JVS Published: Sunday, August 2, 2020
San Francisco, CA
Job Type



Program:            School Partner Programs

Mission:              To partner with select San Francisco high schools to provide industry-aligned, work-based learning activities that support students’ current and future educational and employment success.

Principal Relationships:

  • Reports to: DHS School Partner Program Senior Coordinator
  • Collaborates with: JVS School Partner Programs staff, SFUSD school site staff, educational and employer partners
  • Supervises: N/A


  • Support high school students in preparing for, and obtaining, competitive employment, entry into career pathway training and internship programs
  • Collaborate with existing employer/training partners; research, identify and establish relationships with new employer/training partners that meet the needs and interests of program participants and the department as a whole
  • Support program teammates with other program activities: outreach, enrollment, skill development workshops, remote career exploration, and internships
  • Collaborate with school-site administration, teachers, staff and other stakeholders to implement programming at the site, remotely, and support the positive school community


Minimum Competencies/Qualifications

  • Excellent written communication skills
  • Excellent youth engagement and relationship management skills with school and employer/training partners
  • Strong decision making and problem-solving skills
  • Able to utilize an intersectional racial equity lens while working in a multi-cultural environment with diverse staff, partners, and clientele
  • Strong organizational skills, able to manage priorities, meet deliverables and deadlines
  • Able to work independently, as part of a team, and flexible to meet evolving needs of participants, partners, and program
  • Strong computer proficiency including Microsoft Office Suite, and Google Drive
  • Experience supporting youth in learning about jobs/careers and obtaining competitive employment or entry into career training programs
  • Experience working with youth and maintaining appropriate boundaries
  • Experience facilitating engaging youth workshops both in-person and remotely

Preferred Competencies/Qualifications

  • Familiar coaching and supporting students while using youth development practices
  • Familiar with Dropbox, Slack, and Salesforce
  • Knowledge of youth training/employment landscape in San Francisco and the Bay Area]Experience outreaching to, and securing, career exploration opportunities with employers
  • Experience organizing events and large scale activities with multiple partners


Client Support

  • Through one-on-one and group coaching, support program participants in:
    • Exploring jobs/careers of interest and the associated career pathway training and internship programs
    • Preparing for, and obtaining, competitive employment, entry into career pathway training and internship programs
    • Successful completion of career pathway training and internship programs and successful retention of competitive employment
    • Connecting to programs with caring and appropriate adults to support their continued transition
  • Collaborate with employers and career pathway training/ internship programs to support the above outcomes for program participants
  • Collaborate with school-site administration, teachers, and staff to provide a high-quality experience for students both on-site and off
  • Identify participant needs and work with the school and program staff to connect the participant to resources

Program Support

  • As appropriate, participate in planning for, coordinate additional program activities and support teammates
  • Identify and provide feedback on ways to increase student support, successful transition, and overall program outcomes
  • Support the development of collaborative vision with school site while maintaining alignment to agency, department and program goals


  • This position will be working in a typical office and/or school setting, with no extremes in temperature or lighting
  • This position will be working remotely or in a hybrid fashion from home for at least the duration of shelter in place
  • Able to travel and present at offsite locations in the Bay Area
  • Able to transport/carry program materials to school sites
  • Applicants should be able to work with equipment typically found in an office and should be able to perform the essential functions of the job, with or without accommodation. Possible accommodations needed should be discussed prior to the onset of employment and/or the interview process.


Please email a cover letter and resume to recruit@jvs.org; Please use High School to Career Transition Counselor (Transition Specialist) in the subject line. Principals only, no phone calls, please.


Department/program:                 HSB/School Partner

Classification:                             Full-time, regular, non-exempt

Salary:                                        $53 - $62k annually

Benefits:                                      Eligible for all benefits offered to regular employees

Date written/revised:                   7/20/2020

This position is contingent on funding and will be evaluated annually.


The preceding job description has been designed to indicate the general nature and level of work performed by employees within this classification. It is not designed to contain or be interpreted as a comprehensive inventory of all duties, responsibilities, and qualifications required of the employees assigned to this job.

JVS is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate against any employee or applicant for employment because of race, color, ethnic background, religion, gender, gender identity, gender expression, sexual orientation, age, national origin, perception of national origin or disabilities. Auxiliary aids and services are available upon request to individuals with disabilities; please let us know if you need accommodations for the interview process.

JVS values intersectional racial equity and strives to center people of color, people from working class backgrounds, women and LGBTQ+ people. We strongly encourage acpplications from people with these identities or who are members of other communities that experience marginalization.

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