Program Supervisor, San Francisco

San Francisco, California, United States | Tandem Partners In Early Learning | Full-time


Who We Are

Tandem, Partners in Early Learning is a nonprofit organization at the intersection of social justice and early childhood. 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 sharing program, StoryCycles, in over 800 Bay Area classrooms as well as through family and educator workshops, playgroups, book giveaways, and other initiatives alongside partner organizations throughout Contra Costa, Alameda, and San Francisco counties.

We prioritize work with communities disproportionately impacted by systemic oppression because we believe that investing in early learning is investing in equity. We are very excited to welcome a new Program Supervisor to our San Francisco team.

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.


Who You Are

      Committed to social justice and education

      At least 3 years of work experience in education and/or community programming

      Experience working with low-income communities of color and an understanding of how systemic and institutionalized racism operates in the lives of individuals and communities

      Passionate about working to support young children and their families

      Experience leading diverse teams to meet goals and make a positive impact

      An organized project manager, able to prioritize tasks and juggle competing demands

      Willing and able to take initiative with enthusiasm on independent projects

      Experience designing community-focused programming and/or curriculum

      Experience facilitating workshops or speaking publicly

      Ability to engage adults in education through interactive, strength-based teaching practices

      Have a track record of building strong partnerships in San Francisco communities of color

      Knowledgeable about early childhood and kindergarten readiness principles and best practices

      Knowledgeable about current events and issues impacting San Francisco County’s historically marginalized communities

      Experience building partnerships with educators and/or communities in San Francisco County

      Proficient in Zoom, MS-Office Suite and G-Suite tools


What You’ll Do

The Program Supervisor is a key leadership role, responsible for planning and managing all of Tandem’s early learning programming in the county of San Francisco. They are the primary point of contact liaising between San Francisco program staff, other Tandem departments and county teams, community stakeholders, and partners.


Specific Responsibilities Include:

1.     Team Management and Leadership

a.     Supervise (and recruit as needed) program staff on the San Francisco team.

b.    Collaborate with the program leadership team to coordinate cross-county programs and plan and implement professional development experiences for Tandem program staff.

c.     Collaborate with the broader leadership team to contribute to strategic planning and decision-making across the organization as a whole.


2.     Program Strategy and Management

a.     Identify and track goals, priorities, and opportunities for program growth based on a deep understanding of local issues, trends, and community needs in San Francisco.

b.    Develop and monitor work plans, timelines, and budgets for large San Francisco and cross-county program initiatives.

3.     Program Design and Delivery

a.     Contribute to the creation, improvement, and delivery of workshops and print materials that make child development research and best practices accessible for diverse audiences.

b.    Build and maintain strong relationships with education agencies and other community-based organizations by attending community meetings and co-developing programs as appropriate.

c.     Support with implementation of programming such as read alouds, playgroups, and workshops or other community events.

4.     Program Evaluation and Sustainability

a.     Maintain knowledge of deliverables and reporting requirements for all San Francisco grants and contracts and ensure that they are met within the required timeframes.

b.    Contribute data and writing to grant proposals and reports in collaboration with the Development team.

c.     Lead data collection and analysis, ensuring accurate, uniform use of surveys and focus groups across the county team and using the data to identify program adjustments and improvements.

Tandem’s compensation package includes:

      A starting salary range of $71,000 - $77,000, depending on experience

      Full medical, dental, and vision benefits at no cost to the employee after 30 days of employment

      A 401K fund that employees can contribute to after 90 days of employment

      Generous time off including 10 vacation days (during the first year of employment and increasing thereafter), 10 sick days, 10 paid holidays annually, and paid time off between Christmas and New Year’s Day and during the week of July 4th

      Monthly stipend of $50 for phone and data charges


Work Hours and Location

This is a hybrid role. While Tandem’s required "in-office" schedule is an ongoing work in progress, the person in this position will be expected to work as needed in the San Francisco County office as well as attend partner- and donor-facing meetings and program events across San Francisco County and occasionally in the broader Bay Area. This position also requires occasional staffing/attending events outside of regular business hours (typically no more than 10%).

As a family-centered organization, we recognize people as whole human beings, and that our employees are also family and community members. We are committed to supporting flexible work schedules that help balance personal and job responsibilities.


You Should Know

This role requires:

      A valid California Driver’s License, satisfactory driving record, and access to an insured vehicle

      Up-to-date immunizations (specifically COVID19, Measles and Pertussis as well as annual flu vaccinations and TB tests every 4 years)

      The ability to regularly sit for long periods, use a computer to create and update documents frequently; operate a motor vehicle and navigate roads; and lift and carry up to 35 pounds

      A clear background history with no barriers to working with children


What’s Next?

To apply for this role, please complete the online application and upload a copy of your cover letter and resume. Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis until the position is filled.