Program Assistant 2024

h Job Description

  • Perform administrative duties to support professional staff and faculty: filing, copying, mailing, managing paperwork, entering data, organizing and distributing supplies.
  • Attend the pre-summer teacher orientation as much as possible 
  • Maintain student attendance and contact records in the student database
  • Assist with kitchen and food program (no food preparation is required, just set-up and distribution)
  • Assist with special events, including preparation and organization of materials and supplies
  • Support daily student dismissal procedures
  • Collect and enter homework completion data from teachers during each class
  • Assist with library circulation and daily student and faculty use of library materials
  • Assist with planning and managing SETH and Summerbook
  • Present Breakthrough in a positive manner to callers and visitors
  • Assist faculty with teaching activities and substitute teach for missing teachers when needed
  • Support faculty committee and help lead All School Meetings as assigned
  • Serve as a role model and mentor for all students
  • Assume other community responsibilities as needed or assigned


  • Current sophomore in high school
  • Demonstrates leadership, motivation, maturity and responsibility
  • Excellent communication and organization skills 
  • Proven commitment to educational success
  • Ability to assume responsibility without close supervision
  • Proficiency with Google suite, Google Drive, and Google Classroom
  • Prior experience with Breakthrough strongly preferred
  • Dedication to the spirit and the goals of the program


  • There is an $900 stipend for this position, paid in weekly installments.


  • June 10 – June 21: Teacher Orientation, 8:00am – 5:00 pm (as available) (June 19 holiday)
  • June 24 – August 2: Summer Session, 7:30am – 3:30pm (July 4 holiday)
  • August 3: Celebration (Full Day)
  • August 5 – August 8: Wrap-Up Week, 8:00am – 4:00pm

Application Deadline:

  • February 21, 2024


  • Week of February 26 — March 1, 2024

More Information and Application

For more information, contact Caroline Wilson at or (603) 641-9426. 


Breakthrough Collaborative

180 Grand Ave #1225, Oakland, CA 94612, USA