Jan 14, 2022

Program Coordinator (E2)

$50,000 yearly
  • Oakland, CA, USA
Full-Time Education/Training Programs

Job Description

Organization Profile:
Founded in 1999, BUILD’s mission is to use entrepreneurship to ignite the potential of youth in under-resourced communities and equip them for high school, college and career success. BUILD’s unique program offers students a four-year entrepreneurship experience designed to develop 21st Century Skills and motivate student engagement in school.  Starting in 9th grade, BUILD students work with their peers and community mentors to develop business ideas, pitch to funders and launch real businesses. As students journey through high school and continue to grow their businesses, BUILD helps them explore college and career options, and assists students with the college application process. Entrepreneurship is the hook – college, career, and life success are the goals.

BUILD currently serves approximately 2,000 high school students annually at programs located in the San Francisco Bay Area, Washington DC, New York City and Boston.   

Our Culture:
BUILD believes in the potential of every student and is dedicated to breaking down the educational, economic and social barriers that stand in the way of their long-term success.  The remarkable young men and women whom we serve are at the center of everything we do. We are intentional about our culture so that we can best support them. Our culture thrives by embracing diversity, equity and inclusion, including cross-cultural understanding. We work in a collaborative environment where flexibility, creativity and an entrepreneurial spirit are encouraged and celebrated.  Kindness, empathy and respect are at the forefront of the way we treat each other, our students, our teachers and our supporters.

Position Summary:
Reporting to the Entrepreneurship1 (E1) & Entrepreneurship 2 (E2) Program Managers, the E2 Program Coordinator (PC) is responsible for supporting students in the program, and data needs of the team who implement BUILD’s entrepreneurship-based program in partner high schools in Oakland, CA. The PC will support many facets of the program including communication with BUILD students and families, providing operations support, and managing data collection and entry related to the students in our program. The PC will gain a deep understanding of program delivery, data management, and student engagement strategies in the non-profit profit spaces. 

Key Responsibilities: 

  • Program Operations and Data Management
  • Work closely with Program Manager to ensure seamless support of program implementation across schools and program years including ordering, organizing and distributing supplies and materials related to curriculum and instruction and program implementation 
  • Coordinate and support logistics and technology for student business operations and record-keeping
  • Outreach to students and families related to support, attendance, paperwork, events, etc.
  • Coordinate logistics and data entry of mentor paperwork, background checks and attendance
  • Collect and enter program data with accuracy and timeliness
  • Manage collection of necessary student and school paperwork and ensure it is completed and on file for operational and legal compliance
  • Coordinate back end tracking of student business team financials 

Successful candidates will demonstrate the following competencies through a combination of previous education/work experiences:

BUILD’s Core Values:

  • Keep Students at the Center - As BUILDers, we hold an unwavering passionate commitment and belief in the power and potential of youth.  Our organization exists to serve students. We seize each opportunity to contribute to the foundation of knowledge, skills, and networks from which students can build extraordinary lives. Our operating principles and decisions focus on what is in the best interest of our students. 
  • Bring the Spark - As BUILDers, we excel in the entrepreneurial Spark Skills that we teach our students - Communication, Collaboration, Problem Solving, Innovation, Grit and Self-Management. We communicate through transparent and honest dialogue. We cherish teamwork, tenacity, and thinking outside the box. We demonstrate a relentless pursuit of excellence and approach work with a positive can do attitude. When we bring the spark we achieve great things together, and we model the way for our students. 
  • Bridge Communities - As BUILDers, we develop and foster relationships in service of creating access and opportunities for our students, staff, and stakeholders. We value all who come to the table as partners to maximize our collective impact. By connecting the communities in which we work, we build empathy, equity, and social capital. 
  • Promote Diversity and Social Action - As BUILDers, we understand that Diversity, Equity and Inclusion matters, but what matters even more is Action. We strive to create equity of voice, access, influence and power across lines of difference – both in and beyond BUILD, specifically for groups that have been historically denied social and economic justice. If we are not part of the solution, then we are part of the problem. We welcome, celebrate, and embrace the unique expressions and contributions of us all – our backgrounds, race, ethnicity, gender, language, sexual orientation, and social class. 

Role Specific Competencies

  • Attention to Detail—thoroughly manages all components of a task, however big or small, synthesizing available information to produce excellent results, and using a variety of organizational methods to lead to positive outcomes
  • Project Management—identifies and thinks through all necessary steps of a project, sets appropriate deadlines, moves seamlessly between prioritized tasks, identifies required participants and holds self and others accountable to outcomes and deadlines
  • Communication—utilizes verbal and written skills to effectively communicate a message particular to an audience and to meet relevant goals, using clear, concise, appropriate, and grammatically correct language
  • Problem Solving—identifies and/or anticipates a problem, analyzes the situation, offers a range of recommended solutions, and when appropriate, decides on and implements a course of action
  • Flexibility—demonstrates ability to steadily reprioritize, change approach, integrate feedback and pitch in wherever needed in order to get results

Position Details:

  • Full Time
  • Location: Oakland CA
  • Typical program operation hours are Monday – Thursday, approximately 10:00am – 7:00pm Additional morning, evening and weekend hours are also required to fulfill the duties of this position.
  • Frequent travel between local sites is required, so employees must have their own vehicle for transportation (valid license and proof of insurance required). Work-related travel beyond the normal commute will be reimbursed.
  • Expected start date: March 2022  

COVID-19 Commitment to Safety: 

BUILD requires vaccination against COVID-19 for all employees. Reasonable accommodations based on a qualifying medical exemption or sincerely held religious beliefs are being considered in accordance with applicable law.

Hiring Organization



Candidate Requirements

  • 1-2 years of experience preferably working in education or youth development, nonprofit management, volunteer-focused organizations or a related field
  • 1-2 years of experience in managing events preferred
  • Experience with and/or interest in program data and evaluation, database management such as Salesforce or similar preferred 
  • Knowledge of the Oakland, CA community a plus
  • Local college student or BUILD alumni preferred

Industry/Service Area

Arts, Culture and Humanities, Education, Youth Development




This role is budgeted for $50,000 in accordance with BUILD’s equity focused salary bands.  BUILD offers a competitive compensation & benefits package for eligible employees.  This includes medical, dental & vision coverage, flexible spending accounts, and a 403(b) plan.  In addition, BUILD employees are eligible for generous paid vacation, sick time, 11 paid holidays per year, a flexible work environment, and performance bonuses.

Application Instructions

Application Instructions:
To apply for this position, please apply on BUILD.org/careers.  BUILD is an Equal Opportunity Employer and encourages candidates of all backgrounds to apply for this position.

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