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 one-on-one attention and that strong writing skills are fundamental to future success.


--Tutor and mentor students in order to improve students’ writing skills, confidence, and pride; maintain student safety through positive behavior management
--Provide ongoing guidance and feedback to volunteers and interns so they can meet 826 expectations and tutor effectively; escalate situations to the attention of 826 Valencia staff as needed
--Curate and copy-edit student writing by applying style guidelines consistently and honoring student voice
--Build relationships with volunteers so they strengthen their tutoring practice, are able to give and receive feedback from 826 Valencia, and stay engaged with the organization
--Track student and volunteer data in Salesforce, including attendance and program hours; track hours in the AmeriCorps system and follow the BAYAC protocols
--Actively participate in 826 Valencia meetings, internal committees on diversity, equity and inclusion, performance appraisal systems, and other work events, to develop their professional skills, gain a well-rounded experience of non-profit work, and contribute to organization-wide initiatives.
--Attend BAYAC AmeriCorps Team Days 2-3 times a month and all other required BAYAC events including Days of Service with a regional cohort of youth educators for further professional development
--Conduct a learning project on an area of interest that meets an organizational need
--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, schools sites, or at work events. Able to provide proof of up-to-date COVID-19 vaccination, including booster dose when eligible, or participate in an interactive process for accommodations.
--Able to complete the BAYAC application, 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
--Facility with Google Suite, Microsoft Office Suite, and Zoom (preferred)
--Any fluency level in spoken and/or written Spanish, Chinese, Arabic (preferred). Fully bilingual in Spanish and English (highly preferred)
--Familiarity with the communities that 826 Valencia serves, either as a student who has participated in 826 programs, was an English-language learner, and/or graduated from an SFUSD school, or as a resident of the Mission, Mission Bay or Tenderloin neighborhoods (preferred)


$2,700 monthly for 10 months + $10,000 education award

Application instructions

Contact email: [email protected]

Complete this short online application and email your resume and cover letter to [email protected], with the position title in the subject line. Candidates are encouraged to apply by May 2, since we review applications on a rolling basis and will hire until all 12 positions are filled.

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