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Posted on August 4, 2012
Volunteer Program Assistant
San Francisco Education Fund
San Francisco, California
Organization Overview Join a passionate team dedicated to advancing a reform agenda focused on equity in San Francisco public schools. The Volunteer Program Assistant position offers an opportunity to further our impact in schools and build community through the training and placement of volunteers.
The San Francisco Education Fund is the oldest non-profit dedicated to strengthening San Francisco’s public schools. The Education Fund works to increase the number of students from San Francisco's highest need communities who graduate high school ready for college, career, and civic responsibility. The Education Fund catalyzes change at individual school sites while also contributing to district-wide reform in the San Francisco Unified School District in two powerful and interlocking ways:
College Success in Schools – An intensive data informed approach in a limited number of schools that aligns the resources available (including school resources, CBO’s, and volunteers) to ensure that all students have the knowledge and support to graduate high school, enroll in and succeed in college. Public Engagement – Informed by our work in schools, the public is provided the information, guidance and training to participate in public school reform and improvement as volunteers, donors, advocates and voters.
Additional information can be found at www.sfedfund.org.
The Education Fund seeks a bright, enthusiastic individual to contribute to the program strategy, goals and outcomes of our School Volunteers program. The Volunteer Program Assistant works closely with the Volunteer Engagement Manager and is responsible for exceptional volunteer management from recruitment and training to placement and evaluation. In doing so, this individual interfaces with Education Fund staff, as well as San Francisco Unified School District school site staff. The Volunteer Program Assistant also works to develop relationships with key school site personnel and supporting communities to deliver and maintain a volunteer management infrastructure to ensure volunteers have all they need to inspire their students. The Volunteer Program Assistant serves as the “on the ground” point person for the Education Fund and is also responsible for special projects or initiatives.
Volunteer Outreach & Clearance
Volunteer Development & Support
Other Duties as Assigned
Non-essential job duties and/or non-related tasks may be assigned from time to time. The Education Fund is a small non-profit agency requiring flexibility from its staff.
Required Qualifications: Bachelor’s degree or equivalent work experience; commitment to improving public education through community involvement; service-oriented mentality with client first approach; comfort interfacing with a wide variety of personalities; excellent interpersonal, communication, writing, and problem-solving skills; impeccable attention to detail; strong document management, quality control, and organizational skills; adaptable and comfortable working in fast-paced, ambiguous environments; ability to manage multiple deadlines and competing priorities with demonstrated results; ability to work well within a team and individually; action-oriented problem-solving abilities; knowledge of Microsoft Office Suite and experience with Salesforce or general experience with databases (Filemaker Pro, MS Access, etc.); must pass criminal background check
Desired Qualifications: Prior work in education, foundations or nonprofits; experience managing large groups of constituents; bi-lingual skills in English and Spanish and/or Cantonese
Compensation and Start Date The Education Fund provides a competitive salary and benefits package, including generous vacation, medical, dental, vision, short-term and long-term disability, a 401(k) retirement plan and other fringe benefits. Starting salary range: $37,500 to $42,500 depending on experience
Preferred Start Date: ASAP
AA/EOE. No phone calls, please. Email cover letter and resume (preferably as one Word document or PDF file) to Laura Martinez Marr, at email@example.com with “Volunteer Program Assistant” in the subject line. Resumes submitted without cover letters will not be reviewed. This position will remain open until filled; complete applications will be reviewed as they are received.
NOTE: The Education Fund offices are temporarily located at 1550 Bryant Street, Suite 650, San Francisco, CA 94103 while our permanent office building is being retrofitted for earthquake safety. We anticipate moving to our newly renovated offices in the fall of 2012.
Job Type: Administration
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