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Climate Education Teaching Associate (part-time flex)

  • Part Time
  • Oakland, CA
  • $30/hour (up to $12,000 through May 30, 2024) USD / Year
  • Salary: $30/hour (up to $12,000 through May 30, 2024)

Website West Oakland Environmental Indicators Project

The West Oakland Environmental Indicators Project has a twenty-year track record of using participatory research and collaborative problem-solving techniques to drive policy change, community development, and coalition-building in West Oakland and beyond. We are seeking a passionate, bilingual Teaching Associate to deliver our unique classroom curriculum on a flexible, part-time basis for the remainder of the OUSD school year.

The Climate Education Teaching Associate will help expand our Induction Cooktop Teaching Project (ICTP), an exciting hands-on classroom curriculum that teaches 4th-12th grade students about the daily impact of gas cooking on our health and climate through lessons on health and environmental science, and electromagnetism using participatory classroom and cooking demonstrations.

This is a very flexible, part-time contract role that pays $30/hour (approximately 5-10 hours per week based on candidate availability and school programming).


The Climate Education Teaching Associate will…

  • Assist with networking and outreach events to recruit participating schools.
  • Receive training on all aspects of the project, including our hands-on classroom curriculum.
  • Communicate with program and school staff to support scheduling, coordination, and other related needs.
  • Deliver the ICTP curriculum in select elementary, middle, and/or high school classrooms in Oakland (in-person and/or remote, depending on needs) over the remainder of the 2023-2024 school year.
  • Work with the ICTP Program Lead to adapt the project to classroom needs as required.


A good fit…

  • Is excited by the idea of learning and applying activity-based teaching methods with students in grades 4-12, with the support of program staff.
  • Demonstrates the ability to thoughtfully and effectively communicate and interact with people who have different backgrounds, experiences, and abilities.
  • Is organized and can manage their time independently.
  • Is able to communicate easily in English and one (or more) of either Spanish, Mam, or Cantonese (the most common non-English languages within OUSD).
  • Has a flexible schedule that can accommodate mostly daytime hours that may change from week to week.


Additional requirements

Candidates must also:

  • Have reliable transportation.
  • Have proof of TB test; up-to-date COVID vaccination, and be willing to complete a background check.
  • Be committed to learning and applying Environmental Justice principles when working with students and families, school staff, community members, and our team.


Compensation and hours

  • Compensation is $30/hour. We expect the role to require around 5-10 hours/week, however the Teaching Associate may choose to work up to 400 hours through May 30th, 2024 (dependent on program growth), to earn up to $12,000 for the 2023-2024 school year.
  • Hours will likely vary from week to week, based on the Teaching Associate’s availability and program growth.
  • This is a part-time independent contractor (W9) position running through May 30, 2024.


How to apply

Send a letter explaining your interest in the role, along with a resume, to Please include details about your hourly availability. Due to limited capacity, we cannot accept phone calls, personal emails, or walk-ins. We appreciate your understanding.



WOEIP is a resident-led, environmental justice nonprofit helping West Oaklanders achieve healthy homes, healthy jobs, and healthy neighborhoods for all who live, work, learn, pray and play in our community.

We are  an equal-opportunity employer. We are a small team that values direct and open communication, power-sharing and leadership development, acknowledging our own and each others’ unique lived experiences and relationships to privilege, and centering the voices of those most impacted by our work. We especially welcome candidates who identify as Black, Indigenous, people of color, LGBTQ+, or other underrepresented or historically marginalized groups, as well as those with connections to West Oakland. If you need accommodation for a disability during the application process, please let us know.

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