We’re hiring a Tenderloin Programs Coordinator


POSITION: Tenderloin Programs Coordinator                 

REPORTS TO: Tenderloin Programs Director     

SUPERVISES: Interns and volunteers       

STATUS: Non-exempt

HOURS: Monday-Friday, 9:00 a.m. – 5:30 p.m. (40 hrs. per week)    

COMPENSATION: $40,000-$50,000 annually (depending on experience) with full benefits

TO APPLY: Please send a résumé and cover letter to hiring@826valencia.org with Tenderloin Programs Coordinator in the subject line. Please also fill out this short application. Applications are accepted on a rolling basis, open until filled.



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 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.

The Tenderloin Programs Coordinator leads the Podcasting Field Trip Program, coordinates with teachers, community partners, and volunteer outreach, supervises interns and service learners, and supports the Tenderloin In-Schools Program, Tenderloin After-School Workshops, and publications.  Our ideal candidate believes deeply in our students and communities and will work hard to provide joyful and effective programming that will help students thrive.

The Tenderloin Programs Coordinator reports to the Tenderloin Programs Director of 826 Valencia and supports volunteers and interns.

  • Lead classes of students in a field trip program where students write, practice recording a podcast, and do online publishing and audio activities, as well as other writing-focused field trips; coordinates all aspects of this program.  
  • Conduct effective and efficient teacher outreach and communication.
  • Collaborate with Programs Director and partners to develop engaging, relevant writing projects and resources.
  • Coordinate, monitor and/or supervise the activities of assigned volunteers and interns; manage daily volunteer attendance, relationships, and communication to ensure sufficient volunteer numbers; train, coach, and celebrate interns and volunteers to increase effectiveness and retention; collaborate with volunteer manager to track progress and support university service learners.
  • Collaborate with the Programs Director to determine program priorities and track progress towards goals/objectives; evaluate program effectiveness to develop improved methods for program delivery.
  • Collaborate with the Programs Director to manage the writing, editing, publication, and production of books that result from the writing programs and help coordinate book release reading celebrations.
  • Support all Tenderloin Center programs and events as needed, including tutoring.


  • Attend staff meetings, meet all deadlines, and assist in the evaluation of the program. 
  • Attend the 826 National Conference and other professional development workshops/conferences/seminars, etc.
  • Attend occasional evening and weekend events (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 supervisor


  • Bachelor’s degree
  • Minimum of two years of experience working with a diverse group of youth, ages 6-18


  • Develops individual work plans with goals and interim milestones to manage one’s own work, ensuring high-quality and timely delivery. Multitasks and analyzes progress and adjusts plans as appropriate, prioritizing highest impact work first. Demonstrates problem-solving skills to overcome challenges and maximize limited resources.
  • Excellent command of English language and grammar; produces crisp, engaging and quality communications, both written and verbal. Openly and regularly communicates information about progress towards goals with the Tenderloin Programs Director and team. Differentiates communications based on audience and situation.
  • Ability to work cooperatively and effectively with others to set goals, resolve problems, and make decisions that enhance organizational effectiveness. Demonstrates an ability to identify opportunities for collaboration to strengthen work products.
  • In a fast-paced environment, quickly identifies new paths forward in the face of change, ambiguity, and uncertainty. Approaches new ideas, changes in work, or challenges with a sense of possibility, openness, positivity, and solutions-based aptitude.
  • Actively builds relationships and engages authentically with a variety of stakeholders. Values and prioritizes unparalleled service to students, such that stakeholders desire ongoing engagement with 826. Brings stakeholders together toward a shared purpose in conjunction with supervisor.
  • Bilingual Spanish/English (preferred, but not required)


The Tenderloin Programs Coordinator position is headquartered at the 826 Valencia Tenderloin Center office located at 180 Golden Gate Ave., San Francisco, CA.

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 full 826 Stand.