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Youth Specialist (AmeriCorps)
Bay Area Youth Agency Consortium (BAYAC) AmeriCorps

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Youth Specialist (AmeriCorps)

Bay Area Youth Agency Consortium (BAYAC) AmeriCorps
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Job Summary

$1,430 per month
Job Type
Job Last Posted
Job posted 11 days ago
Job Role
Youth Worker, Teaching Assistant
Employer's Industry
Nonprofit, Education
Job Schedule

Job Description

NEED $10,000 FOR COLLEGE?? Apply now at to make an impact on Bay Area youth while also earning money toward your own educational goals! 

AmeriCorps members that successfully complete a Full-time 1700 hour service term approved through FY 2019 AmeriCorps State funding will be eligible to receive a combined $10,000 AmeriCorps Education Award ($6,095 Segal AmeriCorps Education Award and $3,905 California For All Education Award).  Members may use the education award to pay for current educational expenses at an eligible institution, to repay qualified student loans, or to do both. 

What is BAYAC? 

BAYAC AmeriCorps collaborates with over 20 agencies in over 70 schools and community-based organizations to serve youth and families in the San Francisco Bay Area. As part of AmeriCorps, BAYAC Members commit to a full-time (40 hours/week) term of service in the Bay Area's most high-need communities, working to provide youth with opportunities for meaningful engagement, skill building, and emotional and social development. This is a paid work experience program for folks who are looking to advance their career working with youth and in the field of education. We are hiring folks to serve as after-school educators, classroom aides, academic coaches & mentors, tutors, health educators, case managers, and enrichment activities coordinators. 

In San Francisco we are  partnering with organizations and schools such as 18 Reasons, Huckleberry Youth Programs, 826 Valencia, Lowell High School, Seven Tepees, The Breakfast Project, YMCA Chinatown, New School of San Francisco, College Track San Francisco, San Francisco Community School, Mission Graduates, SF Achievers, First Place for Youth and DeMarillac Academy. 

We are also partnering with organizations and schools in the East Bay such as Alameda County Office of Education, Rudsdale Newcomer High School, PACT, Inc., The Center for Independent Living (CIL), Children’s Hospital Oakland, Faith Network of the East Bay, Growing Leaders at Willard Middle School, Fred Finch Youth Center, La Clinica, Futures Elementary School, King Elementary School, BUILD Oakland, Longfellow Middle School, Bishop O’Dowd High School, Refugee Transitions and Education for Change at Achieve Academy. 

Position duties may include:

  • Support students/youth in developing the skills they need to be successful in school and life
  • Provide homework and academic support for program participants at school sites
  • Provide case management, referrals, and independent living skills for clients at community based sites
  • Plan and facilitate youth focused lesson plans and activities
  • Promote a safe and positive learning environment
  • Actively supervise and ensure student/youth safety at all times
  • Model positive attitudes, behaviors, and language
  • Communicate regularly with the site coordinator and regional supervisor
  • Maintain accurate attendance records and reporting procedures
  • Attend and participate in weekly training and cohort meetings

Gain experience and skills:

  • Work full time in diverse and vibrant Bay Area communities
  • Work within the education and nonprofit sectors
  • Develop basic teaching skills, including curriculum development, behavior management practices and public speaking/facilitation
  • Make lasting connections with fellow service minded community members
  • Build confidence in public speaking
  • Acquire concrete workplace skills
  • Develop personal and professional goals with guidance and support
  • Promote meaningful community partnerships
  • Become part of a large alumni network

Benefits include:

  • $1,430 monthly living stipend
  • $10,000 (1700-hour member) education award upon completion of term
  • Health care benefits
  • Student loan forbearance for qualifying loans
  • Childcare assistance (if eligible)


  • U.S. citizen, U.S. national, or a lawful permanent resident of the United States
  • At least 17 years old
  • High School Diploma or GED
  • Ability to work full-time (40 hours/week) and commit to an 8-month term of service
  • Successful completion of TB test and Live Scan/fingerprinting (upon hire)
  • Prefer to have 48 college credits completed
  • Prefer bilingual in Spanish/English, not required

To Apply: Go to and click "Apply Now!" to submit your application and be scheduled for an interview. Apply to be considered for our 2019-2020 service year.  

Timeline: Service cohorts begin August 21, 2019 and serve until July 2020 for 1700-hour members.

Business Overview

Our Story

BAYAC (Bay Area Youth Agency Consortium) is a National Service program of Bay Area Community Resources. BAYAC AmeriCorps Members commit to a year of service at partnering schools and community based organizations, providing youth in the San Francisco Bay Area's most high need communities with opportunities for meaningful engagement, skill building, and emotional and social development.

Why Work With Us?

Dr. Martin Luther King was right, "everyone can be great because everyone can serve." Be on the right side of history and join the National Service movement. BAYAC is the longest-standing AmeriCorps program in the state of California serving youth.

Team Size

51-100 team members


Culture & Perks

Child Care
Health Benefits
Community Oriented
Mission Driven
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