Job Openings

Our employees are at the heart of what we do. They are on the front lines of changing lives for the students and community we serve.

Job Openings

Our employees are at the heart of what we do. They are on the front lines of changing lives for the students and community we serve.

Tom Lewis Fellowship

The Fishing School is excited to announce the launch of the Tom Lewis Fellowship – named in honor and celebration of our late founder, Mr. Tom Lewis.

The Tom Lewis Fellowship is looking to recruit change-makers that are committed to youth and community development. Selected candidates will implement our research-based curriculum to help increase participants’ math and reading performance, life skills awareness, and social and emotional development. 

Learn more about the position here. If interested in applying, please email your resume to

Join Our Team

We offer a competitive salary for all positions and full-time staff receives generous benefits including vision, dental, life insurance, long-term disability, short-term disability, and medical benefits.

We also provide our staff with training and development opportunities. All TFS staff participate in an intensive onboarding training program. The goal of the training is to provide an understanding of our programs and the community we serve. The onboarding training includes in-person instruction, webinars, and meetings with senior staff members.

Throughout the year, we deliver additional training to our staff to help them further prepare for a career in youth development. We also encourage staff members at all levels to take part in industry conferences. We provide full access to technology for training, including a 10-seat computer lab, laptops, tablets, and an online training platform. We encourage staff to enroll in online training that aligns with their unique career goals.

We’re currently looking for dedicated, passionate staff to join our team. Check out some of our exciting openings:

“Our program staff are the face of the organization. They are the ones that help our students feel safe and ready to learn with TFS. We take care of our staff because we know that they are essential to the growth of our students.”

-Leo Givs, TFS Executive Director

The Fishing School seeks qualified candidates for all open positions. The Fishing School is an equal opportunity employer and conducts all business activities, including hiring and other employment decisions, without regard to the employee or applicant’s race, color, religion, national origin, sex (including pregnancy, childbirth, related medical conditions, or breastfeeding), age, marital status, personal appearance, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, family responsibilities, genetic information, disability, matriculation, political affiliation, past, present, or future service in the uniformed services of the United States, or any other legally protected status.

Vaccination Policy

The Fishing School is following all relevant guidance from the National Center for Disease Control, the DC Department of Health, DC Public Schools, and the Deputy Mayor for Education regarding health and safety protocols during the pandemic. As a result, our office-based staff operates on a semi-remote basis, following TFS safety procedures when required to visit the office. Our school-based program staff is expected to attend programming in person and follow all guidance regarding student safety. Beginning Monday, November 1st, 2021, all current TFS employees must submit proof of vaccination. Testing out is no longer an option, however, an exemption can be requested for religious or medical reasons.

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