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Summer Operations Coordinator at Breakthrough SF

Summer Operations Coordinator Job Description
Breakthrough San Francisco at SF Day School
Summer Session 2013

Breakthrough Overview:

Breakthrough San Francisco at SF Day School fosters educational equity through an innovative, two-pronged approach. We provide intensive academic enrichment and ongoing support to motivated, low-income students from public schools across San Francisco, ensuring they are academically successful and on the path to college. Simultaneously, we train outstanding high school and college students from across the country for work as tomorrow’s teachers and urban educational leaders. Currently, 98% of our student body is of color; 98% are low-income; 54% speak a language other than English at home; and 84% will be the first in their families to attend four-year colleges.

The intensive six-week summer program for 5th-8th graders is a key component of Breakthrough’s effort to ensure students are on an academically rigorous path through middle and high school, and will be prepared to enter college. Summer programming consists of core academic classes (math, reading, writing, and science) and non-academic electives such as dance, Japanese, and poetry. Because Breakthrough utilizes a “students teaching students” model, all summer classes are planned and taught by exceptional college students.

General Job Description:

The Summer Operations Coordinator will collaborate with directors, teachers, parents, and volunteers to ensure that all students are successful in an academically rigorous setting. He or she will report directly to the Director of Volunteer Programs and will serve as a member of the Program Staff. The Summer Operations Coordinator will manage supply orders, prepare emergency items, manage petty cash, assist with event set up, assist with technology support, and provide advisory support. In addition, he or she will lead several important components of the summer program, including the meal program and after-school program. The Summer Operations Coordinator will take initiative and work on projects independently while integrating into the life of Breakthrough.

Specific Duties

Prepare and replenish all supplies for summer program
Compile and create emergency information packets
Manage radio distribution and functionality
Manage petty cash budget and reimbursements
Assist with weekly event set up including seating, technology, and staging
Assist with technology issues, including projector use and connectivity
Assist with student advisory planning and provide ongoing support
Coordinate meal program, including ordering and distribution
Oversee library use
Manage after-school study hall program by tracking student sign-ups and attendance, maintaining a quiet and controlled work environment for students
Assist with managing high school volunteers
Supervise dismissal of students
Assist with parent communications
Complete other projects as needed


Bachelor’s degree
Excellent interpersonal skills, especially the ability to communicate and collaborate with children and young adults, and to hold them to high standards
High level of creativity, energy, and love of kids
Great organizational skills, attention to detail, strong work ethic, and ability to handle multiple projects simultaneously
Ability to take initiative and work independently
Willingness to accept feedback and engage in professional growth
Proficiency in interacting with others from a wide range of backgrounds and creating a culture where diversity is valued
Experience working with urban elementary and/or middle school students and their families required
Prior experience with Summerbridge or Breakthrough highly desirable
Fluency in Spanish and/ or Cantonese highly desirable

Working Conditions:

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to stand; walk; use hands to handle or feel objects, tools or controls; reach with hands and arms; talk and hear; and taste and smell. The employee is occasionally required to sit and stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl.
The employee must occasionally lift and/or move equipment up to thirty pounds. The employee must be constantly alert for student safety.
Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, peripheral vision, depth perception and the ability to adjust focus.
The employee will occasionally work in outside weather conditions. The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate.

Commitment and Compensation

Be available in person or over the phone for planning sessions and independent work during late spring 2013
Work on site from June 5 to August 9, 2013, Monday through Friday
Attend Celebration on the evening of August 1, as well as other evening events (TBA)
Compensation commensurate with experience

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Cover letter and resumes should be submitted to by April 30, 2013. Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis. Please contact Sasha Mungal, Director of Volunteer Programs, at 415-568-3667 or with any questions.

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