772Job Opening: Program Associate, Summer Search (San Jose)
- Jun 30, 2006PROGRAM ASSOCIATE
The mission of Summer Search is to find resilient, low-income high
school students and inspire them to become responsible and
altruistic leaders by providing year-round mentoring, life-changing
summer experiences, college advising, and a lasting support network.
Summer Search provides full scholarships to life-changing summer
experiential trips for high-potential, low-income high school
students who otherwise would not have these opportunities.
Summer Search Silicon Valley is one of six offices nationwide. In
this, our first year, we are sending twenty students on life-
changing wilderness expeditions across the nation. Within three
years, we aim to send 100 students on experiential summer programs
around the world.
We work with high schools along the Peninsula and in San Jose
currently from Redwood City in the north to San Jose in the south.
This summer, we plan to relocate to San Jose, giving our students
increased public transportation access to our office.
The program associate is responsible for general administrative
duties as well as growing in to a mentoring role within six months.
He or she will work closely with the Executive Director, National
Founder, CEO, and staff from regional offices. The ideal candidate
will be comfortable working in a diverse, team-oriented office as
well as open to self-refection.
-Strong understanding and belief in Summer Search's core values and
-General administrative dutiesanswering phones, purchasing office
supplies, database entry and maintenance, processing mail, routing
information, creating a filing system, and taking minutes
-Assisting with the coordination and implementation of student
programming, including liaising with referral sources and summer
programs, special events, evaluation and outcomes measurement,
newsletter and other projects.
-Learning the unique Summer Search mentoring methods
-Excellent interpersonal, oral, and written communication skills
-Flexibility and eagerness to learn and work on different tasks as
-Excellent organizational and project management skills
-Sense of humor
-Strong command of Microsoft Office applications and familiarity
with database operations
-One to four years of work experience after college preferred
-Bi-lingual English-Spanish a plus
Summer Search is an equal opportunity employer. Salary competitive
and commensurate with education and experience. Benefits include
health insurance and 401(K).
Please view our website at http://www.summersearch.org for more
information and send a cover letter and resume to
sv@... or to:
Summer Search Silicon Valley
Attn: Kamba Tshionyi
20380 Town Center Ln, Suite 168
Cupertino, CA 95014
Fax: (408) 973-0735
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