SF Literacy Coalition Manager

Work must be performed in or near San Francisco, CA
Published 11 days ago

Details at a Glance

Time Commitment
Full Time Schedule
Start Date
July 1, 2024
Experience Level
USD $80,000 - $100,000 / year


At the San Francisco Literacy Coalition (SFLC) we partner with literacy based reading and writing supplemental programs operating in SFUSD schools, SFUSD, and directly with schools to create equitable access to quality literacy supports and interventions for TK-5th graders. The SFLC was launched by local CBO partners to align with the district’s ELA priorities, and support the efforts within schools to improve literacy rates for all students. The SFLC is working within schools where a majority of their student population live at or below poverty levels and where a majority of their students are not meeting literacy milestones.

Recently the San Francisco Literacy Coalition was awarded a three year operating grant in order to take the work to the next level and both broaden and deepen our impact in SFUSD. The intent is to develop and grow the work of the SFLC, to demonstrate progress to goals over the course of the three years and to secure funding for this work in the long term. The grant will fund all SFLC positions and support the strategic planning, implementation, evaluation and iteration of our SFLC Focal School work and our 2 to 3 annual Convenings. A critical role to this effort is that of the SFLC Manager, who will work within 2 to 3 schools, and who will manage the coordination, focus, and implementation of it’s literacy providers so that students struggling to meet grade level standards are receiving the right programs, at the right dosage and for the right focus so that they are reading and writing at grade level.

This position will report into the Director of the SFLC. The Manager will manage the relationship with their assigned focal schools, work with those schools to conduct regular data reflections to track and adjust the efficacy of the services provided. The Manager will work with school leadership to ensure that school ELA priorities are being met by the SFLC providers. They will participate in matching focal students with appropriate programs; identify trends/focal skills to work on across students/ programs; support program scheduling and logistics, monitor program quality and troubleshoot, design and implement special ELA focused projects as determined by the school. The Manager will be the primary coordinator of the school-based literacy efforts and will likely have different approaches across different schools, based on school needs. The Managers will be deeply embedded within the schools and should be positioned and act as a vital literacy resource to the school community.

This is a full-time, exempt position (40 hours per week) based in San Francisco, CA. This is a hybrid remote position, with Wednesdays required in person at the Ed Fund office, and the remaining days either remote or school based. Occasional evening and weekend hours may be required.

This is a salaried position with an annual compensation of $80,000-$100,000, and includes a competitive benefits package that supports employees’ overall well-being.

Hiring Timeline: Applications opened on May 8 and we anticipate a July start date.


Focal School Support and Program Coordination

  • The Managers are responsible for managing 2 to 3 focal schools relationships and partnerships.
  • Managers will be assigned to focal schools and will be an active contributor to:
  • matching students with services,
  • monitoring student progress,
  • identifying areas of need or trends across grades and programs,
  • supporting the school with coordination and management of the literacy programs,
  • designing and implement special projects as needed at each site.
  • Managers will cultivate positive and responsive working relationships with the school teams (teachers, school leaders, family liasons etc) and with the SFLC partner programs, fostering a sense of collaboration, and demonstrating a value for diversity equity and inclusion.

Broader Coalition Based Activities

  • Serve as an effective, highly regarded ambassador and representative for the SFLC to partners and stakeholders in the community, including funders and donors.
  • Spend time learning the different SFLC programs and their approaches in order to match students to programs effectively, to align programs to ELA curriculums and to understand each programs’ unique evaluation metrics.
  • The Managers may be asked to review new SFUSD ELA curriculum to consider areas and opportunities for LitCo partners to align to.  This could include doing an audit of current providers’ models to understand where there is ELA curriculum alignment and where there may be gaps.
  • Report to Director and to SFLC Steering committee members of the school based trends and issues within their focal schools and help the greater SFLC community to understand best practices related to literacy and improving student achievement.
  • Build trust-based relationships with diverse organizations and stakeholders through authentic listening and communication. Encourage feedback to contribute to the improvement of the SFLC’s learning programs and strategy.
  • Contribute to other special projects and priorities that advance the organization’s mission.


The ideal candidate will demonstrate a strong commitment to the SFLC’s vision; ability to operate and bring structure in ambiguous and uncertain environments, enjoys coordination, cross functional teamwork and collaboration, and thrives as an independent and responsible contributor.

  • 4-8 years experience in literacy based program delivery and/or design, preferably within a nonprofit, education organization, school or school district.
  • Background in education with experience in and a strong understanding of best practices in literacy education required. Familiarity with the San Francisco education landscape a plus.
  • Creative and adaptable performer who can be responsible for multiple priorities at once, who can play a critical school based role as a literacy support professional.
  • Strong data skills with an ability to do thorough data review processes with educators and other stakeholders in order to elevate and identify trends and opportunities for improvement.
  • Highly effective interpersonal skills, with the ability to influence, build trust and maintain effective relationships with external and internal stakeholders at multiple levels.
  • Excellent project management skills
  • Track record of successful lateral management/influence of differing stakeholders.
  • Excellent communication skills, both written and verbal, with a proven track record of persistent and independent follow ups and ability to manage through ambiguity.
  • Exceptional presentation skills with the ability to articulate complex ideas and concepts to diverse audiences.

AA/EOE. The San Francisco Education Fund is committed to building a culturally diverse staff and strongly encourages women, people of color, individuals with disabilities and veterans to apply.

At the San Francisco Literacy Coalition (SFLC) we partner with literacy based reading and writing supplemental programs operating in SFUSD schools, SFUSD, and directly with schools to create equitable access to quality literacy supports…


Work must be performed in or near San Francisco, CA
San Francisco, CA, USA

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