Job Opening: Program Associate, Summer Search Silicon Valley or North Bay
- OUR MISSION
Summer Search is a dynamic national non-profit organization that
finds resilient low-income high school students and inspires 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 started in 1990 in San Francisco and currently
operates in seven sites serving 700 students and 1,700 alumni
nationally. By 2010, Summer Search will double in size to serve
1,400 high school students and 3,000 alumni. Over our sixteen year
history 93% of our students have gone on to college and a remarkable
89% remain enrolled and on-track to graduate. For more information
about Summer Search visit our website at www.summersearch.org.
Summer Search is committed to the personal and professional growth
opportunities of every staff member. We embrace honesty, directness,
and criticism as the opportunity for growth. This integrity is
paramount with oneself, students, and other staff and drives our
success. Everyone within our organization is guided by the following
Resiliency: We challenge ourselves to take positive risks
and find healthy outlets. Consistently reaching out to other local
and national staff, being curious and having a sense of humor are
Altruism: We each take ownership of this program but also
see it as an opportunity to go beyond ourselves and genuinely
Performance: We work with a sustained sense of passion and
productivity, striving for excellence."
POSITION OPENING: PROGRAM ASSOCIATE
The Program Associate works closely with students in an intensive
mentoring capacity, assumes responsibility for significant program
elements, and manages a variety of general administrative duties.
Talk with students on a weekly basis to build supportive,
caring, and authentic, relationships.
Outreach to teachers, counselors, and other referral
Liase with summer partners and place students on
experiential education programs.
Assist with data collection and documentation for an
evaluation and outcomes measurement.
Assist with event coordination.
Assist with general administrative duties including
answering phones, processing mail, routing information, and filing.
At least two years of work experience after college strongly
Demonstrated excellence in interpersonal, oral, and written
Excellent organizational and project management skills
Self-starter who is comfortable in a close-knit team-
Flexibility and eagerness to learn and work on different
tasks as needed
Strong command of Microsoft Office applications and
familiarity with database operations
Bi-lingual English-Spanish a plus
Summer Search is committed to creating an environment that is
supportive of learning, growth and staff development. Our intense
investment in staff includes:
Competitive salary commensurate with experience
Blue Cross Health Plan and yearly allowance for additional
health expenses after 3 months of employment
401 (K) Plan and employer matching program after 1 year of
Paid holidays and vacation
HOW TO APPLY
To apply to Summer Search, please attach a cover letter with your
resume that details your track record of performance, your desire to
learn, and your ability to overcome challenges. Whenever possible,
your cover letter should focus on details that are not in your
resume, so that we have a more complete picture of who you are. Send
your application to Kamba Tshionyi or Cristina Ramirez, including to
which office(s) you would like your resume to be forwarded. You will
be contacted within 2 weeks if we would like to schedule an