Irvine Public Schools Foundation (IPSF) is a nonprofit organization dedicated to enriching the educational experience of each child in every school. Founded in 1996 by concerned parents and community leaders, IPSF sponsors enrichment programs after school and during the summer,  and provides financial support to the school district to ensure educational excellence in Irvine schools. In addition, IPSF excels at uniting local corporate and community partners, parents and residents in raising funds to nurture student potential. Each year, IPSF provides millions of dollars in funding to Irvine Unified School District (IUSD) to support STEAM (science, technology, engineering, arts and mathematics) education, small-group learning, afterschool and summer programs, grants for classroom innovation, and support for mental-health initiatives, athletic trainers and school nurses.

Irvine Public Schools Foundation is a California non-profit, public benefit, corporation. It is a tax-exempt organization under Section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code. The federal tax ID number for the foundation (EIN) is 33-0733191. All donations are tax-deductible to the extent allowed by law.


The mission of the Irvine Public Schools Foundation is to enrich the educational experience of each child in every school. We achieve this by providing programs, raising funds and uniting the community in support of educational excellence.


IPSF believes that every student deserves an educational experience complete with access to music, art, and science programs, both during the school day and outside of the classroom. With community support and investment, together we can provide enrichment opportunities for our children that will help foster the next generation of thinkers, innovators, and creators.

President & CEO

Neda Eaton is a visionary leader with a passion for serving the community. As President and Chief Executive Officer of the Irvine Public Schools Foundation (IPSF), one of the leading educational foundations in the nation, she is entrusted with ensuring that high-quality enrichment programs in critical areas such as the arts, music, sciences, health and wellness and math are sustained in public schools. In her role, she is responsible for guiding the strategic visioning and direction of the foundation, program and social enterprise development, day-to-day operations and implementation of various fundraising campaigns and initiatives.

Under Neda’s leadership, IPSF has achieved tremendous success by strategically uniting the business, parent and resident community to earn the reputation of the premier educational foundation in California. Since she joined the foundation, IPSF’s total annual amount raised has increased by 183%, raising over $6.5 million annually and an operating budget of over $8 million.

Neda’s career began soon after earning her Master’s degree in Psychology from Pepperdine University, graduating summa cum laude. It was during this time that she began to work in the social service area. From 1996-2000, Neda served as a senior manager in a comprehensive residential treatment facility for high-level acute clients at Olive Crest Homes and Services for Abused Children. In 2000, she joined Boys Town USA where she moved up the ranks to run the California program and became Boys Town USA Senior Operations Officer managing an $8.9 million operating budget and serving at risk youth in both short term and long term residential treatment programs.

IPSF is relentless in fulfilling its vision of a world class education for every child and ensuring that public schools have the resources needed to nurture and grow the potential of its students. The organization is poised to continue to expand its funding for essential programs such as music instruction for every child, STEAM initiatives, robust after school and summer programs, grants to teachers for innovative teaching methods, and funding for athletic trainers and school nurses. IPSF serves as a resource to other communities and school districts in support of educational excellence.

Board Of Trustees

Our committed, talented, resourceful and knowledgeable board of trustees is the driving force behind the success for IPSF. Their leadership has enabled our organization to grow and succeed for the benefit of all Irvine students.

Mark Bennett

Cresa Global, Inc.
IUSD Parent

Heidi Bramlet

IUSD Parent

Mike Breller

Mike Breller

Beacon Pointe
IUSD Parent

Po Chen

Anchor QEA
IUSD Parent

Mike Dennin

Michael Dennin

University of California, Irvine
IUSD Parent


Geena Merrill Dougherty

IUSD Parent

David Greenberg

David Greenberg

Griffin Capital Company
IUSD Parent

Matt Hoffman

IUSD Alumni and Parent

Eric Hsiao

Eric Hsiao

BNY Mellon
IUSD Parent

Shige Itoh

Rutan & Tucker
IUSD Parent

diane kim

Diane Kim

OC Korean Cultural Center
IUSD Parent

*Board Chair

Zhihai Li

Chinese American Mutual Association
IUSD Parent

Rich Masterson

Richard Masterson

Community Leader
IUSD Parent

Dr. Simon Shung

Simply Orthodontics
IUSD Parent

James Speir

IUSD Parent

Matt Weiss

IUSD Parent

Advisory Council

Anne Hultgren, PhD | Arnold and Mabel Beckman Foundation

Dennis Kuhl | Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim

Kim Mikes, MBA, BSN, CNOR | Hoag Orthopedic Institute

Jim Rome | CBS Sports

Danni Remington Smithson | Bank of Southern California

Kent Schlichtemeier, EdD | Concordia University Irvine

Shareen Young | PRISM Aerospace, Inc.

Join Our Team

We are seeking innovative, creative problem-solvers who are passionate about furthering educational excellence in public schools. We are looking for people from different career paths and backgrounds that thrive in a fast-paced and dynamic team environment. If you share in our mission and genuinely care about students, we encourage you to apply to IPSF.

Irvine Public Schools Foundation is an Equal Opportunity Employer and makes employment decisions on the basis of merit. Company policy prohibits unlawful discrimination based on race, color, creed, gender (including pregnancy, childbirth or related medical conditions), religion, marital status, registered domestic partnership status, age, national origin or ancestry, physical or mental disability, medical condition including genetic characteristics, sexual orientation, or any other consideration made unlawful by federal, state, or local laws.

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Current Positions



Irvine Public Schools Foundation (IPSF), an education non-profit headquartered in Irvine, CA, currently has immediate openings for Instructors at various locations in Irvine for the 2023-2024 school year. The successful candidate will supervise and instruct students in enrichment activities for a new pilot enrichment program of Irvine Unified School District, the Expanded Learning Opportunities Program (ELOP). This exciting program is designed to increase access for qualified elementary students to participate in enrichment opportunities on their school campus right after school and on select non-school days (no weekends).


Working under the direction of the ELOP Site Coordinator, the ELOP Instructor will:

  • Provide supervision and instruction in daily lessons, homework support, and other activities for PK-6 grade students
  • Facilitate rotations of enrichment activities including learning centers, arts and crafts, outdoor play, special projects, and other activities
  • Ensure that the daily schedule and curriculum plan is carried out, and a safe and nurturing environment is provided for all students
  • Enforce all program policies and procedures for ELOP
  • Work in a team environment and collaborate with ELOP staff
  • Assist with supervision drop-off/pick up, snack break, breakfast and lunch (when applicable) daily
  • Effectively communicate with parents/guardians via email, phone, and in-person throughout the program to address concerns related to student conduct, health, and performance as needed
  • Coordinate shared spaces with on-site childcare centers as needed and to ensure no commingling
  • Assist with management of any student accommodations/IEPs
  • Assist with tracking student attendance
  • Report disciplinary or other issues to Site Coordinator in a timely manner
  • Attend staff meetings and trainings
  • Track hours worked accurately and submit timesheets for approval in a timely manner
  • Other duties as assigned


  • Knowledge of instructional strategies and techniques for working with students
  • At least one year experience working in an after-school or enrichment program, or other school setting
  • Ability to keep a consistent schedule
  • Early Childhood Education (ECE) or Child Development Units strongly preferred
  • CPR/First Aid Training will be provided for those that are not certified and must be maintained every two years
  • IUSD Proficiency test will be provided for those that do not have proof of passage of CBEST or proof of an AA degree or higher from an accredited institution in the US
  • Ability to participate in the physical setup and breakdown of activity areas, including tables, chairs, and other activity equipment
  • While performing the duties of this job, the employee occasionally works in outside weather conditions


This is a part-time, hourly position with a pay range of $20-$24 per hour.


This pilot program is currently scheduled to operate August 21, 2023 through June 21, 2024, with training to begin on August 14, 2024. Site Instructors will typically work Monday through Friday, 11:00 a.m. – 5:30 p.m. for 180 afterschool days, and from 8:15 a.m. – 5:45 p.m. for 30 non-school days throughout the year. ELOP will operate during the holiday break (December 26, 2023 – December 29, 2023, January 2, 2024 – January 5, 2024) and spring break (April 1, 2024 – April 5, 2024). Scheduling is dependent on enrollment numbers.

 If you are interested in being considered for this position, please fill out the application here.

IPSF is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate against otherwise qualified applicants on the basis of race, color, creed, religion, sexual orientation, ancestry, age, sex, marital status, national origin, disability or handicap, or veteran status, or any other characteristic prohibited by law.