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All Alameda Island Kids staff must be mentally stable, interested in and knowledgeable about school-age children and possess strong interpersonal and relationship skills.

JOB TITLE: Site Director—Alameda Island Kids

ACCOUNTABLITY: Program Director

JOB DEFINITION: The Alameda Island Kids Site Director is responsible for overseeing all aspects of their school site program.



Organizational Mission

Our mission is to inspire all girls to be strong, smart, and bold through innovative

programs, activities, and advocacy and to provide before and afterschool child

care services supporting youth and their families through Alameda Island Kids.

*Reflects the mission of Girls Inc. in carrying out all aspects of the job: strong, smart

and bold.

*Implements all policies and procedures of Girls Inc. of the Island City and

communicates them to staff, parents and children.


*Supervises all staff at the site

*Supervises up to 14 children during program activities and 6 children on field trips.

*Creates and follows emergency procedures.

*Creates and maintains a safe, nurturing environment for children and staff.

*Maintains necessary children’s files and staff licensing files on site.

*Plans and implements an age and developmentally appropriate program.

*Attends mandatory Girls Inc./AIK all staff meetings as scheduled.

*Plans and chairs monthly site staff meetings.

*Attends and participates in monthly Site Directors’ meetings.

*Plans and participates in set-up, clean-up and decoration of site.

Public Relations

*Creates and maintains positive relationships with parents, children, school site

staff and Girls Inc. administration.

*Consults with parents and school site staff.

*Assists children to resolve conflicts.


*Collects and receipts all appropriate fees and forwards to office in a timely manner.

*Purchases supplies for snacks and program and re-caps expenses.


*Participates in interviewing and discharging Teachers and Teacher’s Assistants, when

Requested by Program Director.

*Completes time record and collects and approves program staff time records and

forwards to Program Director.

*Approves program staff leave requests and assigns on-call substitutes to cover site.

*Evaluates all site staff.

*Counsels and disciplines site staff, with assistance from Program Director when


*Participates in recruiting needed staff and volunteers.

Performs other duties, as assigned by Program Director and/or Executive Director.


*Must be 18 years or older

*Minimum 12 units, Early Childhood Education or acceptable alternatives plus 3 units Administration or Supervision (as described in Section 101315 CA Health and Safety Code—Title XXII).

*Experience appropriate to educational and experience levels (as described in Section 101315 CA Health and Safety Code—Title XXII.

*(Prefer) BA/BS in child Development, Human Development, Recreation or Education.

*Current Infant/Child CPR certificate, Infectious Disease and Staff Health, and First Aid and Injury Prevention.

*Upon hire, employee must also provide/complete the following:

  • Mandated Reporting Training on-line AB 1207 Certificate

  • Immunization Records for: TDAP, TB, MMR (Measles, Mumps, Rubella) and Influenza (flu shot optional-can decline with written waiver in file)

Hours of Work: 

  • Exempt, full-time salaried position with benefits.

  • AM/PM schedule based on hours of operation at each school.

  • Site Directors work full-time during the school year, and have the option to take time off for 11 weeks during the summer or the option to work during the summer at Girls Inc. summer camps.

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826 Valencia: Educational Programming Internship Summer 2020

Support student voices this summer with 826 Valencia’s internship program! Provide students ages 8-18 with opportunities to explore their creativity and leadership through creative, high-energy, hands-on summer programs. Requirements:

  • Familiarity with and passion for 826 Valencia’s mission and values

  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills

  • Experience with youth in a professional setting is a plus

  • Candidates proficient in Spanish will be given priority

Other details:

  • Hours: approx. 8:30am-4pm, Monday-Friday

  • Travel stipend available to eligible candidates

  • Location: Mission, Tenderloin, and Mission Bay neighborhoods in San Francisco, CA

  • Approx.  start/end dates: June 29th through end of July 2020

TO APPLY:Email your resume, cover letter, and two references (contact info only) to, with the subject line "[Your last name] Summer Internship Application 2020"

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Fresh Approach seeks a dynamic and passionate Education Program Specialist to plan, coordinate and deliver education programs in the East Bay; primarily the VeggieRx nutrition education program. This position is responsible for identifying partners and scheduling  class series in Contra Costa and Alameda counties (with a focus on Richmond, San Pablo, East Oakland, Antioch and Pittsburg/Bay Point communities), as well as facilitating classes in English and Spanish. This position is also responsible for data and impacts tracking, curriculum development, partnership building, and community outreach. This is a full time non-exempt position (between 30-40 hours per week) with benefits including paid sick time, paid vacation, health insurance, and 403b retirement savings matching.We are seeking an individual who values diversity at all levels and is committed to fostering an environment in which community members and co-workers from a variety of backgrounds, cultures, and personal experiences are welcomed and can thrive. 


The mission of Fresh Approach is to create long-term change in local food systems by connecting California communities with healthy food from California farmers and expanding knowledge about food and nutrition. We accomplish our mission through a variety of programs, including the Mobile Farmers’ Market, VeggieRx, Collective Roots Gardening, and the East Palo Alto Community Farmers’ Market. We believe that everyone should have equal access to healthy foods, and that the health of our communities and the livelihood of our local farmers should go hand-in-hand.Fresh Approach’s Education Programs include VeggieRx nutrition education, Collective Roots community gardening (in East Palo Alto), and community outreach. These programs all work to provide skills and tools to make finding, affording, growing, and/or cooking healthy foods more accessible.  


Coordinate and further develop Fresh Approach’s nutrition programs to reach a range of ages and to effectively change participants’ lifestyle behaviors

  • Develop partnerships and work closely with community organizations, government agencies, and farmers’ markets throughout the Bay Area

  • Develop new nutrition education lesson plans and materials, and adapt established curriculum

  • Assess community need for programming and events

  • Work with Marketing & Communications staff to develop outreach and promotional material for use at farmers’ markets, nutrition classes, and community events

  • Enlist new community-based and farmers’ market partners to support programming

  • Aid in the facilitation of focus groups and visioning sessions.

  • Assist in project management to ensure that projects successfully meet guidelines.

  • Complete record-keeping to document work completed and progress toward grant goals.

  • Collect, input, and analyze program data using Microsoft Excel/Google Sheets and Salesforce

  • Use data to report impacts, shape future planning, and recruit future partnerships

  • Draft and submit regular progress reports to funders and partners

  • Participate in collaborative/regional meetings related to health, food access, and public benefits.

  • Engage Fresh Approach’s volunteer & interns

Act as a Nutrition Educator

  • Adapt established nutrition curriculum for application in different settings and audiences.

  • Aid in the design of educational and nutritional campaigns 

  • Develop and deliver messages to encourage better informed choices about nutrition and local food systems.

  • Teach nutrition education classes in English and Spanish

  • Administer pre- and post-surveys for program and class evaluation.

  • Conduct community outreach by engaging with individuals of diverse backgrounds and ages at community events, health fairs, and nutrition classes

  • Deliver messages which provide a greater understanding of California agriculture and its role in supporting local food systems, community health and nutrition, and communities of all incomes.

Perform other duties as assigned


  • Bilingual: A high proficiency in English and Spanish is required.

  • Experience or interest in working with diverse populations

  • Preference to candidates living in the communities served as well as individuals with personal experience of food scarcity

  • Demonstrated interest in nutrition, public health, local food systems and California Agriculture

  • Experience delivering and managing grant or contract-based program activities

  • Demonstrated experience in group presentations, teaching, and facilitation

    • Experience teaching nutrition, cooking, or sustainable agriculture a plus

  • Ability to build relationships and work with diverse groups of volunteers and community members

  • Excellent communication skills, both in group and one-on-one settings, as well as written communication

  • Self-directed and motivated

  • Organized and detail-oriented

  • Ability to work in a team-environment as well as independently

  • Adept at Microsoft Excel and Word, Google Suites, and other technology software. 

  • Requires work in an office environment and outside in all weather conditions

  • Requires the ability to lift equipment in and out of a vehicle, to lift equipment off the ground, and to be able to lift items above head

  • Requires a California driver’s license with a safe driving record

  • Requires reliable transportation other than public transportation

  • Requires occasional weekend work on both Saturdays and Sundays; and occasional early morning work or late evening work

  • This is an hourly, non-exempt position consisting of 30-40 hours a week reporting to the Education Program Manager. 

  • This is an hourly position starting at $23/hour, depending on experience.

  • Benefits for full-time positions include medical, dental, and vision coverage paid by the employer; vacation and sick time accruals; and a 403b retirement plan with employer match subject to vesting.

To apply, please email a resume and cover letter to

  1. A cover letter that highlights the experiences (both work-related and personal) which qualify you for this position.

  2. A resume detailing previous work, volunteer, academic, and other experiences which qualify you for this position.

** Remote video interviews available as needed **

If you have any questions about the application process or the position, please reach out to Danielle Hamilton at 925-771-2990 or


Fresh Approach is an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.

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Position: Chef & Culinary Educator

Reports to: Executive Director

Salary:  45K - 48K Commensurate with experience 

Hours: May vary depending on training schedule: currently, Monday through Thursday on-site, remotely on Fridays.

Status: Full-time, Salaried, Non-exempt

Benefits:  Health benefits, sick, and vacation days

Location: 677 West Ranger Ave., Alameda, CA 


About Food Shift:

Despite the abundance of food and wealth in the Bay Area, 1 in 4 people in San Francisco and 1 in 5 in Alameda are food insecure – many of them seniors and children.  Meanwhile, 40% of all food produced in the United States is wasted, contributing to climate change that is ravaging communities around the globe. Food Shift’s work directly responds to these social and environmental imbalances.  Food Shift’s local efforts exist as part of a broad and growing movement to transform our economy and culture toward a more just, equitable, and regenerative planet for all. 

Food Shift, a project of Earth Island Institute, is developing collaborative models to reduce wasted food, feed communities, and provide jobs. Food Shift’s primary project is The Food Shift Kitchen, a unique social enterprise that recovers produce that would have otherwise been wasted due to cosmetic imperfections and transforms it into nourishing meals that are donated to food insecure communities or sold to local businesses to generate revenue for the program.

The Food Shift Kitchen is located at Alameda Point Collaborative (APC), a housing cooperative that provides housing assistance for low income and formerly homeless families. 99% are APC residents are living below the poverty line and struggling with disabilities. Food Shift partners with APC’s on-the-job training (OJT) program to provide a six month culinary training and certification program. Students learn valuable work-ready skills that will support them in acquiring future employment, strengthening their economic security and personal empowerment. Using this OJT and other models of partnership, Food Shift Kitchen aims to expand its workforce training and development efforts.

Inspired by the success of DC Central Kitchen, we aim to grow our impact throughout the Bay Area and demonstrate a positive model for the rest of the country to follow.

About the role: 

The Chef & Culinary Educator will work closely with the Food Shift team and Food Shift community partners to execute the culinary training program. The CE and Catering Instructor (CI) work together as a team to ensure a successful program. Together they work on maintaining health and safety standards, food donations, kitchen supplies, and inventory.  The CE spends a large portion of their time working directly with community members and supports them through outreach, enrollment, training, and support in job placement. The CE will also adapt the process to ensure that students' needs are met and organize guest chef & educational field trips to enhance the program experience. 

We believe in the power of healing through food and use it as a tool to connect with each other during the program. The kitchen is a safe space for students to learn, make mistakes, and grow. The CE ensures that the students gain basic skills that will help them succeed in the catering internship and beyond. During the training the CE is responsible for sharing any crucial student information like evaluations & timesheets with the CI and workforce partners. The CE is also an ambassador for the organization and works with different workforce partners to create a network for a well rounded program. Workforce partnerships are an important part of creating bridges between different communities, as well as being able to offer wrap around services to those who need it. The training program can sometimes change due to the needs of our workforce partners and customizing culinary training systems might be needed. The CE will play a critical role in Food Shift’s mission to reduce waste, feed communities, and create jobs as part of a holistic vision for healthy and sustainable communities and individuals. 

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  • Teach, lead, and support culinary students in kitchen work sessions,  lead culinary trainings, executing food production and in maximizing  their opportunities for learning and personal development 

  • Train and supervise students and volunteers in proper food safety and handling practices

  • Apply and maintain standards of processes, systems, and procedures; implements changes as necessary to maintain a successful culinary program; reviews and updates course outlines and integrates knowledge of industry trends and professional training to continuously improve program quality

  • Foster a positive team culture, and support the students in their development and personal empowerment 

  • Support the recruitment, integration, and retention of kitchen volunteers 

  • Collaborate with guest chef & organize educational field trips to enhance the program experience

  • Support the revenue generation for the program through cooking classes, events, and more

  • Champion recruitment efforts of culinary students for program

  • Cultivate partnerships with workforce organizations to connect and grow the program

  • Cultivate partnership with food business to connect students with employment after graduation

  • Collaborate with workforce partner staff to ensure smooth integration of custom courses into the culinary training program

  • Make sure students complete intake, midpoint, exit surveys and any additional requirements from workforce partners.

  • Capture and share vital information with Catering Instructor & partners such as progress of students and timesheets.  

  • 1:1 Goal setting and evaluations with each student 

  • Record student attendance and maintain current timesheets.

  • Execute cleaning schedules and procedures to ensure a clean and organized kitchen and walk-in 

  • Fill out proper intake forms for work orders & petty cash 

  • Champion kitchen supplies donations

  • Ensure that all inbound and outbound food and supplies are labeled, monitored, and tracked using the proper forms and procedures, keep inventory of freezer & pantry 

  • Identify necessary purchases of ingredients and/or supplies, and purchase as needed with approval from Director

  • Help with sourcing and maintaining kitchen equipment and supplies

  • Maintain ServSafe Manager certification and implement policies and procedures to ensure food sanitation and workplace safety standards are maintained at all times

  • Ensure as little food as possible is wasted in The Food Shift Kitchen

  • When needed support catering kitchen with planning, preparing, coordinating, catering from the front of house and back of house, including driving

  • Drive the Food Shift van as needed for pick-ups and/or drop-offs

As needed, the CE supports the catering program and acts as an ambassador for the organization.


  • Communicate clearly and frequently with Food Shift staff, students, and volunteers about program goals and organizational mission

  • Maintain excellent relationships with key partners such as APC, Alameda Food Bank & Imperfect Foods

  • Be present for Food Shift funder visits to the kitchen as needed

  • Communicate successes, challenges, and recommendations for the program to Director

  • Support with improving program systems and processes

  • Track all hours worked and submit timesheet to Director & Earth Island Institute



  • Passion and drive to contribute to Food Shift’s mission

  • Must have a valid CA Driver’s License and a clean driving record  

  • Hold current Servsafe manager certificate, or be certified within a month of accepting the job offer 

  • Experience and knowledge of Hazard Analysis and Critical Control Point (HACCP) and First-in First-out (FIFO) Food Storage System

  • Ability to execute administration and logistics

  • Experience mentoring and teaching others

  • Experience managing a kitchen or have relevant experiences 

  • Experience working with communities impacted by institutional racism, poverty, houselessness, and drug addiction

  • Understanding of culinary math, terms, knowledge, and skills

  • Organization and attention to detail

  • Patience, compassion, and clear communication

  • Dedicated to recycling, composting, and keeping food out of the waste stream



  • Ability to stand, bend, stoop, sit, walk, twist and turn

  • Ability to use a computer, keyboard, and calculator

  • Ability to lift 50 lbs


Earth Island Institute provides equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national origin, age, disability, genetic information, marital status, amnesty, or status as a covered veteran in accordance with applicable federal, state and local laws.

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 Job Posting: Operations Director ORGANIZATION Sienna Ranch connects youth to nature through compelling outdoor experiences in order to foster a compassionate and environmentally aware future. We provide farm education and immersive nature programming to youth PreK-8th grade. Our program offerings include woodshop, natural building, archery, horseback riding, gardening, pottery, survival skills, homesteading skills, naturalist skills and much more. Sienna Ranch is situated on a 21-acre family-owned ranch in Lafayette, CA. POSITION SUMMARY The Sienna Ranch Operations Director will work as part of a collaborative three-person administrative leadership team tasked to run all aspects of Sienna Ranch. The other members of the team are the Education Director and Business Director; this team reports to the business owner. The Operations Director is responsible for managing all Ranch operations, from day-to-day site use to long term site goals. The Operations Director supervises the Facilities team (three people) and the Animal Care team (two people). The Operations Director is also responsible for day-to-day HR tasks, compliance, and staff management policies. The Operations Director works with the Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Advisory Board, which is made up of parents, instructors and one member of the Ranch administration team. The Operations Director takes short, medium and long term site and operations goals into consideration with every decision and is excited about creatively and sustainably managing Ranch operations on a tight budget. Each Director is expected to teach one class per week. SCHEDULE SUMMARY Exempt. Permanent. Full-time. Year-round. Ranges seasonally from 30-40 hrs per week. ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS ● Facilities (15-25%) ○ Supervise Facilities team: Facilities Manager (full time), Deputy Facilities Manager (part time), Facilities Senior Technician (full time) ○ Support Facilities Manager with tracking and allocating annual budget ○ Support Facilities Manager to set priorities and create timelines, task-lists, and delegate tasks among the team ○ Facilitate inclusive decision-making process to develop short, medium and long term goals for the Ranch site using the Sienna Ranch Statement of Purpose as a guide ● Animal Care (15-25%) ○ Supervise Animal Care team: Animal Care Manager (full time), Horse Care Coordinator (part time), Animal Care Intern (part time). ○ Support Animal Care Manager with tracking and allocating annual budget ○ Support Animal Care Manager to set priorities and create timelines, task-lists and delegate tasks among the team ● Human Resources (15-25%) ○ Manage company policies: Health, Dental, 401(k), Insurance (liability and vehicle), Workers Compensation ○ Manage compliance with all relevant Human Resources laws, policies and SOPs ○ Develop new SOPs, internal policies and protocols to address HR and OSHA best practices 1 ○ Manage Staff Handbook ○ Be first point of contact on all HR matters. Refer to HR contractor when necessary ○ Develop and manage relationship with HR contractor ● Administrative Team Duties (10-20%) ○ Meet weekly or more frequently with Business Development Director and Education Director ○ Use decision-making process to collaboratively make decisions around Ranch direction and finding solutions to problems as they arise ○ Manage hiring processes for all paid positions ○ Be part of rotating on-call instructor support system, which includes dealing with behavioral and first aid incidents ● Education (5-10%) ○ Teach one naturalist class per week (3.5 hours), training included REQUIRED EXPERIENCE ● 1 year minimum Human Resources and compliance management, California-specific preferred ● 1 year minimum in management role ● 1 year minimum experience with permaculture systems, rotational grazing, holistic land management, farming, gardening, orchards, groundwater management or other relevant land management practices ● Ability to lift 50lbs and work outside in all weather, including ability to walk off-trail on steep, uneven, and muddy terrain ● Proven ability to patiently, professionally and kindly communicate with families, staff, volunteers, students and apprentices from diverse backgrounds ● Ability to work collaboratively with excellent written and verbal communication skills ● Ability to work with minimal direct supervision and hold oneself accountable ● Ability to prioritize a wide variety of tasks with multiple timelines ● Ability to be on the emergency call list (second or third call) to respond to site and animal care emergencies ● Ability to pass FBI/DOJ background check for working with children ● Current driver’s license by first day of work CHARACTERISTICS ● Commitment to being an active part of a solution-oriented, self-motivated, cooperative, professional community ● Passion for connecting children to nature ● Commitment to sustainable land management and environmental stewardship ● Commitment to diversity, equity and inclusion in outdoor education PREFERRED EXPERIENCE ● Naturalist background ● Work with diversity, equity and inclusion, especially within outdoor education ● Horseback riding and/or horse care ● Education with children in an outdoor setting ● Ability to move hay bales, and work around livestock, poultry, dust, loud noises, and paint fumes. All appropriate safety equipment provided ● Familiarity with safe use of power tools, hand tools, and basic construction ● Collaborative decision-making COMPENSATION ● Salary Range $60,000-$65,000. Flexible schedule, generous vacation policy ● Kaiser HMO Medical and United Health Care Dental HMO Coverage after 3 months of employment ● 401(k) available after one year of employment APPLICATION Email cover letter, resume, contacts for THREE recent professional references, and brief answers to the application questions below. Send your application packet as one PDF with the filename “FIRSTNAME_LASTNAME_OPSDIR” to We will accept and review applications until the position is filled. Please reflect on and respond to the following questions: 1. How did you hear about this position? 2. What motivates you most to work at Sienna Ranch? 2 3. In thinking through this role, what would be your least favorite job funtion? How would you then approach it? 4. Describe an interpersonal conflict that you have experienced. How did you resolve it? 5. Please list at least one question you have for us about Sienna Ranch, or the Operations Director position Sienna Ranch is dedicated to building a culturally diverse and pluralistic team committed to teaching and working in a multicultural environment. We strongly encourage applications from people of color and other groups traditionally under-represented in outdoor education. We are an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law. 

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The San Francisco Zoological Society (“Society”) is a non-profit institution that manages and raises funds for San Francisco Zoo and Gardens (“Zoo”). The Society’s mission, supra, is summarized as the 3 c’s: to connect our visitors with wildlife so that they care about nature and ultimately conserve it. The Society’s leadership team is comprised of a President & Executive Director as well as a professional team of Senior Managers. The Society endeavors to meet or exceed the standards of its industry peers, including those established by the Association of Zoos & Aquariums (“AZA”). For over 25 years, the Society has been continuously accredited by the AZA. 

SUMMARY: Under direct supervision, this position supports the activities of two critical programs in Education: 1) Talk on the Wild Side and 2) Zoo Teacher Assistant teen volunteers. Among other duties as assigned or directed, the incumbent is expected to serve as the programs’ main mentor, educator, and coordinator. Given the seasonal nature of this position from June through August, the incumbent is also expected to work full time during those months. Specific days off have to be approved by the Education & Engagement Manager or designee prior to employment. Weekend work in April, May and throughout the summer is required.

Talk on the Wild Side is an interpretive volunteer program for teens ages 14-17, designed to help increase the Zoo’s contact with its visitors. Each day, teens work in teams at the Insect Zoo, Family Farm, and at interpretive bio-fact stations (skulls, pelts, etc.) and they typically work two days per week for the entire summer, gaining knowledge, experience, and working on a project as part of the program’s requirements.  The Zoo Teacher Assistant program is for teens ages 14-17 in our Summer Zoo Camp. Teens work side by side with Zoo Camp staff to help campers explore the natural world through zoo tours, science lessons, games, crafts and other fun educational and enrichment activities  This position serves as a main point of contact, mentor, and teacher for these youth volunteers.         

ESSENTIAL DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES include, but are not limited to, the following.

 · Creation/design of daily and weekly schedules for teen volunteers. · Development and implementation of weekly training and related materials for volunteers. · Supervision of volunteers in their shifts. · Advisement on improper behavior deemed inconsistent with Zoo’s mission and/or core values and recommendation of employee corrective action, including discipline when necessary. · Regular communication with volunteers and parents/guardians via email, phone, or in person. · Daily record keeping in the volunteer database. · Occasional interaction with animals in the Family Farm and Insect Zoo. · Interpretation of exhibits to Zoo guests at volunteer stations. · Leading of camp games or other educational and enrichment activities. · Support the mission and core values of the Zoo and the related mission of the Education Department by performing other duties as assigned. 

REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS: To perform this job successfully, the incumbent must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skills, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.  Ability to work full-time, Fridays through Tuesdays, for the entire summer, Memorial Day through Labor Day.   


  • Possession of a baccalaureate degree (B.A.) in biology, zoology, environmental  science, or education from an accredited college or university is  preferred. Otherwise, coursework in one or more of these areas of study is      required.


  • Experience working with children in formal or informal setting such as babysitting, camps, tutoring, coaching, individual lessons, etc.;

  • Ability to present information to groups and other bodies;

  • Ability to work in a diverse, collaborative environment with peers and other colleagues;

  • Motivated, organized, and pro-active;

  • Formal teaching in biology, zoology and/or environmental science is a plus: and 

  • Successful completion of a background check and fingerprinting.



  • The San Francisco Zoo encourages bilingual candidates to apply. 

  • First Aid and CPR certification  preferred. 

  • Experience with teenagers, particularly those with special needs a plus.

· Ability to work well collaboratively and manage time efficiently.     

PHYSICAL DEMANDS: The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to bend, squat, talk or hear. The employee frequently is required to stand, walk, and use hands for grasping, fine work and assembly, reaching, kneeling, or twisting. The employee is occasionally required to sit, use hands to push/pull, crawl, taste, or smell. The employee must frequently lift up to 25 pounds. 

WORK ENVIRONMENT: The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. While performing the duties of this job, the employee is often exposed to outdoor weather conditions. 

Salary: $19.00/hour 

Note: The Teen Volunteer Coordinator is expected to work the entire work period unless specific days off are approved by the Education & Engagement Manager to employment.

 This full time position will run from June through August, with sporadic weekend work in April and May. Work weeks will be Fridays through Tuesdays.   

APPLICATION: Please apply via our web site at . Please attach a cover letter with your resume.    

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Job Description

The Managing Director of Development (MDD) is responsible for the strategy, planning, execution, and oversight of all fundraising and donor relations activities. The MDD provides leadership, guidance, and support to the development staff and provides direction in all activities and initiatives, including research and prospect identification, cultivation and stewardship, donor segmentation, communications strategies, proposal development, grant application writing, tracking, reporting and compliance, solicitation strategies, donor stewardship, and database management. Reporting to the Chief External Relations Officer(CERO), and working closely with the CEO, the MDD works collaboratively and maintains regular communication with the Executive Leadership Team and donors.

The MDD will maintain a portfolio of donors and support the stewardship of high-value donors with the CERO and CEO. The MDD will manage a team of two to three development team members and will also lead the design of tools, systems and processes to support effective collaboration both within the team and with other internal and external partners.

This is an exciting opportunity for a driven professional with strong philanthropic networks, demonstrated success in reaching ambitious fundraising goals, and an interest in helping to drive system-wide, catalytic improvements in K-12 education.


Fundraising Planning and Analysis

  • Design and implement a multi-year strategy for ambitiously increasing the size and number of gifts, including creating and presenting development plans and projections;

  • Leverage research, local landscape knowledge, and fundraising expertise to make strategic recommendations;

  • Develop a robust pipeline of new national funding prospects, cultivate relationships with these prospects, and solicit funding support, including relationships with foundations, high-net worth individuals, and governmental/public funding entities (e.g., U.S. Department of Education);

  • Build the organization’s individual giving and corporate gifts portfolio;

  • Build a moves management strategy and system for individuals, corporations, and foundations;

  • Develop and write compelling fundraising proposals and reports for a range of public and private funding opportunities that reflect a deep understanding of our prospects and donors and their contexts

  • Track and analyze portfolio activity to ensure key deliverables and deadlines are met, and provide regular updates to the CEO and CERO – with input from members of the Development Team to continuously improve team strategy.

Strategic Organizational Planning and Management

  • Coach and develop team members to support their professional learning and growth and to ensure achievement of ambitious goals;

  • Partner with Managing Directors and key staff from across the organization to build systems and tools to strengthen collaboration, information-sharing, and efficiencies within and among teams;

  • Collaborate with other departments and staff to communicate initiatives, programming goals, and accomplishments to donors and funding stakeholders;

  • Integrate fundraising into cross-functional team efforts in order to create a culture of fundraising and increase all staff members’ ability to serve as effective champions for the organization.



The ideal candidate will demonstrate:

  • 5 - 7 years of national fundraising experience, with at least 3 years at the senior level;

  • A passion for and commitment to educational equity;

  • Exceptional experience in raising dollars through a range of sources, such as federally funded programs, school district partnerships, foundations, and high net worth donor networks;

  • Proven ability to write winning funding proposals to national, corporate, local, and high net-worth individuals;

  • Track record of successful donor solicitation, ideally with experience raising $10M or more;

  • Demonstrated experience successfully leading teams;

  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills;

  • Demonstrated experience developing internal tools, systems, and processes to increase organizational effectiveness;

  • Confidentiality and integrity when managing sensitive information;

  • Excellent critical thinking and problem solving skills;

  • High level of organization and strong attention to detail as well as an ability to multi-task and prioritize in a fast-paced, deadline-driven environment;

  • Ability to develop deep content knowledge quickly and to share that knowledge in effective and compelling ways with potential partners

  • The desire and ability to work collaboratively and virtually with staff members across teams;

  • Previous work with non-profits required; school-based or student-focused professional experience or previous work with educational non-profits preferred;

  • Bachelor’s degree required; Master’s degree preferred.


Flexible location, with a preference for Chicago, Illinois; Washington, DC; or Oakland, California.


Compensation is competitive, commensurate with experience. In addition, Leading Educators offers a very generous benefits package including 100% paid medical, dental, and vision coverage for individual employees. Additional premium costs are covered 60% by Leading Educators for partners and dependents on medical, dental, and vision plans. We also offer a 4% matching 401k plan, Flexible Spending Accounts for medical, childcare and commuter expenses, as well as an employer-sponsored Health Reimbursement Arrangement (HRA) and an Employee Assistance Program (EAP). Benefits are valued at or above $8,000 for employees.

Additionally, Leading Educators offers generous time off with pay in order to support a sustainable high performance work culture. During the first three years of employment, full time staff accrue 22 days a year. Five additional days are accrued after the third and sixth year of employment. Leading Educators also offers 16 additional paid days off for various holidays, including three floating holidays staff may use at their discretion.


Leading Educators strongly values equity and challenges historical inequity with a persistent focus on dismantling systemic racism. We work towards a more just society and as such we are an equal opportunity employer and do not discriminate against any employee or applicant for employment because of race, color, ethnicity, religion, gender, sexual orientation, national origin, disability, age, marital status, military status, pregnancy, or parenthood.


Please apply through our online application at

Company Description


Leading Educators (LE) is a national nonprofit committed to ensuring that all students – no matter their background – have access to high quality teachers and schools. We partner with districts and charter management organizations to help highly effective teachers develop the content, pedagogical, and leadership skills needed to successfully design and deliver rigorous content in their classrooms and throughout their school. We work to strengthen the instructional skills of teacher leaders who, in turn, lead their peers in similar efforts through intensive job-embedded coaching, professional development, and powerful cohort-based learning experiences. Our goal is to extend the reach and impact of highly effective teachers, build internal capacity within school districts, and dramatically improve student outcomes. Please visit to learn more.

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