Tenderloin Programs Coordinator

PositionPrograms Coordinator (Tenderloin Center Field Trips)Based atTenderloin Center, 180 Golden Gate Ave. in San Francisco, an open-office environment with substantial ambient noise and overheard conversationsStatusNon-exempt, SalariedReports toPrograms DirectorHoursFull-time (40 hours per week), Monday through Friday, 9 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. (work schedule subject to change based on programmatic needs)Salary$60,000 annually with full benefits + $1,500 per year language premium for employees who meet the criteriaTo ApplyFill out this short application and submit your cover letter and resume to hiring@826valencia.org by Sunday, June 23. Please write the position title in the subject line.
Position Summary
The Programs Coordinator is a dynamic instructor, responsible for leading Podcasting Field Trips at our Tenderloin Center. The core of our work is direct service and this position will lead and support programming approximately 10-14 hours per week. The ideal candidate is excited to work closely with students, teachers, and volunteer tutors to provide high-quality writing and podcasting programs for focal school classes that visit the Center for high-energy, project-based writing and recording experiences. The Programs Coordinator is energized by students in grades 3-12, can effectively engage a class of students, enjoys juggling a variety of duties, and loves to ensure that our students’ voices are celebrated via podcasts. The ideal candidate believes deeply in our students and communities, and will work hard to provide joyful and effective programming that will help students thrive.
Position Snapshot
  • Engage students from across San Francisco in effective podcasting programming
  • Amplify student voice by recording, editing, and publishing their podcasts
  • Collaborate with a staff team, teachers, volunteers, and interns
Reporting Relationships
The Programs Coordinator reports to the Tenderloin Programs Director or Manager.
Major Responsibilities
Program Coordination and Support
  • Lead classes of students in a 4-hour field trip program where students write, practice, record, and publish a podcast; coordinate all aspects of the program including scheduling, volunteer coordination, teaching, and podcast dissemination
  • Correspond effectively and expediently with teachers to schedule field trips and plan lessons based on students’ needs; institute effective and timely communication methods; develop supporting curricular resources
  • Along with the Programs Director and Manager, develop engaging, relevant writing projects and resources
  • Develop outreach campaigns to ensure priority schools are accessing program services and that field trip slots are filled
  • Coordinate and support the activities of interns, volunteers, and AmeriCorps members, including audio-specific training; recruit, train, provide feedback, support, and celebrate tutors to promote continued engagement and improved effectiveness
  • In collaboration with the Programs Director and Manager, determine program priorities and track progress towards goals and objectives; implement systems that help evaluate program effectiveness to develop improved methods for program delivery
  • Track student and volunteer data using Salesforce; support grants reporting and program evaluation as needed
  • Collaborate with the Tenderloin Team to manage the creation, editing, publication, and production of students’ podcasts
  • Serve as instructor for summer programming
  • Provide support to other 826 Valencia programs as needed, including occasional evening and weekend 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
Required Competencies
  • Develops individual work plans with goals and interim milestones to manage one’s own 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 Supervisor 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 
Education and Experience Requirements
We know that few people have every single qualification or job requirement and that’s OK. You likely bring other relevant strengths and talents that are not listed here, so if you have a vision and excitement for this role and our organization, please apply!
  • Bachelor’s degree
  • Minimum of two years of experience teaching under-resourced youth
  • Experience working with audio and podcasting production (preferred)
  • Bilingual in English and either Spanish, Arabic, Chinese, and/or Vietnamese (preferred)
  • Facility with Google Suite, Microsoft Office Suite (Word, Excel, PowerPoint), Zoom, and macOS
  • Able to regularly travel to 826 Valencia Centers (826 Valencia pays for the cost of local work-related travel)
  • Familiarity with the Tenderloin neighborhood (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 full COVID-19 vaccination, or participate in an interactive process for accommodations. Able to follow COVID-19 health and safety guidelines while in the writing centers and at schools sites and work events
Compensation & Benefits
  • $60,000 Annual Salary, with $1,500 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, 14 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, dependent care, and 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/.