Tenderloin In-Schools Programs Coordinator

PositionPrograms CoordinatorBased out ofTenderloin Center, 180 Golden Gate Ave., San Francisco. This is an open-office environment with substantial ambient noise and overheard conversations. Candidates must be located in or willing to relocate to the San Francisco Bay Area as this role requires substantial time working on site and in person, including at nearby schoolsCompensation$50,000 to $55,000 annually with benefitsStatusNon-Exempt, SalariedReports toPrograms ManagerHoursFull-time (40 hours per week), Monday through Friday, 8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. (work schedule subject to change based on programmatic needs), some evenings and weekends as requiredTo ApplyFill out this short application and submit your cover letter and résumé to hiring@826valencia.org by Friday, June 23. Please write “Tenderloin Programs Coordinator” in the subject line. Applications will be accepted on a rolling basis, open until filled, with an ideal start date of August 7.
Position Summary
The Programs Coordinator is a dynamic instructor with a passion for supporting students with their writing. The core of our work is direct service and this position will lead writing workshops in schools and support programming at our Tenderloin Center approximately 10-14 hours per week. The ideal candidate is excited to work closely with teachers and school partners, loves to teach, is energized by working with youth of all ages, and enjoys collaborating with team members to plan and execute impactful student programming.
Position Snapshot
  • Create change by teaching In-Schools Workshops and amplifying student voice through publishing
  • Develop and teach student-centered, culturally-responsive curriculum
  • Collaborate with team, teachers, volunteers, and interns
Reporting Relationship
The Programs Coordinator reports to the Tenderloin Programs Manager.
Key Responsibilities
Programs Coordination and Support 
  • Lead 7-10 hour-long writing sessions per week; provide direct instruction and support to students in the development of their writing and during tutoring sessions; support additional Tenderloin Programs as needed
  • In collaboration with the Programs Manager, write engaging, standards-based, culturally-responsive curriculum
  • Participate in planning meetings with teachers to align lessons, collaborate to ensure students’ success, and identify opportunities for family engagement; communicate with teacher partners and caregivers in a timely, responsive, and effective manner; provide translation when applicable 
  • In collaboration with the Programs Manager and Programs Director, determine program priorities and track progress towards goals and objectives; evaluate program effectiveness to develop improved methods for program delivery
  • 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 and the Contract Management System of the San Francisco Department of Children, Youth and Families; support grant 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
  • Serve as instructor for summer programming
  • Provide support to other 826 Valencia programs as needed, including occasional weekend and evening events
Other Responsibilities
  • Participate in staff and departmental meetings, internal committees on diversity, equity and inclusion, the annual 826 National conference, anti-racism trainings, other professional development activities, and performance appraisal systems
  • Proactively raise issues with the Supervisor to prioritize tasks and implement solutions; meet all deadlines and maintain accurate timesheets
  • Work collaboratively with all staff members to ensure robust programming
  • All other duties as assigned by the Executive Director and Supervisor
Education and Experience Requirements
  • Bachelor’s degree
  • Minimum of two years working with under-resourced youth (preferred)
  • Fully bilingual in English and either Spanish, Arabic, or Chinese languages (preferred)
  • Able to regularly travel to Tenderloin Community Elementary School, located half a mile away from the Tenderloin Center
  • 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 COVID-19 vaccination including any booster doses when available, or participate in an interactive process for accommodations. Able to follow COVID-19 health and safety guidelines
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 Manager and team
  • Excellent interpersonal skills; builds authentic relationships with colleagues across roles, teams, and identities, demonstrating curiosity about others’ backgrounds and perspectives; works cooperatively to set goals and resolve problems
  • 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
  • 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
  • $50,000-$55,000 annual salary 
  • Paid Time Off: 15 Vacation days per year (increases to 20 days after two years), approximately 9 Wellness days per year, 13 Holidays, and winter office closure
  • 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, Flexible Spending Account for health care and/or dependent care, 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: https://826valencia.org/the-826-stand/. You can read about our core values at https://826valencia.org/core-values/.