Interim Programs Coordinator

PositionInterim Programs CoordinatorBased out of180 Golden Gate Ave., San Francisco. This is an open-office environment with substantial ambient noise and conversations. Candidates must be located in/willing to relocate to the SF Bay Area as this role requires time working on site and in personStatusTemporary (January through at least May 2023, with possible extension to July and/or transition to regular employment), Non-Exempt, SalariedReports toPrograms DirectorHoursFull-time (40 hours per week), Monday through Friday, 9:00 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. (work schedule subject to change based on programmatic needs)SalaryEquivalent to $53,000 annually + a $1,000 per year language premium, pro-rated for expected duration of temporary employmentTo ApplyFill out this short application and submit your cover letter and resume to by Friday, November 18. Please write “Interim Programs Coordinator” in the subject line
Who We Are
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 innovative model has inspired over 40 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 learning process, we’d love to have you as part of the team.
Position Summary
The core of our work is direct service and this position will lead programming approximately 10-14 hours per week. The ideal candidate is excited to work closely with community partners, students, families, and volunteers to provide high-quality writing programs at our Tenderloin Center. The Programs Coordinator loves to teach, is energized by working with youth of all ages, and has a knack for understanding and being responsive to students’ needs. The Programs Coordinator ensures that our students build confidence, pride, writing skills, and creativity that will lead to future success.
Reporting To
Tenderloin Programs Director
Major Responsibilities
Program Planning and Implementation
  • Coordinate After-School Workshops at our Tenderloin Center. Collaborate with partner organizations to provide responsive programming 
  • Lead seven hour-long After-School Workshops per week. May also lead Podcasting Field Trips one day per week. Provide direct service to students, design and/or implement writing curriculum, implement individualized supports for students, and support additional Tenderloin Programs as needed
  • Communicate with all parties in a timely, responsive, and effective manner. Maintain consistent communication with volunteers, partner organizations, and caregivers
  • Coordinate and support the activities of interns, volunteers, and AmeriCorps members; recruit, train, support, engage, and celebrate tutors to promote continued engagement and improved effectiveness
  • Track student and volunteer data using Salesforce; support grants reporting and program evaluation as needed
  • Support and/or coordinate student publications and related release parties. Duties may include transcription, translation, copyediting, and event logistics
Other Responsibilities
  • Participate in staff and departmental meetings, attend weekly team meetings, and assist in the evaluation of the program; DEI Committee participation is optional
  • Proactively raise issues with the Supervisor to prioritize tasks and implement solutions. Meet all deadlines, maintain accurate timesheets, and participate in performance appraisal systems
  • Collaborate with all staff members to ensure robust programming and adherence to COVID-19 health and safety protocols
  • All other duties as assigned by the Executive Director and Supervisor
Education and Experience Requirements
  • Bachelor’s degree
  • Minimum of two years of experience working with under-resourced youth (preferred)
  • Bilingual in Spanish, Arabic, or Chinese (preferred)
  • Facility with Google Suite, Microsoft Office Suite (Word, Excel, PowerPoint), Zoom, and macOS
  • Able to complete a background check and Tuberculosis screening
    • We will consider qualified applicants with arrest and conviction records for employment, pursuant to the San Francisco Fair Chance Ordinance, but will not hire anyone with a record that includes a conviction of a serious or violent felony, sexual offense, or controlled substance offense
  • Able to provide proof of full COVID-19 vaccination including booster doses when eligible, or participate in an interactive process for accommodations
    • Able to follow COVID-19 health and safety guidelines while in our Writing Centers, at schools sites, and work events
Required Competencies 
  • Develops individual work plans with goals and interim milestones to manage one’s work, ensuring high-quality and timely delivery
  • Produces crisp, engaging, and quality communications, both written and verbal 
    • Openly and regularly communicates information about progress towards goals with the Programs Director and team
  • Excellent interpersonal skills 
    • Builds authentic relationships with colleagues across roles, teams, and identities, demonstrating curiosity about others’ backgrounds and perspectives
  • Ability to work with a culturally diverse population and a variety of stakeholders and audiences
    • Seeks to embody 826 Valencia’s values around diversity, equity, and inclusion
  • Ability to work cooperatively and effectively with others to set goals, resolve problems, and make decisions that enhance organizational effectiveness
    • Supports the work of colleagues, engages meaningfully to provide input or partner when appropriate
  • Approaches new ideas, changes in work, or challenges with a sense of possibility, openness, positivity, and solutions-based aptitude
    • Demonstrates ability to adapt to various working and management styles
Compensation & Benefits
  • Equivalent to $53,000 annually + a $1,000 per year language premium, pro-rated for expected duration of temporary employment
  • Paid Time Off: 6.25 Vacation days, 3.75 Wellness days, 3 Holidays 
  • Employer contributions to health insurance coverage for employee and dependents, Employee Assistance Program, group life insurance
  • Pre-Tax Savings: 401(k) plan with employer match, Commuter Benefits
  • Relocation support may be available for moving to California from another state or country
  • 40% discount at all 826 Valencia stores
826 Valencia is an equal opportunity employer committed to achieving a diverse and inclusive workforce. Candidates who identify as Black, Indigenous or 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. For more information, read the 826 Stand: You can read about our core values at