Education Programs Associate, BAYAC AmeriCorps

826 Valencia

About the organization

826 Valencia is a nonprofit organization 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 services are structured around the understanding that great leaps in learning can happen with individualized attention and that strong writing skills are fundamental to future success.


Are you excited to work with youth to develop their writing skills? Are you eager to give back to your community and learn about nonprofits? This opportunity is an 11-month, full-time AmeriCorps service position (40+ hours/week), through the Bay Area Youth Agency Consortium (BAYAC), a program of Bay Area Community Resources (BACR). We’re hiring 12 AmeriCorps members to support various 826 Valencia programs starting mid-August 2024.

• Tutor and mentor students in order to improve their writing skills, confidence, and pride; maintain student safety through positive behavior management
• Build relationships with volunteer tutors and provide ongoing guidance and feedback on their tutoring practice; escalate situations to the attention of 826 Valencia staff as needed
• Curate and copyedit student writing using 826 Valencia style guides; consistently honor student voice
• Track student and volunteer data in Salesforce, including attendance and program hours; track hours in the AmeriCorps system and follow BAYAC protocols
• Actively participate in 826 Valencia meetings, performance appraisal systems, and other work events to develop professional skills, gain a well-rounded experience of nonprofit work, and contribute to organization-wide initiatives
• Attend BAYAC AmeriCorps Team Days 2-3 times a month, plus all other required professional development BAYAC activities, including Days of Service with regional cohort of youth educators
• Other duties as assigned


• High school diploma or equivalent (bachelor’s degree preferred)
• Prior work or volunteer experience with youth from under-resourced communities (preferred)
• Able to adhere to COVID-19 safety protocols while in Writing Centers, at schools sites, or at work events
• Able to complete the BAYAC application, a background check and Tuberculosis screening, and provide documentation of status as a U.S. citizen, U.S. national, or permanent resident
• We will consider qualified applicants with arrest and conviction records, but cannot host any service member with a record that includes a conviction of a serious or violent felony, sexual offense, or controlled substance offense
• Facility with Google Suite, Microsoft Office Suite, and Zoom (preferred)
• Any fluency level in spoken and/or written Spanish, Chinese, or Arabic (preferred)
• Familiarity or ties with the communities that 826 Valencia serves
• Strong organizational skills and adaptability; able to handle multiple tasks and contribute to a variety of projects at once
• Strong communication skills, both written and verbal
• Able to work with a diverse student population and staff, and communicate authentically and respectfully to resolve conflict across lines of difference
• Excellent interpersonal skills and team-oriented attitude
• Able to manage work independently, ensuring high quality and timely delivery, and able to adjust work accordingly to incorporate others’ perspectives


$2,727 monthly living allowance plus additional $364 monthly stipend

Application instructions

Contact email: [email protected]

Email your resume and cover letter with “AmeriCorps Programs Associate” in the subject line, and complete this brief application: Roles will be posted in early March and interviews will begin in mid-April. Applications reviewed on a rolling basis until all 12 open positions are filled.

826 Valencia is a BAYAC partner site committed to achieving a diverse and inclusive workforce. Black, Indigenous, and other 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.

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