 to 25 to transform their lives
and community.

Position Summary

Life Pieces To Masterpieces is currently seeking an energetic, creative, professional
with a background working with elementary and middle school students. The Co-
educator is a part-time position, operating Monday through Friday, between the hours of
2:30 pm and 7:00 pm at Dr. Charles R. Drew Elementary School during the academic
year. For LPTM summer programming, Co-educators have the option for a more full,
flexible schedule. All-staff trainings and events may fall outside of the pre-determined
position hours. Classroom size is between 20 and 25 Apprentices.

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Assists in designing engaging and developmentally appropriate lessons for the
respective age group.
  • Assists with instruction in the classroom, implementing lesson plans and managing
  • Incorporates core elements of Life Pieces To Masterpieces curriculum into
classroom routine and expectations.
  • Supports in maintaining and submitting attendance records on a daily basis.
  • Works in support of classroom Lead Educator and volunteers, completing delegated
tasks and giving feedback when necessary.
  • Supports in the reporting on the progress of students verbally and in writing.

  • Responds to inquiries from parents and guardians.
  • Assists Apprentices with presentations to parents, guardians and interested


The duties listed above are intended only as illustrations of the various types of work that may
be performed. The omission of specific statements of duties does not exclude them if the work
is similar, related, or a logical assignment to the position.


  • Experience leading or assisting successful and educational group activities for
elementary and middle school students in schools or nonprofit organizations.
  • Ability to support in designing lesson plans with concrete learning objectives that
correspond to respective grade-level.
  • Communication proficiency: ability to communicate with various types of people and
  • Self-starter with the ability to work independently and with a team.
  • Connection to and/or excitement towards the Life Pieces To Masterpieces mission.
  • Bachelor’s degree preferred, however, consideration will be given to those with

previous experience working with young people or in a youth development

  • Coachability and responsiveness to feedback.

Reports To

  • Director of Programs and Education
  • LPTM Program Coordinator
  • Lead Educator in classroom
Physical Demands and Work Environment

• A high energy and at times noisy environment.
  • Attending to the emotional and physical needs of the boys.
  • Ability to lift up to 30 pounds and move efficiently up and down stairs.
  • Employee must have visual, auditory, and physical ability to respond quickly to

critical incidents involving students and act in an emergency situation.

Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the
essential functions.

To Apply

Please send your cover letter and resume to info@lifepieces.org with the subject line:
Life Pieces To Masterpieces_Co-educator. Cover letters should be addressed to
Eugenia Norde, Office Manager.

Your submission will NOT be considered unless you include both a cover letter and

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