Refugee Transitions (RT; is a nonprofit agency that provides education, family engagement, and community leadership programs to low-income newcomers who have sought refuge in the U.S. Refugee Transitions is currently seeking a Site Coordinator to lead our after-school program and provide daytime support at San Francisco International High School,  a public high school serving youth who have been in the U.S. for four years or less.

Time Commitment: Up to 40 hours/week on an hourly basis following the 2018-2019 San Francisco Unified School District calendar. Required hours: 10:00am - 6:30pm (including a 30-minute unpaid lunch).

Compensation: Depending on qualifications and experience. $18.50-21.63/hr for this hourly non-exempt position. Full benefits, including health, dental, vacation, sick time, and some paid holidays.

Program/Employment Dates: SFUSD begins on August 20, 2018 and ends on June 4, 2019. The Site Coordinator will start on August 6 in order to attend the SFUSD ExCEL Institute, prepare for the start of the school year, and receive training from RT. Hours to be determined.

1) San Francisco International High School (SFIHS), 655 De Haro Street, San Francisco CA 94107
2) Refugee Transitions main office, 870 Market Street, Suite 718, San Francisco CA 94102 (2-4 times/month as needed)

The Site Coordinator will primarily be based at SFIHS, but will also attend monthly RT staff and ExCEL meetings in San Francisco (locations TBD).

Primary responsibilities will include:


-Tutor youth with limited English skills in the after-school program at San Francisco International High School (after-school program runs 3:10 - 6:00 M, T, Th, F and 1:05 - 4:00 on W).

-Manage RT staff, volunteer, and youth leader schedules, and coordinate substitutes as needed;
-Maintain after-school program attendance in the Cityspan database in partnership with team members; cross-reference weekly with hard copy and digital database;
-Submit all required documentation on a timely basis, including weekly attendance and daily snack/supper count;
-Attend monthly ExCEL meetings and other partner meetings as needed;
-Plan and organize program evaluations throughout the year;
-Obtain food handler certification; and
-Ensure accurate distribution and accounting of snacks/supper.

-Assist in overseeing facility management, including attendance, snacks/supper, custodial, classroom, security, and safety;
-Oversee after-school programs and events, including clubs, the peer and alumni tutor program, dances, and special programming;
-Assist agency manager in running volunteer orientations and trainings (3-4 times per year);
-Ensure after-school space and other shared school space is well maintained and left as found; and
-Assist in overseeing transportation for small groups and youth leaders (2-3 times per year).

-Maintain close communication with the agency's Volunteer and Program Manager and SFIHS After-school Program Site Supervisor;
-Develop and maintain a high level of communication and positive relationships with principal, teachers, office staff, lunch clerks, custodians, and after-school staff.


-As needed, pull-out/push-in support based on school’s needs.

3) HOME-BASED TUTORING PROGRAM (a few hours per week)

Volunteer Support:
-Help RT staff interview new volunteers;
-Make referrals for home-based tutoring/mentoring;
-Act as a liaison between youth students and other RT staff.

Although these will be your primary duties, your responsibilities may change from time to time, as operational needs require.

Required Qualifications:
-Bilingual in English and Spanish/bi-cultural/native speaker fluency;
-Ability to connect with newcomer youth (in particular male high school age from Latin America), to build a supportive environment;
-Experience working in an education, enrichment, and/or recreation program serving youth;
-Strong facilitation skills;
-Experience working with or personal connection to English language learner youth;
-Must be outgoing and proactive in approaching and engaging students in the after-school program;
-Must be very flexible and able to adapt to a changing environment!
-Ability to work with youth of different cultural backgrounds;
-Ability to work in collaboration with multiple stakeholders including staff, students, school administrators, and, as needed, parents/guardians;
-Bachelor’s Degree OR completion of at least 2-3 years of undergraduate study (minimum of 48 units) with significant experience working in an after-school program serving newcomer youth;
-Strong writing and computer skills;
-Commitment to preserving confidentiality, boundaries, and upholding mandated reporting responsibilities; and
-Ability to work well independently and with minimal supervision.

Preferred Qualifications:
-Bachelor’s Degree;
-Past experience working in and/or running an after-school program;
-Past experience supervising volunteers;
-From an immigrant family (preferably from Latin America);
-In addition to Spanish, speak some Arabic or Chinese;
-Ability to tutor English language learners;
-Experience working with middle or high school age students in the U.S.;
-Experience working in community-based education programs;
-Familiarity with San Francisco Unified School District;
-Experience working with social service organizations and community service providers serving high-need newcomers and non-English speaking families.

Physical Abilities: Hearing and speaking to exchange information in person and on the telephone; seeing to read, sitting or standing for extended periods of time; dexterity of hands and fingers to operate a computer keyboard and other office equipment; kneeling, bending of the waist, and reaching overhead, above the shoulders and horizontally to retrieve and store files and supplies; and ability to carry approximately 15 pounds of food up a flight of stairs.

Special Requirements: Must be able to accept some evening hours for additional meetings/trainings/special events.

Application procedure: Send your resume and brief cover letter (with your availability) to and put in subject line: SFIHS Site Coordinator.

AuthorAndrew Bogrand