Spanish/English Bilingual Early Learning Specialist (San Francisco)

San Francisco, California, United States | Programs | Full-time | Partially remote


Do you enjoy working with young children and their families?

Are you comfortable communicating and presenting information in Spanish and English?

Tandem, Partners in Early Learning is looking for a new Spanish-English Bilingual Early Learning Specialist to join our San Francisco County team.  Reporting to the Program Supervisor, this role supports classrooms participating in StoryCycles®, our school-to-home book rotation program, delivers Read Aloud demonstrations, provides educator technical assistance, and develops and manage relationships with schools, childcare centers, and family-serving organizations in San Francisco County to increase access to Tandem programs.  A successful candidate will represent Tandem at community events, literacy fairs and Play & Learn groups and source and evaluate multilingual, diverse books for distribution to children and families through our partner organizations.  The ideal candidate is excited to learn and grow with our small organization. We provide on-the-job training and are committed to working with you to ensure your success in this role.

Who You Are

  • Bilingual in Spanish and English, with the ability to communicate and present information in both languages and to translate from one language to the other
  • Passionate about early learning as a tool for liberation and social justice
  • Knowledgeable about early childhood education
  • An effective communicator and collaborator that is able to present information to racially, ethnically, and socioeconomically diverse audiences in person and virtually
  • An organized project manager, able to prioritize tasks and juggle competing demands
  • Willing and able to take initiative with enthusiasm on independent projects
  • Intermediate proficiency with MS-Office (e.g., Word, PPT), Google Workspace tools (e.g., Doc, Sheets, Slides), and Zoom
  • Willing to learn new software and online platforms (training will be provided)
  • Hold a current and valid California Driver’s License, insurable driving record, and access to an insured vehicle (mileage and parking reimbursement will be provided by Tandem)
  • Possess a clear background history with no barriers to working with children.

 Other Preferred Qualifications

  • Experience living and/or working in San Francisco
  • Experience building partnerships with educators and/or communities in San Francisco
  • Experience teaching children or adults in formal or informal settings
  • Experience facilitating workshops or speaking publicly

Physical Requirements for the Role

This position is primarily located in an office environment.  Able to meet the following requirements with or without accommodation:

  • Up-to-date immunizations (specifically COVID-19, Measles and Pertussis, as well as annual flu vaccinations, and TB screenings every 4 years)
  • Clear speaking voice to deliver program content
  • Ability to operate a computer to create and update documents
  • Ability to sit/stand for duration of 8-hour shift
  • Ability to safely operate a motor vehicle and navigate roads;
  • Ability and lift and carry up to 35 pounds.

Compensation and Benefits

This is a regular, full-time non-exempt overtime eligible position scheduled to work forty (40) hours per week, Monday through Friday during regular business hours.  The pay range for this position is $26.44 - $28.37 per hour ($55,000 - $59,000 annualized).  Tandem offers a competitive compensation package that includes:

  • Medical, Dental and Vision: Tandem pays 100% for employees and contributes 50% towards dependent premiums
  • Generous Paid Time Off benefits including 10 vacation days, 10 sick days, and 20 paid holidays including paid time off between Christmas and New Years’ Day and the week of July 4th in the summer
  • Eligibility to participate in 401(k) plan after 90 days of service
  • Employer-paid short-term & long-term disability benefits

Interested in Joining Our Team?

We invite you to submit your cover letter and resume on our applicant portal here. Applications will be reviewed starting January 3rd and on a rolling basis until the position is filled. Flexible start date will be considered for qualified candidates. 

Tandem is committed to building a diverse staff and strongly encourages applications from people of color, persons with disabilities, persons of all genders, and persons of all sexual orientations. Read more about our organizational values here.

Due to the size of our team, we are unable to respond directly or take phone calls from applicants.  Tandem does not currently have the resources to sponsor visas and none of our open positions are eligible for the H1-B program.

About Tandem, Partners in Early Learning

Tandem, Partners in Early Learning is a nonprofit organization working at the intersection of social justice and early childhood education. Our mission is to co-create equitable, high-quality early learning experiences for children ages 0-5 that are tailored to community needs and draw from community strengths.

We do this through our flagship book rotation program, StoryCycles, in over 800 Bay Area classrooms, as well as through family and educator workshops, play groups, book giveaways, and other initiatives throughout Alameda, Contra Costa, and San Francisco counties.

We know that investing in early learning is key to interrupting patterns of racial and economic exclusion and we prioritize work with communities disproportionately impacted by systemic oppression.

Tandem provides equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, or genetics. In addition to federal law requirements, Tandem complies with applicable state and local laws governing nondiscrimination in employment in every location in which Tandem delivers its services. This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment, including recruiting, hiring, placement, promotion, termination, layoff, recall, transfer, leaves of absence, compensation, and training.