Tenderloin Program Coordinator

POSITION: Tenderloin Program Coordinator
REPORTS TO: Tenderloin Program Manager
STATUS: Non-Exempt
HOURS: Monday-Friday 9:30-6:00, with some flexibility
SALARY: $40,000-45,000 depending on experience

826 Valencia is an award-winning nonprofit dedicated to supporting under-resourced students ages six to eighteen with their creative and expository writing skills and to helping teachers inspire their students to write. Our co-founders, educator Nínive Calegari and author Dave Eggers, won the Jefferson Award in 2016 based on the model they developed, and our work has inspired over forty like-minded organizations worldwide.

826 Valencia is a highly collaborative, bustling work environment full of passionate professionals who strive to create programs that transform our students’ relationships to writing, and to build an inclusive community that meets the needs and reflects the diverse backgrounds of our students. If you care about amplifying young peoples’ voices and cultivating wonder as part of the writing process, read on!

The Program Coordinator is part of a collaborative team dedicated to providing a supportive, inspired environment for our students to strengthen their writing skills and think deeply about their lives and the world around them. The Program Coordinator plays a vital role in delivering writing programming at 826 Valencia that will help our students cultivate the confidence, pride, skills, and creativity that we know is critical for future success. The Program Coordinator supports lesson planning and publishing, implements educational programming, and supports volunteers and interns.

Reporting relationships

The Program Coordinator reports to the Tenderloin Center Programs Manager of 826 Valencia.

Major responsibilities

With the support of the Programs Manager, the Program Coordinator will:

  • Oversee assigned daily operations for the after-school writing program and field trip program; support in-schools programming as needed.
  • Coordinate and support the activities of assigned volunteers and interns.
  • Collaborate with the Programs Manager and partners to develop engaging, relevant writing activities and projects.
  • Manage daily volunteer attendance, relationships, and communication to ensure sufficient volunteer numbers.
  • Facilitate quality interactions between students of various ability levels and volunteers from a wide range of backgrounds and experience levels.
  • Collect and maintain up-to-date student files and track data.
  • Collaborate with the Programs Manager to manage the writing, editing, publication, and production of books that result from the writing programs, and help coordinate book release reading celebrations.
  • Support all Tenderloin Center programs and events as needed.

 Other responsibilities

  • Attend staff meetings, the annual 826 National conference, and other professional development workshops.
  • Meet all deadlines.
  • Work collaboratively with all staff members to ensure robust programming.
  • All other duties as assigned by the Executive Director.

Education and experience requirements

  • Bachelor’s degree
  • Minimum of 2 years of experience in youth development, program development, and/or project-based learning
  • Minimum of 2 years of experience working with a diverse group of youth, ages 6-18

Required skills and abilities

  • Advanced organizational skills and the ability to handle multiple tasks.
  • Program planning and execution.
  • Ability to work independently and collaboratively.
  • Ability to monitor, analyze, consult and report on programs and services.
  • Excellent command of English language and grammar, both verbal and written.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills – a cheerful attitude and a sense of humor is a must.
  • Proficient with computer applications – a thorough understanding of the Microsoft Office suite and the ability to learn and master other computer technology/software programs as needed.
  • Ability to work with a culturally diverse population and a variety of stakeholders and audiences.
  • Ability to work cooperatively and effectively with others to set goals, resolve problems, and make decisions that enhance organizational effectiveness.
  • Committed to young people, their families, and the mission of 826 Valencia.

Desired Qualifications

  • Familiarity with the Tenderloin neighborhood.
  • Bilingual preferred: English and Arabic, Mandarin, Spanish, Tagalog, or Vietnamese
  • Experience with audio editing

To apply, please fill out this short application, and send a resume and cover letter to hiring@826valencia.org with the subject line Tenderloin Program Coordinator.

826 Valencia is an equal opportunity employer committed to achieving a diverse and inclusive workforce. People of color are strongly encouraged to apply. 826 Valencia does not discriminate on the basis of race, ethnicity, age, religion, sexual orientation, political orientation, disability, veteran status, or gender identity or expression.