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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 29 days ago
Job Role
Youth Worker, Teaching Assistant
Employer's Industry
Nonprofit, Education
Job Schedule

Job Description

BAYAC AmeriCorps collaborates with over 20 agencies in 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 the East Bay we are partnering with organizations and schools such as Alameda County Office of Education, Rudsdale Newcomer High School, Growing Leaders at Willard Middle School, Fred Finch Youth Center, Futures Elementary School, BUILD Oakland, Refugee Transitions and Washington Manor Middle School. 

We are also partnering with organizations and schools in San Francisco such as Huckleberry Youth Programs, Lowell High School, Seven Tepees, Sprouts Cooking Club, San Francisco Community School, Mission Graduates and First Place for Youth. 

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
  • $3,097.50 (900-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
  • Ability to work full-time (40 hours/week) and commit to an 6-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 as we are currently filling positions for our current 2019-2020 cohort.  

Timeline: Service cohorts begin January 2020 and serve until June 2020 for 900-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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