Academic Program Specialist

Position:                               Academic Program Spet

Reports to:                           Beacon Program Manager

Salary:                                  $15-17/ hr.

Work schedule:             12:00-6:30 pm, Monday-Friday or 30 hrs/wk

Organization Description:  Telegraph Hill Neighborhood Center (TEL HI) is a nonprofit organization which provides services and advocacy for residents of San Francisco. Focusing on low-moderate income children, youth, families, and seniors, TEL HI creates and strengthens community bonds, provides health and wellness programs, and broadens educational and cultural experiences.  With its diverse array of program services in multiple locations, TEL HI serves over 700 people each day.

Beacon Center:  The mission of the North Beach-Chinatown Beacon Center at Francisco Middle School (FMS) is to provide youth, families, and community members with a safe and engaging space, offering academic support, enrichment, recreational, employment, and youth development opportunities. Activities and services are offered during the school day, after school, evenings, and weekends throughout the year at FMS, TEL HI, Galileo High School, and North Beach Place.

Position Description: This is an afterschool leadership position at Francisco Middle School (FMS). Academic Program Spets work with a team to create daily curriculums, clubs, and activities for the middle school students enrolled in the Beacon program.

Position Requirements: The candidate must have interest and experience working with underrepresented youth in San Francisco. A Minimum of two years’ experience working with elementary school aged children in an educational and/or community-based environment is required.

Experience in afterschool programming and facilitation with youth is a plus. The candidate should be able to problem-solve, have excellent interpersonal and communication skills and well-developed organizational skills. They should have the ability to prioritize and delegate tasks when necessary. The candidate should also have the ability to work as a contributing team member and to work independently. Knowledge of MS Office, Excel, and internet based research is required. Report writing experience is a plus. People of color are encouraged to apply.
Clearance is required from the CA Department of Justice, FBI, and Child Abuse Index. The candidate must also provide a TB screening.

Duties and Responsibilities

  1. Facilitate a minimum of 2 direct service activities with youth.
  2. Relationship building with youth, family, service providers, and the FMS school community
  3. Assist in data entry management: DCYF and ExCEL contract EMC/CMS,
  4. Help with Beacon program registration/enrollment, club attendance, etc.
  5. Knowledge of California State Standards
  6. Develop quality curriculum within all Beacon activities; incorporating California
  7. State Standards
  8. Coordinate lesson plans/curriculum trainings and reviews with staff
  9. Coordinate with Wellness and Film Spet for curriculum development of program
    Coordinate with Academic Manager for curriculum development of program
  10. Provide coaching and development support for staff
  11. Practice methods of restorative justice and youth development
  12. Attend DCFY and ExCEL meetings as needed
  13. Support school-wide collaborative efforts: Wellness Week, Peace Week, Summer
  14. Activities Fair, Family Night, etc.


  1. At least one year experience working with youth and families in a school or non-profit setting.
  2. Familiarity with youth development and restorative justice practices.
  3. Strong communication skills, verbal and written
  4. Experience and ability to work in an interdisciplinary team collaboratively
  5. Strong organizational skills

Please e-mail your cover letter and resume to:

Ed Cheveres, Beacon Program Manager at


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