Programs Associate, BAYAC AmeriCorps

PositionPrograms Associate (12 positions available)Based atOne of three Writing Centers in San Francisco, some roles with substantial time at school sites. These are open-office spaces where there may be substantial ambient noise and overheard conversations. Candidates must be located in or willing to relocate to the San Francisco Bay Area.Status11-month AmeriCorps service position from August 18, 2023 to July 15, 2024 through the Bay Area Youth Agency Consortium (BAYAC). Programs Associates are not 826 Valencia employees.Reports toPrograms Manager or Programs Director, depending on roleHoursFull-time (40+ hours/week), Monday to Friday, with some evening or weekend hours. Schedules vary depending on the specific role.CompensationMonthly $2,100 living allowance, additional $943 monthly stipend from 826 Valencia, plus combined education award worth $10,000 after completing 1,700 hours of service. Additional details below.To ApplyEmail your resume and cover letter to, with the position title in the subject line, and complete this brief online application. Applications reviewed on a rolling basis until all 12 open positions are filled.
Are you excited to work with youth to develop their writing skills? Are you eager to give back to your community and learn about nonprofits? This opportunity is an 11-month, full-time AmeriCorps service position (40+ hours/week), through the Bay Area Youth Agency Consortium (BAYAC), a program of Bay Area Community Resources (BACR). We’re hiring 12 AmeriCorps members to support various 826 Valencia programs starting mid-August 2023.
AmeriCorps members will work closely with 826 Valencia staff, volunteers, and youth to support students and amplify their voices as published authors. The ideal candidates love working with youth, believe that every young person can achieve at the highest level, and will do their best to provide necessary support. We are looking for candidates who are committed to service and can persevere through challenges in pursuit of improved outcomes for the students we serve.
  • Serve as a writing tutor to Bay Area youth who live in under-resourced communities
  • Help amplify student voices through publishing projects
  • Support team with administrative tasks
  • Tutor and mentor students in order to improve their writing skills, confidence, and pride; maintain student safety through positive behavior management
  • Build relationships with volunteer tutors and provide ongoing guidance and feedback on their tutoring practice; escalate situations to the attention of 826 Valencia staff as needed
  • Curate and copyedit student writing using 826 Valencia style guides; consistently honor student voice
  • Track student and volunteer data in Salesforce, including attendance and program hours; track hours in the AmeriCorps system and follow BAYAC protocols
  • Actively participate in 826 Valencia meetings, performance appraisal systems, and other work events to develop professional skills, gain a well-rounded experience of nonprofit work, and contribute to organization-wide initiatives
  • Attend BAYAC AmeriCorps Team Days 2-3 times a month, plus all other required professional development BAYAC events including Days of Service with regional cohort of youth educators
  • Complete an optional learning project on an area of interest that meets an organizational need and/or participate in an optional 826 Valencia diversity, equity and inclusion 
  • committee 
  • Other duties as assigned
  • High school diploma or equivalent (bachelor’s degree preferred)
  • Prior work or volunteer experience with youth from under-resourced communities (preferred)
  • Able to adhere to COVID-19 safety protocols while in Writing Centers, schools sites, or at work events. Able to provide proof of COVID-19 vaccination, including all available booster doses, or participate in an interactive process for accommodations
  • Able to complete the BAYAC application, a background check and Tuberculosis screening, and provide documentation of status as a U.S. citizen, U.S. national, or permanent resident. We will consider qualified applicants with arrest and conviction records, but cannot host any service member with a record that includes a conviction of a serious or violent felony, sexual offense, or controlled substance offense
  • Facility with Google Suite, Microsoft Office Suite, and Zoom (preferred)
  • Any fluency level in spoken and/or written Spanish, Chinese, or Arabic (preferred)
  • Familiarity or ties with the communities that 826 Valencia serves, either as a student who has participated in our programs or graduated from an SFUSD school, or was an English-language learner (preferred)
  • Strong organizational skills and adaptability; you are able to handle multiple tasks and contribute to a variety of projects at once
  • Strong communication skills, both written and verbal
  • Able to work with a culturally-diverse student population and staff, and communicate authentically and respectfully to resolve conflict, even across lines of difference
  • Excellent interpersonal skills, are team-oriented, are able to work with a variety of stakeholders and audiences, and can leverage the right people and resources to achieve outcomes 
  • Able to manage your work, ensuring high quality and timely delivery, and can adjust work accordingly to incorporate others’ perspectives
  • Openly and regularly communicate information about progress toward goals with your supervisor and team, and contribute to a culture of giving and receiving input
  • Demonstrate awareness of your feelings, thoughts and behaviors, and their impact on others, and seek to understand your strengths and limitations
  • Able to manage stressors during the year of service and communicate needs proactively to supervisor
  • $2,100 monthly living allowance that does not affect eligibility for work-study, any other federal student aid, or other federal need-based programs such as food stamps, Section 8 housing, or public housing 
  • $10,000 combined education award granted upon completing a year of service (1,700 hours), to be used on college, trade school, or other educational expenses
  • Forbearance on most existing student loans, so you do not have to make any payments while in service. Upon successful completion of the service term, the National Service Trust will pay the interest that accrued on any student loans while you were serving
  • Health insurance and access to an Employee Assistance Program
  • Workers’ compensation insurance
  • Subsidized childcare for eligible members
  • Additional $943 monthly stipend from 826 Valencia 
  • $75 monthly commute reimbursement for public transit, parking, and/or shared ride expenses
  • Support applying for CalFresh, if eligible
  • Relocation support may be available for moving to California from another state
  • 40% discount on any purchases at 826 Valencia Stores
  • AmeriCorps Associates who wish to enroll their children in our programs may, as long as this does not displace our focal program participants
826 Valencia is a BAYAC partner site committed to achieving a diverse and inclusive workforce. Black, Indigenous, and other 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.