Mission Promise Neighborhood Positions

Thank you for your interest in joining our team!

Message to Our Partners

We anticipate that, based on the awarding of the Mission Promise Neighborhood grant to MEDA, some of your employees may be interested in applying for the open positions we now have.  We want to assure you that MEDA will not actively solicit your employees for these open positions.  It is fully our intent to support, and not harm your organization.  However, every person who applies for a job will be considered for the position and MEDA will hire the best qualified candidate, regardless of where he/she previously worked.  Legally we are not permitted to deny employment to an applicant simply because they are employed with one of our partners.  Likewise, while we would hope that your employees will voluntarily inform you of their application with MEDA, we cannot legally inform you of the application without the applicant’s permission.  We risk various legal claims, including invasion of privacy and interference with contract, if we were to notify current employers of the fact their employees are applying for a job with MEDA.  

If you have any questions or concerns about this policy, please contact Myrna or Luis if you would like to discuss this further.

 

MEDA is hiring for the Mission Promise Neighborhood!

In December 2012, MEDA was awarded a 5-year implementation grant from the Department of Education to implement the Mission Promise Neighborhood (www.missionpromise.org), a neighborhood based effort to improve education and create family economic stability for Mission District families through a cradle- to college- to career continuum of services. This initiative involves 26 community based organization partners, as well as the San Francisco Office of Mayor Ed Lee, City of San Francisco government agencies, and the San Francisco Unified School District as close collaborators in the implementation effort. MEDA is the lead agency, fiscal agent and project manager for the Mission Promise Neighborhood.

This initiative seeks to improve academic achievement and family economic success in the lowest performing schools in the Mission district of San Francisco. The four schools targeted for first phase of the Mission Promise Neighborhood implementation include: César Chávez Elementary School, Bryant ElementarySchool, Everett Middle School, and John O’Connell High School.

MEDA is hiring a number of positions.   Some of these are specifically related to the Mission Promise Neighborhood, and others are associated with MEDA’s asset programs, fund development, policy, and administration and operations.   Each of these positions are listed below.

 

Mission Promise Neighborhood Positions

MEDA will be hiring for the Mission Promise Neighborhood over the next several months.  Below these positions are organized into those for which we are currently hiring, and those positions which will be hired later in the process.

Current MPN Positions

  • Mission Promise Neighborhood Director
  • MPN Director of Programs
  • MPN Leadership Academy Manager
  • MPN Volunteer Services Manager
  • MPN Program Coordinator Family Economic Success
  • MPN Program Coordinator Student Achievement and School Improvement/College
  • MPN Program Coordinator Technology
  • MPN Program Coordinator Early Learning
  • MPN Program Coordinator Strong and Safe Neighborhoods
  • Evaluation Director
  • Family Success Coach Lead

Upcoming MPN Positions  (to be hired after April 2013)

  • Community Organizer (2 positions)
  • Broadband Manager
  • Family Success Coach (5 positions)
  • Evaluation Analyst (3 positions)

 

Mission Promise Neighborhood Director

Program: Mission Promise Neighborhood
posted: 02.06.12

The Mission Promise Neighborhood initiative seeks to improve academic achievement and family economic success in the lowest performing schools in the Mission district of San Francisco. The four schools targeted for first phase of the Mission Promise Neighborhood implementation are all Persistently Lowest-Achieving schools that have adopted either the Turnaround or Transformation models, and include: César Chávez Elementary School, Bryant Elementary School, Everett Middle School, and John O’Connell High School.

Job Description Overview – MEDA is seeking a senior level, experienced and effective leader for the Mission Promise Neighborhood Director position who is passionate about education, social justice and community economic development. The MPN Director will lead this major neighborhood-wide effort with the support of MEDA’s Executive Director and Management Team, managing its $6 Million + annual budget, supervising staff and ensuring that outcomes and deliverables are met by both MEDA and partner organizations. The MPN Director will also play a crucial role in public relations and sustainability efforts, serving as key liaison with the federal government, point of contact with government officials and CBO executives, and participating in conversations with prospective corporate, foundation and individual donors. This position will report to MEDA’s Executive Director.

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

Program Implementation

  • This position holds primary responsibility for the effective implementation of the Mission Promise Neighborhood implementation plan, which specifies results to be achieved through the implementation of solutions in: Early Learning & Development, School Improvement & Student Achievement, College- Career Success, Strong & Safe Neighborhoods, Technology and Family Economic Success.
  • Participate as a member of MEDA’s Management Team, ensuring the Management Team is aware of and able to effectively make decisions on matters related to the MPN implementation.
  • Supervise and manage a team of approximately 20 staff members to coordinate the implementation, partnership development, partner organization capacity building, community organizing & advocacy & evaluation efforts of MPN.
  • Work closely with Finance, Development, Evaluation, Marketing/Communications and other MEDA departments to ensure the needs of MPN are effectively served through these functions.
  • Serve as key point of contact and liaison with partner agency Directors on matters related to the Mission Promise Neighborhood.
  • With MEDA’s Executive Director, convene and structure the work of the MPN Advisory Board, and MPN Community Advisory Board.
  • Serve as key point of contact in interacting with and utilizing the resources of the Department of Education’s technical assistance partners, and national evaluator.
  • With Finance Manager, oversee the expenditures of the $6 Million annual MPN implementation budget and $12 million annual match commitments from partner agencies and organizations to ensure alignment and compliance with approved budgets and implementation activities.

Evaluation & Reporting

  • With the Director of Evaluation and Stanford University’s John Gardner Center for Youth & Their Communities, lead the structuring and implementation of evaluation efforts for the MPN, to capture and analyze “what works”.
  • Working with the Director of Programs and Program Area Coordinators, ensure that programs are effective and adjustments are made where necessary to meet projected outcomes.
  • Ensure that ongoing, consistent, accurate data collection, analysis and evaluation systems are created and implemented, and adhered to by all staff and partner organizations in collaboration with the MPN Evaluation Team, which consists of a Director of Evaluation and three Evaluation Analysts.
  • Manage reporting process for all MPN reporting to the federal Department of Education. Lead and structure the design of reports and organize staff member input where needed; serve as key point of contact for reporting process and follow up.

Policy & Advocacy

  • Manage community organizing function of the Mission Promise Neighborhood through direct supervision and structuring the work of the MPN Leadership Academy Director and two community organizers. This work includes parent engagement, a “promotoras” program and policy advocacy.
  • Manage and structure organizational capacity building activities for MPN partners through supervision and structuring the work of the MPN Leadership Academy Director and relevant MEDA team members, and consultants.
  • With the MPN Advisory Board and Director of Policy, identify relevant policy issues that affect the outcomes and work of the Mission Promise Neighborhood, and propose policy actions and advocacy efforts that address these issues.

Public Relations & Sustainability

  • Serve in a key speaking role for press conferences, media opportunities, conferences, community meetings, and other events.
  • Participate in meetings related to fundraising and sustainability of MPN with corporate, foundation, and government representative as well as individual donors.
  • Serve as key point of contact with the Department of Education on all matters related to the federal contract.
  • Attend and participate in the national Promise Neighborhoods conference in Washington DC and other conferences where appropriate, to serve as a spokesperson for the Mission Promise Neighborhood.

QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Doctorate or Master’s degree (at minimum) in Education or a related field
  • Prior Experience as an Executive Director, Deputy Director of Associate Director of a non-profit organization and/or high level experience in preK-12 education, and experience in managing large, complex,  multi-stakeholder projects.
  • Substantial experience in program design and implementation, with demonstrated track record of successful results for programs in education, early learning & development, asset development and/or community development
  • Minimum 10 years of experience in management of a mid-size team and multi-million dollar budget, and managing federally funded projects
  • Strong public speaker comfortable speaking in front of large audiences with proficiency in both English and Spanish
  • Familiarity and a history of service with the landscape of education, community development, and social services networks, and providers in San Francisco and the Mission District, and working with Spanish speakers and/or English Learners and individuals with disabilities.
  • Minimum 10  years of experience supervising professional staff and volunteers
  • Bilingual, fluent written and spoken Spanish/English is preferred for this position

MEDA offers a highly competitive salary and benefits package. Salary is determined based on qualifications and experience.

TO APPLY FOR ANY OF THE POSITIONS LISTED ABOVE, PLEASE SEND AN EMAIL TO hr@medasf.org

  1. Please write the name of the position on the subject line
  2. Please enclose a cover letter and a resume

Mission Promise Leadership Academy Director

Program: Mission Promise Neighborhood
posted: 02.06.12

The Mission Promise Neighborhood initiative seeks to improve academic achievement and family economic success in the lowest performing schools in the Mission district of San Francisco. The four schools targeted for first phase of the Mission Promise Neighborhood implementation are all Persistently Lowest-Achieving schools that have adopted either the Turnaround or Transformation models, and include: César Chávez Elementary School, Bryant Elementary School, Everett Middle School, and John O’Connell High School.

Job Description Overview – The Mission Promise Leadership Academy Director will be responsible for the design and implementation of the MPN Leadership Academy, a leadership development program for community students, families, teachers, MPN employees, and other community residents, as well as the training and integration of new leaders and volunteers in all the MPN partner organizations and MPN areas of service. The MPN Academy Director will also be responsible for designing and implementing a capacity building initiative designed to build areas of critical capacity for neighborhood community based organizations. The MPN Academy Director will be responsible for all aspects of the development of the program, including design of this new program, implementation of strategies, supervision of staff and volunteers, outreach and recruitment of participants, evaluation of program goals, and coordination with other components of the Mission Promise Neighborhood. This position reports to the Mission Promise Neighborhood Director.

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

Leadership Development

MPN’s Leadership Development program will include the following components:

  1.  Family Engagement: Parent and family involvement in MPN implementation an access to MPN data, evaluation analysis, and research.
  2. Community Organizing and Advocacy: Organizing and developing leadership skills of students, parents, residents, and organizations to advocate for policies that support MPN’s success.
  3. Promotoras/es: Residents will receive specialized training and a stipend to provide information about MPN services and issues throughout the community.
  4. Volunteer Program: Offering opportunities to students, parents, residents, businesses and others to volunteer with MPN community based organizations, in roles that support the goals of the MPN.

For each of these components of the Leadership Development strategy, the MPN Academy Director will:

  • Design and implement specific strategies for effective leadership development
  • Structure, design and implement strategies to solicit meaningful community input from partner organizations, parents, students, teachers, community residents, family members, community leaders, and others on the Mission Promise Neighborhood implementation
  • Work closely with Policy Director to engage constituents in leadership development opportunities through advocacy efforts
  • Design and implement training efforts to further develop leadership skills among community members and MPN participants
  • Work closely with the Director of Evaluation to share results and leanings from the Mission Promise Neighborhood widely with parents, students, teachers, community members, and other relevant  stakeholders
  • Evaluate success of leadership development efforts
  • Supervise staff related to project implementation
  • Lead and manage MPN family/resident involvement in the Community Advisory Board, a governance group within the Mission Promise Neighborhood structure.
  • Develop and implement strategies to build the “culture” of the Mission Promise Neighborhood, align diverse stakeholders around the common goals of the project, and ensure maximum participation by the community

Organizational Capacity Building

 

  • Design and implement an organizational capacity building effort designed to improve capacity of neighborhood organizations and MPN partners in the following areas:
    • Data tracking & evaluation;
    • Program development;
    • Financial management;
    • Fundraising;
    • Outreach & marketing;
    • Linguistic and cultural competency;
    • Client/Participant satisfaction;
    • Partnership development; and
    • MPN culture
    • Others as determined by MPN Director, Management Team and Community Input
  • Perform assessments, surveys and employ other tools to gain widespread community input in determining appropriate areas of capacity building for partners, as well as methods for delivery
  • Identify, hire and manage consultants where appropriate to deliver trainings, TA and coaching to organizational partners on the topics listed above
  • Identify, train and prep MEDA staff where appropriate to deliver trainings, TA and coaching to organizational partners on the topics listed above
  • With Evaluation Team, design and implement evaluation process to measure effectiveness of capacity building on partner organizations.

QUALIFICATIONS:

  • BA or equivalent
  • Minimum 5 years of experience in program design, development and implementation
  • Minimum 5 years of experience supervising professional staff and volunteers
  • Strong background and experience in Adult Popular Education methods
  • Strong background and experience in Community Organizing, Advocacy and Leadership Development
  • Experience working with a diverse group of agencies, coordinating services and communication
  • Experience working within an educational setting, such as a non-profit organization or public school district, preferred
  • Bilingual Spanish/English preferred

MEDA offers a highly competitive salary and benefits package. Salary is determined based on qualifications and experience.

TO APPLY FOR ANY OF THE POSITIONS LISTED ABOVE, PLEASE SEND AN EMAIL TO hr@medasf.org

  1. Please write the name of the position on the subject line
  2. Please enclose a cover letter and a resume

Director of Evaluation

Program: Mission Promise Neighborhood
posted: 02.06.12

The Mission Promise Neighborhood initiative seeks to improve academic achievement and family economic success in the lowest performing schools in the Mission district of San Francisco. The four schools targeted for first phase of the Mission Promise Neighborhood implementation are all Persistently Lowest-Achieving schools that have adopted either the Turnaround or Transformation models, and include: César Chávez Elementary School, Bryant Elementary School, Everett Middle School, and John O’Connell High School.

Job Description Overview – The Director of Evaluation will play a critical role in organizational efforts to meet outcomes specified by the organization and its funders, with special attention to the Mission Promise Neighborhood. The Director of Evaluation will be responsible for leading the design, implementation of systems, and ongoing maintenance of the organization’s program evaluation capacity to effectively track and analyze outcomes. The director will build a robust and rigorous performance improvement and information management system that evaluates program performance and trains and empowers staff to provide timely and quality data. In addition, the Director of Evaluation will work closely with the Development Team staff to report and communicate results to funders, partners, and the community and drive the continuous improvement of MEDA programs to better serve participants and to foster growth, innovation, and funding opportunities.

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

Evaluation Design & Implementation

  • Participate as a member of MEDA’s Management Team, ensuring the Management Team is aware of and able to effectively make decisions on matters related to the MPN evaluation.
  • Design and implement a system to effectively assess the impact of a variety of programs that are key to the short- and long-term success of low-income children and families living in the Mission. Utilize this process to capture and analyze “what works” for improvements in student achievement, family economic success, and other areas.
  • Build an internal evaluation department and system that is central to achieving MPN’s “culture of evaluation.”
  • Implement a Results Based Accountability system to ensure organizational and program outcomes are met, and use data to continuously improve program functioning and results.
  • Ensure that ongoing, consistent, accurate data collection, analysis and evaluation systems are created and implemented, and adhered to by all staff and partner organizations in collaboration with the MPN Director.
  • Work with external evaluators and research partners, specifically the John W. Gardner Center for Youth and their Community at Stanford University, to evaluate effectiveness of a wide range of programs provided by both MEDA and partner agencies, and included in MPN’s pipeline of services (early childhood education, youth development, family economic success, safety, health, college and career, academic success).
  • Work with the Promise Neighborhoods National Evaluator specified by the Department of Education, to ensure MPN’s evaluation systems are aligned with the national efforts.
  • Manage the implementation of an organizational upgrade to Salesforce in Q1 of 2013. Work with multiple existing databases utilized at MEDA to streamline this effort and ensure effective, smooth transition of databases.
  • Implement use of Salesforce within MPN partner organizations to track specific indicators on clients.
  • Supervise and manage team of 3 Evaluation Analysts
  • Ensure quality data collection, data entry, accurate reporting and analysis of all MEDA and MPN data, working with MEDA staff and partner agency staff. 

Reporting

  • Working closely with the Development Team and Program Staff, manage all grant reporting and data analysis activities for grant funded projects. Provide accurate reports on numbers with detailed analysis of impact, lessons learned, best practices and areas for improvement.
  • With the Communications Team, assist in the development of marketing products such as annual reports, videos, web and print items to communicate impact
  • With the MPN Leadership Academy Director, present evaluation findings to a variety of audiences, including community members, parents, students, and others.
  • With the Gardner Center at Stanford, report back to Program Area Coordinators and partners on effectiveness of programs implemented through MPN toward achieving specific outcomes. Provide analysis of data with reports; participate in problem solving and continuous improvement process.

Research & Best Practices

  • Lead organizational research efforts for a variety of subjects, including compiling “best practices” and evidence base for programs related to MPN.
  • Design methods to build an evidence-base of programs to ensure to evaluate their performance using federal guidelines.
  • Lead/perform research using a variety of sources such as the U.S. Census, City of San Francisco databases and reports, and other data sources on community demographic information, statistics and information on asset building, Latinos, education, and other research topics.
  • Work closely with the Development Team to provide appropriate research for needs statements and analyses required for grant applications.

QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Graduate degree required, Ph.D. preferred in Education, Sociology, Public Policy or related field
  • Expertise in evaluation design, best practices and evaluation methodologies as they relate to social services, asset building, and/or education
  • Expertise in both quantitative and qualitative analysis methods is required
  • 7 or more years of experience in management and implementation of evaluation projects is required
  • 5 or more years of experience in online and paper survey design, focus group research, and other methods of information gathering; logic model development; qualitative and quantitative analysis; statistical concepts is required
  • Familiarity with Salesforce and/or demonstrated track record of success in implementing and effectively utilizing database systems within organizations or institutions
  • Advanced knowledge of statistical and geospatial software (i.e. SPSS and GIS) a plus.
  • Experience building and/or customizing data collection and evaluation tools, rubrics, and assessments is required
  • Experience with program management information systems and data management business processes a plus
  • Ability to develop and provide in-person and online presentations including training on evaluation systems and results of program evaluation to multiple stakeholders including partners, funders, and community members
  • An experience-based understanding of community and youth development program evaluation, measurement of outcomes in direct and indirect support of academic achievement in low-income communities, and in out-of-school settings is strongly preferred
  • Must possess strong customer service skills; ability to work and reason independently, as well as within a team
  • Experience working with a diverse group of agencies, coordinating services and strong communication & negotiation skills
  • Experience working within an educational setting, such as a public school district, preferred
  • Bilingual Spanish/English preferred

TO APPLY FOR ANY OF THE POSITIONS LISTED ABOVE, PLEASE SEND AN EMAIL TO hr@medasf.org

  1. Please write the name of the position on the subject line
  2. Please enclose a cover letter and a resume

Human Resources Manager

Program: Mission Promise Neighborhood
posted: 02.06.12

The Mission Promise Neighborhood initiative seeks to improve academic achievement and family economic success in the lowest performing schools in the Mission district of San Francisco. The four schools targeted for first phase of the Mission Promise Neighborhood implementation are all Persistently Lowest-Achieving schools that have adopted either the Turnaround or Transformation models, and include: César Chávez Elementary School, Bryant Elementary School, Everett Middle School, and John O’Connell High School.

Job Description Overview – Working under the supervision of the Deputy Director, the Human Resources Manager will be responsible for managing staff recruitment, hiring, HR policies and procedures, compensation systems and policies, staff benefits, conflict resolution, and providing HR expertise to management staff at MEDA.  The HR Manager will work as part of an administrative team that includes functions related to Finance, Compliance, Admin Support for programs and the organization as a whole, and Building Maintenance.  The HR Manager will be responsible for coaching and advising staff to ensure MEDA employees are motivated with strong staff morale, and that fair, effective and appropriate HR and management policies and procedures are followed at all times.

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

Staff Recruitment and Hiring

  • Develop appropriate job descriptions for available positions at MEDA
  • Advertise available positions through a variety of outlets, ensuring maximum recruitment of diverse candidates
  • Attend and manage MEDA’s participation in hiring fairs and events
  • Screen resumes for qualifications and skill sets; share results with appropriate manager of department
  • Manage and schedule interviews with prospective candidates
  • Develop and implement interview guide for interviewing prospective candidates
  • Provide Managers tools, information and training necessary to make hiring decisions focused on driving high levels of functional performance and fit to culture
    Drive candidate debrief and selection process with internal decision makers
    Make recommendations on offer and other offer elements. Sell the opportunity and total rewards package to prospective employees.
    Oversee temporary and contract labor utilization and ensure appropriate utilization of employment classifications
  • Edit job descriptions as needed, managing process of role-changes with management and coaching staff through changes.

Employee Relations & Professional Development 

  • Maintain an up-to-date salary structure through regular research and solicitation of outside expertise, which includes appropriate salary ranges for all positions, based on skill and experience.
  • With Deputy Director, manage process of allocating raises, salary adjustments, bonuses, and other compensation related issues.
  • Manage a benefits package for all employees, including, record keeping and tracking of employee benefits, including processing vacations, medical leaves, retirement benefits etc.

Benefits & Compensation

  • Lead organizational research efforts for a variety of subjects, including compiling “best practices” and evidence base for programs related to MPN.
  • Design methods to build an evidence-base of programs to ensure to evaluate their performance using federal guidelines.
  • Lead/perform research using a variety of sources such as the U.S. Census, City of San Francisco databases and reports, and other data sources on community demographic information, statistics and information on asset building, Latinos, education, and other research topics.
  • Work closely with the Development Team to provide appropriate research for needs statements and analyses required for grant applications.

Policies & Procedures

  • Serve as primary human resource contact for any HR related issues that may arise.
  • Participate in investigation and resolution of employee HR related problems, anticipate problems where possible, and recommend appropriate steps for resolution.
  • Manage partnership with legal counsel where required.
  • Ensure MEDA’s Policies and Procedures manual is up to date and meets the organization’s needs, as well as legal requirements.
  • With Management Team input, update Policies & Procedures as needed to accommodate the growing organizations’ needs and requirements.
  • Ensure that all MEDA staff understand, agree to and have signed MEDA’s Policies & Procedures manual.
  • Advise managers on potential breaches of and enforcement of Policies & Procedures where necessary and appropriate; provide expertise to management staff to ensure effective employee relations for issues related to supervision, discipline, discharge, motivation and performance evaluation.
  • Ensure HR and management practices are in compliance with all federal, state and local laws and policies.

QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Bachelors Degree or equivalent.
  • At least 3 years experience in managing Human Resource issues; demonstrated success in providing HR leadership for a strong, motivated team of staff at a mid-size or larger organization or company.
  • Excellent communicator, ability to connect with individuals of diverse backgrounds
  • Expertise in state, federal and local laws and policies pertaining to human resources management and nonprofit organizations.
  • Must possess excellent organizational, analytical and interpersonal skills.
  • Must possess excellent verbal and written communication skills.
  • Ability to excel at details, multi-tasking and working under pressure.
  • Must have experience working with diverse populations
  • High level of discretion in sharing information; ability to manage and keep confidential sensitive personal information
  • Computer skills including utilization of database systems, and Microsoft Office
  • Bilingual English-Spanish is a plus

TO APPLY FOR ANY OF THE POSITIONS LISTED ABOVE, PLEASE SEND AN EMAIL TO hr@medasf.org

  1. Please write the name of the position on the subject line
  2. Please enclose a cover letter and a resume

School Improvement & Student Achievement Program Area Coordinator

Program: Mission Promise Neighborhood
posted: 02.06.12

The Mission Promise Neighborhood initiative seeks to improve academic achievement and family economic success in the lowest performing schools in the Mission district of San Francisco. The four schools targeted for first phase of the Mission Promise Neighborhood implementation are all Persistently Lowest-Achieving schools that have adopted either the Turnaround or Transformation models, and include: César Chávez Elementary School, Bryant Elementary School, Everett Middle School, and John O’Connell High School.

Job Description Overview – Working under the supervision of the MPN Director of Programs, the Student Achievement & School Improvement Program Area Coordinator (PAC) will be responsible for coordinating with the San Francisco Unified School District and all MPN partners to deliver services to residents, students and their families in the MPN zone. The PAC will be responsible for ensuring that MPN partners are meeting their service goals, achieving results, and meeting their contract deliverables. The PAC will be a data-driven leader and responsible for continuously monitoring program and outcome data, monitoring progress of each partner on their indicators and outcomes, and coordination of all MPN and partner staff to deliver services.

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Manage, monitor and maintain partner contracts towards outcomes.
  • In coordination with MEDA’s Evaluation Team, ensure that partners are entering data into client database in a timely and accurate manner and that staff receive necessary training.
  • Coordinate partners to provide update on their progress to implement services, troubleshoot issues, and engage in a process of continuous improvement.
  • Assist in the creation of a culture of Results Based Accountability with all MPN partners and ensure programmatic goals are being met by working closely with the Evaluation department.
  • Coordinate closely the delivery of services with Community School Coordinators at each of the four schools, and work closely with school leadership to align services with school needs.
  • Work closely with direct service staff, Family Success Coaches at MEDA to ensure strong understanding of and alignment with the availability of resources and programs within the Student Achievement & School Improvement program area. Family Success Coaches are responsible for working with families to ensure that they access and benefit from the MPN continuum of services.
  • Develop and maintain strong relationships based on trust and mutual accountability with MPN partners, school site staff, and members of the community.

Note: There are 5 program area coordinators that will manage each group of partners to achieve the following results

  1. Strong and Safe Neighborhoods: Responsible for working with partners to ensure that students are healthy, feel safe at school and in the community, and live in stable communities.
  2. Family Economic Success: Responsible for working with partners to ensure that youth and their families are economically stable.
  3. Technology Access and Training: Responsible for working with partners to ensure students and their families have access to broadband technology and build a 21st century skill set.
  4. Early Learning and Development: Responsible for working with partners delivering services to parents and children ages 0-5 to ensure that they enter kindergarten ready to succeed in school.
  5. Academic Success/Student Achievement & School Improvement: Responsible for working with partners, SFUSD, and school-site staff to ensure that students are proficient in core academic subjects, that they successfully transition from middle school grades to high school, that they graduate from high school and obtain a postsecondary degree, certification, or credential

QUALIFICATIONS:

  • BA or equivalent
  • 5 or more years working with direct service agencies, and 5 or more years of experience working in K-12 education field.
  • 2-3 years of experience doing data entry and analysis in an online database (i.e. Salesforce or Efforts to Outcomes)
  • Experience working in a data-driven and results oriented environment
  • Strong understanding of evaluation systems, program indicators and data points related to the education field
  • Knowledge of best practices, research and effective programs within Early Learning & Development; understanding and knowledge of SFUSD strategies and/or national efforts for school improvement, and education reform desired
  • Experience supervising staff and/or partners and coaching them to success by creating an environment of continuous improvement
  • Experience managing partners, contracts, and holding them accountable to their deliverables.
  • Experience working with a diverse group of agencies, coordinating services and communication
  • Experience scheduling and facilitating meetings and using collaborative online platforms to communicate with partners
  • Experience working within in the Mission District and in an educational setting, such as a public school district is preferred
  • Bilingual Spanish/English required

TO APPLY FOR ANY OF THE POSITIONS LISTED ABOVE, PLEASE SEND AN EMAIL TO hr@medasf.org

  1. Please write the name of the position on the subject line
  2. Please enclose a cover letter and a resume

Early Learning & Development Program Area Coordinator

Program: Mission Promise Neighborhood
posted: 02.06.12

The Mission Promise Neighborhood initiative seeks to improve academic achievement and family economic success in the lowest performing schools in the Mission district of San Francisco. The four schools targeted for first phase of the Mission Promise Neighborhood implementation are all Persistently Lowest-Achieving schools that have adopted either the Turnaround or Transformation models, and include: César Chávez Elementary School, Bryant Elementary School, Everett Middle School, and John O’Connell High School.

Job Description Overview – Working under the supervision of the MPN Director of Programs, the Early Learning & Development Program Area Coordinator (PAC) will be responsible for coordinating MPN partners to deliver services to residents, students and their families in the MPN zone. The PAC will be responsible for ensuring that MPN partners are meeting their service goals, achieving results, and meeting their contract deliverables. The PAC will be a data-driven leader and responsible for continuously monitoring program and outcome data, monitoring progress of each partner on their indicators and outcomes, and coordination of all MPN and partner staff to deliver services.

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

Overview: Specifically, the Student Achievement & School Improvement PAC will:

  • Manage, monitor and maintain partner contracts towards outcomes
  • In coordination with MEDA’s Evaluation Team, ensure that partners are entering data into client database in a timely and accurate manner and that staff receive necessary training
  • Coordinate partners to provide update on their progress to implement services, troubleshoot issues, and engage in a process of continuous improvement.
  • Assist in the creation of a culture of Results Based Accountability with all MPN partners and ensure programmatic goals are being met by working closely with the Evaluation department
  • Coordinate the delivery of services with Community School Coordinators at each of the four schools, and work closely with school leadership to align services with school needs
  • Work closely with direct service staff, Family Success Coaches at MEDA to ensure strong understanding of and alignment with the availability of resources and programs within the Early Learning & Development program area. Family Success Coaches are responsible for working with families to ensure that they access and benefit from the MPN continuum of services.
  • Develop and maintain strong relationships based on trust and mutual accountability with MPN partners, school site staff, and members of the community.

Note: There are 5 program area coordinators that will manage each group of partners to achieve the following results

  1.  Strong and Safe Neighborhoods: Responsible for working with partners to ensure that students are healthy, feel safe at school and in the community, and live in stable communities.
  2. Family Economic Success: Responsible for working with partners to ensure that youth and their families are economically stable.
  3.  Technology Access and Training: Responsible for working with partners to ensure students and their families have access to broadband technology and build a 21st century skill set.
  4. Early Learning and Development: Responsible for working with partners delivering services to parents and children ages 0-5 to ensure that they enter kindergarten ready to succeed in school.
  5. Academic Success/Student Achievement & School Improvement: Responsible for working with partners, SFUSD, and school-site staff to ensure that students are proficient in core academic subjects, that they successfully transition from middle school grades to high school, that they graduate from high school and obtain a postsecondary degree, certification, or credential

QUALIFICATIONS:

  • BA or equivalent
  • 5 or more years working with direct service agencies, and 5 or more years of experience working in the Early Learning & Development field.
  • 2-3 years of experience doing data entry and analysis in an online database (i.e. Salesforce or Efforts to Outcomes)
  • Experience working in a data-driven and results oriented environment
  • Strong understanding of evaluation systems, program indicators and data points related to the Early Learning & Development field
  • Knowledge of best practices, research and effective programs within Early Learning & Development; understanding and knowledge of city-wide and/or state-wide strategies related to Early Learning & Development is preferred
  • Experience supervising staff and/or partners and coaching them to success by creating an environment of continuous improvement
  • Experience managing partners, contracts, and holding them accountable to their deliverables.
  • Experience working with a diverse group of agencies, coordinating services and communication
  • Experience scheduling and facilitating meetings and using collaborative online platforms to communicate with partners
  • Experience working within in the Mission District and in an educational setting, such as a public school district is preferred
  • Bilingual Spanish/English required

TO APPLY FOR ANY OF THE POSITIONS LISTED ABOVE, PLEASE SEND AN EMAIL TO hr@medasf.org

  1. Please write the name of the position on the subject line
  2. Please enclose a cover letter and a resume

Communications Specialist

Program: Mission Promise Neighborhood
Reports to: Director of Development
posted: 02.06.12

The Mission Promise Neighborhood initiative seeks to improve academic achievement and family economic success in the lowest performing schools in the Mission district of San Francisco. The four schools targeted for first phase of the Mission Promise Neighborhood implementation are all Persistently Lowest-Achieving schools that have adopted either the Turnaround or Transformation models, and include: César Chávez Elementary School, Bryant Elementary School, Everett Middle School, and John O’Connell High School.

Job Description Overview – MEDA is seeking an experienced, highly motivated, bilingual English-Spanish and effective communications expert for this position. The Communications Specialist will play an important role in heightening the visibility of the Mission Promise Neighborhood and developing its image both locally in the Mission District and San Francisco, and nationally as part of the Promise Neighborhoods effort.  We are seeking someone who is passionate about the mission of MEDA and the Mission Promise Neighborhood, to serve as a key media contact, content developer, spokesperson, and strategic communications lead for the initiative. This position will work closely with MEDA’s Marketing & Events Coordinator to produce all marketing materials, website and social networking content, media opportunities and special events to promote the work of the Mission Promise Neighborhood and MEDA. This position will be supervised by MEDA’s Director of Development.

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

Strategic Communications Planning & Implementation

  • Implement the Mission Promise Neighborhood Communications Plan, which was developed as part of the planning process
  • Continuously revisit communications plan to monitor progress, determine where revisions are needed, and ensure the plan stays relevant for the ongoing work of MEDA and the Mission Promise Neighborhood
  • Coordinate the strategic communications planning process with MEDA’s Management Team and input from the Mission Promise Neighborhood Advisory Board
  • Track and report on all communications activities; maintain media archive of coverage both internally and in an online/publically available format
  • Train and coach MEDA staff and partner staff where appropriate on media communications strategies

Public Relations

  • Lead and manage cultivation of the Mission Promise Neighborhood’s and MEDA’s image and brand in the public media, relationships with outside individuals and organizations.
  • With the Marketing & Events Coordinator, manage the creation of agency collateral and ensure compelling, articulate, appropriate bilingual messaging for materials including but not limited to: postcards, print and electronic newsletters, posters, print and electronic advertisements, invitations, donor solicitation materials, funder correspondences, and annual reports.
  • Speak publically at events locally and nationally to promote the mission of MPN and share information on the Mission Promise Neighborhood and MEDA
  • Write speeches and coach MEDA staff for speaking events

Policy & Advocacy

  • Manage community organizing function of the Mission Promise Neighborhood through direct supervision and structuring the work of the MPN Leadership Academy Director and two community organizers. This work includes parent engagement, a “promotoras” program and policy advocacy.
  • Manage and structure organizational capacity building activities for MPN partners through supervision and structuring the work of the MPN Leadership Academy Director and relevant MEDA team members, and consultants.
  • With the MPN Advisory Board and Director of Policy, identify relevant policy issues that affect the outcomes and work of the Mission Promise Neighborhood, and propose policy actions and advocacy efforts that address these issues.

Social Media & Social Marketing

  • Create and implement social marketing strategy for the Mission Promise Neighborhood with input from staff and Board
  • Lead and manage the agency’s utilization of electronic communications technologies (e.g., website, electronic newsletter, Twitter, Facebook, etc.).
  • Create bilingual content for websites, including MEDA’s and the Mission Promise Neighborhood, as well as other within MEDA’s domain.
  • Monitor and manage MEDA’s and the Mission Promise Neighborhood’s online presence, creating and updating content/contact information as necessary. Keep up-to-date on emerging technology/websites that could help the Mission Promise Neighborhood promote its mission

Messaging & Content Development

  • Develop compelling and powerful bilingual messaging and content in English and Spanish for MEDA’s and the Mission Promise Neighborhood’s websites, brochures, social media outlets, and other public-facing platforms
  • Further develop MEDA’s and MPN’s “brand” through messaging and strategic communications opportunities
  • Working with contractual videographers, interns, and/or volunteers, manage the production process for audio-visual content, including but not limited to: client story videos, promotional videos about MEDA and the Mission Promise Neighborhood, taping of special events and media opportunities, etc.
  • Manage the content development process for newsletters, including writing articles, setting the theme and strategy for newsletters, and coordinating staff and partner input on article creation where appropriate

Media Relations

  • Manage all of the organization’s communications with the media, serve as main media point of contact.
  • Cultivate relationships locally and nationally with reporters interested in covering the work of MEDA and MPN.
  • Write and submit press releases on an ongoing basis for special events, success stories, highlights of the initiative’s progress, and other topics.
  • Coordinate all media outreach, and respond to requests from the media in a timely and professional manner; act as liaison between media and MEDA staff to arrange interviews for print, online, and broadcast media.
  • Create and implement a marketing and communications plan in concert with the Director of Development and Marketing & Events Coordinator.
  • Create regular reports on media outreach and progress.
  • Serve as a liaison and support to all Mission Promise Neighborhood partners for advice, guidance and strategy on partner opportunities for media exposure

QUALIFICATIONS:

Academic Experience

  • Bachelors Degree required
  • Degree and/or relevant coursework in Communications, Marketing, Business, Public Relations, or related field.

Experience:

  • Strong background in communications, with at least five years experience is required.
  • Experience in the successful design and implementation of comprehensive communications/public relations strategies, either in non-profit or corporate settings.
  • Project management experience including the creation of work plans that include goals and outcomes, and successful implementation of major projects is required.
  • Relationships with media and/or knowledge of media sector is required.
  • Experience in successfully placing articles, blogs, opinion letters, etc in media outlets including print and online media
  • Experience working with low-income,  Latino communities  preferred

Skills:

  • Superior organizational skills required.
  • Excellent public speaker, comfortable speaking in front of large audiences
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills, including communicating with individual parties, making formal presentations, and in public forums
  • Ability to speak and write fluent, compelling, articulate and grammatically correct Spanish and English required.
  • Strong knowledge and understanding of communications and marketing tactics, strategies, innovations and best practices
  • Computer literacy including all Microsoft office applications (Outlook, Word, Excel, PowerPoint, etc.)
  • Knowledge of applications used for web-development and design is a plus, but not required
  • Expertise in managing social networking messaging for marketing and fundraising purposes.
  • Understanding of non-profit sector is desired.
  • Passion for creating positive change, academic and economic success for children and their families

Other:

  • Must be available to work outside regular business hours occasionally, for special events and media opportunities

MEDA offers a highly competitive salary and benefits package. Salary is determined based on qualifications and experience.

Please submit cover letter, resume, portfolio of articles successfully published and writing sample to:  hr@medsaf.org. Please write the name of the position on the subject line.

 

MEDA’s Programs and Operations Positions

In addition to the Mission Promise Neighborhood positions, MEDA is also hiring staff for its asset programs, fund development, policy and advocacy, and operations/administration. These are listed below.

Click here to go to MEDA’s Employment Page.

Programs

  • Asset Building Program Director
  • Financial Education Lead Coach
  • Business Development Coach
  • Employer Services Coach

Policy and Advocacy

  • Policy and Advocacy Director  (to be hired later)

Fund Development and Communications

  • Individual Giving Officer
  • Senior Development Officer Corporations
  • Communications Manager

Operations

  • Human Resources Manager
  • Accountant
  • Chief Financial Officer
  • Receptionist
  • Executive Administrative Assistant
  • Program Administrative Assistant
  • IT Manager

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