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.
Title: Program Coordinator
Position: Full-Time, Exempt
Supervisor: Program Manager
SF Achievers is currently open to eligible African-American male students within any San Francisco school. Starting in High School eligible students are encouraged to apply for our scholarship program. Minimum criteria for awarded scholarships are for students with a GPA of at least 2.5 and can demonstrate financial need on a yearly competitive basis. In addition to receiving a scholarship, each accepted applicant will be matched with a mentor to help be the support system they need throughout their college career.
Scholar Success program focuses on helping bridge our High School and Leadership Academy students into college completion and career exploration. Our mentorship program is a keystone in of SF Achievers programming. The mentor program supports our scholars in building continued social capital and support. In conjunction with the support of the Program Manager this position will assist in curriculum development and program monitoring of the Leadership Academy, Ambassador Project, and general administrative duties of the Scholar Success Program. Outside of our youth development programs the Program Coordinator will assist in continuing to build and cultivate partners with Institutions and agency’s city wide.
- Mentor Recruitment
- Mentee and Parent or Guardian Recruitment
- Mentor Screening and Interviews
- Mentor/Mentee matching and support
- Mentor/Mentee/Parent or Guardian Training
- Mentor/Mentee Monitoring and support
- Mentor/Mentee event planning
- Mentor/Mentee program evaluation and data collection
- Support College students via engagement over email, phone, or in person
- Create a transition pathway and support program for graduating seniors in High School and College programs
- Partner and coordinate scholarship application and review process with Program Manager
- Attend annual award ceremony
- Assist in recruitment and outreach for Leadership Academy program with Program Coordinator
- Create and develop Leadership Academy curriculum with Program Manager
- Coordinate and arrange food, snack and refreshments for Leadership Academy events
- Build a resource library and supporting documents with the assistance of the program manager for leadership academy students
- Collaborate with program manager for special events planning and logistics for said events
- Present and collaborate with Leadership Academy cohorts to develop Ambassador program
- Training and support of leadership development for ambassadors per Leadership Academy cohort
- Create tracking and evaluation of ambassador logs and interactions per cohort
- Follow up and support ambassadors
Scholar Success (General Administration)
- Complete reports for grant and executive leadership
- Coordinate possible speaking and engagement meetings for scholars and community investors
- Track and evaluate reports of student learning outcomes
- Represent Scholar program during Scholar Success Committee meetings
- Cultivate and build collaborative partnerships with community based organizations and institutions
- Maintain database of counselors and contacts in SFUSD and support programs in Higher Education for our scholars
- Participate and support in High School Scholar program
- Communicate and collaborate with development and other fundraising duties
- Attend board meetings or represent program when needed
- Any other tasks or duties as assigned by supervisor
- Bachelor’s Degree plus 2-3 years of professional experience in mentoring, coaching, youth development, education, or non-profit sectors
- Excellent public speaking/presentation skills with diverse groups of adults and youth
- Excellent verbal and written communication skills
- Extremely organized, reliable, and responsible
- Self-starter and collaborator
- Skilled using Microsoft Office, particularly Word, Excel, Outlook, and Google Suite
- Background in/strong knowledge of volunteer recruitment strategies
- Knowledge of challenges specific to, and support systems for, inner-city youth
- Experience working with web-sites, social networks, and webinars
- Have access to reliable transportation
- Attention to detail
- Able to prioritize tasks and meet deadlines
- Experience in coordinating programs with student services as a focus
- Individuals with similar or like background to target population.
- Experience with diverse student populations
- Knowledge of public school systems
- Understanding of Higher Education Institutions admission, financial aid and retention programs
- Insight into community based resources and activities to support social and academic needs of students
- Ability to work cooperatively with diverse population of professionals, volunteers, community partners, family members and youth
How to Apply: Applicants MUST submit ALL of the following documents: Cover Letter and Resume to [email protected] No phone calls please.
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