Candidate Profile & Core Values
Spark seeks Program Fellows for our regional team in San Francisco Bay Area.
Reporting to a Program Manager (PM), the Program Fellow (PF) will support implementation of Spark’s career exploration and self-discovery and mentorship programs to prepare 7th and 8th graders to help show students possibilities about who they can become. The Program Fellow is responsible for leading outreach, enrollment, and support for students, family communications, and program logistics. Other key responsibilities include supporting programmatic operations including student transportation, execution of opening and culminating events, and coordinating evaluation efforts. The role requires regular onsite visits at schools and workplaces, and collaboration with other Spark staff.
Successful candidates will demonstrate exceptional relationship building, communication, and project management skills, fluency in innovative thinking, and a make-it-work mentality. Candidates will also embody Spark’s Core Values: being a student and a mentor, working with passion and compassion, committing to collaboration and diversity, aiming high and true, and trusting/respecting each relationship.
Spark (sparkprogram.org) is a Career Exploration and Self-Discovery Program that gives middle school students opportunities to understand, experience and pursue what’s possible for their future. We are leading The Possibility Movement by bringing together diverse communities of families, schools and companies who care, share, teach and inspire. Spark Lab, Spark Mentorship and Spark High School Pathways use workplace experiences, mentoring and guided support to help students explore careers, build skills and find the right path to a successful future.
Spark’s supportive National Team is dispersed throughout all four regional offices – the Bay Area, Los Angeles, Chicago and Philadelphia – to provide coaching, cross-functional learning, leadership and resources. Innovation and creativity flourish in a culture that’s always learning and always teaching! Join the movement!