St. Clare School is located in Santa Clara, CA, adjacent to Santa Clara University. The administration and staff are committed to the mission to welcome, serve, and form the whole child. Our mission states:

We, the Saint Clare School Community, 

joyfully embody the Gospel mission entrusted by Christ to His Church. 

Made in the image and likeness of God, 

our community values our diversity, 

embracing all backgrounds and cultures 

as one Body of Christ.

With a rigorous curriculum and student-centered instruction, 

we, together with parents as primary educators of their children,

form learners with strong academic and spiritual foundations 

to become moral and ethical servant leaders. 



St. Clare School is seeking a committed  Instructional Assistant to help support the formation of elementary students to become socially responsible design-thinkers and innovators. The ideal candidate must be energetic, self-motivated and attentive to the needs of learners. 

Under the direct supervision of the Principal, the Instructional Assistant is responsible for aiding the teacher in achieving educational objectives. The Instructional Assistant, under the direction of the teacher, assists in providing a well-organized, smoothly functioning class environment in which students can take full advantage of the instructional program and available resource materials.



Classroom Management and Learning Environment

  • Support the Teacher in positive classroom management and delivering effective instruction to all students, including in small groups and individually.
  • Report progress regarding student performance and behavior.
  • Assure the health and safety of students by following established practices and procedures; maintain a safe, orderly, and clean learning environment.
  • Tutor individual or small groups of students, reinforcing instruction as directed by the Teacher; monitor and oversee student drills, practices, and assignments in various subjects; confer with the Teacher concerning lesson plans and materials to meet student needs.
  • Maintain discipline in the absence of the Teacher.

Supervising Students

  • Supervise students both inside and outside the classroom where assigned.
  • Accept responsibility for the safety and well-being of each child.

Instructional Materials and Clerical Tasks

  • Assist the Teacher in maintaining a functioning classroom environment. Examples include but are not limited to:
    • Classroom setup
    • Materials
    • Devices
    • Bulletin boards
  • Assist in the preparation of instructional materials and exercises as well as the implementation of lesson plan.


  • Understand the principles of child development and education models.
  • Exhibits flexibility in day-to-day school environments.
  • Excellent organizational and human relations skills.
  • Self-motivated and reliable.
  • Able to establish and maintain positive, effective working relationships with principal, parents, staff, and the general public.
  • Able to manage moderate levels of stress.
  • Outstanding interpersonal skills with a strong customer service focus (internal and external).
  • Ethical and discreet team player.


How to Apply:

Please email (1) cover letter and (2) resume to: Mrs. Cecile Mantecon, Principal | Please note: candidates who are invited to interview will be contacted to arrange interview times.

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