Careers at CLCS

CLCS is a non-profit organization founded to support and manage two of the Bay Area's most innovative and respected public charter schools, both located in Alameda, CA.

Community Learning Center Schools are different. More than schools, we are progressive learning communities that place the learner at the center of a democratic and project-based educational process. We go beyond state standards and curriculum with the goal of creating critical thinkers and lifelong learners.

This means that the people we hire must be different, too. More than employees, they must be collaborative inspirers and creative doers dedicated to equity in their educational practice.

CLCS manages hiring for ACLC and Nea. If you are motivated to be a part of our educational communities, please find our current job listings at

To learn more about our schools, please visit their websites:

Nea Community Learning Center (Nea)

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Benefits at CLCS

Competitive Salary & Benefits

  • Staff are contracted under a Collective Bargaining Agreement negotiated between CLCS and Nea Alameda United (NAU)

California State Retirement Benefits

  • ACLC and Nea Schools are members of the California State Teachers' Retirement System (CalSTRS) and the California Public Employees' Retirement System (CalPERS).

Health Insurance Benefits

  • CLCS offers a selection of health insurance options
  • Employee Medical: CLCS contribution equal to 90% of Kaiser Gold Plan
  • Dependents' Medical: CLCS contribution equal to 50% of Kaiser Gold Plan
  • Employee Dental: CLCS contribution equal to 60% of DeltaCare HMO Gold Plan
  • Employee Vision: VSP offered as an employee paid plan
  • Employee Chiropractic: Chiropractic offered as an employee paid plan

Long Term Disability Plan

  • Provided for each employee

Employee Assistance Plan

  • Mental health, legal and financial support provided

Sick Leave

  • Ten days of sick leave annually

Professional Development

  • Professional development is provided each year
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CLCS Ice Cream Truck Party

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CLCS Winter Holiday Party

Substitute Teaching at CLC Schools

We value and appreciate skilled, reliable substitute teachers and support staff. We do our best to make sure that you have a smooth, enjoyable experience at our schools.


$250-$300/day (depending on experience) for guest teachers with 30-day sub permit.
$175/day for substitutes in office, paraprofessional and campus support positions.

To apply, please email Theresa Quigley

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Guest teacher in action at Nea

Staff Appreciation Graphic: A whiteboard with words and graphics appreciating good qualities staff bring to our community.