Hello Bay Area colleagues,

Brothers on the Rise search for a Program Coordinator continues – if you have any folks you think would be good for the position, please forward them this e-mail and this link: http://sfbay.craigslist.org/eby/npo/3626303449.html. I will also attach the description to this e-mail. Also, please post to any lists you manage or are a part of if you think it would be of interest and generate good applicants.

The position is 30 hours a week during regular M-F business hours at $20/hr starting asap, with the hours increasing to 40 hours a week starting July 1, 2013. There are full health benefits provided. This is an employee position, not a contract position. The duties include direct service with young men as part of our career development program; coordination of our boys direct service program; and coordination of our inaugural 3 day training institute/1 year cohort model for other schools, nonprofits and public sector agencies to develop boys/young men’s programming at their sites. Candidates may also engage in BOTR training and technical assistance projects as their experience allows.

Thanks so much for your help,



Salary: $20/hr. plus full benefits

Schedule: March-June 2013: 30 hours a week during M-F, 9-5 business hours; 40 hours a week starting July 2013

Organization Description: Brothers on the Rise (BOTR) empowers boys and young men of color (BYMOC) to achieve individual success, develop healthy relationships and contribute to a more just and equitable society. Together with parents, teachers and providers, we help develop boys into responsible, peaceful, caring and productive young men. This is accomplished through gender-responsive, culturally appropriate direct services as well as systems change achieved through training and technical assistance for partner institutions to implement programs for BYMOC and/or more effectively serve this population.

BOTR is a fiscally sponsored project of the nonprofit organization, San Francisco Study Center. Our administrative office is in Fruitvale at the Spanish Speaking Citizen’s Foundation and our youth programs take place at Oakland public schools and parks sites. Technical assistance partners include schools, nonprofits and public sector agencies.

Position Summary: This position will assist in coordination and delivery of both direct service and technical assistance work. Our direct services focus on manhood training for boys aged 8-14 delivered through our Brothers, UNITE! out of school time life skills and leadership development program, and our Lift a Brother Up career development program for high school aged young men interested in professional development within human services, youth development, and particularly the emerging field of practice with BYMOC. Taken together this is a cascading mentoring model that we both deliver and can build capacity for others to implement as well.

Our technical assistance work involves training, curriculum development, coaching, consulting and convening on the above models, as well as our Brothers Helping Brothers mental health model, and other related projects that empower partners to achieve their targeted outcomes with BYMOC. Beginning in summer 2013 we will facilitate an annual 3 day training institute for men and young men to effectively deliver BYMOC work throughout the Bay Area, which will lead to a 1 year cohort model for participants including monthly meetings and on-going BOTR support.

The core competencies for this position are experience delivering gender-responsive, culturally appropriate, therapeutically delivered and youth development grounded services with BYMOC; and project coordination/management experience with youth work, including BYMOC.  Experience with training and technical assistance is a plus, though not required.  

Minimum Qualifications:

• Bachelor’s degree (in related field preferred)
• A car, car insurance and a clean driving record (the position requires an ease of movement between the home office, program/partner sites, important meetings, etc.)
• At least 2 years of experience working with youth and families, with at least part of this experience working directly with boys and young men of color
• At least 1 year experience in project coordination, staff management and/or administration
• Passing a live scan criminal background check and drug test, submitting a negative TB test
• Commitment to at least 1 year with BOTR and a desire to help grow the position and grow within the organization
• Excellent interpersonal, verbal and written communication, organization, cross-cultural & conflict resolution skills
• Computer skills in Microsoft Office (other software a plus)

Preferred Qualifications:

• Experience developing curricula/documentation for direct services and/or training/technical assistance
• Experience with fundraising a plus
• Bilingual Spanish ability a plus

Job Responsibilities

Direct Services Provision
A. Lead BOTR’s career development work with young men, including life skills development, job training, internship supervision and case management

B.  Step in as needed to lead boys groups during summer and school year

Program Coordination and Management
A. Oversee direct services work and provide staff coaching and development
B. Develop marketing materials and perform outreach to secure clients for direct services, and for training and technical assistance projects
C. Write, edit and help design curriculum lessons and manuals

D.  Liaise with partners to secure contracts and ensure compliance
E. Develop systems, policies and procedures to be used within direct services and systems change work
F. Recruit, orient and manage staff, interns and consultants

Training and Technical Assistance
A. Offer trainings on working with BYMOC and related topics
B. Develop training modules and curricula
C. Provide coaching and consultation on effective work with BYMOC
D. Coordinate convening events, such as forums and conferences on BYMOC

Program Administration
A. Evaluation, including implementing and analyzing surveys, partner interviews
B. Financial management, including assistance with budgeting and monitoring
C. Fundraising, including assistance with grant writing, reporting and funder relations
D. Assistance with administrative tasks in the office (we do not have an administrative assistant so all staff engage in these tasks)

A. Other tasks within these areas and others, as assigned

Schedule and Site: Based at Fruitvale office during regular business hours between Monday and Friday, with travel to BOTR sites, partner agencies, etc.  During summer most hours will be spent at Arroyo Viejo Recreation Center, implementing summer program there.   

Application Process: An application for this position requires a cover letter, resume, and 3 professional references (please include two current/former supervisors and list the references name, title, organization, years you worked with/for them, their e-mail and phone number) sent to Executive Director, Jon Gilgoff using the anonymous e-mail at the top of this post. Persons of color are encouraged to apply. No phone calls, please.


  • Location: Oakland
  • Compensation: $20/hr. plus full benefits
  • This is at a non-profit organization.
  • Principals only. Recruiters, please don’t contact this job poster.
  • Please, no phone calls about this job!
  • Please do not contact job poster about other services, products or commercial interests.
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