Program Assistant

Job Type

Full Time


Details: DOE




849 Valencia Street
San Francisco
United States


Job Description: Program Assistant


About ScholarMatch

Founded in 2010 by author and educator Dave Eggers, ScholarMatch is the only major nonprofit that combines an innovative crowdfunded scholarship platform with game-changing college access and mentorship support. We envision a world where all students have access to higher education, support to persist to graduation, and opportunities to succeed in a fulfilling career. Our mission is to make this possible by matching underserved youth with donors, resources, colleges, and professional networks.


Position Summary

The Program Assistant is based in San Francisco and reports to the Program Manager. The Program Assistant is a member of the Destination College team, which provides robust college and financial aid services to high school students, both in our center and at schools and CBO’s throughout the Bay Area. The Program Assistant will support the Program Manager in executing all aspects of the program and will be primarily responsible for overseeing volunteer-related duties, managing administrative aspects of the Destination College program, and supporting outreach efforts to students.


The ideal candidate is detail-oriented, with a passion for our mission, the skill-set to work with both volunteers and students, and an eagerness to bridge these communities together with ScholarMatch as we strive to foster a just, equitable, prosperous future for all.


Major Responsibilities

•     Collaborate with the Program Manager on strategic planning for volunteer program

•     Manage scheduling and data entry for program operations

•     Oversee core components of volunteer program, including:

o  Recruitment and training of volunteers

o  Routine scheduling and communication with volunteers

o  Liaise between volunteers and students

o  Building community within volunteer base

•     Assist the Program Manager with developing and facilitating in-center programming

•     Deliver college readiness workshops and presentations at schools and CBO’s

•     Supervise weekly College Coaching sessions with the Destination College team

•     Participate in student events and other ScholarMatch special events

•     Export data from our database and create charts and graphs to show trends

•     Willingly collaborate with other team members to assist with special projects as needed

•     Bring a smile, can-do attitude, and sense of humor


Required Qualifications

•  Bachelor's degree

•  Ability to be flexible and work in a fast-paced, collaborative open-plan work environment

•  Superior communication skills and a professional demeanor

•  Conscientious work ethic and outstanding attention to detail

•  Excellent presentation and public speaking skills

•  Commitment to continuous improvement and openness to feedback


Preferred Qualifications

•  Bilingual in Spanish or Chinese

•  Minimum 1-3 years professional experience

•  Experience working with volunteers in some capacity

•  Experience teaching or working with students from underrepresented backgrounds


Other details

• Flexible hours; evenings and weekend hours are regularly required

• Salary commensurate with experience

• Comprehensive benefits package included (generous PTO, health insurance, 401k, transit)


Deadline to apply: March 20, 2018

Ideal start date is mid-April

Please email resume and cover letter to with “Program Assistant” in the subject line.


Comprehensive benefits package included (generous PTO, health insurance, 401k, transit)


Level of Language Proficiency

Preferred bilingual in Spanish or Chinese.

Professional Level

Entry level

Minimum Education Required

4-year degree

How To Apply

Please email resume and cover letter to with “Program Assistant” in the subject line.