Mission Bay Programs Director

PositionMission Bay Programs Director Reports toDirector of Education Based out of1310 4th Street, San Francisco. Candidates must be located in or willing to relocate to the San Francisco Bay Area, and able to work in an open-office environment where there may be substantial ambient noise and overheard conversations.StatusExempt, SalariedHoursFull-time (40 hours per week), 9:30 AM-6:00PM, with weekends and evenings as requiredSalary$80,000-$90,000 annually To ApplyPlease send a résumé and cover letter to hiring@826valencia.org with Mission Bay Programs Director in the subject line. Please also fill out this short application.  Applications will be accepted on a rolling basis through March 20 or until filled. 
Who We Are
826 Valencia is an award-winning nonprofit dedicated to supporting students from under-resourced schools and communities ages six to eighteen with their creative and expository writing skills and to helping teachers inspire their students to write. Our innovative and award-winning model has inspired over 40 like-minded organizations worldwide.We offer 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.
Position Summary
The Mission Bay Programs Director ensures that the students who attend our programs at our Mission Bay Center and in our partner schools develop their skills, confidence, and pride in welcoming, creative, and rigorous programs: Field Trips, After-School Tutoring, Youth Leadership, Workshops, and In-Schools.  Our ideal candidate has a proven track record meeting the needs of students of color who live in low-income communities, has actively closed the opportunity gap, and is excited to help students develop their voices as published authors.  The Mission Bay Programs Director is a supportive and experienced manager who can support a diverse team of staff and volunteers to do their jobs well, and helps each team member develop professionally. Whether programs at our Centers, or at our partner elementary schools (Bret Harte, Malcolm X, and Starr King), the Mission Bay Programs Director develops well-scaffolded, standards-aligned, and engaging writing curriculum and nurtures strategic partnerships with other organizations, teachers, and parents to best meet students’ needs. 
Reporting Relationships
The Programs Director reports to the Director of Education. They will supervise three Programs Coordinators, three AmeriCorps members, as well as interns and volunteers.  
Key Responsibilities
Program Design, Implementation, and Evaluation
  • Direct five innovative, high-quality, project-based programs (In-Schools, Youth Leadership, After-School Tutoring, Workshops, and Field Trips) that provide students with a unique opportunity to demonstrate learning, develop skills, and express ideas creatively
  • Oversee assigned daily program operations and coordinate assigned program activities for all programs run out of the Mission Bay Center
  • Develop outreach campaigns to ensure partner schools and focal student populations are aware of services and recruited to engage in programs
  • Build systems to manage effective and expedient communication with teachers to schedule Field Trips and share information about student/curricular goals across In-Schools partnerships; develop supporting curricular resources
  • Build relationships with community-based organizations to develop effective partnerships
  • Design culturally-responsive, engaging, standards-based curriculum for a diverse group of learners with varied strengths and needs
  • Determine program priorities and track progress towards goals/objectives; evaluate program effectiveness to develop improved methods for program delivery and report out impact
  • Manage related student publications and coordinate release parties for students and families
  • Report on program progress to the Advancement and Volunteer Engagement Teams
  • Supervise and support three Programs Coordinators by providing ongoing coaching and conducting formal evaluations
  • Coordinate and supervise the activities of three AmeriCorps members and assigned volunteers; train, support, and celebrate volunteers to ensure adequate staffing; track volunteer participation in Salesforce
  • Supervise interns effectively and support their professional development
Other Duties
  • Actively participate in 826 Valencia meetings, internal committees on diversity, equity and inclusion, performance appraisal systems, and other work events, such as anti-racism trainings, professional development workshops, and the annual 826 National conference
  • Meet all deadlines
  • Provide updated language for sections on the 826 Valencia website and publication materials about Mission Bay Center programs
  • Provide updates to the Advancement Team and host funders as needed
  • 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 
  • Teaching Credential, English and/or Elementary Education, with CLAD certification preferred
  • At least ten years of experience in education and five years experience in management and/or supervision
  • Demonstrated ability to improve student achievement
  • Familiarity with Google Suite and Microsoft Office programs
  • Experience using Google Classroom and Zoom (preferred)
  • Bilingual in Spanish or Arabic (preferred)
  • Able to complete a background check and tuberculosis screening. Pursuant to the San Francisco Fair Chance ordinance, we will consider for employment qualified applicants with arrest and conviction records.
  • Able to provide proof of COVID-19 vaccination, including booster dose when eligible, or participate in an interactive process for accommodations. Able to follow COVID-19 health and safety guidelines while in the writing centers or at work events
Required Competencies
  • Designs enduring, scalable, and codified systems for sustainable programs that plan for interdependencies, risks and contingencies
  • Leads others in creative problem solving, applying project management and field best practices
  • Develops and implements systems to effectively support managers in developing and demonstrating management skills; develops and implements accountability and coaching structures to support team members at all job levels
  • Develops and implements systems to take down silos within and across departments, creating formal/informal structures for cross-department collaboration that leverages differences and inspires trust among members
  • Demonstrates awareness of cultural values, biases and differences in self and others and tailors approach based on this understanding. 
  • Applies a culturally competent lens to work, ensuring an inclusive environment where people of all backgrounds can thrive
  • Demonstrates highly developed awareness of how one's leadership and behaviors directly and indirectly impact others; anticipates and understands implications and communicates these across the organization
  • Confidently leads the team through times of change and transition, working with the team to identify opportunities for innovation and new possibilities amidst change
  • Identifies and understands stakeholder perspectives
  • Anticipates and embraces stakeholder reactions and works to address concerns in ways that resonate
  • Creates a culture of professional development, continuous feedback, and mutual support among staff within purview and in collaboration with other directors; provides a compelling career progression within the department and environment for growth and development; develops and implements systems to celebrate team accomplishments
  • $80,000 to $90,000 Annual Salary, with $1,000-per-year language premium for employees who meet the criteria
  • Paid Time Off: 15 Vacation days per year (increases to 20 days after two years), 9 Wellness days per year, 13 Holidays, and winter office closure. (Additional time off available through California COVID-19 Supplemental Paid Sick Leave)
  • Health Insurance Coverage, Employee Assistance Program, Group Life Insurance
  • Pre-Tax Savings: 401(k) plan with employer match, Flexible Spending Account for health and dependent care expenses, Commuter Benefits
  • Professional development funds (budget permitting)
  • Relocation support may be available if moving to California from another state
  • 30% discount at all 826 Valencia stores
826 Valencia is an equal opportunity employer committed to achieving a diverse staff and inclusive work environment. 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: https://826valencia.org/the-826-stand/. You can read about our core values at https://826valencia.org/core-values/.