What is The Corps Network?

Our Impact FY19

San Jose Conservation Corps

Actively Recruiting:

Position title :
YouthBuild AmeriCorps Program Manager

Deadline to apply :
Applications accepted on rolling basis

Town, City, Park, etc :
San Jose

State / Territory :

Benefits :
Dental Insurance,Health Insurance,Transportation Assistance,Vision Insurance

Organization/Program Description :

Who We Are Founded in 1987, the SJCC+CS has provided more than 17,000 opportunity young men and women with academic education, hands-on learning, and development of basic skills. These skills include leadership, communication, computer literacy, and employment training, which will help them to advance and excel in their future and careers. The SJCC+CS offers secondary education courses through its on-site charter school and career technical education and job training through its Environmental Projects and Recycling Departments. As an equal opportunity employer, we are committed to identifying and developing the skills and leadership of people from diverse backgrounds. We encourage all qualified candidates to apply. For more information, please visit: www.sjcccs.org

Position Description :

Starting Salary: $25.00 per hour

Location: This position will be based initially at 1560 Berger Drive, San Jose, CA 95112, but ultimate work locations will vary.

Schedule: Seasonal; Monday through Friday, either 7:00 AM to 3:30 PM with occasional weekend work

The San Jose Conservation Corps (SJCC) is currently seeking Food Boxing Operations Supervisors to oversee teams of corpsmembers that are deployed to support food boxing operations at area food banks. This team leadership role will help SJCC and its partners ensure food is safely and efficiently boxed and distributed to local residents during this unprecedented Coronavirus pandemic. It will involve supervising, coaching, and motivating a team of approximately 10-20 corpsmembers in the successful execution of tasks as assigned by food bank managers. Additionally, the Seasonal Food Boxing and Emergency Services Supervisors will play a critical role in implementing SJCC and partner organization protocol relating to Coronavirus mitigation and ensuring a healthy and safe workplace.

Please note that this is a seasonal, temporary position. As of the time of this posting, the San Jose Conservation Corps is seeking seasonal staff to serve in this position throughout December 2020. If SJCC’s emergency service contract work is extended beyond that date, SJCC may extend the Seasonal Food Boxing and Emergency Services Supervisors’ tenure.

Food Boxing Operations

Lead corpsmembers in the execution of food boxing operations, potentially including:

  • Tracking attendance and participation of corpsmembers;
  • Transporting corpsmembers to assigned work site;
  • Confirming daily tasks with partner site management and relaying instructions to corpsmembers;
  • Leading food boxing assembly lines;
  • Identifying, pulling, and staging containers of bulk foods for corpsmembers to box;
  • Ensuring adherence to warehouse safety rules and COVID-19 mitigation protocol;
  • Other food distribution and emergency services as assigned by SJCC and requested by partner organizations.

Leadership & Mentorship 

  • Manage, supervise, and lead the day-to-day details of project work.
  • Implement skills training on worksite and facilitate intentional discussions via informal lessons to contribute to the crew’s personal growth and group dynamics.
  • Promote individual corpsmember development and a healthy, supportive community.
  • Must be willing to follow and enforce all SJCC policies, maintain professional boundaries, and appropriately represent the San Jose Conservation Corps.

Project Management & Implementation 

  • Train and motivate a crew of young adults to complete projects safely and efficiently on SJCC campuses and at partner locations.
  • Delegate project work to SJCC corpsmembers.
  • Manage on-the-ground quality and quantity of project work.
  • Think critically to resolve issues and solve problems.
  • Communicate effectively & coordinate logistics with project partners, corpsmembers, and SJCC staff.

Safety & Risk Management 

  • Monitor and support the crew’s physical and emotional safety on and off the work site.
  • Exhibit strong situational awareness & promote a culture of safety.
  • Transport crew and equipment safely in SJCC vans or large vehicles.
  • Follow SJCC COVID-19 Mitigation protocol and ensure corpsmembers do the same.


  • Complete attendance tracking, daily and weekly reports, corpsmember evaluations, disciplinary action forms, incident reports, etc., and submit in a timely and highly detailed manner.
  • Track all project related outcomes and deliverables, such as collection weights and quantities.
  • Use Corps iQ to track team progress and key project data
Requirements :


  • Bachelor’s Degree (BS or BA) or Associate (AA or AS) degree plus experience.
  • Three years prior program management experience.
  • California Class C Driver’s License and clean driving record.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
  • Excellent organizational and time management skills.
  • Must pass state and federal criminal background checks.
  • Commitment to environmental stewardship and working with young adults ages 18-27.


  • Three years of program management experience involving training young adults.
  • Professional track record of writing and securing grants.
  • Demonstrated interest in social justice, education, environmental conservation, and community sustainability.
  • Strong interpersonal skills with people at all levels, and in all settings.
  • Ability to relate to a highly diverse environment including the CEO, Board of Directors, staff, neighborhood and community leaders, and volunteers.
  • Demonstrated success working in multi-cultural teams and a diverse constituency.
  • A self-starter, total team player with strong organizational skills.
  • Diplomacy and patience, along with a sense of humor!
Contact Information :

Mary Bravo

[email protected]