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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

$1,800 per month
Job Type
Job Last Posted
Job posted 8 days ago
Job Role
Teaching Assistant, Youth Worker
Employer's Industry
Education, Nonprofit
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 (ACOE), City of Berkeley Public Health, Lockwood Elementary School, King Elementary School, La Clinica de la Raza, Oakland International High School, Plan of Action for Challenging Times (PACT), Inc., Rudsdale Newcomer High School and The Watershed Project. 

We are also partnering with organizations and schools in San Francisco such as 18 Reasons, 826 Valencia, Huckleberry Youth Programs, Seven Tepees Youth Programs, San Francisco DeMarillac Academy, Sprouts Cooking Club, New School of San Francisco and Urban Ed 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:

  • $1,800 monthly living stipend
  • $6,195 (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 a 11-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. Get your applications in today, as we are filling our positions on a first come first serve basis! 

Timeline: Service cohorts begin September 2020 and serve until Summer 2021 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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