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Program Associate

Company: BUILD
Location: Oakland
Posted on: June 8, 2021

Job Description:

Organization Profile:

BUILD was founded in 1999 in Silicon Valley with a big idea that entrepreneurship presents a powerful opportunity to ignite the potential of disengaged high school students and equip them with the tools necessary to achieve in school and life. BUILD has since expanded nationally into a four-year college and job readiness program with almost 2,000 students enrolled in the San Francisco Bay Area, Washington D.C., Boston and New York City. We launched our program in New York in 2016 and are currently serving over 400+ students in several partner schools across the city.

Our program begins in ninth grade as a daily, elective course taught by teachers who receive training and ongoing support from BUILD. During years one and two of the program, students work with teachers, volunteer mentors and BUILD staff to start and manage small businesses. In the final two years, students apply the entrepreneurial mindset they have acquired to launch their future college and career pathways. BUILD staff and mentors guide students through a process that includes self-exploration; college and job research; developing a personal brand and a resume; job internships; college visits, financial literacy instruction; and assistance with college applications and financial aid.

BUILD graduates transition to college or other post-secondary options with the skills and confidence needed to persist in higher-education and to be successful in achieving their long-term career goals. For more information, please visit .

Our Culture:

BUILD Bay Area believes in the potential of every student and is dedicated to breaking down the educational, economic and social barriers that stand in the way of their long-term success. The remarkable young men and women whom we serve are at the center of everything we do. Our culture thrives by embracing diversity and cross-cultural understanding. We work in a collaborative environment where flexibility, creativity and an entrepreneurial spirit are encouraged and celebrated. Kindness, empathy and respect are at the forefront of the way we treat each other, our students, our teachers and our supporters.

BUILD Bay Area ability to build a dedicated team with the right mix of skills and passion for our mission is critical to our future growth in the Bay Area. Therefore, we are passionate about sourcing exceptional talent. We seek achievers, leaders, visionaries and change-makers. At BUILD Bay Area, each team member brings their skills to a challenging and evolving vision of how we can profoundly influence our students, their schools and their communities.

Position Summary:

Reporting to the E1 & E2 Program Managers, the Program Associate (PA) is responsible for supporting students in the program, and data needs of the team who implement BUILDs entrepreneurship-based program in partner high schools in Oakland, CA. The PA will support many facets of the program including communication with BUILD students and families, providing operations support, and managing data collection and entry related to the students in our program. The PA will gain a deep understanding of program delivery, data management, and student engagement strategies in the non-profit profit spaces.

Key Responsibilities:

Program Operations and Data Management

  • Work closely with Program Manager to ensure seamless support of program implementation across schools and program years including ordering, organizing and distributing supplies and materials related to curriculum and instruction and program implementation

  • Coordinate and support logistics and technology for student business operations and record-keeping

  • Outreach to students and families related to support, attendance, paperwork, events, etc.

  • Coordinate logistics and data entry of mentor paperwork, background checks and attendance

  • Collect and enter program data with accuracy and timeliness

  • Manage collection of necessary student and school paperwork and ensure it is completed and on file for operational and legal compliance

  • Coordinate back end tracking of student business team financials

Candidate Requirements

  • 1-2 years of experience preferably working in education or youth development, nonprofit management, volunteer-focused organizations or a related field

  • 1-2 years of experience in managing events preferred

  • Experience with and/or interest in program data and evaluation, database management such as Salesforce or similar preferred

  • Knowledge of the Oakland, CA community a plus

  • Local college student or BUILD alumni preferred

Successful candidates will demonstrate the following competencies through a combination of previous education/work experiences:

  • Attention to Detailthoroughly manages all components of a task, however big or small, synthesizing available information to produce excellent results, and using a variety of organizational methods to lead to positive outcomes

  • Project Managementidentifies and thinks through all necessary steps of a project, sets appropriate deadlines, moves seamlessly between prioritized tasks, identifies required participants and holds self and others accountable to outcomes and deadlines

  • Communicationutilizes verbal and written skills to effectively communicate a message particular to an audience and to meet relevant goals, using clear, concise, appropriate, and grammatically correct language

  • Problem Solvingidentifies and/or anticipates a problem, analyzes the situation, offers a range of recommended solutions, and when appropriate, decides on and implements a course of action

  • Flexibilitydemonstrates ability to steadily reprioritize, change approach, integrate feedback and pitch in wherever needed in order to get results

Position Details:

  • Status: Temporary, Part Time 10-20 hours per week
  • Location: Oakland
  • Start: Expected start date is October 2020
  • End: June 30, 2021

BUILD is an Equal Opportunity Employer and encourages candidates of all backgrounds to apply for this position.

Keywords: BUILD, Oakland , Program Associate, Other , Oakland, California

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