Mindful Life Project
Healing Communities One Breath at a Time
1001 Canal Blvd., Suite A, Richmond, CA 94804
Mindful Life Instructor
The Mindful Life Instructor will be motivated by, and appreciate the value of cultivating mindfulness, social-emotional learning and whole child development in schools. The individual in this role will work well individually, work well in teams and closely align with, and represent, MLP’s mission, vision and values (Mindfulness, Self-Awareness, Curiosity, Social Justice, and Celebration). The individual in this role is an excellent communicator and exemplifies professionalism. This individual also has a deep passion for building strong connections and community at school sites as well as with other members of the MLP team.
The Mindful Life Instructor will deliver Mindful Life Projects curriculum in whole class settings and/or small groups throughout the regular school day in alignment with the curriculum's pacing guide. Mindful Life Projects curriculum delivers one 25 minute lesson weekly to each classroom at a partner school site for the entire school year. In small group settings, the Mindful Life Instructor will weave mindfulness lessons from MLP’s curriculum into multiple modalities including: Yoga, Expressive arts and Performing Arts. Lessons will be delivered in alignment with MLP’s curriculum pacing guide. Each small group will be 45 minutes, with eight students from the same grade level. During the regular school day, a typical day will include five small group sessions. In two-on-one settings the Mindful Life Instructor will work with two students that are in need of more intervention/prevention support in approximately 20 minute sessions. This individual will attend mandatory MLP meetings, complete student, class, or school reports as necessary and will be supervised by their Impact Specialist. Along with instruction, the Mindful Life Instructor will also raise awareness within the school community by delivering handouts, preparing special student projects, and connecting with school staff and families. This individual will enjoy creating strong connections with the members of the school they serve.
Professional Development / Reporting Student Progress
Integrating Mindfulness in School Community
This is a non-exempt full-time position, with 4/5 days a week positions available, Monday - Friday (unless otherwise specified) on-site at school site. Competitive salary, health & dental/vision benefits, EAP, retirement, PTO days, paid vacations, and sick leave. The tentative start date for this position is August 8, 2022. There are multiple job locations available around the Bay Area.
THE ABOVE STATEMENTS REFLECT THE GENERAL REQUIREMENTS FOR JOB PERFORMANCE AND ARE NOT TO BE CONSIDERED AN ALL-INCLUSIVE LIST. ALL STAFF ARE EXPECTED TO SUPPORT THE MISSION AND VALUES OF MINDFUL LIFE PROJECT.
Equal Opportunity Employer
MLP is an equal employment opportunity employer. Our organization's policy is not to discriminate against any applicant or employee based on race, color, religion, national origin, gender, age, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, marital status, mental or physical disability, and genetic information, or any other basis protected by applicable law. The organization also prohibits harassment of applicants or employees based on any of these protected categories.
Job Type: Full-Time
We follow all state and school district guidelines regarding COVID protocols.
Work Location: One location
About Mindful Life Project
Mindful Life Project (MLP) is an educational non-profit organization headquartered in Richmond, CA whose mission is to empower underserved children through mindfulness and other transformative skills to gain self-awareness, confidence, self-regulation and resilience, leading to lifelong success. MLP envisions schools where all students are able to participate and excel both socially and academically. Our programs focus on empowering students by providing them with mindfulness skills and tools that lead to improved self-awareness, impulse control, confidence and resilience. We believe that every student has the innate ability to be a successful member of the school and the community. By providing students with mindfulness skills that improve social-emotional skills, our partner schools experience improved school climates and classroom learning environments.
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