Academic Programs Coordinator

Job Type

Full Time


Details: Commensurate with experience




3177 17th Street
San Francisco
United States



Supervisor: Program Director

Salary: Competitive salary DOE, generous benefits package

Work schedule: Monday-Friday, 10:00am - 6:00pm during the school year; 9:00am -

5:00pm during the summer

Full time, occasional evenings and weekends required


Seven Tepees Youth Program is a nonprofit, community based organization that provides comprehensive youth development and college access services to more than 1,000 youth annually through two programs: The Learning Center and The College and Career Program. Our Learning Center works with low income youth and young adults for a period of 12 years – spanning middle school and high school graduation into the first years of college or career – offering academic support and guidance, college and career advising, environmental education, mentoring, and workforce development and counseling. The College and Career Program at Mission High School, a public school serving predominantly low income and first generation students, includes college and career advising, college and scholarship application assistance, and test preparation support. Seven Tepees has an annual operating budget of approximately $1.2M and occupies the top floor of a building owned by the organization.

See our website for more information:


The mission of Seven Tepees is to work with urban youth to foster the skills they need to make lifelong positive choices and to create their own opportunities for success. Founded in 1995 by retired Juvenile Justice Daniel Weinstein and Native American healer Hully Fetico, Seven Tepees began as a summer camp where youth lived in seven tepees – one representing each continent of the world. 


Seven Tepees is investing in this new position in order to better support student academic success including timely high school graduation. Reporting to the Program Director, the Academic Programs Coordinator will perform critical academic program development and implementation of academic support, enrichment and intervention for low income, youth of color grades 6-12. The Coordinator will also provide important consultation and advice for middle and high school case managers. In addition, the Coordinator will support after school and summer programming, as well as overnight trips. 

Academic Program Development and Implementation (45%):

  • Provide vision and leadership in the planning of innovative, effective academic programming, including academic assessments and interventions, for middle and high school students
  • Implement full-year academic activities with youth, including after-school hours and full-day summer programming
  • Create and gather academic curriculum and resources
  • Design interventions to meet students’ individual needs, including matching with a tutor, referral to counseling and communication with teachers and parents
  • Working closely with the Lead Case Manager, provide support and guidance for staff providing academic case management for middle and high school students (see Case Management, below) including effective communication with school site personnel and participating in SSTs, IEPs and 504 plans, as appropriate
  • Train, support and coordinate volunteer tutors
  • Create and lead academic workshops/classes for 6-week summer program
  • Train staff, as needed, in the use of academic resources

Lead After-school and Summer Curriculum Implementation (30%):

  • Lead and support after-school and summer enrichment programming for middle and high school students, as needed
  • Work with team to assure the thorough, timely completion and submission of all youth and program data and reports, including participation, highlights, and impact
  • Participate in overnight weekend trips throughout the year and during the summer
  • Participate in evening parent meetings and workshops

8th Grade Case Management (20%):

  • Support a group of up to (15) 8th grade students as their Seven Tepees case manager
  • Lead and support students and families through SFUSD’s high school selection process
  • Coordinate and execute student and family workshops related to 8th grade transition, high school selection, etc.
  • Develop trusting, professional relationships with youth and families
  • Work with youth to ensure their ongoing involvement with all Seven Tepees programs, academic success, and discovering personal passion
  • Communicate regularly with parents/families and support them in getting involved in their youth’s education
  • Meet regularly with teachers and school counselors to advocate for youth, review academic and graduate plans, and ensure youth are supported at school sites
  • Complete quarterly in-takes and goal setting interviews with each youth 
  • Establish short- and long-term intervention goals for each youth
  • Create academic plans with each youth, review transcripts and update plan each semester
  • Organize completed paperwork, case notes, and other documentation in permanent files and Apricot database

Other Duties (5%)

  • Act as driver for Seven Tepees outdoor trips and events, as needed (see Qualifications)
  • Provide support during agency-wide events and fundraisers, including, but not limited to, annual summer camping trip, Annual Fundraising Dinner, Bowl-a-Thon, Mentor Kick-off, Gratitude Day, Winter Celebration, Graduation, End of Summer Celebration and Summer Day of Service
  • Other duties as required


  • Bachelor’s degree and minimum 3 years work experience, or high school diploma and a minimum of 5 years work experience, working with youth in academic settings
  • Teaching Credential and/or Master’s Degree in education or related field desired
  • Verbal Spanish fluency strongly preferred
  • Demonstrated success in motivating and managing middle and high school students to meet high expectations, participate in experiential and/or service learning
  • Skilled in creating supportive academic enrichment environmental, assessments and interventions
  • Demonstrated ability to cultivate and leverage resources to achieve outcomes
  • Results-driven, commitment to utilizing data to take informed action
  • High degree of flexibility and adaptability, able to work within and thrive in an ambitious, fast-moving environment, while also driving toward clarity and solution
  • Strong learning orientation
  • Exceptional organizational skills, keen attention to detail and time management
  • Ability to work effectively with youth, staff, parents, volunteers and board members of diverse backgrounds (economic, racial, cultural, linguistic, religious, ability, sexual orientations, genders, educational abilities, etc.)
  • Valid CA driver’s license and clean driving record, and ability to get a Class B Driver’s License


Seven Tepees Youth Program values a diverse workplace and strongly encourages women, people of color, LGBTQ individuals, people with disabilities, members of ethnic minorities, foreign-born residents, and veterans to apply. Seven Tepees Youth Program is an equal opportunity employer. Applicants will not be discriminated against because of race, color, creed, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, age, religion, national origin, citizenship status, disability, ancestry, marital status, veteran status, medical condition or any protected category prohibited by local, state or federal laws.


Send resume and cover letter to Arlan Murillo, Program Director at In your cover letter, please detail your experience with youth in an academic setting and why you would like work at Seven Tepees Youth Program.

Please no calls or visits. Open until filled. Due to the high number of applicants, we will not be able to respond to every application.


Generous benefits package: health and vision, retirement plan, paid holidays, vacation and sick time

Level of Language Proficiency

Verbal Spanish fluency strongly preferred

Professional Level

Entry level

Minimum Education Required

4-year degree

How To Apply

Send resume and cover letter to Arlan Murillo, Program Director at In your cover letter, please detail your experience with youth in an academic setting and why you would like work at Seven Tepees Youth Program.

Please no calls or visits. Open until filled. Due to the high number of applicants, we will not be able to respond to every application.