We are seeking a passionate community builder to create a community, plan activities and support our fellows in the Focus phase
As a Community Coordinator, you will live in the Year On dormitory and act as part Resident Assistant, Student Life Coordinator, Community Manager, Event Planner, and Mentor/Advisor for the 10-week Focus phase of our Semester Experience program. You will interact with students every day, whether that’s passing them in the hallway, chatting with them in the lounge, throwing a community dinner, leading evening discussions and activities, or taking them on an outing in the city. Students will come to you as their confidant, advisor, and advocate.
Our Community Coordinators have been around the block and have a couple years of “adult” life experience under their belt, but are still able to empathize with 18-23 year olds. They enjoy hanging out and having fun with lots of different types of people, and are naturally good communicators, knowing when to talk and when to listen. They are problem solvers and conflict resolvers, from providing directions to the best burrito in SF to mediating fellow disagreements and addressing more serious problems should they arise. They love to organize events and get-togethers; they are creative and enjoy connecting people and facilitating fun. They’ve got the ideas, but also the skills and resources to follow through and execute them.
Year On is on a mission to support high school graduates learn about themselves so they are better prepared for college and beyond. We use our coaching methodology to meet students where they are so they can identify what interests them in a proactive way. Our graduates talk about how this program changed their lives, leaving them better prepared for what is ahead, even if they don’t have all of the answers.
If you’re someone who looks back and thinks, “I really wish I took some time to think about who I was before I jumped into college/work/life,” this is a unique opportunity to contribute to a team that is building a program to support students gain confidence, clarity, and direction for their next steps.
We are a group of hard-working, fun-loving people who take our jobs seriously but like to laugh along the way. We are passionate about empowering young adults with the skills and know-how to succeed in the real world. Our students inspire us every day and fuel the work that we do.
We are open-minded and open-hearted. We value community, diversity, and inclusion. We live the same values as we teach our students: growth mindset, bias towards action, goal setting, and accountability. We like kind jokes with a side of sarcasm. We are open to feedback and self-improvement. We continually challenge ourselves to become better as individuals, colleagues, and a team.
Submit your resume and a cover letter to firstname.lastname@example.org with “Community Coordinator Application” as the subject line.