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Who We Are

Mission | Values | Program: San Francisco Achievers (SF Achievers) is a community based non-profit organization whose mission is to address and reduce the achievement and opportunity gaps for African American young men from San Francisco public high schools. We do this through holistic student support, mentorship, internships, and scholarships to prepare our youth to matriculate in and graduate from college. Alongside staff, diverse networks of dedicated mentors build relationships with the students exposing them to valuable new experiences through our two (2) signature programs: High School Support and Scholar Success:


  • The High School Support Program serves African American young men at our two (2) San Francisco Unified School District (SFUSD) partner high schools: Phillip and Sala Burton High School and Raoul Wallenberg High School. This program consists of school-based meetings designed to create a safe, engaging space exposing students to members of the business, professional, academic, and local community to learn life-skills needed to succeed in a variety of settings. The core “Discovery Sessions” are led by an SF Achievers’ Program Coordinator, an alumnus of the Program, who meets one-on-one with each participating student to address specific challenges at home, school, and in community life.
  • Our Scholar Success Program is open to all qualified African American young men in SFUSD. SF Achievers’ high school students face significant access-barriers to college and few envision attending and completing college until they connect with our program they receive a college scholarship and wrap-around support if they achieve a 2.5 GPA upon high school graduation. The newest component of the program, the Leadership Academy, led by the PM, opens the application process to high-school juniors, who are then matched with volunteer mentors. They are pre-selected to receive a scholarship if they attend monthly workshops and summer events during their senior year of high school. This critical year invested in students allows staff and mentors to cultivate deep, trusting bonds with students on the pathway to college.

Scholar Success Program Manager (PM) Opportunity

Position: Scholar Success Program Manager (PM)
Reports to: Executive Director
FLSA: 40 Hours Weekly
Salary: Commensurate with Experience

San Francisco Achievers (SF Achievers) seeks a Scholar Success Program Manager (PM) who is deeply aligned with our mission: the ideal candidate has excellent program management and communication skills, especially re: engaging our scholars and volunteer mentors. S/he is at once a generous team player who promotes synergy—cooperating and collaborating with colleagues across the organization—and is creatively nimble at managing the following…

Key Responsibilities:

Scholar Success (General Administration)

● Manage Scholar Success Committee meetings (set agendas, follow-up)
● Arrange for/oversee Scholars’ attendance at donor/community-sponsored gatherings
● Assist in SF Achievers’ event planning/management
● Track/synthesize data for Board meetings/reports; grant proposals/reporting
● Manage and organize scholarship interview process
● Organize, plan & execute SF Achievers’ Annual Scholarship Award Ceremony

Leadership Academy Program

● Conduct scholar recruitment lunches (~12/year), including meals, counselor collaborations, school partnerships, presentations, etc.
● Review/adapt and enrich annual syllabus (leveraging research-based open source curriculum, diverse networks of speakers, etc.)
● Manage Leadership Academy workshops on Saturdays (one Saturday a month, including venue selection, reservations, meals, tech-media/materials, logistics)
● Create/update/disseminate cutting-edge portfolio of scholarship resources

College Program

● Solicit ongoing opportunities for Scholars (targeted and general)
● Case management of Scholars
● Develop cohort of volunteer tutors
● Ensure mentorship for career-ready Scholars
● Coordinate program events (Professional Development, Internships/Jobs)
● Oversee scholarship renewal application reminders/shepherd process
● Manage scholarship check verification policies/procedures and timely distribution

Mentor Program

● Perform Mentor background checks, reference checks & in-person/phone interviews
● Aim for diversity across industries; assess students re: scholar-mentor career pairings
● Organize and facilitate orientation/information sessions (4-6/year)
● Track Mentor and Volunteer applications
● Organize Mentor trainings and community-building opportunities
● Introduce Mentors-Mentees—follow-up on introductions & host “meet & greets” (5-8/year)
● Manage Mentor assessments/check-in with Mentors/Mentees—problem-solve
● Organize/facilitate Mentor Roundtables (event planning, coordination, feedback/data)
● Send-out/review Mentor evaluations—include youth input into continuous programplanning


● Cultivate and leverage fruitful collaboration with a mix of academic institutions and community partners (ScholarMatch, uAspire, SRA, EAOP, UC Berkeley, UCSF, USF, CCSF, SFSU, etc.)
● Proactively develop new collaborations through LinkedIn, Social Networking, communityoutreach, etc.

● Build trusting relationships and earnest follow-up with school counselors and other referral supports serving our youth from high school-to-college to career
● Arrange for Scholars to apply for other scholarships and programs—arranging interviews with partner programs and advocating for our youth
● Concurrently manage and seek new internship resources across sectors and disciplines

Characteristics and Qualifications

● Bachelor’s Degree and a minimum of 2-3 years of professional youth development experience, including recruiting, coaching and mentoring—and/or leading a mentoring or youth service learning program
● Background in/knowledge of volunteer recruitment, training and management strategies
● Emotional intelligence matched by cultural competency to address unique challenges of diverse, underserved youth and communities adept at co-creating opportunities and wrap-around support systems
● Excellent public speaking/presentation, written communication and diplomacy skills
● Extremely well-organized, detail-oriented and able to prioritize tasks/meet deadlineswhile adapting to change
● Self-starter and cooperative-collaborator; personally reliable
● Skilled using Google Drive, Microsoft Office (Word, Excel and PowerPoint/creating decks) & Salesforce (CRM and/or other cloud-based tools preferred); digital media savvy (websites, social networks, etc.)
● Fastidiously punctual with access to transportation

NB: The enclosed job description outlines the general nature of this role—it is not exhaustive. Staff may be required to perform duties outside of core responsibilities, if/as needed. Candidates should submit a letter of interest, including a c.v. (PDF), along with the following subject line:

SF Achievers: Scholar Success Program Manager (PM) (your full name)
c/o [email protected] on or before January 15th, 2018

Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis: No phones calls, please.

Executive Director (ED) Opportunity

Position: Executive Director
Reports to: Board of Directors
FLSA: 40 Hours Weekly
Salary: Commensurate with Experience

Reporting to the Board of Directors, the ED will lead SF Achievers at a pivotal moment in its nearly decade-long commitment to service by embodying the mission, modeling its values, and effectively guiding its program, team, and the overall organization into the next level of quality, capacity and sustainability—expanding and deepening its impact within the youth development field. The ED will work closely with the Board and staff to develop and execute a new strategic plan while concurrently managing program design/implementation and partnership/donor engagement and development efforts. S/he is likewise responsible for the administration, operations and financial management of SF Achievers. The ED will also develop and maintain collaborations with a variety of public/private institutions, organizations and communities within the City and County of San Francisco, the surrounding Bay Area and beyond—fostering robust working relationships among stakeholders including youth, families, SFUSD, government, funders, volunteers and diverse networks of allies.

Key Responsibilities


• Inspire, coach, develop, and retain SF Achievers staff; promote internal and external culture of inclusion, transparency and open communication
• Actively oversee strategic engagement of volunteers, Board members, event/other committees, alumni, partnering organizations and funders
• Develop, maintain, and support partnership with Board of Directors; serve as an ex-officio member of Board committees; execute & delegate effectively


• Ensure ongoing programmatic quality via assessment/evaluation and continuous improvement; communicate progress and impact to key stakeholders
• Oversee and monitor finance, budgeting and administration; strategically connect fund and business development, communications, IT/operational systems, along with compliance and human resources policies and procedures
• Keen ability to plan/pivot, set timelines and creatively leverage resources to meet goals

Partnership/Donor Engagement, Development & Communications:

• Analyze/map current and future investors in existing programs, core operations, and growth
• Refresh and expand relationships to diversify mix of revenue generating resources (test online-crowdfunding and other social campaigns)
• Assess, refine and reframe communications strategy and content in print, web and digital formats to advance external relations—building upon and enhancing brand

Ongoing Program Planning/Scaling—Networks & Ecosystems:

• [Re-]Design and lead strategic planning process for programs, including enhancing quality and team capacity—measuring impact to scale and sustain growth
• Build upon existing and cultivate new relationships with a diverse mix of networks and ecosystems (including social enterprise partners), along with ongoing outreach to policy and community leaders at each program site and across the City
• Ambassador-level external presence capable of communicating program impact and continuous learning as a model for regional and national adaptation/replication

Characteristics and Qualifications

The ED will be authentically committed to SF Achievers’ mission. All candidates should have leadership, management, partnership/donor engagement, fund development and communications experience—grounded in positive youth development/educational programming  experience, including:

• Advanced degree (preferred) with at least 10 years of progressively responsible leadership experience; a track record of effectively building and/or scaling a mission-driven organization; innovative program design, implementation and change management expertise
• Emotional intelligence with a keen ability to develop talent and coach high-performance teams, set and achieve strategic objectives while managing budget alongside program and organizational goals/priorities
• Unwavering commitment to high quality, data-driven programming informed by ongoing assessment and evaluation to promote continuous improvement
• Strong marketing, communications, community/donor relations and fund development experience
• Excellent and persuasive communicator with ambassadorial presence, authentic influencer, collaborator and partnership builder
• Demonstrable record of working effectively with a Board of Directors, including the ability to steward multiple projects with competing time and resource demands
• Thoughtful, action-oriented, intra/entrepreneurial, adaptable, and flexible approach to strategic planning, pivots and daily management challenges
• Cultural competency to work in deep collaboration with and among diverse communities
• Passionate, idealistic and pragmatic—leads with integrity, clarity and a sense of humor

NB: The enclosed job description outlines the general nature of this role—it is not exhaustive. Staff may be required to perform duties outside of core responsibilities, if/as needed. Candidates should submit a letter of interest, including a c.v. (PDF), along with the following subject line:

SF Achievers: Executive Director (your full name) [email protected] on or before January 15th, 2018

Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis: No phones calls, please.

Help a student graduate from college.



Kevin Carroll: [email protected]

Deanine Wheeler: [email protected]

David Miles: [email protected]


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