Program Associate
United Way of the Bay Area 2 reviews - San Francisco, CA

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An E qual Opportunity Employer Committed to a Diverse Workforce

Job Title: Earn It! Keep It! Save It! Program Associate

This position is dependent on continued funding

Location: Oakland

Department: Community Investment Team

Reports To: Earn It! Keep It! Save It! Regional Director

Classification: Support Union, Part Time Position

Closing Date: November 30, 2012 or until filled


Are you looking for a position to use your project management and administrative skills to contribute to positive changes in the community? Do you enjoy working with a team of committed professionals working to create greater opportunities for low-to moderate- income working families in the Bay Area? Earn It! Keep It! Save It! (EKS) is a United Way of the Bay Area-led program which provides low-income working families with free tax return preparation, assistance with filing tax credit claims, and asset accumulation and growth information. The program supports United Way's goal of cutting poverty in half by 2020. The EKS Program Associate is a part-time position which contributes to the effective and successful implementation of this 7 county regional program and provides strategic program support to the regional program and specific counties.


Assist EKS Regional Directors with program design, implementation, and strategic growth

Cultivate and maintain strategic partnerships with organizations, programs, businesses, local and national partners which support EKS program goals including, but not limited to, community based organizations, municipal and county agencies, and IRS SPEC department

Represent EKS at various community meetings

Support EKS county coalition work as needed

Research new funding opportunities, write grant proposals and grant reports

Represent EKS at public speaking engagements during the United Way of the Bay Area workplace campaign and other opportunities throughout the year

Assist/mentor/coach UWBA staff (non-EKS) working with EKS coalitions

Assist in the management ongoing development and updating of promotional strategies including all printed outreach materials, eks website and social media

Responsible for the creation and implementation of a marketing distribution plan

Oversee coordination of regional VITA volunteer recruitment

Oversee volunteer management, training and placement for Alameda County

Provide technical assistance and support to coalition partners

Oversee all logistics and planning for the Regional Campaign Workgroup meetings

Support data project as needed and assigned

Provide support/coordination of specific projects as assigned


Excellent attention to detail in all program tasks

Ability to work effectively under pressure to meet deadlines and on a team

Ability to fulfill responsibilities with minimal supervision

Experience working effectively with diverse populations; knowledge of guidelines to successfully work in a culturally sensitive environment

Experience with community building and working in collaborative partnerships with other organizations, agencies, institutions, and entities

Demonstrated leadership, coaching, and mentoring skills

Strong organizational skills and ability to multi-task

Experience with event planning

Demonstrated ability to support collaborative projects - both with internal staff and community based coalitions;

Grant writing and fund development experience for public or nonprofit agencies

Excellent proficiency in operating computers and various Windows-based software applications (MS Word, Microsoft Office Suite, Excel, PowerPoint)

One or more years of related professional work experience in a non-profit, public or human service organization

Excellent written and verbal communication skills

Bachelor's degree is most desirable; equivalent experience will be reviewed

Must have own transportation, a California Driver's License and a satisfactory driving record are conditions of initial and continued employment

Familiarity with Salesforce preferred

PHYSICAL DEMANDS: The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to sit; use hands to finger, handle, or feel; reach with hands and arms; and talk or hear. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, color vision, and ability to adjust focus.


This is a part-time position. Hours range between 25 to 30 hours a week.

Pay is $20 to $24 per hour depending on experience


Submit resume along with cover letter, indicating position title and location in subject line to:

1. HRD, 221 Main Street, Suite 300, San Francisco, CA94105, OR

2. E-mail to

3. Fax to 415-817-4780 (Attn: HR)

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