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Corps Futures Coordinator

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Senter - San Jose, CA
Full Time
High School
$28.85 - $32.00 Hourly
Up to 25%


Position Title: Corps Futures Coordinator
Division: Education
Department: Corpsmember Development
Reports to: Director, Corpsmember Development
FLSA Status: Full-time / Non-Exempt (hourly)
Compensation: $28.85 to $32.00 per hour
Schedule: Monday to Friday, 8am to 4:30pm with occasional evenings and weekends as needed
Location: This position is 100% in-person, located at 2650 Senter Road , San Jose, CA 95111. Some presence may be required at our other location at 1560 Berger Drive, San Jose, CA 95112
Travel: Local travel may be required up to 35% of the time.


About the San Jose Conservation Corps (SJCC+CS): 
San Jose Conservation Corps + Charter School offers an engaging work environment focused on growth, teamwork, and making a positive impact. We value collaboration, respect diverse perspectives, and provide opportunities for employees to contribute their skills to create a hopeful and sustainable community. Whether you're passionate about education and development, environmental conservation, or community engagement, joining our team means embracing a shared commitment to service and the chance to make a meaningful difference. Be a part of our mission to create transformational change and learn more at

Position Summary:
Reporting to the Director of Corpsmember Development, the Corps Future Coordinator is responsible for direct service and case management of job-training Corpsmembers enrolling and completing their service hours with the AmeriCorps Program, developing and implementing a Corps to College / Post-secondary Pathway; data collection, tracking, and reporting; as well as, partnership development (with local post-secondary institutions and internships).


Job Duties:
AmeriCorps Program

  • Recruitment of new program members by attending organization community and department meetings, Charter School and job training orientations to present the AmeriCorps program benefits.
  • Once a Corpsmember has submitted their AmeriCorps program application and all eligible requirements have been met (submitted: valid identification, birth certification, or passport / permanent resident document, and signed social security card; and adjudicated Field Print Fingerprinting and Truscreen Criminal Background Check) the Corps Future Coordinator will establish initial files, prepare AmeriCorps Eligibility form and submit to AmeriCorps Manager for review and approval to proceed with enrollment in accordance with grant requirements.
  • Conduct a 1-on-1 check-in with newly enrolled AmeriCorps members to review enrollment documentation: contract, service description and enrollment forms and establish AmeriCorps member's official file to submit for review and approval to the AmeriCorps Manager, enroll AmeriCorps member in the E-grants database and distribute service gear and obtain AmeriCorps member signature and place in AmeriCorps member's file.
  • Maintain up-to-date tracking of all AmeriCorps program member's enrollment: active, suspended, reinstated, and exit (full, partial, compelling circumstances, or no award) via the E-grants database, printing all E-grant activity and adding in to AmeriCorps member's file to serve as documentation and reporting to the AmeriCorps Manager.
  • Prepare for and conduct a monthly 1-on-1 check-in with active members by calculating and completing AmeriCorps Service Time Log to bring and discuss with active AmeriCorps members on their monthly service hours completed and how many hours are left to complete their Education Award, obtain signature of the 
  • AmeriCorps Service Time Log, file in the AmeriCorps member's folder, and answer any program questions.
  • Inform designated job-training programs' AmeriCorps members of volunteer events, attend events and document AmeriCorps member's attendance and nonmember volunteer hours, create certificates and/or recognition items for member volunteer services.


Connection to Internships

  • In collaboration with the Director of Corpsmember Development and the Internship Manager, the Corps Future Coordinator will support the development of internship opportunities for our Corpsmembers. By identifying what internship partnerships are of interest to our Corpsmembers and which contract agreements are ideal for a successful internship placement and completion.
  • Once internship opportunities become available the Corps Future Coordinator will connect with their designated job-training program managers to present internship opportunities with the Corpsmembers and get a list of interested participants to support with applications, enrollment, and completion.
  • As Corpsmembers are placed in an internship program their Corps Future Coordinator will connect with the Corpsmember biweekly to check progress, track internship hours, refer for any support service needs, etc.
  • When the internship program starts to wind down or as Corpsmembers begin to transition out of the internship the Corps Future Support post-internship permanent placement and success.
  • Data basing of internship hours, continuation, completion, and permanent placement.


Post-Secondary Pathways

  • In collaboration with the GTE Coordinators every quarter coordinates a Future Fair that will expose  Corpsmembers to local post-secondary opportunities by inviting and hosting partners and local agencies to table during the event, recruit and apply for career and/or post-secondary opportunities.
  • Coordinate and facilitate workshops that focus on supporting Corpsmembers with the job readiness skills to apply, enroll, obtain all certifications/ meet all requirements, study for and pass entrance exams, and track placement by obtaining verification (i.e.: unofficial transcript, offer letter, paystub, etc.).
  • Database and obtain verification of hours, continuing education (4+ months), and/or completion of career, educational or vocational program.
  • Complete 1-year follow up with all designated department job-training Corpsmembers, as needed.


Corpsmember Portfolio

  • The Corps Future Coordinator is responsible for ensuring that each of their designated job-training Corpsmembers have a portfolio that includes all of the following training and certifications:
    • American Red Cross: First Aid, CPR, AED and Blood borne Pathogens
    • OSHA-10 Construction or General Industry *based on department enrollment
    • Job Readiness Files: Resume, Cover Letter, 1st job application, and Interview Preparation document
    • AmeriCorps Service certificates and Segal Education Award / Service Letter
    • Departmental Certifications: 40-HR HAZWOPER, S-212 Chainsaw, California Naturalist, Forklift, etc.
  • In addition to ensuring that each Corpsmembers has a completed portfolio the Corps Future Coordinator will support with coordinating any "make-up" training for missing items in a Corpsmembers portfolio - these can range from American Red Cross training, to resume and cover letter workshops - and are as needed.
  • Lastly, the Corps Future Coordinator will work closely and support each Corpsmembers to draft a one-page abstract summarizing the work, experience, skills and abilities that they have gained during their time at SJCC+CS in order to finalize and "graduate" with a completed portfolio.

Salary and Benefits:

  • Salary: Placement on the compensation scale is determined using a number of factors, including the candidate’s level of experience and education that either meets or significantly exceeds the minimum requirements.
  • 403(b) Retirement Benefits with up to 3% employer match after 1 year of service
  • Credit Union and Employee Assistance Plan
  • Medical, Vision, Dental, and Life Insurance 
  • Holiday, Vacation, and Sick Pay
  • Education Assistance Program
  • Subsidized annual Eco Pass

Work Environment & Requirements:
Position may require prolonged sitting, standing, walking, reaching, twisting, and turning, kneeling, bending, squatting and stooping in the performance of daily activities. The position also requires grasping, repetitive hand movement and fine coordination in using a computer keyboard. The incumbent may be required to drive a vehicle up to 35% of the time. The position may require the incumbent to occasionally lift up to 25lbs. Additionally, the position requires far and near vision when driving, reading, and using a computer. Acute hearing is required when providing phone and personal service. The nature of the work may require the incumbent to work evenings, weekends and holidays. Some of these requirements may be accommodated for otherwise qualified individuals requiring and requesting such accommodations.


Equipment Used: Desktop computer, laptop computer, keyboard, mouse, cellular phone, handheld (wired) phone, personal vehicle or company vehicle (sedan).

Reasonable Accommodations: The San Jose Conservation Corps + Charter is committed to the full inclusion of all qualified individuals. As part of this commitment, SJCC+CS will ensure that persons with disabilities are provided reasonable accommodations. If reasonable accommodation is needed to participate in the job application or interview process, to perform essential job functions, and/or to receive other benefits and privileges of employment, please contact 

NOTICE: The statements herein are intended to give a broad description of this job function and should not be construed as an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties and skills required. Other duties and/or projects may be assigned.


SJCC Commitment to Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion: 
The San Jose Conservation Corps + Charter School provides equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment. The Corps and School does not discriminate based on an individual's race, sex, religion, color, national origin, ancestry, physical or mental disability, medical condition, marital status, military and veteran status, sexual orientation, age, gender, gender identity, gender expression, genetic information, hair style, hair texture or any other basis prohibited by law. Working at SJCC+CS means that you agree to and abide by our commitment to equity and our expectation that we all work together to create an inclusive work environment focused on a sense of belonging. This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment, including recruiting, hiring, placement, promotion, termination, layoff, recall, and transfer, leaves of absence, compensation, benefits, and training. SJCC+CS makes hiring decisions based solely on qualifications, merit, and business needs at the time.


Employment At-Will:
The San Jose Conservation Corps + Charter School is an “At-Will” employer. This means that employment with SJCC+CS is voluntarily entered into and staff members are free to resign at any time. Similarly, SJCC+CS may terminate the employment relationship at any time, with or without cause or prior notice, as it deems appropriate. This at-will employment relationship can be changed only in a written agreement signed by the staff member and the Executive Director of 


**SJCC+CS IS A MANDATORY COVID-19 VACCINATION EMPLOYER**All new hires will be required to provide proof of vaccination absent an approved medical or religious exemption prior to their start date. If a new hire is in the process of being vaccinated, their start date may be adjusted to a future date after 
they have been vaccinated. Fully vaccinated means at it has been at least two weeks since the person has completed the entire recommended initial series of a COVID-19 vaccine. 


To Apply: 
To apply, please complete an application via the San Jose Conservation Corps’ website at The application deadline is 11:59 PM on September 30, 2023. Please allow adequate time to complete the application and submit before the deadline or the system may not save your application. If your online application was successfully submitted, you will receive an automatic confirmation email to the email address you provided. Please contact Hefziba Owens, Recruiter / Onboarding Specialist via email at if you have any questions.


Minimum Qualifications:

  • One of the following must apply:
    • High School Diploma or GED + 4 years of relevant work experience in program and training facilitation, leading workshops, and/or engaging youth
    • Associate’s degree in related field + 3 years of relevant work experience in program and training facilitation, leading workshops, and/or engaging youth
    • Bachelor’s degree in education, social work, environmental studies, natural resources, or a related field + 2 years of relevant work experience in program and training facilitation, leading workshops, and/or engaging youth
  • 1 year of practical experience in program/project management or career pathway development.
  • Experience with and ability to engage with, motivate, encourage and support young adults from a wide variety of social, educational and economic backgrounds.
  • Proven ability to work as a team player, establish, and maintain good relationships with Corpsmembers, SJCC Leadership, and many external partners.
  • Experience with and ability to engage with, motivate, encourage and support young adults from a wide variety of social, educational and economic backgrounds.
  • Demonstrate excellent interpersonal skills, written and verbal communication and organization skills, with the ability to plan, create and facilitate group workshops to Corpsmembers and staff.
  • Demonstrate excellent organizational skills, attention to detail, and project management skills.
  • Commitment to maintain a high level of quality, confidentiality, credibility, tact and diplomacy.
  • Ability to remain calm at all times while managing multiple priorities and tasks simultaneously.
  • Facilitation and team building experience with diverse groups of people.


Driving Record and Requirements: If the position is offered and accepted, candidates must submit a copy of their DMV driver’s record. The candidate also must possess and continue to maintain a valid California Class C driver’s license and a clean driving record. 

Employment Eligibility: Federal law requires all employees to provide verification of their eligibility to work in the United States. Please be informed that San Jose Conservation Corps + Charter School will NOT sponsor, represent, or sign any documents related to visa applications/transfers for H1-B or any other type of visa which requires an employer application.


Medical Verification: State law requires all employees working with youth to provide medical verification of negative tuberculosis test results within the last year. Employees will also be required to submit proof of COVID-19 vaccination.


Background Check and Fingerprinting: If the position is offered and accepted, candidates will be required to undergo Live Scan Fingerprinting as well as a background check, which includes a state and federal criminal history record check. 

Drug Screen: If the position is offered and accepted, candidates will be required to undergo and pass a 5-panel drug screen.


Preferred Qualifications

  • Bilingual English and Spanish
  • Prior work experience in the nonprofit sector


San Jose Conservation Corps + Charter School is a safe, inclusive environment that welcomes individuals from diverse backgrounds and experiences. We strongly encourage individuals from marginalized or underrepresented groups to apply. We understand that some applicants may feel discouraged when they see a long list of job requirements and do not meet every single criteria - we urge you to apply nonetheless. At SJCC+CS, we do not seek a "perfect" candidate because we believe in our core values of Respect, Education and Development, Safety, Empathy, and Equity and Inclusion. If you are enthusiastic about making a difference, passionate about our mission, and dedicated to our values, we invite you to apply. Join us in creating a culture of excellence and transformational change.


Strategic Thinking: Executes the strategic plan through roles and responsibilities clearly divided amongst each employee in the department that serves the purpose of the plan.

Culture: Contributes to and maintains the desired culture by modeling the organizational values of Respect, Learning & Development, Safety, Empathy, and Equity & Inclusion.

Communication: Communicates using active listening skills; demonstrates excellent interpersonal skills, written and verbal communication and organization skills, with the ability to plan, create and facilitate group workshops to Corpsmembers and staff.

Team: Ability to effectively work independently and in teams in order to achieve goals; establish and maintain good relationships with Corpsmembers, SJCC Leadership, and many external partners. 

Business Acumen: Computer proficiency, including email, MS Office, publishing, website skills, social media knowledge; demonstrates excellent organizational skills, attention to detail, and project management skills.

Flexibility and Risk: Embraces ambiguity and uncertainty, coping with and embracing changes in strategy from executive team.
Customer / Client Focused: Understands the needs, preferences, interests, timelines, and decision-making criteria of the SJCC+CS management team. Focuses on meeting those needs through implementing strategies and tactics.

Financial Acumen: Awareness of policies and procedures regarding expenditures and budgets and financial goals of the organization set forth by the executive team.

Best Practices: Follows policies and procedures of role/responsibilities as outlined; maintains a high level of quality, confidentiality, credibility, tact and diplomacy.

Emotional Intelligence / Self Mastery: Places some value in continued personal growth and its importance in modeling this to their team; ability to remain calm at all times while managing multiple priorities and tasks simultaneously. 

Data-Informed Decision Making: Collects and reports data as requested in a timely manner. Quality of work is in line with the expectations outlined by the requesting party. Able to audit data, flag outliers, and correct errors. Understands the basic concept of the data and what it means.