Programs Coordinator (Mission Center)

Position Programs Coordinator (Mission Center) Reports to Tutoring Programs Manager Supervises Volunteers, Interns Status Non-exempt Hours Sunday-Thursday, 40 hours per week, with evening hours (subject to change based on programmatic needs) Salary $45,000-50,000/year with full benefits To Apply To apply, please fill out this short application and submit your cover letter and resume to by July 6.  Please write the position title in the subject line.  Applications will be reviewed as they come in and the position is open until filled.  
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 more than 40 like-minded organizations world-wide.  We offer a highly collaborative, hardworking, fun work environment full of passionate professionals who strive to create programs that transform our students’ relationships to writing, and build an inclusive community that meets the needs and reflects the diverse backgrounds of our students.
Position Summary
The Programs Coordinator is responsible for coordinating Sunday Tutoring, Evening Tutoring,  and Workshops, as well as supporting After-School Tutoring. The ideal candidate is excited to work closely with students, parents, and volunteer instructors  to provide high quality writing and tutoring programs, whether at our Mission Center or virtually. The Programs Coordinator loves to develop curriculum, is energized by students ages 6-18, , and has a knack for understanding and being responsive to students’ needs. The Programs Coordinator builds relationships with students, families, volunteers and teachers in order to ensure our students build the confidence, pride, writing skills, and creativity that will lead to future success. 
Reporting Relationships
The Programs Coordinator reports to the Tutoring Programs Manager.
Major Responsibilities
  • Lead and/or recruit volunteer instructors to provide a variety of engaging project-based writing experiences for students. Leverage the skills of instructors, support volunteer instructors with lesson-planning, and provide the necessary guidance on the writing sessions  to maintain program quality.
  • During Sunday Tutoring, independently run a weekly drop in tutoring program and serve as the sole staff responsible for all programming components.  
  • Conduct outreach and collaborate with staff in other teams to ensure participation of focal student population in Workshops, Evening,  and Sunday tutoring. 
  • Provide direct service to students and support key initiatives in After-School  and Evening Tutoring. With the support of the Programs Manager, design and implement writing curriculum and individualized supports for students.
  • Determine program priorities and track progress towards goals/objectives; evaluate program effectiveness to develop improved methods for program delivery.
  • Coordinate and supervise the activities of interns and volunteers; recruit, train, provide feedback, support, and celebrate volunteers to promote continued engagement.
  • Track student and volunteer data using Salesforce; support reporting as needed.
  • Support and/or coordinate related student publications and release parties. Duties may include transcription, translation, and copyediting.
  • Communicate with all stakeholders in a timely, responsive, and effective manner. Maintain consistent communication with volunteers and parents. 
  • Provide support to other 826 Valencia programs as needed.
Other Responsibilities
  • Attend staff meetings, meet all deadlines, and assist in the evaluation of the program.
  • Attend National Conference and other professional development. workshops/conferences/seminars, etc.
  • Attend 826 Valencia evening functions (i.e. 826 Day, 100 Clubs, etc.).
  • Work collaboratively with all staff members to ensure robust programming. 
  • All other duties as assigned by the Executive Director and Site Supervisor.
Education and Experience Requirements
  • Bachelor’s degree
  • Minimum of two years of experience working with under-served youth
  • Spanish and English fluency highly preferred
Required Skills and Abilities
  • Develops individual work plans with goals and interim milestones to manage one’s own work, ensuring high-quality and timely delivery (Execution and Impact: Planning and Execution).
  • Produces crisp, engaging and quality communications, both written and verbal. Openly and regularly communicates information about progress towards goals with supervisor and team (Engaging Others: Communication).
  • Excellent interpersonal skills. Builds authentic relationships with colleagues across roles, teams, and identities, demonstrating curiosity about others’ backgrounds and perspectives (Community Orientation: Culture Building).
  • 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 (Engaging Others: Cultural Competence). 
  • 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 (Engaging Others: Collaboration).
Desired Qualifications
  • Curriculum development experience
  • Bilingual in Spanish highly preferred

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.  For more information, read the 826 Stand.