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Job Opening: Program Associate, Summer Search Silicon Valley or North Bay

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    OUR MISSION Summer Search is a dynamic national non-profit organization that finds resilient low-income high school students and inspires them to become
    Message 1 of 1 , Feb 5, 2008
      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.

      OUR TEAM
      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
      empower others.
      Performance: We work with a sustained sense of passion and
      productivity, striving for excellence."

      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.

      Essential Functions:
      • 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.
      Minimum Qualifications:
      • Bachelor's degree
      • At least two years of work experience after college strongly
      • Demonstrated excellence in interpersonal, oral, and written
      communication skills
      • Excellent organizational and project management skills
      • Self-starter who is comfortable in a close-knit team-
      oriented setting
      • 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
      • Transportation subsidy

      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
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