Youth Program Specialist (Silicon Valley)

Reports to: FutureProfits Program Manager
Hours: 40 hours per week
Classification: Full Time Non-Exempt
Starting Date: mid-October 2020
Benefits: Medical, Vision and Dental, Simple IRA contribution match

FutureProfits is Able Works’ flagship program developed specifically for under-resourced high school students who are at-risk of being caught in cycles of poverty. The program provides a 24-lesson course focusing on financial education, decision-making, and life skills. The classes are taught in partnership with local public high schools. The program runs at a fast pace throughout the school year, junior and seniors in the Sequoia Unified School District each week.

Position Summary:
The Youth Program Specialist is a critical position for carrying out the in-class execution and success of the program. The candidate will also connect with students on campus (between classes / lunch) and our volunteer coaches.

Primary Duties:

  • Teach multiple 50-60 minute classes of high school juniors and seniors during the school day
  • Follow FutureProfits curriculum to provide consistency and quality of content
  • Prepare all supporting materials in advance of class
  • Coordinate with classroom teachers and volunteer coaches to support or co-facilitate lessons each week
  • Conduct pre- and post-unit surveys to assess the progress of students in class
  • Establish a strong presence at assigned high school and look for ways to deepen connection to students and school (ie: attend related school events, interface with career/counseling office, provide office hours for students if possible at school, etc.)
  • Communicate with the FutureProfits Program Manager regarding the success and progress of each class
  • Recruit, train and coordinate with volunteers to co-facilitate FP classes
  • Execute logistics with school for corporate field trips
  • Assist The Program Manager with periodic check-ins with teachers, volunteer coaches, students, principals
  • Provide feedback on curriculum and program improvement
  • Capture success stories and communicate to Program Manager
  • Assist Program Manager in collecting and analyzing data reports and provide feedback to coaches and partners
  • Support the AchieveAble program as required (a cohort based program for recent high school graduates that includes individualized coaching and small group facilitation)
  • Other tasks as required


  • Bachelor’s Degree or equivalent work experience
  • Minimum 2 years’ experience in high school level teaching or youth development
  • Possess a keen understanding of the unique conditions under-resourced students encounter in their daily lives
  • Basic understanding of finances and financial literacy
  • Confident and outgoing with an ability to inspire and communicate with classroom teachers and volunteers
  • Proven strong communication, written and oral
  • Fingerprint clearances
  • Valid California Driver’s License
  • Valid TB Test
  • Access to a reliable form of transportation and proof of active car insurance
  • Willingness to travel to the Silicon Valley home office
  • Strong computer skills, familiar with Google Suite, and Mac OS


  • Teaching Credential
  • 2-5 years’ experience in high school level teaching, or youth development work
  • Small group facilitation and individualized coaching a plus
  • Spanish language proficiency
  • Prior experience in working with underserved youth
  • Minority applicants are strongly encouraged to apply
  • Strong interpersonal skills – interact effectively with people from a wide variety of backgrounds, read situations well, adapt behavior to suit the situation, and develop mutually beneficial relationships

To Apply: Email resume and cover letter to No hard copies or phone calls. In your cover letter please explain the specific reasons you believe you are qualified for this position. Do not email generic cover letters.