Work-Based Learning & Community Outreach Specialist

Business Name: 
San Francisco Unified School District
Type of Position: 
Full-Time Job
Grade Level: 
San Francisco
Days/Hours per Week: 
Pay Range: 
$79,543- $ 96,712 annually

We offer a comprehensive benefits plan including dental and vision plans, a defined benefit pension plan, disability, life insurance, flexible spending account options and vacation time. We also offer an inclusive and equity-centered environment where we encourage staff to bring their whole selves to work.

Duration of Position: 


Position Description: 

We want talented people from diverse backgrounds and experiences, who are inspired by our mission steeped in equity, and who are motivated to unleash our children’s potential. We want people who are strong collaborators, skilled communicators, problem solvers and who are comfortable in a community of continuous learning. As the Work-Based Learning & Community Outreach Specialist, this position will support high school pathways in the sectors of entrepreneurship, marketing, hospitality, business and finance. The primary role will be to ensure that students in SFUSD Career Pathways participate in transformative work-based learning (WBL), paid internships and ongoing career exploration during the school day, after school, and during the summer. We are looking for someone who will have a relentless focus on ensuring access and supporting diversity in our pathways and partnerships, specifically for African American, Latinx and Pacific Islander students, LGBTQ youth, foster youth, transitional-housed/homeless youth, students with IEPs, and English Learners. This position reports to the Supervisor of Career Technical Education and is a part of the SFUSD Career Pathways/Career Technical Education Department.

Position Responsibilities: 
  •  Lead continual development and support for a diverse, district-wide career pipeline in the fields of entrepreneurship, business, finance, marketing, and hospitality. This includes:
  • Outreaching to new business, industry, and community partners and leveraging current partnerships to provide work-based learning experiences, entry-level paid employment opportunities, and a clear path to a living wage in San Francisco. 
  • Identifying appropriate certifications and college courses for students to have access to entry level employment and be “one step ahead” in college and career. o
  • Acting as a liaison between students, teachers, and industry to connect people and resources o Expanding and facilitating an Industry Advisory Board to support these sectors o Aligning efforts with local community-based organizations and city-wide workforce development agencies who offer programs in similar sectors 
  • Take primary responsibility for coordinating and expanding the “GOAT23” non-traditional entrepreneur program, which focuses on supports, young women, immigrant and undocumented youth to become entrepreneurs. This includes implications for: o Student and partner outreach and recruitment o Logistics (finding workspace, coordinating food, technology, workshops, etc.) 
  • Collaborating with instructors and partner community-based organizations o
  • Matching students with mentors 
  • Providing specialized support and solutions for students without work authorization 
  • Work alongside partners to create and scale entrepreneurship and financial literacy curriculum to develop Bay Area readiness and student leadership  
  • Take primary responsibility for marketing and social media efforts for SFUSD Career Pathways including mobilizing students to support these efforts. 
  • Support team as needed to continuously recruit, onboard and support business, industry, and community partners to provide quality school year and summer WBL experiences for each student in SFUSD Career Pathways 
  • Assist in major events related to work-based learning recruitment and onboarding (e.g. Resource Fairs, HR Day) 
  • Performs other related duties and responsibilities as assigned
Required Qualifications: 

Bachelor’s degree (B.A. / B.S) from an accredited college or university 

Three (3) years of verifiable experience in community relations, workforce development, business/industry outreach, marketing or similar closely related experience; or an equivalent combination of training and experience

Preferred Qualifications: 
  • Experience working with diverse youth in urban settings Bilingual/Multilingual
  • Experience networking across a variety of business/industry sectors
  • Recent experience working in San Francisco
  • Social media, website development, or other current communications tools
  • SFUSD alumni encouraged to apply
How to Apply: 

Visit and create a new account to begin your application.  You will be prompted to electronically attach a letter of interest, resume, list of professional references and any applicable credentials or licenses. Our Human Resources team will then review your entire application to determine your eligibility status and contact you directly should you move forward in the process.

Application Deadline: