Education Programs Coordinator – 826 Valencia Mission Bay Center


The Programs Coordinator is a dynamic instructor, responsible for coordinating our programs with our partner elementary schools in the southeast corridor of the city. The core of our work is direct service and this position will lead programming for approximately 10-14 hours per week at Dr. Charles R. Drew College Preparatory Academy and other Mission Bay programs as needed. The ideal candidate is excited to work closely with teachers and school partners, loves to teach, is energized by working with youth in grades 3-5, and enjoys collaborating with team members to plan and execute impactful student programming. 


  • Create change by teaching In-Schools Workshops and amplifying student voice through publishing
  • Develop and teach student-centered, culturally-responsive curriculum
  • Collaborate with team, teachers, volunteers, and interns


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 to writing, and to build an inclusive community that meets the needs and reflects the diverse backgrounds of our students.


The Programs Coordinator reports to the Mission Bay Programs Supervisor.


  • Programs Coordination and Support
  • Coordinate the writing program for grades 3-5 at Dr. Charles R. Drew College Preparatory Academy during the school day and after school; support programs at other partner schools (Starr King, Malcolm X, and Bret Harte) in the Bayview and Potrero Hill neighborhoods 
  • In collaboration with the Programs Manager, write engaging, standards-based, culturally-responsive curriculum
    Participate in planning meetings with teachers to align lessons, collaborate to ensure students’ success, and identify opportunities for family engagement; communicate with teacher partners and caregivers in a timely, responsive, and effective manner; provide translation when applicable 
  • In collaboration with the Programs Manager and Programs Director, 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
  • Track student and volunteer data using Salesforce and the Contract Management System of the San Francisco Department of Children, Youth and Families; support grant 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
  • Provide support to other 826 Valencia programs as needed, including occasional evening events
  • Serve as instructor for summer programming
  • Support other 826 Valencia programs as needed

Other Responsibilities

  • Participate in staff and departmental meetings, internal committees on diversity, equity and inclusion, the annual 826 National conference, anti-racism trainings, other professional development activities, and performance appraisal systems
  • Proactively raise issues with the Supervisor 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 as assigned by the Executive Director and Supervisor


  • Bachelor’s degree
  • Minimum of two years working with under-resourced youth (preferred)
  • Fully bilingual in English and either Spanish Arabic, or Chinese languages (preferred)
  • Facility with Google Suite, Microsoft Office Suite (Word, Excel, PowerPoint), Zoom, and macOS
  • Able to regularly travel to various school locations within six miles from the Mission Bay Center
  • Able to complete a background check and Tuberculosis screening. We will consider qualified applicants with arrest and conviction records for employment, pursuant to the San Francisco Fair Chance Ordinance, but will not hire anyone with a record that includes a conviction of a serious or violent felony, sexual offense, or controlled substance offense
  • Able to provide proof of COVID-19 vaccination including any booster doses when available, or participate in an interactive process for accommodations. Able to follow COVID-19 health and safety guidelines

Required Competencies 

  • Develops individual work plans with goals and interim milestones to manage one’s 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; works cooperatively to set goals and resolve problems
  • 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
  • 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, Monday through Friday, 9:30 a.m. to 6 p.m.) is based at the Mission Bay Center, 1310 4th St., San Francisco, with substantial time at various elementary schools in the Bayview and Potrero Hill neighborhoods (Dr. Charles R. Drew College Preparatory Academy, Starr King Elementary, Bret Harte Elementary, and Malcolm X Academy). The work schedule is subject to change based on programmatic needs, and working some evenings and weekends may be required. 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. 


  • $50,000 to $55,000 annual salary
  • Paid Time Off: 15 Vacation days per year (increases to 20 days after two years), 9 wellness days per year, 13 holidays, and winter office closure. Additional COVID-19 Supplemental Paid Sick Leave available through September 30, 2022
  • Employer contributions to health insurance coverage for employees and dependents, Employee Assistance Program, group life insurance
  • Pre-Tax Savings: 401(k) plan with employer match, Flexible Spending Account for health care and/or dependent care, commuter benefits
  • Professional development funds
  • Relocation support may be available for those moving to California from another state or country
  • 40% discount at all 826 Valencia stores


Fill out this short application (https://forms.gle/x6ZC6zShr2NFDK7A6) and submit your cover letter and resume to hiring@826valencia.org by Friday, June 23. Please write “Mission Bay Programs Coordinator” in the subject line. Applications will be accepted on a rolling basis, open until filled, with an ideal start date of August 7

826 Valencia is an equal opportunity employer committed to achieving a diverse staff and inclusive work environment. Candidates who identify as Black, Indigenous or 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. For more information, read the 826 Stand: http://826valencia.org/the-826-stand/. You can read about our core values at https://826valencia.org/core-values/.

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Expires: 2023-06-24


826 Valencia
415-642-5905 x 205




1310 4th St, San Francisco, CA 94158





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