Salesforce Administrator

Are you ready to advance your career with Salesforce technical skills and a new job search strategy? Our career experts and Salesforce Certified Administrators will lead you through a free 13-week training that combines job search strategy with a technical course.

Learn the fundamentals of the platform and the advanced technical skills you need to become a Salesforce professional. Our goal is to help you secure one of the most in-demand positions in tech across a wide range of industries.

We’re looking for self-directed learners who thrive in diverse learning environments, including fast-paced classroom instruction, project-based learning and online training platforms.

Through job search training, you’ll gain:

  • a new job search and networking strategy to help you find your next job
  • a well-honed job target that matches your interests and background
  • a powerful personal brand, including your resume, LinkedIn profile, pitch and online presence
  • a supportive group of fellow job seekers to share resources and learning techniques
  • access to JVS’s employer connections through panels, presentations, informational interviews and mock interviews
  • ongoing job search support until you’re employed

Through in-class instruction and hands-on, project-based learning, you’ll learn:

  • technical skills, including customization, user management, security, business process automation, data management and real-time data reporting
  • how to apply best practices as a highly skilled administrator
  • successful preparation techniques for the Salesforce Administrator Certification Exam (we’ll cover the cost of your exam, a $200 value) – 90% of our participants pass
  • real-world applications, culminating in an opportunity for a fellowship at a Bay Area company for selected applicants


  • Bay Area residents who are unemployed or underemployed for 6 months or more (we encourage all job seekers to apply and we consider everyone) and/or are San Francisco residents, underrepresented in tech (veterans, women, people of color)
  • eligible to work in the United States
  • GED or high school diploma
  • 6 months or more of relevant work/volunteer experience in a related field (examples may include business administration, sales, project management, business analysis/process work, technology, specialized industry, nonprofit)
  • 18 years old or older
  • English literacy
  • can commit to a full-time, 13-week course
  • not previously placed in the Control Group for the Department of Labor’s study. JVS is no longer participating in the random assignment lottery. However, if you applied for a JVS Technology Training program prior to March 27, 2018, and were placed in the Control Group, you remain ineligible for this training. If you are unsure if you are in the Control Group, you may email us before applying to this program.

What job seekers are saying:

“The team effort by all the instructors and career specialists is what sets JVS worlds apart from other training organizations. Their curriculum for the Salesforce Administrator training and forward-thinking approach to learning led to 95% of our class passing the administrator exam. Wow!” -Deidre, Salesforce Alum, Salesforce Administrator at Guidewire Software

Salesforce Administrator

We’re not currently accepting applications for this program. Join our email list to learn about future program dates and other events.

A Few of Our Instructors

Jonathan Davis

Jonathan Davis

Job Search Instructor

Jonathan is a career coach and workshop facilitator. He’s passionate about guiding clients through their career transitions by supporting a process of self-discovery, job market readiness and hard work. Jonathan is certified as a counselor and is also a CPA. He holds a B.S. in Accounting & Business/Management and a B.A. in Sustainability Studies from the University of Florida.

SaraHope Smith

SaraHope Smith

Salesforce Administration Instructor

SaraHope is a certified Salesforce Administrator and JVS SFA alum with 10+ years of teaching and training experience. She identifies, draws out, and leverages the strengths in systems and in people of all ages. SaraHope is a lifelong learner who has dedicated herself to the constant growth and training that is required of an accomplished Salesforce Administrator, and she uses her entrepreneurial experience in her implementation of Salesforce for many businesses. 


Orientation: Wed, July 10, 2019     9:00am – 3:00pm

Program Schedule:                        July 11 – October 11                

Week 1: Wed. 9:00am – 3:00pm (Orientation)                                 Th, F  9:30am – 4:00pm

Week 2:  M, T, W, Th, F            9:30am – 4:00pm

Weeks 3 – 13:  M, T, Th, F          9:30am- 4:00pm

Location: JVS San Francisco,         225 Bush St. Suite 400                 West Lobby

Includes: Salesforce Administrator Certification

Cost: none

Host a Salesforce Fellow

Selected participants receive paid work experience through a fellowship. Some fellow stipends are provided by the federal government. Employers, learn more about our fellowships.