Educational Programs Coordinator – 826 Valencia – San Francisco

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 worldwide.
We offer a highly collaborative, bustling work environment full of passionate professionals who strive to create programs that transform our students’ relationships with writing and build an inclusive community that meets the needs and reflects the diverse backgrounds of our students

The Programs Coordinator reports to the BVHM Programs Manager.

Programs Coordination and Support
Coordinate the After-School Program at BVHM and support school-day programs. Provide direct service to students as a lead teacher and tutor, design and/or implement writing curriculum and individualized support for students
In collaboration with the Programs Manager, 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
Communicate with all parties in a timely, responsive, and effective manner. Maintain consistent communication with volunteers and caregivers; provide written and oral Spanish translation as necessary
Cultivate strong, authentic partnerships with caregivers and Jamestown Community Center to improve the program and student outcomes; connect students and families to resources as needed
Track student and volunteer data using Salesforce and the Contract Management System of the San Francisco Department of Children, Youth and Families; support grants 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 an 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 training, other professional development activities, and performance appraisal systems
Proactively raise issues with the Program Manager 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 assigned by the Executive Director and Programs Manager

Bachelor’s degree
Minimum of two years of experience working with under-resourced youth
Able to regularly travel to the BVHM Writers’ Room, approximately one half-mile from our Mission Center
Fully bilingual in Spanish and English languages (highly preferred)
Facility with Google Suite, Microsoft Office Suite (Word, Excel, PowerPoint), Zoom, and macOS
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 including booster doses when eligible, or participate in an interactive process for accommodations. Able to follow COVID-19 health and safety guidelines while in our Writing Centers, at schools sites, and work events

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 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
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

This non-exempt, salaried, full-time role (40 hours per week,) is based at the Mission Center, 826 Valencia St., San Francisco, with substantial time at the BVHM Writers’ Room, located approximately one half-mile from our Mission Center. The work schedule is subject to change based on programmatic needs. Candidates must be located in or willing to relocate to the San Francisco Bay Area, and able to work in an open-office environment where there may be substantial ambient noise and overheard conversations.

Send a resume and cover letter to with BVHM Programs Coordinator in the subject line. Please also fill out this short application: Applications will be accepted on a rolling basis through Sunday, May 15, or until filled.