Programs Associate, BAYAC AmeriCorps

826 Valencia

About the organization

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


-Tutor and mentor students and provide individualized support to high-­need students, in order to improve students’ writing skills and build their confidence and pride in telling their stories.
-Provide ongoing guidance and feedback to volunteers and interns so they can effectively tutor students, follow 826 Valencia policies and processes, and escalate situations to the attention of 826 Valencia staff as needed.
-Curate and copy-edit student writing by correcting errors, applying style guidelines consistently, and identifying themes so publications are appealing and meet professional standards.
-Build relationships with volunteers so they are receptive to feedback, are consistent and reliable volunteers, and want to deepen their engagement with the organization.
-Maintain data on students and volunteers in Salesforce to track students’ progress and volunteers’ hours, as part of an effort to maintain a low student-to-tutor ratio.
-Actively participate in 826 Valencia meetings, on various teams and committees, and other work events, to develop their professional skills and gain a well-rounded experience of non-profit work.
-Attend BAYAC AmeriCorps Team Days twice a month with a regional cohort of youth educators, and all other required BAYAC events including Days of Service, to develop their professional skills and learn concepts relevant to their daily work at 826 Valencia.
-Other duties as assigned.


-Earned a high school diploma or equivalent
-Have prior work or volunteer experience with group facilitation and youth development, and have worked directly with young people
-Possess strong organizational skills and are adaptable; you are able to handle multiple tasks and contribute to a variety of projects at once
-Have excellent communication skills, both written and verbal
-Are able to work with a culturally-diverse student population and staff, and have a track record of communicating authentically and respectfully to resolve conflict, even across lines of difference
-Have excellent interpersonal skills, are team-oriented, are able to work with a variety stakeholders and audiences, and can leverage the right people and resources to achieve outcomes
-Able to manage your own work, ensuring high quality and timely delivery, and can adjust work accordingly to incorporate others’ perspectives
-Openly and regularly communicate information about progress toward goals with your supervisor and team, and can contribute to a culture of giving and receiving input
-Demonstrate awareness of your own feelings, thoughts and behaviors, and their impact on others, and seek to understand your strengths and limitations
-Are able to complete a background check and tuberculosis screening

Bonus Points if You:
-Earned a bachelor’s degree
-Have case management skills and related experience
-Possess any fluency level in Spanish, Chinese, Arabic, Tagalog, and/or Vietnamese


$1,800+ monthly living allowance & Education Award of $6,195

Application instructions

Contact email: [email protected]

Complete the 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 early, since we review applications on a rolling basis and will hire until all positions are filled.

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