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16 Jan 2024

Full-Time 10th Grade Program Manager

SEO Talent – Posted by SEO Talent San Francisco, California, United States

Job Description

Title:  10th Grade Program Manager

Department: California Scholars 

Report to:  Assistant Director, Program Operations 

Compensation: $68,000 – $72,000 (Annually) 


This is a full-time, hybrid position based out of our San Francisco office location. It is expected that some duties will be performed on-site at least 2-days a week, and some remotely, with the understanding that government and public health guidelines will help determine the extent to which it is safe to carry out in-person and onsite activities.

Weekly Schedule: Tuesday – Saturday (some evening hours required as dictated by the programs’ needs)

All candidates must be within commutable distance of SEO’s offices at Three Embarcadero Center Promenade Level, Suite P-1 San Francisco, CA 94111 upon hire.



We Propel Human Potential. SEO is an educational non-profit focused on improving outcomes for students that come from underserved and historically underrepresented backgrounds. For over 50 years, SEO has been an innovator in education, mentorship, and creating educational programs and opportunities that maximize the full potential of our students. We are on a mission to create an ecosystem of excellence for the students we serve!

San Francisco Scholars

SEO Scholars provides motivated, low income public high school students with a rigorous out-of-school supplemental academic curriculum, college guidance and the leadership development necessary to gain admission to, and succeed at, competitive colleges and universities. SEO Scholars San Francisco is the first expansion region for this program and aims to replicate for Bay Area students the stellar outcomes that the program has delivered in New York City. (Learn more here: SEO Scholars)


SEO Scholars High School Program Managers are essential to the continued success of our Scholars Program. As a Program Manager you will be responsible for the advisement and performance of a cohort of 80-90 high school sophomores. Through group facilitation, workshops, community circles, class observations, and 1-on-1 advising, you will help Scholars develop holistically. Beyond ensuring a rigorous academic environment, you will be tasked with effectively building the academic and socio-emotional foundation to successfully navigate high school, college, and career, including but not limited to our Scholars’ academic mindsets, effective study habits, awareness of identity, and SEL skills.

  • Lead and implement SEO Scholars programming on Saturdays, after school, and during the summer.
  • Create and nurture an inclusive environment that encourages intellectual curiosity, academic excellence, and college readiness.
  • Provide academic advising to all Scholars in their assigned cohort through academic advising hours, conduct meetings for students and parents, and meet with Scholars 1:1 or in small groups.
  • Monitor the performance and engagement of all Scholars in assigned cohort; track and analyze Scholar attendance, assignment completion, assessments and grades in SEO Scholars classes, high school courses, community college courses, and standardized test scores.
  • Leverage data to develop advising strategies that provide socio-emotional guidance, advising, and support to ensure Scholars’ successful completion of the program.
  • Facilitate instructor check-in meetings to gather information about Scholar performance and advise on action plans to support Scholars.
  • Collaborate with 9th and 11th grade staff to transition Scholars into and from the 10th grade each summer.
  • Foster and maintain relationships with parents, school partners, volunteers, and corporate partners.
  • Assist with the planning, coordination, and supervision of occasional trips (e.g. college tours).
  • Other duties as assigned.


  • Bachelor’s degree required.
  • Direct experience working with high school-age students. 2+ years’ public teaching experience strongly preferred.
  • Experience in student coaching and advising, including interfacing with parents and families.
  • Evidence of progressive career growth within roles increasing in responsibility and autonomy.


  • Demonstrated passion for closing the opportunity and academic achievement gap at the high school and college level for first-generation and historically marginalized student populations.
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills, including an ability to clearly and effectively present content in a public forum, engage in active listening, and command the attention of large groups of students.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills. Must be practiced building professional relationships and delivering constructive, honest and productive feedback to Scholars and family members.
  • Intermediate to advanced Excel and reporting skills with an affinity towards data-driven outcomes.
  • A proven background working with families and within communities reflective of SEO’s scholar population with the combined lived and learned experience to effectively apply a genuinely empathic, race intentional, and inclusive lens to both relationships and work product.
  • Bilingual Spanish/English is highly preferred; other languages skills are welcome.


SEO offers a competitive compensation package and comprehensive benefits plan including low-cost health, vision, and dental options, a generous holiday schedule and PTO policies, disability coverage, fully paid time off for new parents, and employer contributions to health reimbursement and retirement accounts. We are constantly working to improve our benefits each year based on the needs of our employees. We value wellness and strive to consistently use a DEIB lens to put people first and foremost. 

The compensation listed reflects what SEO believes it will pay for this position at the time of this posting. Consistent with applicable law, compensation will be determined based on the skills, qualifications, and experience of the applicant along with the requirements of the position, and SEO reserves the right to modify this pay range at any time. 

EEOC Policy

At SEO we are committed to cultivating a team that embodies the backgrounds and experiences of the constituencies we serve and the communities we live in, and a workplace that reflects the impact we make in the world. Candidates from historically excluded and underrepresented communities – including people of color, women, members of the LGBTQIA+ Community, veterans, and people with disabilities are strongly encouraged to apply.

Equal Employment Opportunity is not just the law, it is our commitment.

Sponsors for Educational Opportunity is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer – M/F/D/V. We will consider all qualified applicants for employment regardless of race, color, ethnicity, religion, sex, gender, gender identity and expression, sexual orientation, national origin, disability, age, marital status, veteran status, pregnancy, parental status, genetic information or characteristics, or any other legally protected status.

If you need accommodation while applying for a role with SEO, due to a disability, please email SEO Talent.

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Job Types: Full-Time. Salaries: 60,000 - 80,000.

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