FACES for the Future Program Coordinator

Posting Number: #1768

Position Title: FACES for the Future Program Coordinator

Closing Date: Until Filled

Location: Oakland, CA

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Position Summary

FACES for the Future Coalition is a health career pathway program designed to work with underserved high school students interested in careers in health, public health, mental and behavioral health, and global health.  Originally founded in 1999 at Children’s Hospital and Research Center Oakland, the program has been replicated throughout California and is currently seeking to develop programs in other states.  Our work at Public Health Institute includes new program development, providing technical assistance for existing FACES programs, curriculum development, and overall program evaluation.

The FACES for the Future Coalition is looking for a Program Coordinator for the FACES program in South Alameda County. Serving students from Eden Area Regional Occupational Program and Alameda Unified School District, the FACES program will be working with students and teachers to create work-based learning experiences to build capacity at partner school sites. This person will be primarily responsible for the planning, coordination, and supervision of daily operations. This includes implementation and supervision of clinical internship placements and rotations, academic support and mentoring, and coordination of the wellness program for students. The Program Coordinator is responsible for ensuring that all students meet the program expectations regarding training, performance, rules, and behavior.  The Program Coordinator will work to guarantee that program materials are current and relevant, that operations run in a smooth and effective manner, and that open and regular communication exists with all program partners and stakeholders including health care professionals, health agency administration, school administration, teachers, students, and families. The Program Coordinator will be trained and managed by the FACES for the Future Deputy Director and Program Manager at Public Health Institute, and the FACES for the Future Coalition will provide materials, fund raising support, and program evaluation.

This is a part-time position expected to work 20 hours/week (50% FTE). This position requires commuting to the South Alameda County. The individual hired for this position must reside within a 50-mile radius of the San Francisco Bay Area.

Full pay range for this position: $30.27 to $43.35 per hour. The typical hiring range for this position is from $30.27 (minimum) to $36.81 (midpoint) per hour. The starting wage is determined based on the candidate’s knowledge, skills, experience, as well as budget availability.


Essential Duties & Responsibilities

  • Maintains daily oversight and evaluation of FACES for the Future students.
  • Acts as consistent mentor and caring adult for FACES students.
  • Works with key stakeholders to develop, coordinate, maintain and evaluate work-based learning internships for FACES students. Establishes and maintains strong relationships with health professionals providing internship supervision.
  • Schedules, facilitates, and teaches workshops for students focused on professional development, college preparation, wellness, and other pertinent topics.
  • Communicates effectively with all stakeholders and partners, including families.
  • Works independently while cognizant of scope and boundaries of the Program Coordinator position.
  • With the other South Alameda County Program Coordinator, works in very close association with education partners, including being a regular presence in the classroom, co-developing curriculum as needed, and capacity building on-site.
  • Collaborates with other South Alameda County Program Coordinator to coordinate and participate in community outreach efforts of the FACES for the Future program and attends all relevant meetings with stakeholders.
  • Coordinates FACES events including the Blue Coat Ceremony, Graduation, field trips and other events.
  • Participates in events at San Leandro High School, Alameda High School, Encinal High School and Alameda Health System designed to promote the health academy efforts including, but not limited to, health fairs, recruitment events and community showcases.
  • Collaborates with other South Alameda County Program Coordinator to recruit students, providing training to prepare for internships, and coordinating all necessary steps to on-board into work-based learning including health screenings, etc.
  • Works in tandem with the mission and goals of the FACES for the Future best practice program model.
  • Maintains and organizes adequate documentation, databases, and all program materials, including, but not limited to, student information, curriculum, workshops, and evaluation. Completes progress reports and updates.
  • Participates in FACES Coalition team meetings as necessary.
  • Commutes to various locations throughout South Alameda County.
  • Performs other duties as assigned by the FACES Deputy Director and Program Manager.


Minimum Qualifications

  • 3 years of related work experience.
  • Bachelor’s degree, or substitute with four additional years of relevant experience.

Other Qualifications

  • Experience working with high school aged youth and in particular underrepresented, high-risk youth populations is essential.
  • Experience with program development a plus.
  • Bi-lingual / Multi-lingual candidates highly preferred.
  • General knowledge of current health care delivery systems, both hospital-based and community-based as well as general knowledge of careers and pathways for health, public health, mental and behavioral health, and global health.
  • Exceptional organizational and time management skills, problem solving, dependability and integrity.
  • Ability to manage multiple types of relationships in professional, educational and outreach settings including moving effortlessly between relationships with students and families, educators, and health professionals.
  • Ability to work independently in a fast-paced environment and prioritize projects with short deadlines. Must be flexible, adaptable, and responsive to changing work priorities.
  • Strong verbal and written skills.
  • Proficient in Word, Excel, Power Point (Microsoft Office).  Familiarity with Access is a plus.
  • Ability to take initiative toward improving the overall success of the program.
  • Familiarity with South Alameda County health and academic landscape a plus.
  • Must be community oriented and highly motivated.  Experience working with and/or for non-profits organizations is helpful.
  • Must have access to reliable transportation and the ability to commute to various locations throughout South Alameda County.
  • Must be able to pass background checks required for this job.



This position is classified as exempt based on the job duties. However, based on the FTE, salary level of the employee, or federal/state/local laws, the employee may be classified as nonexempt.



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