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Program Coordinator (Contractor) - Samasource (Merced, CA)

The Company Samasource is an award-winning social enterprise with a huge vision - to connect the one billion people living in poverty around the world to work using technology. Samasource combines the fast-paced, results-driven culture of a tech start-up with the passion for alleviating global poverty of a non-profit. We like to move quickly and get things done - if you join us, you will be part of a dynamic team that is passionate about making an impact. Samasource was founded in 2008 and is supported by major corporate and philanthropic funders including The MasterCard Foundation, Google, eBay, Cisco, the Rockefeller Foundation, and the State Department. Samasource is headquartered in San Francisco's Mission District, and has 30+ employees. Your Job Your Responsibilities: Assist in planning and executing a successful pilot launch in Merced Oversee day-to-day operations, logistics, and effective functioning of the training site Manage student recruitment process, including student outreach, advertising, and working with recruitment partners Assist in securing digital employment opportunities for students and program alumni Develop and maintain strong relationships with local community based organizations and community colleges to support student and program success Support data collection efforts on current and former students, create reports and updates as needed Work with classroom instructor in creating a positive and welcoming learning environment Ensure the model is being run according to the program policies, procedures and best practices Contribute to creating best practices to ensure student retention and success Play a central role in building a strong presence for the program in the local community Organize ongoing events, including the SamaUSA graduation and alumni program Represent SamaUSA at local conferences and meetings Requirements Proven community knowledge and cultural competency in regards to the Central Valley community BA/BS 3+ years experience in program coordination in education, vocational or employment training programs High level of competency working with communities of cultural and socioeconomic diversity Demonstrated track record of collaborating and building relationships with multiple organizations or partners Passionate and committed to the Samasource mission Superlative interpersonal and oral communication Results and data-driven, strong analytical skills At home in a fast-paced environment with a high level of ambiguity Familiarity with Keynote and Pages for Mac a plus Must be eligible to work in the U.S. Source:

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