Youth Specialist

Bay Area Youth Agency Consortium (BAYAC) AmeriCorps

About the organization

BAYAC AmeriCorps collaborates with over 20 agencies in schools and community-based organizations to serve youth and families in the San Francisco Bay Area. As part of AmeriCorps, BAYAC Members commit to a full-time (40 hours/week) term of service in the Bay Area's most high-need communities, working to provide youth with opportunities for meaningful engagement, skill building, and emotional and social development. This is a paid work experience program for folks who are looking to advance their career working with youth and in the field of education. We are hiring folks to serve as after-school educators, classroom aides, academic coaches & mentors, tutors, health educators, case managers, and enrichment activities coordinators.


Position duties may include:

Support students/youth in developing the skills they need to be successful in school and life
Provide homework and academic support for program participants at school sites
Provide case management, referrals, and independent living skills for clients at community based sites
Plan and facilitate youth focused lesson plans and activities
Promote a safe and positive learning environment
Model positive attitudes, behaviors, and language
Communicate regularly with the site coordinator and regional supervisor
Attend and participate in weekly training and cohort meetings

Gain experience and skills:

Work full time in diverse and vibrant Bay Area communities
Work within the education and nonprofit sectors
Develop basic teaching skills, including curriculum development, behavior management practices and public speaking/facilitation
Make lasting connections with fellow service minded community members
Build confidence in public speaking
Acquire concrete workplace skills
Develop personal and professional goals with guidance and support
Promote meaningful community partnerships
Become part of a large alumni network

Benefits include:

$1,800 monthly living stipend
$6,195 (1700-hour member) education award upon completion of term
Health care benefits
Student loan forbearance for qualifying loans
Childcare assistance (if eligible)


U.S. citizen, U.S. national, or a lawful permanent resident of the United States
At least 17 years old
High School Diploma or GED
Ability to work full-time (40 hours/week) and commit to an 11-month term of service
Successful completion of TB test and Live Scan/fingerprinting (upon hire)
Prefer to have 48 college credits completed
Prefer bilingual in Spanish/English, not required



Application instructions

Contact email: [email protected]

To Apply: Go to and click "Apply Now!" to submit your application and be scheduled for an interview. Get your applications in today, as we are filling our positions on a first come first serve basis!

Timeline: Service cohorts begin September 2020 and serve until Summer 2021 for 1700-hour members.

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